The Spanish TV series La Peste has been awarded for its touristic promotion of Spain as a screen tourism destination
This fiction TV series by Movistar+ will be rewarded with the “Prize for the audiovisual production that better contributes to the touristic promotion of Spain” granted by Spain Film Commission upon proposal of Andalucía Film Commission.
“La Peste”, created by Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos and broadcasted by Movistar+, was awarded with the prize “Spain Film & Tourism 2019, for the audiovisual production that better contributes to the touristic promotion of Spain”, delivered the next Friday 25th January within’ the framework of FITUR CINE/SCREEN TOURISM.
The award will be delivered by Spain Film Commission and collected by Domingo Corral (original co-production director of Movistar+), José Antonio Félez (producer) and Rafael Cobos (co-creator), and it was aimed for all those productions released in 2018 and shot totally or partially in Spain, no matter its nationality and format.
For the very first time, screen tourism will count with a monographic section in Fitur (Feria Internacional de Turismo de España), thanks to FITUR CINE/SCREEN TOURISM, which will be possible to visit from the 23rd to 27th January in the Pabillion 2 of IFEMA.
A route in the 16th century Andalusia
The story takes place in the 16th century in Seville, and the first season was shot completely in Andalusia and Extremadura. In total, there were necessary more than 130 real locations in localities like Seville, Carmona, Alcalá de Guadaíra o Coria del Río, which route can be visited in its website https://lapeste.movistarplus.es/.
Among the settings chosen to bring this historical thriller into life we can find monuments like the Royal Artillery Factory, Casa Salinas and Seville’s Town Hall, as well as Trujillo’s Castle in Cáceres. To achieve the access to all of these locations, the production counted with the support of the Network of Film Cities of Andalucia Film Commission.
“La Peste”, created by Alberto Rodríguez and Rafael Cobos, and produced by Atípica Films, turned during last January into this Television Network’s most successful release with and audience of 1.500.000 viewers for its first chapter. To bring the 140 characters that appear in this TV series into life, they counted with the support of 400 technical operators and 2.000 walk-on actors and actresses.
The second season is currently being filmed in Seville, Carmona, Utrera, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) and Cuevas de Almanzora (Almería), among many other natural settings.