Check out the trailer for HBO Max series Garcia!
With all the different streaming services in operation these days, there’s an awful lot of TV out there, so much so that plenty of shows can easily slip 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 in Spain’s tumultuous political history, seamlessly blending satire and suspense for a genre-bending adventure of epic proportions. The series follows “Antonia (Veki Velilla), a young reporter who quickly becomes embroiled in an elaborate political conspiracy after accidentally defrosting a cryogenically frozen secret agent from the 1960s. Finding himself thrust into a fractured modern world, Garcia (Francisco Ortiz), a former pawn in fascist dictator Francisco Franco’s regime, must rely on Antonia’s help to fit in – and decide where his loyalties lie amid a conspiracy to upend 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 might remember Mira as the director of Grand Piano, the tense, pulpy thriller starring Elijah Wood as a pianist with stage fright who must pull off a perfect performance under the eye of a mysterious sniper who threatens to kill him if he plays one wrong note. I might need to pull that one off the shelf again tonight.
The first three episodes of Garcia! are now streaming on HBO Max. What did you think of the trailer for Garcia!? Will you be checking the series out?