HBO Max Adapting No Activity as Spanish-Language Original


HBO Max has greenlit the new Spanish-language comedy No Activity, based on the Australian format of the same name.

Production has started on the 6×25-minute series, which will feature some of Spain’s most acclaimed comedians, including Arturo Valls, Carlos Areces, Pilar Castro, Adriana Torrebejano, Toni Acosta and Omar Banana. The series is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production in Spain for HBO Max.

The show follows two detectives on a routine stakeout, two female officers at the station switchboard and a couple of crooks, all waiting for the action to unfold. However, when nothing actually happens, they begin to fill the silences with riffs and stories about everything that is going on in their personal lives and end up exposing their oddities, secrets and true selves along the way.

Sebastián Moguilevsky, managing director of Warner Bros. ITVP Spain, said: “Since we started this project, we knew we had something very special. No Activity’s humor lies within the character’s relationships, their interactions with each other and the seemingly meaningless conversations they have whilst having to wait around. The secret of the series relies on the combination of a very powerful script and phenomenal comedic acting, luckily for us, we have both.”

Miguel Salvat, executive producer for HBO Max, said: “No Activity is an opportunity for the great comedy names in Spain to let loose and demonstrate their enormous talents to audiences. We know this is a format that has had great success globally and now, in the very capable hands of some of Spain’s best and brightest comedic talent on- and off-screen, I am sure it will be a hit here as well.”