MIPTV Spotlight: RTVE


CANNES: The rivalry between Mary Stuart of Scotland and Elizabeth I of England is on display in the drama Queens from RTVE.

“These two women come face to face in their political, religious and personal lives, under the attentive eye of the most powerful monarch in Europe: Philip II of Spain,” explains Rafael Bardem, the company’s head of programs and licensing sales.

Two feuding brothers are at the center of iFamily. Bardem describes the show as a family comedy that can bring everybody together around the TV set during prime time. RTVE is also offering the historical series Santiago: The Path’s End, which is set in Spain’s 11th century. It follows the adventures, love affairs and betrayals of three brothers who suffer at the hands of various historical figures.

“These are high-quality series in terms of both production and scripts,” says Bardem.