Rodrigo Santoro (“Westworld”) and Álvaro Morte (“Money Heist”) will headline Amazon Prime Video and RTVE’s adventure drama series “Boundless.”
British filmmaker Simon West (“Con Air,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”) will direct.
This series, consisting of four parts, tells the story about the first sailing trip around the world. It was completed in the fifth century of the original expedition. Led by the Portuguese Fernando de Magallanes (played by Santoro), 239 sailors set sail from Cádiz, Spain, on August 20, 1519. Three years later, only 18 sailors returned — seriously unwell due to starvation — in the one ship that withstood the journey, which was the one captained by the Spanish sailor Juan Sebastián Elcano (portrayed by Morte).
The cast also includes Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adrián Lastra, Carlos Cuevas, Pepón Nieto, Raúl Tejón, Gonçalo Diniz, Manuel Morón and Bárbara Goenaga.
The series will be shot in Spain and the Dominican Republic. It will begin April 26, at Navarre and Azkoitia in the Basque Country. Next, it will move to the Dominican Republic for filming of maritime sequences at Pinewood Studios.
To recreate the voyage, the ships Victoria and Trinidad will be rebuilt to scale and a replica of the Nao Victoria — the only one of the five ships of the expedition that returned to port and, therefore, the first ship to circumnavigate the world — will be used.
This project is part of a collaboration agreement between RTVE (Spanish Ministry of Defense) and March 2018, at the occasion of the fifth century of the first round the world trip.
“Boundless” is produced for MONO Films and KILIMA Media by Miguel Menéndez de Zubillaga (“Loving Pablo,” “The Paper Boy”). Patxi Amezcua penned the script.“Desaparecidos,” “Gun City”.
The series will be exclusive to Amazon Prime Video in Spain and France, Italy, Portugal. Latin America, the Netherlands, U.K. and Andorra.