What is “Red Queen” about: what we know about the new Spanish series on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video has been preparing one of its big bets for 2023. We are talking about the Serie “Red Queen”, based on the successful novel of the same name by the famous Spanish writer Juan Gómez-Jurado. He knows what it is about and who will be part of the cast.

The author himself announced a few months ago the adaptation of the Red Queen trilogy, the best-selling book in Spain for the third consecutive year. The series has as protagonists Y .

The streaming platform, for its part, began recording the fiction in August, which has well-known and well-loved actors. Koldo Serra will be in charge of directing; while the production is seen by Dopamine and Focus. Amaya Muruzábal is the showrunner and screenwriter along with Salvador Perpiñá.

The protagonists of the “Red Queen” with the writer Juan Gómez-Jurado (Photo: Amazon Prime video)

WHAT IS “RED QUEEN” ABOUT?

The story begins with the murder of the son of a millionaire and the kidnapping of the daughter of another tycoon. Mentor contacts Jon Gutiérrez, an impulsive policeman on the verge of expulsion from the institution, so that he collaborates with Antonia Scott in the Red Queen project in order to solve the case and catch the murderer, Ezequiel.

Vicky Luengo recording a scene from the "Red Queen" (Photo: Amazon Prime video)

Vicky Luengo recording a scene from the “Red Queen” (Photo: Amazon Prime video)

Antonia Scott has an IQ of 242 and is officially the smartest person on Earth. The twisted game of cat and mouse that Jon and Antonia find themselves involved in during their investigation will also serve to discover that they admire and complement each other almost as much as they annoy each other. The thriller takes place in the city of Madrid.

Recordings of the "Red Queen" began in August (Photo: Amazon Prime video)

Recordings of the “Red Queen” began in August (Photo: Amazon Prime video)

CAST OF THE “RED QUEEN”

  • Hovik Keuchkerian
  • Andrea Trepat
  • Celia Freijeiro
  • Vicenta N’Dongo
  • Karmele Larrinaga
  • Pere Braso
  • Fernando Guallar
  • Eduardo Noriega
  • Alex Brendemühl
  • Nacho Fresneda
  • Urko Olazabal
  • Emma Suarez
  • Selam Ortega
Hovik Keuchkerian in a scene from the "Red Queen" (Photo: Amazon Prime video)

Hovik Keuchkerian in a scene from the “Red Queen” (Photo: Amazon Prime video)

WHAT DID JUAN GÓMEZ-JURADO SAY ABOUT THE ADAPTATION OF “REINA ROJA”?

In addition to being excited, the author of the “Red Queen” trilogy, indicated that the adaptation is the result of the agreement signed in April 2021 with the platform for the development of audiovisual content in Spanish.

“These characters are no longer just mine”he pointed out at an event on the presentation of Prime Video content in Madrid.

Gómez-Jurado also recognized that the pressure is high, for not wanting to “fail the readers” of his great success.

WHEN WILL THE “RED QUEEN” PREMIERE?

The Spanish series is expected to premiere on Prime Video in 2023.

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