New deal for Alex Pina - creator of La Casa de Papel - and Netflix

New deal for Alex Pina - creator of La Casa de Papel - and Netflix
Alex Pina, the creator of Spanish-language Netflix hit Money Heist, has extended his global exclusive deal with the streamer, a deal that will include Pina’s new high-concept series inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The still-untitled series is set in a luxury underground bunker, where the country’s 1 percent retreat to escape catastrophe on the surface. Pina said the inspiration for the show came from a Spanish newspaper article published on Oct. 9, 2021 about rich Spaniards purchasing bunkers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Some of the new shelters that were being built were luxury homes in the subsoil,” says Pina. “Up to 15 floors down, with exclusive services, such as cinema, pool, spa, gym and common gardens, with water and food to survive more than five years. An underground community for 75 people. And then we thought about what life would be like there. Social, family and romantic relationships, in an underground shelter to which they had hastily and exclusively fled.”

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