Sony Pictures Television to Produce ‘La Academia’


In a milestone transfer, Sony Pictures Television has unveiled “La Academia,” its first Spanish-language scripted collection filmed in Spain for Prime Video and Catalan public broadcaster 3Cat.

“La Academia” is produced for Sony by Brutal Media, commissioned out of Sony Pictures Television’s worldwide manufacturing group. SPT is distributing the collection worldwide. Shot over final summer time in Barcelona, “La Academia” shall be dubbed into Catalan for its 3Cat broadcast.

A scripted younger grownup drama collection which SPT describes as being set within the high-pressure, high-drama world of elite youth soccer and its rising stars, ‘La Academia’ takes place on the Spanish coaching centre of the Apolo F.C., among the best skilled soccer golf equipment on the planet.

There girls and boys from completely different social backgrounds struggle for a shared dream which is able to inevitably create fiction between them: to make the primary workforce and turn out to be the world’s subsequent prime gamers.

The younger solid is led by new Spanish expertise equivalent to Ton Vieira (“HIT,” “Through My Window”), Marc Soler (“UPA Next”), Mia Sala-Patau (“This Is Not Sweden”), Ebony Vidjrakou (“Brutal Doctor”) and newcomer Rita González. 

Paco Tous (“Money Heist,” “30 Coins”), Diego Martín (“Elite,” “Súpernormal”), Barbara Goenaga (“Súpernormal,” “La noche más larga”),  Luka Peros (“Money Heist”), Marc Martinez (“Intimacy”) and Irene Montalá (“Historias para no dormir”).

“La Academia” is government produced by Marisa Simón-Moore for SPT, Arlette Peyret for Brutal Media and Oriol Sala-Patau and Conxa Orea for 3Cat. Brendan Fitzgerald serves as an government producer, and Raimon Masllorens as a producer for Brutal Media.

“‘La Academia’ is a true milestone for Sony Pictures Television, our first Spanish-language drama series filmed on the ground in Spain, and we look forward to developing further projects through our local team, lead by scripted development director, Marisa Simón-Moore,” stated Matthew Justice, EVP, head of U.Okay. and Europe, Sony Pictures Television. 

“With La Academia, it has been fantastic to not only tap into the incredible production resources the Spanish industry offers, but, alongside our friends at Brutal Media, to tell a story which will resonate globally and has drama which can unfold both on and off the pitch,” he added.

“At the very origin of this idea, we thought that putting football, elite young talent, rivalry and pressure together, would be the perfect recipe for a high wattage production”, added Masllorens. “We are sure the series will have a warm welcome by young adults and families the world over.”

The collection  is directed by Fernando Trullols (“Bosé,” “Hache”) and second unit director, Laura Jou (“Cucut,” “Caida Libre”), Series creators Jacobo Delgado (script coordinator), Pablo Bartolomé and Laura León, alongside Yolanda García Serrano, comprised the writers workforce.

La Academia
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Launching its Spain-based Spanish-language manufacturing, SPT can depend on each the massive recognition of soccer, the world’s largest sport, and the massive success of Spanish collection: Four Spanish seasons characteristic in Netfix’s Top 10 chart of its hottest Non-English collection ever, led by “Money Heist,” streamers hits serving to to create a world star system. Eminently multi-national, soccer is a pure situation for character drawn from all through the world, “La Academia” that includes, for instance, Jairo, newly landed from Colombia with no formal coaching but innately gifted with the ball.

SPT is saying “La Academia” because it readies its London TV Screenings presentation which takes in action-packed thriller “Red Eye” in addition to first seems to be at epic crime drama “Dope Girls,” Left Bank’s “Insomnia” starring Vicky McClure; and the anticipated third instalment in Blueprint’s acclaimed “Scandal” franchise, “A Very Royal Scandal.”

SPT’s unscripted codecs division will showcasing international hit “So You Think You Can Dance,” about to launch its eighteenth season within the U.S. It can even unveil a brand-new cutthroat actuality gameshow from Stellify Media, and have fun “Dragons’ Den”/“Shark Tank” worldwide super-brand.

Sony Pictures Television’s London Showcase 2024 will tease its scripted line-up, set to be revealed in full on the L.A. Screenings later this yr.

The showcase shall be a mixture of government producer and talent-led displays and assembly alternatives with key creatives, in addition to clips, sizzles and full screenings of the titles on our slate, SPT stated Friday.


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