Streaming service Pantaya, Secuoya Studios, and William Levy Entertainment are partnering up to produce the original series “Montecristo,” starring TV and film superstar William Levy. The six-episode dramatic thriller, based on the literacy classic by Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo,” will premiere on Pantaya in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The TV adaptation is written by Lidia Fraga and Jacobo Díaz, and will be directed by Alberto Ruiz-Rojo. The show is produced by David Martinez and executive produced by Secuoya Studios and Sergio Pizzolante. Levy and his producing partner Jeff Goldberg will also serve as executive producers.“‘Montecristo’ is our newest modernized premium classic series. This story of vengeance and passion has unforgettable characters at its core, and the new take on this timeless story is brilliantly conceived. We feel there is no better partnership to serve revenge coldly,” said Mario Almeida, Head of Content for Pantaya.
In “Montecristo,” Levy stars as Alejandro Montecristo, an enigmatic figure who bursts into the public eye and raises concerns amongst the world's elite because the origin of his fortune and past is unknown. He is the founder and CEO of a new technology company that has incited the envy and interest of many, among those is Fernando Alvarez Mondego - a businessman connected to the Spanish aristocracy who wants to acquire the Montecristo startup. What Fernando does not know is that Montecristo is someone he knew decades ago and the reason for his emergence is fueled purely by revenge.
“We are extremely proud in our multiple project slate with Pantaya and William. They both are an integral part of our expansion plan in the Americas and the world,” commented David Martinez, Head of Fiction, and Sergio Pizzolante, Head of the U.S. and Latin America at Secuoya Studios, respectively.
“I’ve been drawn to the story of ‘The Count of Montecristo’ since my youth. He is a mysterious figure driven in his pursuit of justice and vengeance, which are powerful themes that resonate universally. I am so thrilled to be partnering with Secuoya Studios and Pantaya to bring this story to life in a way that has never been seen before,” William Levy added.