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Maxi Iglesias and Ximena Romo to Star in Maria Dueñas’ LOS ARTISTAS on ViX+

Co-produced by 360 POWWOW & Isla Audiovisual begins its taping in Spain on September 12th.

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain – September 8, 2022 – ViX+, TelevisaUnivision´s Spanish-language premium subscription streaming service, 360 Powwow and Isla Audiovisual announced today at FesTVal in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) that Maxi Iglesias (“Dueños del Paraíso,” “Velvet,” “Fisica O Quimica”) and Ximena Romo (“María Félix: la Doña,” “Señorita 89,” “El Color de la Pasión”) will play the leads with Francesc Garrido (“Waiting for May”, “El Jaguar”) as antagonist, in LOS ARTISTAS (The Artists, working title) a new drama series full of deceit, forgery, and suspense, set in the world of multi-million-dollar art dealing business.

Filming for the new original ViX+ series will begin next week in Madrid, Spain, and continue in Toledo, Marbella and Miami. LOS ARTISTAS is the first project under the first look agreement of bestselling author María Dueñas with TelevisaUnivision’s streaming service. 360 Powwow and Isla Audiovisual will produce the series for ViX+ under the direction of Joaquín Llamas, Oriol Ferrér and Manuel Sanabria.

“It has been an immense honor to put my creativity at the service of this wonderful series. A cross between Spain and Mexico with adorable characters, talent and irony, which introduces us to the most controversial facet of the art world. A mixture of high comedy, romance, adventure and thriller, with a leading couple that will make us fall in love, and plots that will make us hold our breath,” said Maria Dueñas.

Alongside writer María Dueñas, director Manuel Sanabria, producers Daniel Gutman and Victor García, and actors Ximena Romo and Francesc Garrido were all in attendance for the series announcement at a FesTVal press conference in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain while Maxi Iglesias connected virtually.

“ViX+ is all about opportunities for Spanish-speaking talent. This first-look deal with Maria Dueñas and the new series LOS ARTISTAS is an example of the quality of storytelling we are bringing to ViX+” said Vincenzo Gratteri, senior vice president of development at ViX+.

LOS ARTISTAS tells the story of Cata, a young Mexican art connoisseur to whom the bitter twists of fate lead her to work in a mediocre restaurant in Madrid. Yago is a young Spanish antique dealer, who is forced by bad luck to close his business. Unexpectedly, they get to know each other. The chemistry that develops between them, coupled with the need to find a way out of their harsh circumstances, makes them a seductive couple looking for clients to sell magnificent works of art to. The problem is that such works are fake. Extremely fake. Even so, with talent, brazenness and audacity, they will achieve their goals in an attractive, addictive series, full of humanity, unexpected turns, irony and beauty.


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