A+E Networks International has signed a deal for the global distribution of “Hernán,” a scripted series jointly produced by Spain’s Onza Entertainment and Dopamine, a unit of Mexico’s Grupo Salinas; it was announced by Patrick Vien, Group Managing Director, International at A+E Networks International.
The new deal marks a watershed moment in the expanding scope of A+E Networks International’s growing IP distribution business. “Hernán” becomes the first Spanish-language series to be distributed by A+E, adding to a continued period of growth for the company in the international scripted co-production and foreign-language space across many territories, cultures and languages. A+E will work with Dopamine and Onza Entertainment to distribute the series all around the world, including Latin America, Mexico, and Spain.
“‘Hernán’ effectively expands the scope of A+E International’s commitment to building our co-production and international IP distribution businesses,” said Vien. “We could not be prouder to work with our partners, Dopamine and Onza Entertainment, to bring this epic series to the global marketplace. The series takes the brightest talent and highest production values to accurately tell the story of Hernán, a man of total contradictions. What the show does is not only allow you to understand the man and his loves, but the cultural implications of his actions,” he added.
Amazon Latin America will premiere “Hernán” on November 21, followed by a run on History Latin America and TV Azteca 24 hours later. Season 2 is now in pre-production with production scheduled to begin on January 2020.
“Hernán” stars Óscar Jaenada as 16th century conquistador and explorer Hernán Cortés, and chronicles how he paved his way to the Americas and became the founding father of Mexico during its colonization by Spanish forces. Each of the eight episodes in its first season is told through the eyes of the people who lived, loved, and led during those years of exploration. Battles are fought and won, alliances are broken, and the spoils of war lead to a vast new world that connects two civilizations for the first time, forever changing the course of history.
‘Hernán’ effectively expands the scope of A+E International’s commitment to building our co-production and international IP distribution businesses” Patrick Vien Group Managing Director, International at A+E Networks International