Led by British director Simon West, the film also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adrián Lastra, Carlos Cuevas, Pepón Nieto, Raúl Tejón, Gonçalo Diniz, Manuel Morón and Bárbara Goenaga.
Last Updated: 07.03 AM, Apr 22, 2022
Here's some exciting news for the fans of the Money Heist's professor, Alvaro Morte. After Wheels of Time, the actor will be returning for a film for Amazon Prime Video. The makers have finally released the first look images of the actor from the movie, Boundless, showing for the first time Rodrigo Santoro and Álvaro Morte in their roles as Magallanes and Elcano respectively.
The series with six episodes of 40 minutes each will tell the story of the first sailing trip around the world ever completed, coinciding with the celebration of the expedition's 500th anniversary. The drama, directed by the British filmmaker, Simon West (Tomb Raider), will bring to life the thrilling epic story of a group of sailors on a voyage into the unknown, in a major series packed with action and adventure.
Led by the Portuguese Fernando de Magallanes, 239 sailors set sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz, Spain) on August 20, 1519. Three years later, only 18 sailors returned, who were seriously unwell due to starvation in the one ship that withstood the journey. The ship was 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, astronomy and knowledge of the planet, and is considered one of the greatest achievements in human history.
Apart from Álvaro Morte and Rodrigo Santoro in lead roles, the cast of the series also 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).
The series was shot in the Basque Country and Navarre in the locations of Azkoitia, Azkorri, Lazkao, Olite and the Cathedral of Pamplona, as well as in Seville, Huelva and Madrid, and the Dominican Republic.
Produced by MONO Films and KILIMA Media in collaboration with RTVE, EiTB and Canal Sur, and Miguel Menéndez de Zubillaga, the series Boundless is written by Patxi Amezcua. The project, presented in February 2020 at the Navy Headquarters, is part of the Collaboration Agreement signed by RTVE and the Spanish Ministry of Defense in March 2018 on the occasion of the 5th centenary of the first round-the-world trip.
Boundless will be available exclusively on Prime Video in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Latin America, Netherlands, UK, Germany, India, US and Andorra.