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Beta steps onto Pina’s Pier

Germany’s Beta Film has picked up the international distribution rights to Spanish thriller Embarcadero – The Pier, which is showrun by Álex Pina.

Álex Pina

The series is being produced by Atresmedia Studios in association with Pina’s Vancouver Pictures for Telfonica’s Spanish pay TV platform Movistar+.

Pina has previously produced La Casa de Papel, known outside Spain as Money Heist and recently greenlit by global streaming giant Netflix for a third season.

The streamer recently tied Pina to an overall deal that will see him produce for Netflix exclusively through Vancouver Media.

Embarcadero – The Pier, meanwhile, is currently shooting in Valencia until the end of the year, with Money Heist lead Alvaro Morte starring.

The plot follows high-profile architect Alexandra who, though already shattered by the suicide of her husband Oscar, is even more devastated when she finds out he had been leading a double life with another woman, Veronica, and their child.

Atresmedia Studios is the first production arm to be created by one of Spain’s broadcasting groups. The company signed a first-look deal with Netflix earlier this week.







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