VIS to Co-Produce Pastor


ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) is working with Fasten Films on the drama series Pastor, created and written by Natxo López (Stolen Away, Caronte).

The 10×50-minute series centers on Antonio, a committed but controversial priest who has spent years working for the most disadvantaged while leading a life full of contradictions and sin. Driven by the rage and frustration from the injustices he witnesses in his daily life, Antonio ends up crossing a line—and the experience changes his faith and existence forever.

Jorge Dorado (The Head, Anna, El Ministerio del Tiempo) is on board to direct. The series will be sold to partners beginning in 2022.

Dorado commented: “With Pastor, I want to create an overwhelming visual experience to disrupt and move the audience’s conscience. I want Pastor’s images to be smelled, and even chewed on, through this journey to the most remote places within the human soul.”

López said: “Pastor is a genre, social conflict and mainly a character-driven story. The tale of a beaten man that gets fed off and decides to fight to improve the lives of his peers. He’s a complex main character, whose questionable behavior makes us wonder if we’re witnessing the rising of a hero or villain.”