ViX+ shared a preview of “Montecristo”, the modern adaptation of the literary classic bye Alexandre Dumas, “The Count of Montecristo”. The dramatic thriller will be coming to TelevisaUnivision’s premium streaming service this year. Written by Lidia Fraga (‘Método Criminal’) and Jacobo Díaz (‘Método Criminal’), and directed by Alberto Ruiz-Rojo (‘Templanza’), the series is a Secuoya Studios production with executive production by David Martínez, Ángela Agudo, David Cotarelo and Sergio Pizzolante. William Levy and his producing partner Jeff Goldberg serve as executive producers.
“Montecristo” tells the story of Alejandro Montecristo (William Levy), an enigmatic figure who bursts into the public eye and raises concerns amongst the world's elite because the origin of his fortune and his past are unknown. 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 doesn’t 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 series also features performances by Juan Fernández (‘El Cid’), Esmeralda Pimentel (‘High Heat’), Silvia Abascal (‘Asombrosa Elisa’), Itziar Atienza (‘Wrong Side of the Tracks’), Guiomar Puerta (‘Estoy Vivo’) and Franky Martin (‘Wrong Side of the Tracks’). The production will be part of ViX+’s catalogue, which offers subscribers more than 10,000 hours of premium content, including more than 70 original series and movies set to debut in its first year.