Águila Roja

Águila Roja (English: Red Eagle) is a Spanish adventure television series set in Spain during the 17th century. It was produced by Globomedia for Televisión Española and was broadcast on La 1 of Televisión Española from 2009 to 2016. It is one of the channel's most successful shows, and its rights have been sold to several countries.

Águila Roja
GenreAdventure
Swashbuckler
Created byDaniel Écija
Pilar Nadal
Ernesto Pozuelo
Juan Carlos Cueto
StarringDavid Janer
Javier Gutiérrez
Inma Cuesta
Miryam Gallego
Francis Lorenzo
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes116
Production
Executive producerHugo Mendiri Villarruvia
ProducersCésar Ruíz de Diego
Miguel Turón
Running time80 minutes (approx.)
Production companyGlobomedia for Televisión Española
Release
Original networkLa 1
Original releaseFebruary 19, 2009 (2009-02-19) –
October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27)

The aim of the show was to capitalize on the success of Televisión Española's period dramas such as Cuéntame cómo pasó, La Señora or Amar en tiempos revueltos, but at the same time aiming for mature audiences with a masked hero in the style of Zorro or Green Arrow as the main character. Many of the latter shows carry warnings that they are for mature audiences only.[1]

SynopsisEdit

The series begins in 1660 and follows Gonzalo de Montalvo (David Janer), a school teacher who trained as a ninja while exiled in Japan as he traveled through Asia during his youth, said to be the illegitimate son of reigning king Philip IV, as he becomes Águila Roja in an attempt to expose the assassin of his wife and avenge her death, which usually includes foiling plots against the monarchy planned by a secret society known as "La Logia" ("The Lodge"), amongst whose members are Lucrecia (Miryam Gallego), Marquise of Santillana, and Hernán Mejías (Francis Lorenzo), Commissioner in the Village of Madrid.

CastEdit

† Denotes deceased character

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Nominated Result
2009 Festival de Televisión y Cine Histórico de León[11] Best New Actor Guillermo Campra Won
Festival de Cine y Televisión de Islantilla Best Television Series Águila Roja Won
Festival de Televisión y Radio de Vitoria[12] Premio Pasión de Críticos for best drama Won
Premios TP de Oro[13] Best National Series Won
Premios Unión de Actores Best television supporting actress Inma Cuesta Nominated
Premios ATV[14] Best fiction show Águila Roja Won
Best producer Won
Best make-up and characterization Won
Best art direction and set design Won
Best cinematography and lighting Won
Best music for television Nominated
Premios CineyMás[15] Best new Spanish series Nominated
2010 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival[13] Silver Medal for Best Action and Adventure Series Águila Roja Won
Rose d'Or[16] Best Multi-Platform Content Won
Premios Ondas Best National Television Series Won
Premios Protagonistas Television award David Janer Nominated
Premios Fotogramas de Plata Best television actor Nominated
Best television actress Inma Cuesta Nominated
Premios Unión de Actores Best television supporting actor Francis Lorenzo Nominated
Premios ALMA Best television screenplay Águila Roja Nominated
Premios TP de Oro Best national series Won
Best actor David Janer Nominated
Premios CINE&TELE Most watched show in Spain Águila Roja Won
Premios ATV Best fiction show Nominated
Best series actress Inma Cuesta Nominated
Best filming Águila Roja Nominated
Best make-up and characterization Nominated
Best art direction and set design Won
Best cinematography and lighting Won
Best music for television Nominated
Premios CineyMás[17] Best national series Won
Best Spanish actor David Janer Won
2011 ACE Awards[18] Best characteristic Francis Lorenzo Won
Television personality of the year Miryam Gallego Won
Premios Fotogramas de Plata[19] Best television actor David Janer Nominated
Best television actress Inma Cuesta Won
Premios Pétalo[20] Best actress Won
Premios Kapital[21] Best fiction series Águila Roja Won
Premios CineyMás Best Spanish series Won
Best Spanish actor David Janer Won
Best Spanish actress Miryam Gallego Won
Premios Pizquita Series Best Spanish drama series Águila Roja Nominated
Best cast in Spanish series Nominated
Best female performance in Spanish drama series Miryam Gallego Won
Best soundtrack in Spanish series Águila Roja Won
Best fictional couple in Spanish series Miryam Gallego & Francis Lorenzo Nominated
Premios TP de Oro Best Spanish series Águila Roja Won
Best actor David Janer Won
Premios Unión de Actores Best television main actor Javier Gutiérrez Won
2012 Premios CineyMás Best Spanish series Águila Roja Won
Best Spanish main actor David Janer Won
Best Spanish main actress Inma Cuesta Won
Best Spanish supporting actor Javier Gutiérrez Won
Best Spanish supporting actress Miryam Gallego Won
2014 2nd MiM Series Awards [es][22] Best Actor Javier Gutiérrez Won

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ "El Festival de Televisión de León premia a Guillermo Campra por su papel en 'Águila roja'". FormulaTV. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
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