Walter Presents Inks RTVE Noir Thriller ‘Sequía’ VOD Rights for English-Languages Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has struck a VOD deal with Walter Presents to bring noir thriller series “Sequía” (“The Drought”) to the U.S, U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada.

The suspense series was co-produced in Spanish and Portuguese by RTVE, RTP and Coral Europa.

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“The Drought” is set in a small submerged village on the Spanish-Portuguese border that re-emerges from a huge dam built in the 1990s after a severe drought. Two skeletons have also been found. They are evidence of a brutal crime.

The action moves between 1990s to the present, in the context of corporate skullduggery as well as climate crisis.

Actors Elena Rivera (“Inés del Alma Mía”), Rodolfo Sancho (“The Department of Time”), Marco D’Almeida (“Fatima”) and Miguel Ángel Muñoz (“Presunto culpable”) take the leading roles in the series.

Walter Presents is the video-on demand service that hand-picks prestigious foreign-language dramas. Walter Iuzzolino is an Italian TV producer who loves drama and prides himself in producing high-quality, award-winning content.

“A ghostly village re-emerges to reveal a past bloody crime. ‘Sequía’ is an unusual Spanish thriller which we are delighted to add to the Walter Presents collection,” Walter Iuzzolino said.

According to María Jesús Pérez, RTVE International sales director, “Sequía” tells a “universal and thrilling story with a great potential to reach international audiences all over the world.”

“Four million of views and one million of unique viewers make this content one of the most viewed on the Spanish platform RTVE Play,” she added.

The RTVE-Walter Presents deal on “Sequía” is unveiled in the final run-up to Cannes’ MipTV trade fair (April 17-19) and on the first day of Rio2C (April 11-16) both of which RTVE is attending. Its portfolio’s big bets in terms of fiction also take in children adventure series “The Argonauts,” primetime crime thriller “The Hunt. Guadiana” and the third season of education-themed drama “HIT.”

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