El Cid TV Series Overview


Introduction

El Cid (aka The Legend of El Cid) is a Spanish historical action drama web television series about Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar “El Cid”, the 11th-century Castilian knight and warlord.

Created by José Velasco for Prime Video , the series stars Jaime Lorente alongside José Luis García Pérez , Elia Galera , Carlos Bardem , Alicia Sanz and Jaime Olías, among others.

Outline

The story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain.

Production

Filming began in the province of Soria on 01 October 2019. Shooting locations in the province included Almenar de Soria , Almazán , Calatañazor , Duruelo de la Sierra , and the Montes de Ucero in the Cañón del Río Lobos Natural Park. Conversely, shooting locations in the province of Burgos included the medieval bridge in Frías and the Monte Santiago Natural Monument. The Aljafería Palace was used to recreate indoor locations of theTaifa of Zaragoza. Production also moved to province of Teruel ( Albarracín ) and the Madrid region (including Navalcarnero and Madrid). The five-part first season was released on 18 December 2020 on Prime Video. In January 2021, the confirmation of a second season was reported in media, and a release date for 15 July 2021 was announced in June 2021.

The series’ direction crew included Marco A. Castillo, Adolfo Martínez Pérez, Miguel Alcantud, Arantxa Echevarría, Manuel Carballo and Alberto Ruiz Rojo. The score was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla and Alfonso González Aguilar.

Languages

The original languages ​​of El Cid are Spanish and Arabic. The series is also available on Amazon in English, French, Portuguese, German, and other languages.

Cast

  • Jaime Lorente as Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar “El Cid”.
  • Lucia Guerrero as Jimena Díaz.
  • José Luis García Pérez as Ferdinand I of León.
  • Elia Galera as Queen Sancha of León.
  • Alicia Sanz as Urraca of Zamora.
  • Lucía Díez as Elvira of León.
  • Jaime Olías as Alfonso VI of León and Castile.
  • Francisco Ortiz as Sancho II of Castile and León.
  • Ginés García Millán as Ramiro Sánchez.
  • Nicolás Illoro as García II of Galicia.
  • Juan Echanove as Bishop Don Bernardo.
  • Juan Fernandez as Rodrigo.
  • Carlos Bardem as Count Flaín de León.
  • Pablo Álvarez as Orduño Flaínez.
  • Alfons Nieto as Vellido.
  • Sara Vidorreta as Ermesinda.
  • Rodrigo Poisón as Velarde.
  • Daniel Albaladejo as Maestro Orotz.
  • Alvaro Rico as Nuño.
  • Adrián Salzedo as Alvar.
  • Daniel Tatay as Beltran.
  • David Castillo as Lisardo.
  • Ignacio Herráez as Trifon.
  • Hamid Krim as Al-Muqtadir.
  • Zohar Liba as Abu Bakr.
  • Emilio Buale as Saturday.
  • Sarah Perles as Amina.
  • Adil Koukouh as Mundir.
  • Amparo Alcaraz as Alberta (season 02).

El Cid Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator(s):
    • Jose Velasco.
  • Director(s):
    • Marco A. Castillo … (5 episodes, 2020).
    • Adolfo Martínez Pérez … (6 episodes, 2020).
    • Miguel Alcantud … (2 episodes, 2020).
    • Arantxa Echevarría … (1 episode, 2020).
  • Producer(s):
    • Albert Morera … line producer (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Luis Arranz … creative producer (5 episodes, 2020).
    • Francesco Boserman … supervising producer (5 episodes, 2020).
    • Marco A. Castillo … creative producer (5 episodes, 2020).
    • Ibón Celaya … supervising producer (5 episodes, 2020).
    • Jose Fernández-Velasco … assistant executive producer (5 episodes, 2020).
    • Sara Fernández-Velasco … executive producer (5 episodes, 2020).
    • José Velasco … executive producer (5 episodes, 2020).
  • Writer(s):
    • Luis Arranz … (created by) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Luis Arranz … (head writer) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Luis Arranz … (story by) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Luis Arranz … (written by) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Luis Arranz … (screenplay) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Adolfo Martínez Pérez … (story by) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Adolfo Martínez Pérez … (screenplay) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Adolfo Martínez Pérez … (written by) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Luis Moreno … (story editor) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Luis Moreno … (story by) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Luis Moreno … (written by) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Angel E. Pariente … (on set writer) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Angel E. Pariente … (writer on set) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Angel E. Pariente … (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Angel E. Pariente … (written by) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Angel E. Pariente … (Writer on set) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Angel E. Pariente … (screenplay) (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • José Velasco … (created by) (5 episodes, 2020).
    • Cristina Pons … (screenplay) (4 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Cristina Pons … (written by) (4 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Felipe Mellizo … (screenplay) (3 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Felipe Mellizo … (written by) (3 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Nicolás Saad … (written by) (2 episodes, 2021).
    • Curro Royo … (screenplay) (1 episode, 2020).
  • Music:
    • Alfonso G. Aguilar … (5 episodes, 2020).
    • Gustavo Santaolalla … (5 episodes, 2020).
  • Cinematography:
    • Javier Alomar … (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
    • Javier Salmones … (10 episodes, 2020-2021).
  • Editor(s):
    • Sebastián González … (2 episodes, 2020).
    • David Nieves … (2 episodes, 2020).
    • Josechu Laguna … (3 episode, 2020).
    • Alfonso Regueiro … (1 episode, 2020).
  • Production:
    • Amazon Studios.
    • Verité Entertainment (English version).
    • Zebra Producciones.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Amazon Prime Video (2020) (Worldwide) (all media).
  • Release Date:
    • Series 01: 18 December 2020 (Amazon Prime).
    • Series 02: 15 July 2021 (Amazon Prime).
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: Spain.
  • Language: See Languages above.

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