StarzPlay Starts Production on First Series Filmed in Spain

StarzPlay March 16 announced the start of production on “Express,” the streamer’s first international original series to be filmed and produced in Spain. The action thriller will be available through the platform’s service in Spain and Latin America, and in the United States on Pantaya, Lionsgate’s Spanish-language SVOD.

Produced by The MediaPro Studio, the eight-episode, one-hour series is scheduled to shoot for 17 weeks on location in and around the city of Madrid.

“Express” is the first local production from StarzPlay, which is creating international originals through co-production opportunities to further curate its content offering for subscribers.

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“Express” tells the story of a criminal psychologist, Bárbara (Maggie Civantos), and her family after she becomes the victim of one of the newest, virally spreading forms of violent crime…express kidnappings.

Other cast members include Goya award-nominated Kiti Mánver (“El Inconveniente,” “Women on the Verge of  a Nervous Breakdown”), Vicente Romero (“Malaka,” “Cell 211”) Loreto Mauleón (“Patria”), Esteban Meloni (“Los Internacionales,” “Vidas robadas”), Alba Planas (“SKAM”), Ana Marzoa (“Locked Up,” “Lifeline”), Omar Banana (“Veneno”, “Amor superdotado”), Bernardo Flores (“Women in Charge”) and the young actresses Carmen Daza and Manuela Rojas.

The MediaPro Studio Distribution will manage the series’ international sales.