Movistar moves forward with its first Chilean original series

Movistar Chile has reported on Monday news about ‘Los Prisioneros’, its first original series produced in Chile, whose filming process began two months ago. The company has released some pictures of its new production, which will last  eight 30-minutes episodes each. Its premiere is scheduled for the second half of the year, and will be available on the OTT Movistar Play.

The new original Movistar series produced in Chile is named as the Chilean band ‘Los Prisioneros’, and will include original songs played by the band. The plot of the series is set in Chile in the mid-80s, when Los Prisioneros were about to create several of their most recognized songs. As reported by Movistar, the story will show how, due to the lyrics of high political and social content in the band’s songs, its members were persecuted by the military regime and suffered censorship on Chilean radio and TV. The filming of the series began on January 4th in Santiago de Chile, and will end this month.

The project is directed by Joanna Lombardi, showrunner and Head of Fiction Latin America at Movistar, from Telefonica Media Networks. ‘We are developing a high quality product, taking care of every detail and always adjusting ourselves to health protocols. We have to tell the story of ‘Los Prisioneros’, a great challenge that we take on with enthusiasm. We are sure that audiences in Latin America will enjoy this story a lot’, reported the executive. The directing team of the series is also made up of Colombian Carlos Moreno and Peruvian Salvador del Solar. The series is produced by executives from the Chilean production company Parox.

The series is part of Telefónica’s original series production plan in Latin America, announced in April 2019. Some of the titles already released as part of Telefonica’s plan are Some of the titles already released and produced in those countries are ‘Un día eres joven’ (Peru); ‘El dia de mi suerte (Peru); ‘Manual de supervivencia’ (Argentina); and ‘Ruido capital’ (Colombia).  On the other hand, days ago, Movistar Chile announced that the Movistar Play platform is available to non-clients of the company.