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Maxi Iglesias and Ximena Romo to Star in Maria Dueñas´s LOS ARTISTAS on ViX+

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain – September 8, 2022 – ViX+, TelevisaUnivision´s Spanish-language premium subscription streaming service, 360 Powwow and Isla Audiovisual announced today at FesTVal in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) that Maxi Iglesias (“Dueños del Paraíso,” “Velvet,” “Fisica O Quimica”) and Ximena Romo (“María Félix: la Doña,” “Señorita 89,” “El Color de la Pasión”) will play the leads with Francesc Garrido (“Waiting for May”, “El Jaguar”) as antagonist, in LOS ARTISTAS (The Artists, working title) a new drama series full of deceit, forgery, and suspense, set in the world of multi-million-dollar art dealing business. The start of production for the new series will take place next week in Madrid, Spain. This original production is the first direct-to-series project by bestselling author María Dueñas a new first-look deal between her and ViX.
 
“It has been an immense honor to put my creativity at the service of this wonderful series. A cross between Spain and Mexico with adorable characters, talent and irony, which introduces us to the most controversial facet of the art world. A mixture of high comedy, romance, adventure and thriller, with a leading couple that will make us fall in love, and plots that will make us hold our breath,” said Maria Dueñas.
 
Alongside writer María Dueñas, director Manuel Sanabria, producers Daniel Gutman and Victor García, and actors Ximena Romo and Francesc Garrido were all in attendance while Maxi Iglesias connected virtually for the series announcement at a FesTVal press conference in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. 360 Powwow and Isla Audiovisual will produce the series for ViX+ under the direction of Joaquín Llamas, Oriol Ferrér and Manuel Sanabria.
 
“ViX+ is all about opportunities for Spanish-speaking talent. This first-look deal with Maria Dueñas and the new series LOS ARTISTAS is an example of the quality of storytelling we are bringing to ViX+” said Vincenzo Gratteri, senior vice president of development at ViX+. 
 
LOS ARTISTAS tells the story of Cata, a young Mexican art connoisseur to whom the bitter twists of fate lead her to work in a mediocre restaurant in Madrid. Yago is a young Spanish antique dealer, who is forced by bad luck to close his business. Unexpectedly, they get to know each other. The chemistry that develops between them, coupled with the need to find a way out of their harsh circumstances, makes them a seductive couple looking for for clients to sell magnificent works of art to. The problem is that such works are fake. Extremely fake. Even so, with talent, brazenness and audacity, they will achieve their goals in an attractive, addictive series, full of humanity, unexpected turns, irony and beauty.
 
ViX+ offers subscribers more than 10,000 hours of premium content, including more than 70 ViX+ Original series and movies set to debut in its first year. ViX+ is available in the U.S., Mexico, and most of Spanish-speaking Latin America by subscription, online at vixplus.com and via the ViX app, on a variety of platforms and devices, including mobile; tablet; connected TV such as Fire TV, Google TV, Android TV OS, Apple TV, Roku, Samsung TV; DISH TV; and digital subscriptions such as Prime Video Channels, YouTube TV, SLING TV and izzi (only available in Mexico). 
 
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