Nippon TV has sealed a deal with free-to-air channel Antena 3 in Spain, who has agreed to secure the rights and air the Castilian Spanish adaptation of the award-winning drama series "Mother," as "Heridas," beginning 13th April. “'Heridas' was another magnificent adaptation of Mother and we are so proud of its success streaming on Atresplayer as well as receiving multiple awards already," Keisuke Miyata, Head of Sales, International Business Development, Nippon TV said. "We expect further broadcast success on free-to-air channel Antena 3 in Spain, and many international expansions for this remarkable series in the future as well.”
"Heridas" is a production by Atresmedia TV in collaboration with Buendía Estudios. With Heridas marking the eighth international deal for this megahit drama, the scripted format Mother has already been licensed to CJ E&M in South Korea, MF Yapim in Turkey, STB TV in Ukraine, JSL Global Media in Thailand, Radiant Pictures in China, GoPlay in Indonesia, and Incognita in France. The drama that addresses the issue of child abandonment and the search for one's own identity through the present and past experiences of its two protagonists.
"Mother" is ranked as Asia’s most exported scripted format to the World. The drama series is also an award-winning series having won the 2022 Winner National TV Series Contest, Best Actress in a Drama Series for Adriana Ugarte, at the Almería International Film Festival. In addition, the series also received the 2022 PRODU Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series recognizing María León for her role in Heridas.
"The series tells a gripping story that engages the viewer. Both the original Japanese version (Mother) and the Spanish adaptation that we have made at Atresmedia (Heridas), share elements that have a universal character, such as the love for a daughter, and that impact moves viewers everywhere on the planet," Montse García, director of Fiction of Atresmedia TV said. "We are very happy with the result of Heridas. It is a great series that we premiered in 2022 on our pay platform Atresplayer Premium, which was very well received by audiences and critics. Now we are premiering it on Antena 3, our main channel and the most watched television channel in Spain. We are very excited because we are sure that viewers will enjoy and be moved by this great story."
In "Heridas," returning to Spain after seven years of studying abroad, Manuela has decided to stay in a faraway town, and continue to keep a deliberate distance from her adoptive family in Madrid. Traumatized by the wound of having been abandoned as a child by her biological mother, love for her has always entailed the threat of the wound being repeated, and so she always declared that she would never be a mother. But one night she finds little Alba in a garbage bag in which her mother has left her as a punishment. Without thinking about it, she kidnaps the girl and runs away with her, on a journey that will lead her to face her demons and become a mother.
The heroine of this drama 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. Pivotal to this drama is the word “maternal.” The heroine, who had never awakened to her own maternal side, discovers this instinct deep within herself. This drama portrays how this unexpected discovery stirs the feelings of hesitation and conflict, which help her to mature as both a woman and as a person.
Heridas' was another magnificent adaptation of Mother and we are so proud of its success streaming on Atresplayer as well as receiving multiple awards already. We expect further broadcast success on free-to-air channel Antena 3 in Spain, and many international expansions for this remarkable series in the future as well.” Keisuke Miyata Head of Sales, International Business Development, Nippon TV