Apple TV+ today announced a six-episode series order for “Land of Women,” the new dramedy inspired by award-winning author Sandra Barneda’s bestselling novel of the same name. Created and written by Iris Award winners Ramón Campos (“Gran Hotel,” “Velvet”) and Gema R. Neira (“Now & Then,” “Velvet”), Golden Globe nominee Eva Longoria (“Flamin’ Hot,” “Sylvie’s Love”) will star in the leading role as Gala and executive produce via her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner. Legendary film and television star Carmen Maura (“Volver,” “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”) joins the cast as Gala’s mother, Julia.
The series, currently in pre-production in Spain, is produced for Apple TV+ by Bambu Studios, and the groundbreaking show will be shot in both English and Spanish and made available to watch in each language. The series is executive produced by showrunner Ramón Campos, Iris Award winner Teresa Fernández-Valdés (“Now and Then,” “Velvet”), Ben Spector (“Grand Hotel,” “La Guerra Civil”), and Longoria via her award-winning production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, founded in 2005 by Longoria to produce film, television, and documentaries.
“Land of Women” is a dramedy starring Longoria as Gala, a New York empty nester whose life is turned upside down when her husband implicates the family in financial improprieties, and she is forced to flee the city alongside her aging mother and college-age daughter. To escape the dangerous criminals to whom Gala’s now vanished husband is indebted, the three women hide in the same charming wine town in northern Spain that Gala’s mother fled 50 years ago, vowing never to return. The women seek to start anew and hope their identities will remain unknown, but gossip in the small town quickly spreads, unraveling their deepest family secrets and truths. “Land of Women'' will be directed by Iris Award winner Carlos Sedes (“Now & Then,” “Fariña”).
“Land of Women” joins a stable of award-winning series including critically acclaimed hits “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show,” as well as a growing number of Apple Originals from celebrated global storytellers, including the recently announced “Las Azules” from International Emmy Award winner Fernando Rovzar; the English and Spanish-language thriller “Now & Then,” which will make its global debut on Apple TV+ on May 20; “Echo 3,” a new action-thriller set between South America and the US, and written by Academy Award-winning producer and writer Mark Boal; new stories from the multi-Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning director, writer, producer, cinematographer and editor Alfonso Cuarón, who currently has an overall deal to develop television projects exclusively for Apple TV+ through his production company Esperanto Filmoj; the medical drama “Midnight Family,” based on the award-winning documentary “Familia de Medianoche” created for television by Ariel Award winner Gibrán Portela (“Güeros,” “The Untamed”) and Julio Rojas (“La Jauría”); and “Acapulco,” the Critics Choice Award-nominated Spanish and English-language comedy series starring Eugenio Derbez, now streaming on Apple TV+.