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Eva Longoria Boards Apple TV+ Collection “Land of Ladies,” Will EP and Star Reverse Carmen Maura

Eva Longoria has one other new challenge lined up. She has now added dramedy collection “Land of Ladies” to her slate, and is about to star within the six-episode collection, in addition to government produce. In line with Deadline, Spanish actress Carmen Maura (“Volver”) will co-star.

Impressed by Sandra Barneda’s best-selling novel “La tierra de las mujeres” (“The Land of Ladies”), the present “tells the story of Gala (Longoria), a New York empty nester compelled to flee her residence after her husband implicates the household in monetary improprieties,” the supply particulars.

“Becoming a member of her on the journey are her growing old mom Julia (Maura) and her college-age daughter. The three girls escape the criminals her now-vanished husband is indebted to by shifting to the identical charming wine city in Northern Spain that Gala’s mom fled 50 years in the past, vowing by no means to return. Beginning over with new identities proves difficult whereas dwelling in a small city the place secrets and techniques are inclined to unravel fairly simply.”

Created by Gema R. Neira and Ramón Campos, who each beforehand co-created Apple TV+ collection “Now and Then” and “Velvet,” the collection might be shot in each English and Spanish and made obtainable to look at in every language. Teresa Fernández-Valdés, who labored with Neira and Campos on their earlier collection, will even exec produce.

Whereas most just lately seen on-screen within the likes of “Sylvie’s Love” and “Dora and the Misplaced Metropolis of Gold,” multi-hyphenate Longoria has additionally directed quite a lot of initiatives in recent times, together with the documentary “La Guerra Civil,” which premiered at Sundance this yr, and episodes of “Gordita Chronicles” and “Why Ladies Kill.” She additionally served as exec producer and producer, respectively, on the previous two, and exec produced Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern’s documentary “Reversing Roe.”

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In 1988, Maura gained the Finest Actress gong at Venice Movie Competition for Pedro Almodóvar’s “Ladies on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” Reuniting with the filmmaker for 2006’s “Volver,” she gained a Finest Actress award for that at Cannes Movie Competition, too — it was shared with the movie’s feminine ensemble forged, together with Penélope Cruz. Her most up-to-date credit embody Spanish collection “Deudas” and have movie “Chasing Wonders.”

“La tierra de las mujeres” is Barneda’s second e book. Additionally a journalist and tv presenter, she has printed 5 novels in complete.

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