Created by Javier Olivares, certainly one of Spain’s best-known TV showrunners (“Isabel,” “The Division of Time”), the Spanish-language model, titled “Atrapa a un ladrón,” begins to movie in Argentina and Spain in February.
The challenge marks the primary authentic co-production by Viacom Worldwide Media Networks Southern and Western Europe, Center East and Africa and Viacom Worldwide Studios Latin America.
The 10-episode sequence follows, as within the authentic movie, a reformed burglar, this time named Juan Garay, alias “The Cat” (performed by Echarri) in his wrestle to unveil a mysterious impersonator who’s stealing in his title. Jiménez will fill the sneakers of Lola Garay, police inspector and Juan’s spouse.
In addition to robberies and mysteries to unravel, the blossoming love story between the 2 protagonists will add extra spice to the motion, VIMN mentioned in a press assertion.
“We’re bringing collectively a proficient forged from Latin America and Spain beneath the steering of the world-class show-runner Javier Olivares to provide this prime quality, Spanish-language authentic TV sequence for worldwide markets,” mentioned Amalia Martínez de Velasco, SVP Leisure Manufacturers, VIMN SWEMEA.
“’To Catch A Thief’ marks an essential step ahead for us into the world of authentic productions for the Paramount TV channels throughout our areas,” she added.
“Securing such unbelievable expertise for the sequence is testomony to the standard programming we attempt to provide with all of our VIS productions, and we’re proud to have the ability to provide to key shoppers across the globe,” mentioned Juan “JC” Acosta, EVP and COO for VIMN Americas and VIS.
VIMN Americas owns and operates Viacom’s portfolio of leisure manufacturers within the area, encompassing Argentine broadcaster Telefe, which was acquired two years in the past. It additionally holds a majority stake in Brazilian comedy content material creator Porta dos Fundos.
Working from Might, Viacom Worldwide Studios is actively increasing in Latin America, growing its new slate of programming, and securing distribution offers for its authentic codecs across the globe.