One of Spain’s best-known TV showrunners, Javier Olivares
has kicked-off a new stage in his professional career, inking an exclusive deal with TV giant Mediapro
’s production house Globomedia
to develop new TV fiction projects.
Olivares was the showrunner on pubcaster Rtve
’s La 1 TV drama “Isabel
,” one of the biggest Spanish fiction hits in recent times, in terms of both local TV audiences and international sales, and co-created with his late brother Pablo “The Department of Time
,” a cult sci-fi series produced for Rtve, whose third season was co-financed by Netflix
At the Mediapro Group, Olivares is joining a creative team which has been strongly reinforced, encompassing “Homeland
”-creator Ran Telem
as head of international development and Burman Office’s Daniel Burman
, the creator, among other, of “Edha,” Netflix’s first Argentine original TV drama.
“Both my brother Pablo [who died in 2014] and I have worked on very popular series, think ‘The Serranos and ‘Paco’s Men,’ but