The new dramedy “Land of Women,” which is based on the same-titled best-selling novel by award-winning novelist Sandra Barneda, has received a six-episode series order from Apple TV+.
Golden Globe nominee Eva Longoria (“Flamin’ Hot,” “Sylvie’s Love”) will star in the lead role of Gala and executive produce through her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment label. The film was created and written by Iris Award winners Ramón Campos (“Gran Hotel,” “Velvet”) and Gema R. Neira (“Now & Then,” “Velvet”).
Gala’s mother Julia will be played by Carmen Maura (“Volver,” “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”). The series is now in pre-production in Spain, per an Apple press release.
The dramedy series “Land of Women” stars Longoria as Gala, an empty-nester from New York whose life is turned upside down when her husband accuses them of financial misconduct and she is forced to escape the city with her aging mother and college-age daughter.
The three ladies hide in the same picturesque wine town in northern Spain that Gala’s mother fled 50 years prior, vowing never to return, in order to get away from the violent gangsters whom Gala’s now-disappeared husband is indebted. The women intend to start over anonymously, but rumors about them swiftly spread across the small village, exposing their darkest family secrets and realities.
Carlos Sedes, who has received an Iris Award for his work on “Now & Then” and “Faria,” will helm “Land of Women.” The ground-breaking show, which is developed by Bambu Studios for Apple TV+, will be filmed in both English and Spanish and made available to view in each language.
Ben Spector (“Grand Hotel,” “La Guerra Civil”), Teresa Fernández-Valdés (“Now and Then,” “Velvet”), Iris Award winner Teresa Fernández-Valdés, and Eva Longoria (“La Guerra Civil”) are the executive producers of the series. Longoria founded the award-winning production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment in 2005 to make films, television shows, and documentaries.