The public channel advances the details of its new fiction bet, which will arrive next Monday with Andrea Duro, Blanca Portillo, Daniel Grao and Francesco Arca as protagonists.
Promesas de arena counts the days for its premiere on TVE. The new series of the public channel will arrive next Monday at prime time with a cast headed by Andrea Duro, Blanca Portillo, Daniel Grao and Italian Francesco Arca, whom we have already seen in Los nuestros 2 (Telecinco).
The four of them met today in Madrid to present to the media, among them Vertele, this adaptation of the novel of the same name by Laura Garzón, in turn the second original series to premiere this year on La 1 after the recently concluded Malaka. If the latter set the action in the depths of Malaga, Promesas de arena takes us to Libya, where Lucía (Andrea Duro) arrives to start a new life as an aid worker for an NGO.
There, the young woman will move between the exoticism of the area and some of its greatest dangers in the company of Andy (Daniel Grao), an honest man overtaken by his responsibility who will fall in love with her; Julia (Blanca Portillo), a tough veteran supply manager with a hidden agenda; and Hayzam (Francesco Arca), an ambiguous character who is not committed to anyone and who will drive Lucia to the limits of passion.
Marcel Borrás, Thais Blume, Jairo Sánchez and Somaya Taofiki completes the main cast of this series, which according to Javier García Díaz, executive producer of TVE Fiction, “approaches the world of aid workers” with “rigor and realism”, but without ceasing to be “a romantic adventure”. And the fact is that love “vertebrates from top to bottom” the series, as he has said Amparo Miralles, executive producer of Atlantia Media. However, in Sand Promises is not all about romance. There is also “intrigue, friendship and adventure”. Above all, adventure. Both in front of and behind the cameras.
Duro’s character will also fall in love with Andy, the head of the camp played by Daniel Grao, who is “very analytical and tries to postpone emotions” and who within the series “serves to show how many times these people who help outside the home are running away from something or from themselves”.
The group of aid workers is also joined by Berta, “a gynecologist without filters who arrives because she wants to help and ends up discovering that it is the trip that has helped her,” according to her interpreter, Thais Blume.
The team of collaborators is completed by Jaime, a young homosexual who will face contrasts because “in Spain he is fine with his homosexuality and there he must hide it”, according to his actor Marcel Borrás; and Diego, who will provide “the necessary relief to release the tension of the rest of the plots”, as explained by Jairo Sánchez, who has stepped into his shoes.
The series co-produced by TVE with Atlantia Media has recreated in the oasis of Tozeur and in the port city of Sfax, both in Tunisia, the fictitious city of Fursa, where most of the filming took place.
“The environment has an influence, but there are no evaluations,” explains Amparo Miralles, executive producer of Atlantia Media, who adds that “what is presented is fiction and as such is different from the real life of these aid workers”.
To show this realistic side of the story, each episode will be followed by “Titanes sin frontera” (Titans without borders), which narrates the real lives of several Spanish volunteers through their own statements, “although they don’t like the name titans because they don’t feel like heroes,” Miralles concludes.