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Fox’s Hit Spanish Drama ‘Locked Up’ Gets Spinoff, Launching 2020

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Fox Network Groups in Spain and Globomedia, the Barcelona-based parent company of production house The Mediapro Studio, have announced a spinoff to Mediapro’s flagship Catalan series “Vis a Vis” (“Locked Up”).

Set to air on Fox networks in 2020, “Vis a Vis: El Oasis” will close the circle on narratives from the original series, bringing back familiar fan-favorites in the process, led by characters Macarena “Maca” Ferreiro, played by Maggie Civantos, and Zulema, played by five-time Spanish Academy Goya nominated actress Najwa Nimri.

Fans of the hit series have been clamoring on social media platforms for more, and will be thrilled to know that eight new episodes will release next year. The producers promised that the series’ narrative will wrap in a clean and concise way.

Javier Pons, head of TV at The Mediapro Studio described the spin-off as a “final showdown,” praising the work series creator Iván Escobar has done in shaping the series.
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Spanish Tax Breaks Boost Production

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Spanish Tax Breaks Boost Production
Spain’s big shoot business is rocking, galvanized by more regional options and incentives that are highly competitive — at least in rates.

With a long tradition of hosting international productions, Spain earned larger global visibility after “Game of Thrones” filmed there from 2014 to 2018.

Production services has become one of the healthiest audiovisual sectors in Spain, driven by a golden age of local and international TV drama, as well as greater legal stability of its incentives. Spain’s mainland offers 20% tax rebates for international productions, capped at €3 million ($3.4 million); in the Canary Islands, the rate is 40%, with a €5.4 million ($6.1 million) ceiling.

“Tax advantages are attracting all kind of international productions,” says Nostromo’s Adrián Guerra, president of producers’ association Profilm.

“There are so many productions going on all over Spain that it’s becoming difficult to crew up on new productions,” he adds.

Challenges remain. The tax system is predominantly luring low-to-mid-range foreign projects.
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The Best Foreign Shows to Binge This Summer

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The Best Foreign Shows to Binge This Summer
Looking past the regular popular streaming playlists, audiences can find quality television shows to binge made in countries both across the pond and south of the border. Read on to find the best international television shows to watch this summer.


“Breathe,” starring R. Madhavan and Amit Sadh, is an Indian thriller that features a cat-and-mouse story as a police detective tries to solve a string of murders of organ donors. His prime suspect is a father desperately seeking a donor to save his dying son.

How to Watch: Amazon Prime

Cable Girls

This Spanish period drama follows four women working in Madrid’s first and only telephone company in 1929 right before the global financial crash. The show showcases the hardships working women faced during the time period and how they overcame them. The series stars Blanca Suárez, Maggie Civantos, Ángela Cremonte, and Nadia de Santiago.

How to Watch: Netflix
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Locked Up: it's Orange is the New Black – with added sex and violence

The Spanish women’s prison drama is a thriller that starts with an inmate being boiled alive – and only ratchets up from there

‘I was in prison just once, because I shot a m …” – Maggie Civantos trails off and for a second I am convinced she is about to confess a homicide in the middle of our interview. “I shot a movie,” she adds. Ah, of course. A movie. Not a man.

Civantos, 31, is the star of new Spanish prison series Locked Up – set to hit British screens today as part of the Channel 4 foreign TV bonanza Walter Presents. The show has been a smash in Spain, attracting an average of 3.5 million viewers an episode and earning Civantos several best actress awards. Spanish fans enter competitions in their droves to win the uniforms worn in the show.

Related: 'It's better than The Sopranos': the foreign TV you'll be bingeing on this summer

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