El Presidente (TV series)

El Presidente (stylized as EL PRE$IDENTE) is a Chilean drama streaming television series created by Armando Bó (screenwriter). It is based on the 2015 FIFA corruption case and is focused in the former president of ANFP Sergio Jadue, played by the Colombian actor Andrés Parra. The first 8-episode season was released on June 5, 2020, on the streaming service Amazon Prime Video.[1][2] An English dub of the series was released on November 6, 2020.[3]

PlotEdit

The story revolves around Sergio Jadue and his rise from president of Unión La Calera to president of the Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (ANFP). He becomes close to Julio Grondona, president of the Argentine Football Association at the time, and starts gaining power among the executives of CONMEBOL before being approached by an FBI Agent to assist in her investigation of money laundering and corruption towards these CONMEBOL executives.

ProductionEdit

Filming occurred in Talagante, Peñaflor, La Calera, La Pintana, Santiago de Chile, Luque, Buenos Aires and New York, among other locations.

CastEdit

Actor Role Notes
Andrés Parra Sergio Jadue ANFP President.[4]
Karla Souza Lisa Harris, alias «Rosario» FBI Agent, who uses Jadue to conduct her investigation on the FIFA Gate
Paulina Gaitán María Inés «Nené» Facuse Sergio Jadue's wife
Ana Reeves Fátima Eltit Sergio Jadue's Grandmother
Luis Margani Julio Grondona President of the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino.
Alberto Ajaka Jashir Alabi Sergio Jadue's right-hand man
Luis Gnecco Luis Bedoya President of the Federación Colombiana de Fútbol.
Daniel Muñoz Jorge Segovia President of SEK Group that controls Unión Española
Francisco Reyes Morandé Cristián Varela Director of Blanco y Negro S.A., representative of Colo-Colo
Gonzalo Robles Rafael Esquivel President of the Federación Venezolana de Fútbol
Sergio Hernández Eugenio Figueredo Vicepresident and FIFA Executive Member
Alejandro Trejo Jose Maria Marin President of Brazilian Football Confederation
Jean Pierre Noher José Hawilla Founder and President of Traffic Group, owner of the South American soccer TV rights
Federico Liss Mariano Jinkis Founder and board member of Full Play Group, company that purchased the TV rights from CONMEBOL in 2013
Cristóbal Tapia Dave Summerfield FBI Agent

Recurring castEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [5]
1"Not your topo"Armando BoArmando BoJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
2"Rosarito"TBATBAJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
3"Las pelotas"TBATBAJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
4"En el palo"TBATBAJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
5"Padre Nuestro"TBATBAJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
6"Fifageit"TBATBAJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
7"Mentira"TBATBAJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)
8"Todo pasa"TBATBAJune 5, 2020 (2020-06-05)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'El Presidente' Amazon makes 'FIFA Gate". Los Angeles Times. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  2. ^ ""El Presidente" de Amazon Prime Video muestra el escándalo de corrupción FIFAgate del 2015". CNN. 2 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  3. ^ "New on Amazon Prime Video September 2021, Plus What's Coming Next". October 2019.
  4. ^ Lo que sabemos de El Presidente, la serie que cuenta la historia de Sergio Jadue
  5. ^ "El Presidente – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 20, 2020.

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