Official image of the first teaser for “Red Queen”. (Prime Video)
Prime Video has officially announced the release date of one of its most interesting productions in its extensive catalog of options. It is, nothing less, than the highly anticipated series Reina Roja, a television adaptation of the successful literary trilogy by Juan Gómez-Jurado, which is scheduled to debut on February 29, 2024, a date that curiously coincides with a day addition to the calendar, which only occurs every four years. Recently, the platform released the first official teaser along with some behind-the-scenes images.
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The plot follows Antonia Scott, a woman with an IQ of 242, making her the smartest person on Earth. Despite not being a criminal investigator by profession, her superior intelligence has led her to solve numerous crimes through a secret and experimental police project known as Red Queen. However, her gift also becomes her curse, leading her to lose everything and become isolated from the world. The series explores her return to action, aided by her mentor, Jon Gutiérrez, a temperamental Basque police officer.
Vicky Luengo plays Antonia Scott, the woman with the highest IQ on Earth. (Prime Video)
Vicky Luengo, known for her work in Antidisturbios, will take on the role of Antonia Scott, while Hovik Keuchkerian, previously seen in Money Heist, will play Jon Gutiérrez. The cast also includes renowned actors such as Eduardo Noriega, Alex Brendemühl, Urko Olazábal, and Emma Suárez, among others.
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The fiction, which is projected as one of the major global releases next year, is directed by Koldo Serra and has Amaya Muruzábal as showrunner and executive producer, with the seal of the companies Dopamine and Focus. The adaptation promises to be faithful to Gómez’s novel, which became one of the best-sellers in recent years. although some changes could arise that will be known later.
“Red Queen” stars Vicky Luengo and Hovik Keuchkerian. (Prime Video)
Filming of the series began in the summer of 2022 and concluded in January 2023. The literary trilogy on which the series is based has enjoyed considerable success, being the best-selling book in Spain for two consecutive years, 2020 and 2021. This saga, which also includes the novels Black Wolf and White King, has sold several million copies and is considered one of the most outstanding achievements in literature today.
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To promote it, the streaming platform released a teaser showing Antonia Scott in a distressing situation, submerged in a tide of red pills, a nod to her nickname “Red Queen.” The city of Madrid will also be a prominent protagonist in the fiction, promising to combine the urgency and action of the criminal investigation that is well adorned with the chemistry between the two protagonists.
Behind the scenes of “Red Queen”. (Prime Video)
Red Queen will be available starting February 29, 2024 on the Prime Video platform.