Beta Film partners with Casa de Papel-creator Álex Pina on Movistar+/Telefonica series “The Pier”
Munich, 20 July 2018. Beta Film partners with Movistar+/Telefonica, Atresmedia Studios and internationally acclaimed Spanish showrunner Álex Pina (Money Heist/La Casa de Papel) on its new romantic thriller series The Pier, currently shooting in Valencia and the surrounding spectacular Albufera National Park area through December 2018. Money Heist lead Álvaro Morte stars alongside Verónica Sánchez (Morocco – Love in Times of War, Gran Reserva) and Irene Arcos (Under Suspicion, Vis a Vis). Beta Film, which also distributes the Movistar+/Telefonica-series La Zona and The Velvet Collection, will be handling all international rights.
The Pier is the story of high-profile architect Alexandra who, though already shattered by the suicide of her husband Oscar, is even more devastated when she finds he had been leading a double-life with another woman, Veronica, and their child. Knowing she will either go insane or get to the bottom of the mystery, Alex approaches Veronica. She wants to tell her about the death of Oscar, but then decides to befriend her under a false identity to find out why Oscar, though sincere in his love for Alex, lived this lie. What really happened that fatal night when his life was taken?
Álex Pina’s new series is not only a crime story and sensual drama but a tale on just how far we as so-called civilized westerners have separated ourselves from ourselves and how painful it can be to discover our true identity.
Christian Gockel, Executive Vice President Beta Film: „We are looking forward to continuing our successful partnership with Movistar+/Telefonica, Atresmedia and such exceptional talents as Álex Pina and his team. The storylines and breath taking visuals delivered after the first shooting days leave no doubt that this show will succeed not only in Spain but worldwide.”
The Pier, written by Álex Pina and Esther Martínez Lobato, is directed by Jorge Dorado, Jesús Colmenar and Alex Rodrigo and produced by Movistar+Spain in collaboration with Atresmedia Studios and Vancouver Media.
For further information:
Beta Film Press, Dorothee Stoewahse
Tel: + 49 89 67 34 69 15, Dorothee.firstname.lastname@example.org
Movistar+ Publicity, Eva Soto
Tel: +34 917368075 / +34 610536475