Produced by Emmy-nominated Dash Pictures and NTM, Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall has AMR taking global distribution rights in association with NTM. Executive producers for Dash Pictures are Daniel Sharp (Vikings: The Rise and Fall, Fantastic Friends) and Anna O’Malley (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, Vikings: The Rise and Fall), and for NTM Herbert L. Kloiber (Vikings: The Rise and Fall, Rogue Agent) and James Copp.
Currently in production, the 6 x 1 hour series, filmed in unique locations in both Spain and South America, includes carefully choreographed dramatic reconstructions directed by Daniel Sharp with in-depth analysis from a line-up of the most respected historians and experts from the Americas and Spain. Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall is narrated by Christian Camargo (See, The Hurt Locker, Twilight).
The year 1492 marked the start of nearly a century of brutal Spanish conquest of the Americas and the beginning of ‘The Age of the Conquistadors’. The ruthless and violent acquisition of huge parts of the New World by men like Columbus and Cortés would see the fall of the mighty Aztec and Inca civilisations as well as the deaths of millions of indigenous people through oppression, enslavement and disease.
Popular culture has painted the Conquistadors as brave Christian pioneers, but a shifting narrative has revealed a darker story to their rise and fall – one built on unthinkable atrocities and fuelled by an insatiable and blinding thirst for gold, power and glory.
Daniel Sharp, Dash Pictures comments, “This is an incredible story. Our research team has peeled back layer upon layer of untruths to reveal so much that has either been lost or hidden by history. From the widely lauded names of Columbus, Pizarro, Cortez and the myths behind the defeat of the Incas and the Aztecs. So many indigenous people were crushed by the power of Europeans – lives and whole societies gone forever because of the determination and greed of nations relentlessly seeking more and more. We look forward to bringing this extraordinary story to global audiences and to shed light on the hidden truth behind the foundation of the Americas.”
Herbert L. Kloiber, CEO and Owner of NTM added, “After the success of the thrilling documentary series on the Vikings, we are delighted to partner again with the talented team at DASH Pictures to uncover the truth of this incredible story.”
Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at AMR comments, “We are delighted once again to be collaborating with our friends at Night Train Media, this time on the reality of The Conquistadors who rampaged through North and Latin America under the guise of Christianity. It’s also a privilege to be working again with Daniel Sharp and his dedicated team who validate every element of the production, be it in authenticating the dramatic reconstructions or seeking out those whose expertise can strikingly deliver the most disturbing and undisclosed facts. I’m certain this new series will enlighten audiences not only in Latin America but throughout the world.”