TelevisaUnivision announced a new deal in Brazil for its ViX Original series “Montecristo,” featuring William Levy. This deal is part of the strategic alliance with Globo to expand Globoplay’s distribution of the highest quality content from the world’s largest Spanish-language media and content company.
“Montecristo” is a modern take on the literary classic “The Count of Montecristo” by Alexandre Dumas that tells the story of Alejandro Montecristo (William Levy), an enigmatic figure who bursts into the public eye and generates concern among elites about the origin of his fortune and his unknown past. “Montecristo” is the founder and CEO of a new technology company that has incited the envy and interest of many, including Fernando Alvarez Mondego (Roberto Enríquez), 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 sudden appearance in his life is fueled purely by revenge.
The six-episode series also features performances by Esmeralda Pimentel as Haydée Hernández, Montecristo’s right-hand woman and expert hacker; Juan Fernández as the aristocrat and Spanish ambassador in Havana, Cristóbal Herrera; Silvia Abascal as Mercedes Herrera, daughter of the Spanish ambassador in Havana; Itziar Atienza as the Cuban lawyer Helena Vilaforte; Guiomar Puerta as Alba Mondego, the daughter of Mercedes and Fernando; and Franky Martin as Jackie, Montecristo’s chauffeur and go-to guy.
The TV adaptation created by Lidia Fraga and Jacobo Díaz is directed by Alberto Ruiz-Rojo. The series is produced by David Martinez, Ángela Agudo, David Cotarelo and executive produced by Secuoya Studios and Sergio Pizzolante. William Levy and his producing partner Jeff Goldberg also served as executive producers.