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Spanish Royal Family Doc in the Works from Newtral & Exile Content


The Spanish monarchy documentary series Spanish Crown, from journalist Ana Pastor’s Newtral and the film and TV studio Exile Content, explores the recent history of the Spanish royal family.

Spanish Crown focuses on the succession and reign of Juan Carlos I, the first Spanish King to abdicate, after several scandals. Juan Carlos I, the head of the Spanish state for over 39 years, is the subject of the first chapter of this nonfiction series. Spanish Crown uses the historical archive, unpublished images and documents and testimonies from historians, writers, journalists, collaborators and people close to the royal household to tell the story.

Pastor said: “It is the first time that an international production has depicted one of the best-known families in the world (whose story has not yet been told): the scandals, the relationships between the various members of the Spanish monarchy, the role they have played on the political board within and outside of Spain in recent decades. The series is even more relevant and current after the decision of King Felipe VI to renounce his inheritance and withdraw the financial allocation to his father Juan Carlos I.”

Daniel Eilemberg, president of content at Exile, added: “Interest in high-quality docuseries is at an all-time high, as is the interest in the last generations of the Spanish monarchs. This second collaboration with our partners at Newtral combines the high-quality journalism that characterizes Ana and her team, and the highest production values, with a never-before-told story that will resonate around the world.”

About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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