HBO Max has acquired the North American streaming rights to the three-part miniseries from Megamedia Chile “Isabel,” from director Rodrigo Bazaes. Based on the life of Isabel Allende, the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author and a tireless fighter for human rights, the limited series will premiere on HBO Max on Friday, March 12.
“Isabel” is a story about forgiveness and overcoming pain to achieve success. At the peak of her career, Isabel receives the devastating news that her adult daughter is on the verge of dying. She abandons everything to become a full-time mother and her daughter dies in her arms a year later. In parallel, viewers will witness the passion and risks taken by a woman who is willing to break all socially accepted standards of her time to pursue happiness. Isabel must leave her native Chile due to political conflicts, abandoning everything for love and immersing herself into literature to heal her wounds.
Produced by Megamedia TV from Chile, and distributed internationally by MGE (Mega Global Entertainment), the miniseries stars Daniela Ramírez as Isabel, Néstor Cantillana as Isabel’s first husband Miguel Frías, Rodolfo Pulgar as Isabel’s paternal grandfather Agustín Llona, and Rosario Zamora as Isabel’s mother, Francisca Llona. The series was executive produced by Isabel Miquel and Directed by Rodrigo Bazaes.
The agreement for “Isabel” was negotiated by Leslie Cohen, Senior Vice President of Content Acquisitions for HBO; Esperanza Garay, Megamedia´s partner and CEO of MGE, the independent company which holds the international rights of Megamedia’s portfolio; and Rose Marie Vega, Founder and President of RMVistar.