What is “Christ and King” about: everything about the Antena 3 series

Although the name of the series “Christ and King” can be confused with religion, this production has nothing to do with that type of content, quite the opposite, as it will address the lives of two famous people who became one of the most popular couples in Spain in the late 70s and the 80’s. We refer to Ángel Cristo and Bárbara Rey.

MORE INFORMATION: “Christ and King”, the new series by Jaime Lorente and Belén Cuesta from “The paper house”

After the announcement that the life of this mediatic couple will be brought to the screens, the people who closely followed, through the media, everything related to them as scandals, want to know more details of the new Antena 3 proposal Next, everything that is known.


“Christ and King” will show all the details of the relationship that kept the couple made up of the best tamer in the world Ángel Cristo and the actress, vedette and Spanish television presenter Bárbara Rey.

The plot will tell their lives since they met in 1979, their fleeting courtship that ended in a wedding just weeks later, on April 10, 1980, and what was apparently a happy marriagebut behind the spotlight and the public eye, they lived a real hell.

Drugs, abuse, physical and psychological violence, infidelity, contacts and relationships with people in power, and gambling They were some of the negative and traumatic things they experienced despite the fame, luxury and money they had.


Because Atresmedia TV has just started filming “Cristo y Rey”, the new series does not yet have a trailer.


The fiction based on the media romance between Ángel Cristo and Bárbara Rey in the eighties will be broadcast in prime time on Antena 3 and will also be available on ATRESplayer PREMIUM.



Jaime Lorente – Angel Christ

Jame Lorente will play Ángel Cristo, a tamer, circus artist and businessman of Spanish and Greek nationality, who was considered the most famous circus tamer in Spain. He died at the age of 66 on May 4, 2010 in Alcorcón due to an acute myocardial infarction.

The actor was born in El Carmen, Spain, on December 12, 1991 and is known for his roles as Denver in “La casa de papel” (2017-2021) and Nano in “Elite” (2018-2019), both on Netflix. .

Belén Cuesta – Barbara Rey

Belén Cuesta will play Bárbara Rey, a Spanish actress, star and television presenter who was born in Totana, Murcia, on February 2, 1950 and is currently 72 years old.

The actress Cuesta was born in Seville on January 24, 1984 and was nominated three times at the Goya Awards, obtaining the award on one occasion as best leading actress for her role in “La trenchina infinita” (2019). She participated in films and series such as “Eight Catalan surnames” (2015), “Paquita Salas” (2016-2019), “The call” (2017) and “The paper house” (2019-2021).

the rest of the cast

  • Adriana Torrebejano (Chelo Garcia Cortes).
  • Cristobal Suarez (King Juan Carlos).
  • Artur Busquets (Clown).
  • Jose Milan (Blasco).
  • Chema Adeva (Christophorus).
  • Bethlehem Ponce de Leon (Margarita).
  • Vicente Vergara (Andres).
  • Diana Penalver (Salvadora).
  • Secun de la Rosa (Richardi).
  • Salome Jimenez (Queen Sofia).
  • David Lorente (Paco Ostos).
  • Ana Carrasco (Hydrangea).
  • Mirela Balic (Cata).
  • Antonio Buil (Mancuso)
  • Elvira Cuadrupani (Patri Veracruz).


  • Executive producers: Montse Garcia and Daniel Ecija.
  • Creator: Daniel Ecija.
  • Directed by: David Moline.
  • Writers: Daniel Écija, Andrés Martín Soto and Patricia Trueba as script coordinators.

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