STARZPLAY, Pantaya, Fremantle and the Oscar® winning production company Fabula, announced its newest Spanish language co-production collaboration for the science fiction miniseries El Refugio, wrapping principal photography this week in Chile. The series stars Alberto Guerra (La Jauria) and Ana Claudia Talancón (Como Caído del Cielo) and is directed by Argentinean Pablo Fendrik (Ardor).
In El Refugio a family experiences the strangest hours of their lives when unusual phenomena begin to take place, apparently caused by an alien invasion or a completely unidentified force of nature. But all of it happens through their screens. When they go outside, nothing seems to be happening, aside from what springtime in the Mexican countryside holds in store for a group of humans. The parents must protect their children from an invisible enemy whom not even they know exists. What is real? What happened to the world they knew? Is this ranch a refuge? Is it the final stronghold of humanity?
The miniseries consists of six one-hour episodes based on the original idea by Julio Rojas (La Vida de los Peces) who also co-wrote the series with Francisco Ortega (Logia) and Enrique Videla (La Jauría) Production included 10 weeks of filming in rural areas of Santiago, Chile. El Refugio will premiere in Latin America, Brazil and Spain on STARZPLAY, and in the United States and Puerto Rico on Pantaya. Internationally known as The Shelter, Fremantle will handle international distribution of the series.