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Amazon’s ‘Cortés y Moctezuma’ Miniseries Starring Javier Bardem Not Going Forward, Casualty Of Covid-19

Amazon’s ‘Cortés y Moctezuma’ Miniseries Starring Javier Bardem Not Going Forward, Casualty Of Covid-19

Exclusive: Amazon has scrapped plans to resume production and complete Cortés y Moctezuma, its epic four-hour miniseries starring and executive produced by Oscar winner Javier Bardem and executive produced by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna.

The Amazon Studios/Amblin Partners project, described as the largest Spanish-language production of all time, was two weeks into filming in Mexico when it was shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Written by Oscar winner Steve Zaillian, it also starred Tenoch Huerta and Yoshira Escárrega.

“Due to the production constraints created by the Covid-19 global pandemic, Amazon Studios and Amblin Partners are unable to move forward with production on our Cortés y Moctezuma series,” the two companies said in a statement to Deadline. “In the current climate, there is unfortunately no way to remount the production in the near future to achieve the scale and scope that was intended and that the series deserves.

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