This last Wednesday, November 25th, former footballer Diego Armando Maradona died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the age of 60. However, before his death, the Latin American TV industry had been working on two series that will be launched soon, and will be based on several relevant moments and episodes that took place during Maradona’s life. The projects are titled ‘Sueño Bendito’ and ‘La Casaca de Dios’, respectively.
‘Maradona: Sueño Bendito’ is a biopic to be released ‘very soon’ as an Amazon Original series on Amazon Prime Video, and, once Amazon’s exclusivity period is over, it will be distributed by Disney Media Distribution Latin America. As reported, the bioseries will feature one-hour episodes, and is produced by BTF Media, Dhana Media and Raze for Amazon Prime Video. ‘Sueño Bendito’ will focus on the most relevant episodes that Maradona faced during his personal and professional life.
The series has been filmed in different countries in Latin America and the world, including Argentina, Spain, Italy, Mexico and Uruguay. Likewise, as already reported since the announcement of the project, Maradona will be performed by Argentine Nazareno Casero, Juan Palomino and Nicolás Goldschmidt.
In addition, Condeco, the new company led by executive Angel Zambrano, together with Argentine production company Frontera Films, have recently announced a co-development partnership for the series ‘La Casaca de Dios’, a comedy that will focus on the story behind the shirt that Maradona wore in the match played by the National Teams of Argentina and England in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, in which Maradona scored the historic goal known as ‘La Mano de Dios’. Although the format of the series has not been defined yet, Condeco and Frontera Films will begin production of the project in 2021.
Apart from these two new productions, DirecTV premiered on October 2nd, 2019 a documentary entitled ‘Diego Maradona’, directed by Asif Kapadia, in which Maradona’s experiences during his time in Naples are shown. The documentary has more than 500 hours of content and premiered on the OnDirecTV channel and on DirecTV GO.