Disney+ has announced the start of filming for ‘La Última’, the first original production of Disney+ Spain, starring Aitana Ocana, in her first job as an actress, and Michael Bernardeau. The series is a generational portrait of maturity, the struggle to make one’s way, love, complicity, and the power of friendship.
‘La Última’ tells the story of Candela (Aitana Ocaña), a girl who works in a logistics company while pursues her dream of becoming a singer. Her life changes one night when a multinational record company executive hears her sing in a bar. That same night, Candela meets again with Diego (Miguel Bernardeau), an old classmate from his high school who is fighting to be a professional boxer.
Disney assures that it is “a story of overcoming, disappointment, illusion, courage and empowerment.”
The production of ‘La Última’, which will feature five episodes, has been entrusted to Bargain Group, creators of ‘Cuéntame how it happened’, the longest-running and most awarded Spanish series on Spanish television and nominated for the Emmy Award for Best International Series in 2003.
The new Disney+ original series will be directed by Eduard Cortés (‘merlí’) and Abigail Schaaff (‘The Ministry of Time’). The creators are Anaïs Schaaff (‘Isabel’, ‘The Ministry of Time’), Jordi Calafí (‘Malaka’, ‘The Ministry of Time’) and Joaquín Oristrell (‘Tell me’).
Sofia Fabregas, vice president of original production for Disney+ in Spain, assures that the series “reinforces the ambitious project of the original production of Disney+ in our country”. “We have assembled a powerful creative and artistic team to tell a story that we know will connect with viewers both in our country and around the world. In addition, being able to count on the talent of Aitana Ocaña and Miguel Bernardeau, both generational icons with great prestige in their professional fields, is a real privilege that we are sure will elevate ‘La Última’ to the phenomenon category, with an incredible impact at an international level».
Aitana, leaving the factory ‘Triumph operation’, was the Spanish artist most streamed on Spotify in 2021, accumulating more than 100 million global reproductions, and has received prestigious national and international awards at the record level and for his live performances. “This will be the first project that I am a part of as an actress. I feel very enthusiastic and eager, I’m going to give my best. I am also very happy to be able to bring part of my musical world to the series and to be able to share this unique experience with a team of wonderful people.
Miguel Bernardeau is a Spanish actor internationally known for his role as Guzmán in the series ‘Elite’ (Netflix). He recently premiered the series ‘Everything Else’ (HBO Max) and is awaiting the premiere of ‘1899’, the new series from the creators of ‘Dark’ (Netflix). In theaters, he has participated in films such as ‘Crime Wave’, by Grace Querejeta, ‘It’s for your own good’, from Carlos Theron, and ‘Josephine’, from Xavier Mark.
“I am very proud to be part of this project and to work with people I admire and respect. The universe we are creating has something very special and the team is working hard to make it spectacular. I can’t wait to start filming to bring Diego to life,” says the actor.