This lavish 6 x one hour series has been sold to Channel 5 (UK and Northern Ireland), RTE (Ireland), SBS (Australia), Viasat World (Baltics, CEE, Scandinavia and CIS), YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway) and VRT (Belgium).
AMR will also launch the brand-new history documentary from Dash Pictures and Night Train Media, Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall (6 x one hour) at MIPTV. With hot-off-the-press screeners to share with buyers at the market, this unique series delves into the fascinating and murky story of the Spanish Empire’s conquest of the New World, taking an unprecedented look into the brutal legend of the Spanish Conquistadors and revealing the truth of this dark chapter in human history.
Robert Price, Chief Executive Officer, Amcomri Entertainment comments, “Amcomri’s growth plan is to continue to build its investment in high-end TV content that delivers strong global appeal to audiences across multiple platforms and broadcasters. We are extremely pleased to see early success for prestige factual series The Frontier and have high hopes for Conquistadors’ launch at MIP.
Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at AMR adds, “We are delighted to announce sales of The Frontier and we can’t wait to share first look material from Conquistadors with our clients in Cannes. These two series from our friends at Dash Pictures and Night Train Media deliver the highest quality, authoritative historical content available today taking viewers on amazing real-life journeys back in time.”
Narrated by Native American actor Dan Warrior (Yellowstone), The Frontier explores the legends, events and folklore of the American frontier which have embedded themselves into our culture so much so that the Old West, especially the Western genre of films, has become one of the defining periods of American national identity. Hollywood movies would have us believe cowboys and Indians frequently fought each other in the Wild West, that all cowboys were white, that Native Americans were savage and violent without provocation and that all sheriffs were law-abiding citizens. The Frontier exposes the shocking reality behind these myths. Featuring characters from the Frontier WILD BILL HICKOK (James Butler Hickok), WYATT AND VIRGIL EARP (Virgil Walter Earp) and BUFFALO BILL – (William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody).
Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall begins with the accidental discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus which ignited an era of exploration for the Spanish empire and marked a turning point in world history. Upon Columbus' return voyage to the Americas, he discovers that the Spanish left behind at Hispaniola had been killed by the indigenous Taíno, sparking a brutal chain of colonisation throughout the Caribbean. What follows is the ruthless ambition of Hernán Cortés, who travelled deep into the Mexican interior to conquer one of the great empires in the Americas: the Aztecs. His victory cemented the subjugation and submersion of indigenous populations.
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.