Amazon Studios has given green signal to historical miniseries Cortes, and this four hours long miniseries is going to star Javier Bardem who has won Oscar award for his acting skills in “No Country for Old Man”.
This series is going to be a blast for its fans as two Oscar winners are in this series. Three times Oscar winner Steven Spielberg and Amblin Television has created the series.
Cortes is an upcoming American historical miniseries that is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video. This series is created and written by Steven Zaillian. Zaillian is also going to executive produce along with Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Javier Bardem.
In October 2019, Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal also joined as executive producers alongside Cristina Gallegos and Ciro Guerra who will be directing the show.
As for how the series came into development, it is based on an original 1965 205-page draft of a screenplay called Montezumaby screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. This draft was perfected into a proper screenplay by Zaillian once considered directing Montezuma, retitled as Cortesbut it never happened.
But now it’s finally set to grace our screens in the form of a miniseries and not a movie.
Cortes Season 1: When is The Release Date?
On March 26, 2018, it was announced that Cortes had been redeveloped from a movie into a miniseries and that Amazon was on board with the idea and had ordered a season of 4 episodes.
Originally this project was originated in 2014 when three-times Oscar winner Steven Spielberg saw this series as a possible directing project. Eventually, it got green signal for four-hour miniseries.
Right now, there is no exact release date given yet. So tune in here, and we will bring you all the latest updates!
Who will be Cast?
Javier Bardem is set to play the lead role of Hernán Cortés. In February 2020, it was announced that Tenoch Huerta had been cast to play Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II.
Besides them, Yoshira Escárrega will play Cortés’ consort, strategic partner and translator-Malintzin/Marina while Ammar Aldieri will take on the role of Tapeia.
What will Cortes Season 1 be about?
Dalton Trumbo’s 1965 screenplay draft intended to centre the story around the complicated relationship between Hernán Cortés, Spanish conquistador and Aztec leader Moctezuma II. The upcoming movie is following the same intended storyline.
Cortes will lead a rebellious expedition to the very heart of King Moctezuma II’s Aztec Empire. This will eventually end up connecting two different civilizations for the first time and altering history’s course.