Amazon Prime Video to premiere exclusively Maradona: Sueño Bendito
on October 29, 2021, in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The biopic series, which follows the triumphs and challenges of the legendary soccer player. Maradona: Sueño Bendito
stars Nazareno Casero (Historia de un Clan
), Juan Palomino (Magnífica 70
), and Nicolas Goldschmidt (Supermax
) portraying Diego Armando Maradona throughout his life and prolific career, from his humble beginnings in Villa Fiorito in his home country of Argentina, to his game-changing career through Barcelona and Napoli, finally the series will portray his key role in taking his national team to win the World Cup in Mexico in ’86.
Also prominently featured in the series are Julieta Cardinali (En Terapia, Valentin
), Laura Esquivel (Patito Feo
), Mercedes Morán (Diarios de Motocicleta, El Reino
), Pepe Monje (Amor en Custodia
) and Peter Lanzani (El Clan, El Reino
Produced by BTF Media, in coproduction with Dhana Media and LatinWE, the biographical series was filmed on location in Argentina, Spain, Italy, Uruguay, and Mexico and features 10 one-hour long episodes capturing key moments along with the life and career of the legendary soccer star.
The series is led by Alejandro Aimetta as showrunner and director of the episodes filmed in Argentina, Mexico, and Uruguay, and is also one of the show’s writers alongside Guillermo Salmerón (El Marginal
) and Silvina Olschansky (El Marginal
). Roger Gual and Edoardo De Angelis directed episodes in Spain and Italy, respectively.
The series executive production is under Francisco Cordero, Liliana Moyano, Mari Urdaneta, Ricardo Coeto and Luis Balaguer.