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Madrid, March 18th, 2021 - Netflix has announced today its latest original series: Santo, its first original project carried out by Spain and Brazil which will have Madrid and Salvador de Bahía as main shooting locations. The series, created by Carlos López (Hache, El príncipe, La embajada), will star Raúl Arévalo (Antidisturbios, The Fury of a Patient Man, Black Beach) and Bruno Gagliasso (O Sétimo Guardião, Sol naciente, Babilônia). The shooting of Santo will start in April. 

Miguel Ángel Fernández (Tiempos de guerra, Desaparecidos) and Gustavo Lipsztein (Travesía mortal, Losing my Marbles) join the showrunner Carlos López as scriptwriters in this new series produced by Nostromo Pictures for Netflix and directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego (Néboa, La zona, Ángel o demonio) and Vicente Amorim (A Divisão, Romance Policial: Espinosa, Copa Hotel).

Santo is a thrilling crime, action and intriguing thriller series that sometimes resembles terror. It tells the story of Santo, the world's most wanted drug dealer whose face has never been revealed. Two police officers who go after him, Cardona (Bruno Gagliasso) and Millán (Raúl Arévalo), are initially radically opposed, but they will have to learn to collaborate and understand each other in order to solve the case and stay alive.

“SANTO is like an earthquake with two simultaneous epicenters, one in Brazil and the other in Spain: the story of two policemen in two different continents who join paths to pursue a common enemy whose face has not yet been seen by anyone. The series is by itself a great challenge, but, thanks to the work of the high level team we counted on and the amazing cast, we’ll be able to watch it as it was thought to be. Working with Raúl and Bruno also ensures that this trip will leave its mark on us”, explains Carlos López, creator of the series. In addition, Verónica Fernández, director of content for Netflix Spain says "Santo is a series that will surprise for the originality of its approach and for having a fast-paced narrative pulse. Bringing together Spanish and Brazilian talent has led to an explosion of creativity. It's a thriller that gives you goosebumps."

About Nostromo Pictures:

NOSTROMO PICTURES, founded in 2010, has produced 18 national and international films, such as Palm Trees in the Snow, by Fernando González Molina, Red Lights, by Rodrigo Cortés with Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro, Grand Piano by Eugenio Mira with a script signed by Damien Chazelle and starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack, Blackwood by Rodrigo Cortés starring Anna Sophia Robb and Uma Thurman, The Invisible Guardian, directed by Fernando González Molina, or Paradise Hills by Alice Waddington. Its productions have participated in the main international festivals of cinema such as Sundance, Toronto, San Sebastian or Venice and have obtained 16 nominations for the Goya awards, a Forqué award, the Sant Jordi, and the Méliés among others. Some of its latest productions such as The Minions of Midas, The Occupant or Offering to the Storm have been recently released on Netflix.

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