Prime Video Revives Live Talent Format ‘Operación Triunfo’ & Reveals Spanish Slate Including Local Version Of ‘Takeshi’s Castle’

Prime Video is reviving the classic Spanish talent gala format operation triunfo and has unveiled its latest slate of scripted shows, movies and doc series from across the nation with the local edition Takeshi’s palace.

12th season operation triunfoFilmed in front of a live audience, it will stream on SVoD in Spain and Latin America later this year.

A major ratings hit and cultural phenomenon, the first 11 seasons aired on Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and ran between 2001 and 2020.

The musical talent show follows a series of aspiring contestants as they enter a music academy to train and display singing and artistic skills. Each week, in the Live Gala, they compete on stage.

,operation triunfo has entertained fans for over 22 years and brought joy to millions of viewers. We are thrilled and honored to bring this beloved show back to fans not only in Spain but across Latin America, and to make history with the first series to be streamed live on Prime Video in Spain. on Prime Video. “Prime Video has a proven track record of delivering live events to millions of Prime members, and we look forward to creating a great weekly show our customers won’t want to miss.”

Banijay owns the format and its Guestmusic label in Spain is returning to produce new shows.

,operation triunfo has been a beloved staple for 11 seasons and has seen contestants like David Bisbal, Amaia, or Aitana grow into global sensations,” said María José Rodríguez, Head of Spanish Originals at Prime Video.

The announcement came during the Prime Video Presents… show in Madrid today.

also unveiled hildegart, a film based on a true story about a girl who became one of Spain’s most brilliant minds and leading authority on female sexuality. The project comes from director Paula Ortiz, with Eduard Sola and Clara Roquette writing. Maria Zamora of Elastica Films is producing with Stephen Schmitz of Avalon.

Apocalypse Z: El Principio del Fin is an action thriller film by Nostromo Pictures, based on the novel by Manel Loreiro. The supernatural tale follows a strange, rabies-like disease that spreads uncontrollably across the planet, turning people into extremely aggressive creatures, as grieving husband Manel must use his wits to survive at home with their grumpy cat. are forced to use.

un hipster en la españa vacia is a comedy based on the book of the same name by Daniel Gascon, directed by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro and starring Lalo Tenorio and Berta Vazquez. LAZONA is producing, with Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson producing and Daniel Catro writing and executive producing.

el fin Versus is a post-apocalyptic action comedy series in association with Diff’rent Entertainment. It is directed by David Sainz, who created the show with Enrique Lojo. The show follows a man who abandoned his family when faced with news of an apocalypse, only to find that the disaster doesn’t come to pass and he is forced to deal with the magnitude of his mistake.

elsewhere, el circo de lod muchachos scripted by screenwriter Pepe Coira and doc producer Elias Leon Ciminini (800 Metropolitan) About Father Jesus Silva, better known as ‘El Cura’, who in 1956 helped street children without resources in Benposta, a small neighborhood in the suburbs of a Galician city, during Franco’s dictatorship. A city and educational project was created for it. Waka Films will make five. -part series, which is directed by Simiani.

There will also be a localized version of the Japanese format. Takeshi’s Palace called El Castillo de Takeshi from enkofrados enkofrasa (la resistencia, buen trabajo, Jorge Ponce and Javier Valera are producing the eight-part show, directed by Miguel Campo.

The original Japanese version aired in Spain on linear TV between 1990–1995.

“This new slate is testament to our ambition to create high-quality shows and films with broad appeal that will delight local and global audiences,” said Farrell. “We are working with the best creatives in Spain to uncover stories and formats that we think will connect with Spanish audiences at home and around the world.”