With all the different streaming services in operation these days, there’s an awful lot of TV out there, so much so that many shows can easily slip your mind. If you fancy a fast-paced action series featuring cryogenically frozen secret agents, political conspiracies and Spanish fascist dictator Francisco Franco, then you should check out the trailer for Garcia!a six-episode series airing 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 for an epic adventure of epic proportions. The series follows “Antonia (Veki Velilla), a young journalist who quickly finds herself embroiled in an elaborate political plot after accidentally unfreezing a cryogenically frozen secret agent from the 1960s. Finding himself thrust into a fractured modern world, Garcia (Francisco Ortiz), a former pawn from the regime of fascist dictator Francisco Franco, must rely on Antonia’s help to integrate and decide where his loyalties lie amid a plot to overthrow the Spanish government.In addition to Francisco Ortiz and Veki Velilla, the series also includes 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, pulpy thriller starring Elijah Wood as a stage-stricken pianist who must pull off a perfect performance under the watchful eye of a mysterious sniper who threatens to kill him if he plays a wrong note. I might need to pull that one off the shelf tonight.
The first three episodes of Garcia! are now streaming on HBO Max. What did you think of the trailer for Garcia!? Are you going to check out the series?