A documentary series will tell the story of the Spanish royal family, for the first time, with international media. A Royal Family is a co-production by Exile Content, a film and television studio based in Los Angeles and Mexico, and Newtral, the producer of journalist Ana Pastor. The story will take as its starting point the abdication of Juan Carlos I in 2014, after 39 years of reign and several scandals, in his son, Felipe VI. The King Emeritus will, in fact, be the protagonist of the first chapter of The Spanish Crown, as it will be known abroad.
“It is the first time that an international production portrays one of the best-known families in the world whose history has not yet been told in this way: the scandals, the relationship between the different members of the Spanish monarchy, the role they have played on the political board within Spain and abroad in recent decades, “Ana Pastor describes.” It is even more relevant and current after the decision of King Felipe VI to renounce his inheritance and withdraw the economic allocation from his father Juan Carlos I ” .
The team has worked for months, digging through historical archives and collecting testimonies from people close to the Royal House. The chapters will be composed of new details, documents and unpublished images and stories of writers, historians, journalists, and figures close to the crown. “There is great interest and appetite at the moment for high-quality documentary series, as well as in the recent history of the Spanish crown,” says Daniel Eilemberg, President of Content at Exile Content. The studio is expanding in the market for Latin American series like El Chapo for Netflix.
It is the second collaboration between Newtral and Exile Content. In January they announced A Real Dream, another documentary series about the creation of women’s Real Madrid. “This second collaboration with our Newtral partners combines the high-quality journalism that characterizes Ana and her team, and the highest production values, with a story never before told in this way for a global audience,” adds Eilemberg.