International TV Newswire: Latest on ‘Money Heist,’ Sheffield Doc/Fest, ‘Dark Money’

Variety | 7/5/2019 | John Hopewell
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In this week’s International TV Newswire, “Money Heist’ fanbase heaves with anticipation at Part 3, two prominent European doc fests change directors, All3Media confirms “Dark Money’s” pre-sales credentials; ZFD favorite “Worst Witch” gets an NHK makeover; and Econet Media’s satellite TV biz goes into administration:

Two weeks out from its July 19 Netflix global release, expectation for “Money Heist” Part 3 (aka “La Casa de Papel” Temporada 3) is coming to a boil. “Money Heist” Parts 1 and 2 ranked as the second most-binged SVOD Spanish-language show in the world in June, app TV Time revealed to TodoTVNews this week, beaten only by “Alta Mar,”· the latest from “Velvet’s” Bambu and another Netflix show. Adding to the excitement, “Money Heist” Part 3 does not now appear to be just an extra season, moreover, but creator Alex Pina’s ambition to create the biggest Spanish series ever. Already, at a June 20 Madrid press conference, Pina announced that he hasn’t just got an idea for a “Money Heist:Part 4” but that it’s actually gone into production. “Money Heist” 3 takes the series global .shooting in five countries, is obviously bigger-budgeted more of an action thriller, and teases out more explicitly the original’s appeal to viewers who think they’re outcasts, marginalized, hard-done by: Read much of the world’s disaffected youth. After Rio is captured, the gang gets together to rescue him. “This is a declaration of war on the system,” says the Professor in the official trailer. “And we are the resistance, and we won’t hide.” After slaving away at scripts for 20 years, Pina now has a chance to make a series which might be the biggest-budgeted Spanish show ever and play with a narrative which is its time jump and narrator mind bends, takes series, often compared to 19th century novel, to...
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