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[09/03/20 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 3
Updates include: Amazon nixes "Cortés y Moctezuma" limited series; Sony Pictures Television in early talks with Amazon for its suite of Marvel series; and Rachel Lee Goldenberg to helm HBO Max's "Minx" pilot.

[02/20/20 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 20
Updates include: Delroy Lindo in talks to lead "Harlem's Kitchen" at ABC; Michael Raymond-James to star in NBC's "La Brea"; and Rainn Wilson tapped for Amazon's "The Power."

[01/14/20 - 01:03 PM]
Amazon Studios Announces First Look Deal with Actors and Producers Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna
Luna and Bernal recently announced their new production house in Mexico, La Corriente del Golfo, an independent company for cinematic, theatrical, and television productions and a variety of community-oriented projects.

[10/03/19 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 3
Updates include: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna join Amazon's "Cortes"; Starz looks to bring "Blindspotting" to the small screen; and Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren re-team for "The International" at CBS.

[03/26/18 - 03:35 PM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights a New Series, "Cortes" - Steven Spielberg and Steven Zaillian Set to Executive Produce and Javier Bardem Set to Star and Executive Produce
"Cortes" reveals the legendary conqueror, Hernan Cortes, who led a rebellious expedition to the heart of King Montezuma II's Aztec empire, connecting two civilizations for the first time and changing the course of history.







CORTÉS Y MOCTEZUMA (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/26/18 - 9/3/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
script
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
four-episode limited series order rescinded on 9/3/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, January 2020) The Untitled Cortés and Moctezuma Project will be a four-hour epic drama that maps the inexorable march and eventual clash between Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II, leading to the annihilation of an empire and tragic downfall of a civilization that took centuries to build, but less than two years to destroy. Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) is set to star and also serves as executive producer. From Amazon Studios and Amblin Television, the limited series is created for television and written by Academy Award-winner Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List) and based on the screenplay by Dalton Trumbo (Roman Holiday). Bardem, Bernal and Luna will executive produce alongside Zaillian, Kirk Douglas (Spartacus), Grant Hill (The Tree of Life), and co-Presidents of Amblin Television Darryl Frank (The Americans) and Justin Falvey (The Americans).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Javier Bardem as Hernan Cortes
· Tenoch Huerta as Moctezuma
· Yoshira Escárrega as Marina
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ciro Guerra as DIR
· Cristina Gallego as DIR
· Dalton Trumbo as CRTR
· Darryl Frank as EP
· Diego Luna as EP
· Gael García Bernal as EP
· Grant Hill as EP
· Javier Bardem as EP
· Justin Falvey as EP
· Kirk Douglas as EP
· Steven Zaillian as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios
· Amblin Television