Beta’s new royal drama “Maxima” was sold to RTL Germany

A sneak preview of the series, produced by Millstreet Films and commissioned by RTL Netherlands’ OTT service, Videoland, will be presented at Mipcom in Cannes. 

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The first season of Beta Film's six-hour series, "Maxima" just wrapped shooting, was acquired by RTL Germany.  A sneak preview of the drama will be presented at Mipcom in Cannes. 

Several additional territories are in negotiations for "Maxima." The series is produced by Millstreet Films and commissioned by RTL Netherlands’ OTT service Videoland. The writers room was led by Marnie Blok and Ilse Ott, Rachel van Bommel produces for Millstreet Films in coproduction with Beta Film and FBO. Maxima is based on the book “Máxima Zorreguieta: Motherland” by Marcia Luyten, which was published by De Bezige Bij in the Netherlands, an Argentinian edition was published by Planeta. Saskia Diesing directs together with Joosje Duk and Iván López Núñez.

Shot in New York, Spain, the Netherlands, and Belgium over the course of the summer, the series features cast members, Argentinian actress Delfina Chaves, Crown Prince Willem- Alexander by Martijn Lakemeier. German star actor Sebastian Koch takes on the role of Claus von Amsberg, Willem-Alexander's father, and Elsie de Brauw stars as Queen Beatrix. Valeria Alonso and Daniel Freire portray Maxima’s parents Maria Pame and Jorge Zorreguieta. Ivan Lapadula  plays Maxima’s ex-boyfriend Tiziano. 

"Maxima" follows the life of Argentinian born Maxima Zorreguieta, who later became Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. From the moment the beautiful Argentine Maxima appears at the Dutch Crown Prince’s side, she finds herself in the spotlight.  But when Willem-Alexander asks her to marry him, the past catches up with her. Heated discussions erupt about her father’s political career in the Argentinian Videla regime – something she never faced in her own circles. 

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