ZDF Studios Signs For Spanish Period Drama Boundless

ZDF Studios has secured global distribution for the new big-budget period drama Without Bordersexcluding Amazon Prime Video exclusive window, with RTVE.

The 6×45 minute series tells the story of the first circumnavigation of the Earth 500 years ago by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. It is directed by Oscar nominee Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Air conditioning, The General’s Daughter, Black Hawk Down).

Without Borders is produced by Spanish Mono Films in co-production with Fulwell 73 Productions, in association with RTVE, in collaboration with Amazon Prime Video and in association with EiTB, Canal Sur and Ayuntamiento de Madrid and in participation with ZDF Studios.

The period drama will launch on Amazon Prime Video in Spain and Latin America on June 10, followed by launches in the UK, US, France and Germany, among others, over the summer.

Robert Franke, VP Drama, ZDF Studios, said: “Without Borders is one of the largest and most ambitious dramas that ZDF Studios has ever had the pleasure of participating in. We are happy to work again with our long-time partner RTVE on another exciting project. The producers have been fantastic at finding top-notch talent, both on-screen and off-screen, to do this epic story justice. It was a pleasure to cooperate with Mono Films and Fulwell 73 on such an amazing show for the very first time. The high production value makes it a premium “must see” series that will captivate audiences around the world. »

RTVE Film and Fiction Director José Pastor said: “As a public broadcaster, at RTVE we are delighted to be part of such a fantastic television series based on one of the most important events in the world. spanish history. We firmly believe that Without Bordersas high production value adventure content, it will not only connect with any type of audience around the world, but also let them experience a wonderful achievement of Spanish culture.

Heather Greenwood, Senior Executive at Fulwell 73, said, “The scripted team at Fulwell 73 is proud to help bring forgotten stories of human ingenuity to light. It was a pleasure to work on this ambitious period drama with our co-producers Mono Films and to welcome on board a team of top filmmakers. We can’t wait to see it in territories around the world.

Edward K. Thompson