BENIDORM | New series by Plano a Plano and Atresmedia Televisión
New comedy after the success of 'Allí Abajo' (Down There)
Madrid, 18 October 2019
‘Benidorm’ is the new original series of Atresmedia Televisión for the prime time of Antena 3. The fiction, produced in collaboration with Plano a Plano, is in the final process of casting and will begin its recordings next November.
The new series will make the city of Benidorm the epicenter of its shooting, which will be carried out entirely in real locations, hallmark of the productions of the label Series Atresmedia.
‘Benidorm’ is created by César Benítez, Fernando Sancristóbal and Jon de la Cuesta. Sonia Martinez and César Benítez are the executive producers of this new series of Antena 3. Jacobo Martos and Miguel Conde will be the directors of ‘Benidorm’ while Fernando Sancristóbal and Jon de la Cuesta will lead the script team.
After the success of ‘Down There’ (Allí Abajo)
‘Benidorm’ is the new comedy in which Atresmedia Televisión and Plano a Plano works. It comes after ‘Allí Abajo’, one of the most successful Spanish series of recent years, with whom it shares the same producers.
The successful fiction starring María León and Jon Plazaola premiered in April 2015 and, since then, throughout its five seasons has been a talisman of audiences.
‘Down there’ has averaged almost 3.1 million viewers per chapter (18.2%) since its premiere, demonstrating the great regularity and loyalty of the public throughout its almost 70 episodes. In this time, 34,409,000 people have contacted the series at some point.
In addition, ‘Allí abajo’ has received countless awards and prizes, boasting an exceptional technical and artistic team and becoming one of the reference comedies of Spanish fiction in recent years.
That’s what ‘Benidorm’ is like
Xabier Zurita is a Basque notary with the appearance of a Basque notary. His life is as square as his shirts. Single, he does not seem to ask more of life than the small pleasures of his routines. But everything changes when he receives unexpected news: a tumor that grows in his head is going to kill him in less than three months. Surpassed by the news, Xabi is unable to share it with his friends and makes the first unforeseeable decision of his life: he packs his bag and heads for Benidorm. The place where his happiness was fuller than ever. The place where he met his first and only love: María Miranda.
As soon as he arrives in the city he settles in the Hotel Benidorm with the mission of looking for that girl he last saw years ago. Saddened by his terrible illness and by not finding Maria, Xabi drowns his sorrows in alcohol in the hotel bar, where he tells all his misfortunes to Tony, a stranger who was passing by and who is stunned by Xabi’s confession: he has saved three million euros.
Neither short nor lazy, Tony runs to see his girlfriend, Candy, a girl who works in a strip club in the hope that an opportunity will arise to leave him. If they manage to convince the Basque that she is María Miranda, they will get an inheritance that will finally allow them to live the life they deserve.
Will Xabi fall into Tony’s trap? Will he end up returning to Euskadi? And will Xabi’s friends leave him to his fate in Spain’s most popular beach town?