The announcement marks the eighth international deal for the award-winning drama series. Atresmedia will be remaking the series in Castilian Spanish later this year.
Atresmedia will adapt the award-winning drama series "Mother" from Nippon TV in Spain. This new deal marks the eighth international deal for this megahit drama, the scripted format "Mother" (11x60’) has already been licensed to CJ E&M (South Korea), MF Yapim (Turkey), STB TV (Ukraine), JSL Global Media (Thailand), Radiant Pictures (China), GoPlay (Indonesia), and Incognita (France).
“Atresmedia is a powerful production company well known for the production of 'Money Heist', and we are extremely pleased to be announcing this new deal with them for our beloved series 'Mother',” commented Mikiko Nishiyama, Managing Director of International Business Development for Nippon TV. “The poignant drama, which revolves around the universal theme of family and what it ultimately means to be a mother, continues to resonate across borders and achieve ratings success. We have found great partners in Atresmedia and we cannot wait to see their version which is certain to be well-received by the drama-loving audiences in Spain.”
“At Atresmedia we are extremely thrilled to have joined forces with our great partner Nippon TV to bring the beloved series 'Mother' into Spanish for our audience. They will now enjoy our local adaptation of a proven success series that will captivate them for sure,” commented Mercedes Gamero, Director of Acquisitions & Sales of Atresmedia.
The heroine of "Mother" is a woman in her mid-thirties who has apathetically lived her life without interest in romance, society or even her own life. Working as an elementary school teacher, she learns that one of her students is being abused at home. Although unable to comprehend her sudden impulse, she decides to kidnap the young, abused girl to bring up as her own. During her life on the run, she re-examines her past lifestyle and searches for her path in life.