Netflix April premiere programme has Spanish accent | VOD | News | Rapid TV News
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Two Spanish-language productions top April’s catalogue of premieres for the leading subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.

el elegido netflixTomorrow (14 April), Netflix will launch worldwide El Elegido, a Spanish-Mexican co-production. Starring Alfonso Herrera, the film, directed by Antonio Chavarrías, focuses on the life of Ramón Mercader, a young Spanish Republican soldier that it’s hired by the Soviet Union to murder Leon Trotsky.

The espionage film, distributed by Filmax, has been co-produced by Oberon Cinematogràfica, Alebrije Producciones and The Chosen 2015, with the support of Spain’s public broadcasters RTVE and Televisió de Catalunya.

Two weeks later, on 28 April, Netflix will premiere its first original production in Spain, Las chicas del cable (cable girls), co-produced with Bambu Producciones

Set in Madrid during 1928, the series, directed by Ramón Campos and Teresa Fernández Valdés, stars Blanca Suárez, Nadia de Santiago, Ana Fernández and Maggie Civantos. Four girls from very different backgrounds that meet when they start working as operators at one of the first telephone switchboards in Spain.