‘Boundless' is a Spanish-language project for Amazon comprised of a feature film and 3-part limited series.
The film and series, which star “Money Heist’s” Álvaro Morte and “Westworld’s” Rodrigo Santoro in the lead roles, tells the story of Spanish explorers Juan Sebastián Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan who were the first people to circumnavigate the world over 500 years ago.
Simon West directs the project, which is set to stream on Amazon Prime and Spanish broadcaster RTVE sometime next year.
“Boundless” is produced by Fulwell 73’s Leo Pearlman and Heather Greenwood and Elcano’s Miguel Menéndez de Zubillaga. Patrick Fischer and Richard Kondal of Fulwell 73 and Dasha Sherman and Menelaos Pampoukidis of Koala FX co-produce. The project was made in collaboration with Spanish production company Elcano while ETB, Canal Sur and Gazprom-Media KIT Group also partnered on it.
“’Boundless’ is a timeless, epic tale of adventure and discovery about the first ever journey around the world through the eyes of these two incredible explorers Juan Sebastián Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan,” said Greenwood. “We’ve found a perfect partner in producer Miguel Menéndez de Zubillaga to bring this truly epic story to life both as a feature film and a TV series working with an incredible cast and crew led by director Simon West. ‘Boundless’ promises big action, beautiful locations and unforgettable story-telling and we can’t wait to bring this high-quality drama onto the big and small screens which we think will grip audiences across the world.”
The cast includes Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Captain Cartagena), Adrián Lastra (Captain Mendoza), Carlos Cuevas (Martino), Pepón Nieto (Father Bartolomé), Raúl Tejón (Gómez de Espinosa), Gonçalo Diniz (Duarte Barrosa), Manuel Morón (Cardenal Fonseca) and Bárbara Goenaga (Beatriz).
Led by the Portuguese Fernando de Magallanes, 239 sailors set sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz, Spain) on 20th August, 1519. Three years later, only 18 sailors returned–seriously unwell due to starvation–in the one ship that withstood the journey, which was the one captained by the Spanish sailor, Juan Sebastián Elcano. They had traveled 14,460 leagues, west-bound, completing the circumnavigation of the world; an almost impossible mission that sought to find a new route to the “islands of spices” and that ended up changing the history of mankind by proving that the Earth is round. This feat forever transformed trade, economy, astrology and knowledge of the planet, and is considered one of the greatest achievements in human history.