The life and death of Eva Peron turn into a television series
The Star+ platform produces a television series about the former Argentine first lady, Eva Peron. Release date is still unknown.
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“They say that when Eva Perón died, the military seized her body, they say that she was hidden throughout Argentina, even in the Vatican. They say that Peron was the one who kept it a secret and they even say that in reality, Eva had not died”, says the teaser of the television series “Santa Evita”, which was released this week.
This production, an original from Star+ Latin America, will review the life story of Argentine politician Eva Duarte de Peron. Specifically, this fiction will tell "the story of a body without a grave and the legend that was born around it."
The television series is based on the book of the same name written by the Argentine journalist, considered an icon of the non-fiction genre, Tomas Eloy Martinez. This work, precisely, recounts the enigma that surrounds the death (in 1952) of the former Argentine first lady when she was only 33 years old. "In 1955, the military forces of Argentina overthrew then-president Juan Domingo Peron and hid Evita's body for 16 years, in order to prevent it from becoming a weapon against the regime," as described in the synopsis.
The politician, wife of the three-time president of Argentina, General Juan Domingo Peron, is remembered in Latin America for promoting the female vote in her country. Considered a defender of working class rights, Peron always positioned herself against the social elites.
The Uruguayan dancer, actress, model and businesswoman Natalia Oreiro will be in charge of giving life to Eva Duarte de Peron in this production. Besides Oreiro, who has a long history in projects on the small and big screen, Ernesto Alterio as Colonel Moori Koenig, Diego Velazquez as Mariano, Dario Grandinetti as Juan Domingo Perón, and Francesc Orella as Dr. Pedro. Ara are joining the cast.
The shooting of the film has already finished, so the series is expected to premiere soon on the Star+ platform in Latin American countries; while globally, audiences will be able to watch the seven episodes of “Santa Evita” on Disney's streaming services.
“Santa Evita” is directed by the Spanish-Argentine director Rodrigo García and the Argentine filmmaker and screenwriter Alejandro Maci.
The executive producers are the well-known Mexican actress Salma Hayek and José Tamez, both from the production company Ventanarosa. The writers of the script have been Marcela Guerty and Pamela Rementeria.