ZDF Studios Signs on for Spanish Period Drama Boundless


ZDF Studios has secured global distribution for the new big-budget period drama Boundless, excluding Amazon Prime Video’s exclusive window, together with RTVE.

The 6×45-minute series tells the story of the first circumnavigation of the Earth 500 years ago by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. It is directed by Oscar nominee Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Con Air, The General’s Daughter, Black Hawk Down).

Boundless is produced by Spanish Mono Films in co-production with Fulwell 73 Productions, in association with RTVE, in collaboration with Amazon Prime Video and in association with EiTB, Canal Sur and Ayuntamiento de Madrid and in participation with ZDF Studios.

The period drama will launch on Amazon Prime Video in Spain and Latin America on June 10, to be followed, among others, by launches in the U.K., the U.S., France and Germany during the summer.

Robert Franke, VP Drama, ZDF Studios, said: “Boundless is one of the biggest and most ambitious dramas that ZDF Studios has ever had the pleasure of being involved with. We are pleased to again be working with our long-standing partner RTVE on another exciting project. The producers have been fantastic in securing top-class talent, both on- and off-screen, in order to do this epic story justice. It has been a pleasure to cooperate with Mono Films and Fulwell 73 on such an extraordinary show for the very first time. The high production value throughout makes this a premium ‘must-watch’ series that will captivate audiences around the world.”

José Pastor, RTVE’s film and fiction director, said: “As a public broadcaster, in RTVE we are thrilled to be part of such a fantastic TV series based on one of the most important events in Spanish history. We strongly believe that Boundless, as an adventure content with high production value, will not only connect with any kind of audience from all over the world but will also allow them to learn about a wonderful achievement of the Spanish culture.”

Heather Greenwood, senior executive at Fulwell 73, said: “Fulwell 73’s scripted team is proud to help shine a light on forgotten stories of human ingenuity. It’s been a delight to work on this ambitious period drama with our co-producers Mono Films and to welcome on board a top-class team of filmmakers. We can’t wait to see it in territories all over the world.”