Diagonal TV, part of Banijay Iberia, confirmed it will work with journalist and novelist Sergio Vila-Sanjuán to dramatize a new series based on the Spanish monarchy. “Royal Palace. Brilliance and Tragedy of the Spanish Monarchy” follows the trajectory of four generations of the Bourbon family, between 1900 and 2014.
Diagonal TV, producer of award-winning historical series “Isabel,” “La Catedral del Mar” (Cathedral of the Sea), and the forthcoming “Los Herederos de la Tierra” (Heirs To The Land), will create 22 episodes centering on the Spanish monarchy. Sergio Vila-Sanjuán’s research will dramatize biographical and historical circumstances, from the year 1900, and depict the reigns of Alfonso XIII, Don Juan de Borbón and Juan Carlos I, until the abdication in favor of his son Felipe VI.
"There’s an enormous responsibility when developing a story around true events, especially as we follow a Monarchy with exceptional destinies and outstanding virtues, but like any humans, they made mistakes. These errors had massive consequences for their country and this fascinating story will leave viewers gripped,” said Sergio Vila-Sanjuán, novelist and journalist.
Jaume Banacolocha, CEO of Diagonal TV, added: “Diagonal has vast experience in creating series telling the vicissitudes of the Spanish monarchy, and this project will further build our expertise. Collaborating with Sergio Vila-Sanjuán will allow us to confidently produce an accurate and moving series, and we are expecting huge interest from broadcasters to pick up the show".