MIAMI –MARCH 23, 2023 – ViX, the world’s leading Spanish-language streaming service, announced today that MONTECRISTO, its new dramatic thriller series starring William Levy, will premiere on April 14, with all its six episodes available on launch day.
The ViX original series is a modern take on the literary classic “The Count of Montecristo” by Alexandre Dumas that tells the story of Alejandro Montecristo (William Levy), an enigmatic figure who bursts into the public eye and raises concerns amongst the elites because the origin of his fortune and his past are unknown. Montecristo is the founder and CEO of a new technology company that has incited the envy and interest of many, including Fernando Alvarez Mondego (Roberto Enríquez), a businessman connected to the Spanish aristocracy who wants to acquire the Montecristo startup. What Fernando doesn’t know is that Montecristo is someone he knew decades ago and the reason for his sudden appearance in his life is fueled purely by revenge.
MONTECRISTO also features performances by Esmeralda Pimentel (“High Heat”) as Haydée Hernández, Montecristo’s right-hand woman and expert hacker; Juan Fernández (“El Cid”) as the aristocrat and Spanish ambassador in Havana, Cristóbal Herrera; Silvia Abascal (“Asombrosa Elisa”) as Mercedes Herrera, daughter of the Spanish ambassador in Havana; Itziar Atienza (“Wrong Side of the Tracks”) as the Cuban lawyer Helena Vilaforte; Guiomar Puerta (“Estoy Vivo”) as Alba Mondego, the daughter of Mercedes and Fernando; and Franky Martin (‘Wrong Side of the Tracks”) as Jackie, Montecristo’s chauffer and go-to guy.
The TV adaptation created by Lidia Fraga (“Método Criminal”) and Jacobo Díaz (“Método Criminal”) is directed by Alberto Ruiz-Rojo (“Templanza” / “The Vineyard”). The series is produced by David Martinez, Ángela Agudo, David Cotarelo and executive produced by Secuoya Studios and Sergio Pizzolante. William Levy and his producing partner Jeff Goldberg also served as executive producers.
ViX service offers more than 75,000 hours of on-demand content, and over 100 streaming channels, all in Spanish. The app is available with two access tiers, one free with ads and one premium plan with a subscription, in the U.S., Mexico, and most of Spanish-speaking Latin America, across all major mobile platforms, connected TV devices and via web on vix.com.