On February 17, FormulaTV reported on the main obstacle that prevented the second season of ‘El pueblo’ from being released in the open on Telecinco. Alberto Caballero, creator of the series, responded to a follower that the « Turkish curse » was leaving them « without space » in the network’s programming, despite the fact that the new batch of episodes has been available on Amazon Prime Video since 14 February 2020. This has also affected to the premiere of another fiction that the streaming platform acquired, ‘Caronte’, which will be broadcast on Cuatro and not on Telecinco.
Álex Villazán and Roberto Álamo in ‘Caronte’
The series starring Roberto Álamo it was the first to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2019 and later broadcast in free-to-air on the main Mediaset channel. Strategy followed by other projects such as’ El pueblo ‘or’ Madres. Love and life ‘, but it has not been the case of’ Charon ‘. Finally, after several delays, It has been confirmed that the jump from fiction to television will be made in Cuatro in the coming weeks.
With this move, The production company is committed to premiering a Spanish fiction on its second channel four years after having broadcast ‘Supermax’ in 2017. It is unusual for Cuatro to broadcast national series; however, Telecinco currently has quite a busy schedule. While ‘Saturday deluxe’ is broadcasting in prime time during the weekend, ‘The island of temptations’ also occupies a good part of the grid with ‘The debate of temptations’ and the weekly delivery every Thursday. Finally, the Turkish soap opera ‘Love is in the air’ continues to be one of the chain’s biggest claims thanks to the revolution it creates in social networks.
What is ‘Charon’ about?
‘Charon’ is a legal-police drama that shows how second chances can pay off. In this case, it tells the story of Samuel Caronte (Roberto Álamo), a former police officer who has taken advantage of his eight years in prison to study law. The man will try to do justice in his own case and help others who also did not have access to a good defense. The work directed by Alberto Ruiz Rojo and written by Verónica Fernández has the presence of Miriam Giovanelli, Carlos Hipólito, Marta Larralde, Belén López and Julieta Serrano, among others.