With all the different streaming services operating these days, there is an awful lot of TV out there, so much so that plenty of shows can easily escape your notice. If you’re hungry for a fast-paced action series featuring cryogenically frozen secret agents, political conspiracies and Spain’s fascist dictator Francisco Franco, then you should check out the trailer for Garcia!a six-episode series streaming on HBO Max.
Garcia! is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Santiago García and Luis Bustos and spans six decades of Spain’s tumultuous political history, seamlessly blending satire and suspense into a genre-bending adventure of epic proportions. The series followsAntonia (Veki Velilla), a young reporter who quickly becomes embroiled in a vast political conspiracy after thawing a cryogenically frozen secret agent from the 1960s. Garcia (Francisco Ortiz), a former pawn in fascist dictator Francisco Franco’s regime, is thrust into a fractured modern world and must rely on Antonia’s help to fit in—and decide where his loyalties lie amid a conspiracy to overthrow the Spanish government.” In addition to Francisco Ortiz and Veki Velilla, the series also features Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Francisco Reyes, Nico Romero, Helio Pedregal, Mario Pardo, Miki Molina, Marina Gatell, Pepe Ocio and Silvia Abascal.
The series was co-created and written by Sara Antuña and Carlos de Pando, with Eugenio Mira directing all six episodes. You may remember Mira as the director of Grand piano, the tense, gritty thriller starring Elijah Wood as a pianist with stage fright who must deliver a perfect performance under the watchful eye of a mysterious sniper who threatens to kill him if he plays a wrong note. I might have to pull it off the shelf again tonight.
The first three episodes of Garcia! now streaming on HBO Max. What did you think of the trailer for? Garcia!? Want to check out the series?