EXCLUSIVE: William Levy (Star, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter) is taking the lead within the newly introduced dramatic thriller Montecristo, from Pantaya and Secuoya Studios.
The collection, based mostly on Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, tells the story of Alejandro Montecristo (Levy), an enigmatic determine who bursts into the general public eye and raises considerations amongst the world’s elite due to the mysterious origins of his fortune.
He is the founder and CEO of a brand new expertise firm that has incited the envy and curiosity of many, amongst these is Fernando Alvarez Mondego – a businessman linked to the Spanish aristocracy who needs to amass the Montecristo startup. What Fernando doesn’t know is that Montecristo is somebody he knew a long time in the past and the rationale for his emergence is fueled purely by revenge.
“I’ve been drawn to the story of The Count of Montecristo since my youth,” Levy tells Deadline in an unique assertion. “He’s a mysterious figure driven in his pursuit of justice and vengeance, which are powerful themes that resonate universally. I am so thrilled to be partnering with Secuoya Studios and Pantaya to bring this story to life in a way that has never been seen before.”
Adds Mario Almeida, Head of Content for Pantaya, “Montecristo is our newest modernized premium classic series. This story of vengeance and passion has unforgettable characters at its core, and the new take on this timeless story is brilliantly conceived. We feel there is no better partnership to serve revenge coldly.”
Levy started his profession within the Spanish-language market the place he rapidly catapulted to probably the most sought out skills the place he stays at present. He expanded his attain with U.S. audiences within the 2000s with roles in Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club, Girls Trip reverse Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter; and most notably on the small display as a daily in Lee Daniels’ Star.
“We are extremely proud in our multiple project slate with Pantaya and William, they both are an integral part of our expansion plan in the Americas and the world,” mentioned David Martinez, head of fiction, and Sergio Pizzolante, head of the U.S. and Latin America from Secuoya Studios, respectively.
Levy is repped by Jeff Goldberg.