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“Mother” Spanish adaptation to air on Antena 3


TOKYO, JAPAN – April 13, 2023 – Having previously streamed to tremendous success on Atresplayer Premium, Nippon TV, currently celebrating its 70th Anniversary and Japan's leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse, announced today that free-to-air channel Antena 3 in Spain, the flagship Spanish terrestrial television channel part of Atresmedia Televisión, has now secured the rights and will air the Castilian Spanish adaptation of the award-winning drama series Mother (11 x 60’) as Heridas (13 x 50’) beginning April 13th. Heridas is a production by Atresmedia TV in collaboration with Buendía Estudios.

Heridas is an intense drama that addresses the issue of child abandonment and the search for one's own identity through the present and past experiences of its two protagonists. The drama series is also an award-winning series having won the 2022 Winner National TV Series Contest, Best Actress in a Drama Series for Adriana Ugarte, at the Almería International Film Festival. In addition, the series also received the 2022 PRODU Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series recognizing María León for her role in Heridas.

Quote from Ms. Montse García, director of Fiction of Atresmedia TV:
"The series tells a gripping story that engages the viewer. Both the original Japanese version (Mother) and the Spanish adaptation that we have made at Atresmedia (Heridas), share elements that have a universal character, such as the love for a daughter, and that impact moves viewers everywhere on the planet. We are very happy with the result of Heridas. It is a great series that we premiered in 2022 on our pay platform Atresplayer Premium, which was very well received by audiences and critics. Now we are premiering it on Antena 3, our main channel and the most watched television channel in Spain. We are very excited because we are sure that viewers will enjoy and be moved by this great story".

Quote from Mr. Keisuke Miyata, Head of Sales, International Business Development, Nippon TV:
Heridas was another magnificent adaptation of Mother and we are so proud of its success streaming on Atresplayer as well as receiving multiple awards already. We expect further broadcast success on free-to-air channel Antena 3 in Spain, and many international expansions for this remarkable series in the future as well.”

With Heridas marking the eighth international deal for this megahit drama, the scripted format Mother has already been licensed to CJ E&M (South Korea), MF Yapim (Turkey), STB TV (Ukraine), JSL Global Media (Thailand), Radiant Pictures (China), GoPlay (Indonesia), and Incognita (France). Mother is ranked as Asia’s most exported scripted format to the World.

Returning to Spain after seven years of studying abroad, Manuela has decided to stay in a faraway town, and continue to keep a deliberate distance from her adoptive family in Madrid.
Traumatized by the wound of having been abandoned as a child by her biological mother, love for her has always entailed the threat of the wound being repeated, and so she always declared that she would never be a mother. But one night she finds little Alba in a garbage bag in which her mother has left her as a punishment. Without thinking about it, she kidnaps the girl and runs away with her, on a journey that will lead her to face her demons and become a mother.

The heroine of this drama is a woman in her mid-thirties who has apathetically lived her life without interest in romance, society or even her own life. Working as an elementary school teacher, she learns that one of her students is being abused at home. Although unable to comprehend her sudden impulse, she decides to kidnap the young, abused girl to bring up as her own. During her life on the run, she re-examines her past lifestyle and searches for her path in life. Pivotal to this drama is the word “maternal.” The heroine, who had never awakened to her own maternal side, discovers this instinct deep within herself. This drama portrays how this unexpected discovery stirs the feelings of hesitation and conflict, which help her to mature as both a woman and as a person.

Atresmedia is the leading Communication Group in Spain, the only audiovisual company with key positions in all the sectors in which it operates -television, radio, internet, cinema, production for third parties and training, etc.- through its flagship brands: Antena 3, laSexta, Onda Cero, Europa FM... In this way, Atresmedia has developed its strategy in different Divisions such as Atresmedia Televisión (Antena 3, laSexta, Neox, Nova, Mega and Atreseries together with its OTT platform, ATRESplayer), Atresmedia Radio (Onda Cero, Europa FM, Melodía FM), Atresmedia Publicidad (dedicated to advertising and commercial exploitation) and Atresmedia Diversificación (activities and businesses not dependent on advertising). As part of its commitment to Corporate Responsibility, it has campaigns such as Ponle Freno, Constantes y Vitales, Objetivo Bienestar, Hazte Eco, Crea Cultura, Tolerancia Cero and Levanta la Cabeza.

Nippon TV is Japan's leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse and ratings champion broadcaster, as well as owner of streaming giant Hulu in Japan. Over 90% of its content IP is fully owned by Nippon TV and the company has been active in bringing its content to the international market in the form of anime, ready-made programs, formats, and through co-production partnerships.

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