Consisting of 8 episodes, the original fiction production from WarnerMedia Latin America for HBO will be based on the murder of María Marta García Belsunce, which shocked the Argentine public in 2002.
Miami, FL. June 14th, 2021 – MARÍA MARTA: EL CRIMEN DEL COUNTRY is the new original miniseries from WarnerMedia Latin America for HBO, based on the real-world crime involving María Marta García Belsunce, which took place in Argentina in 2002. The fictional story begins filming this week in Buenos Aires and will premiere on HBO Max, the new streaming subscription platform that arrives to Latin America on June 29th, and on HBO’s Premium pay TV channel. It will have a total of 8, 45-minute long episodes.
On October 27th, 2002, María Marta García Belsunce was found dead by her husband, Carlos Carrascosa, in the bathroom of their home located in an exclusive private neighborhood in the Province of Buenos Aires. What at first appeared to be an at-home accident, turned into one of the most well-known crimes in Argentina.
The cast of the miniseries is led by Jorge Marrale, Laura Novoa, Mike Amigorena, Carlos Belloso, Muriel Santa Ana, Guillermo Arengo, Nicolás Francella, Valeria Lois, Ana Celentano, Esteban Bigliardi and María Leal. MARÍA MARTA: EL CRIMEN DEL COUNTRY includes the direction of Daniela Goggi and screenwriting by Martín Méndez in collaboration with Germán Loza.
“The case of María Marta García Belsunce continues to arouse public interest even after two decades,” says Tomás Yankelevich, Chief Content Officer of General Entertainment, WarnerMedia Latin America. “At WarnerMedia we find in these real events the basis to create a fictional story that is worthy of being brought to the screen due to its relevance and impact to the audience, and we are convinced that it will be made with the upmost quality, thanks to this extraordinarily creative and artistic team.”
Jorge Marrale, who leads the cast in the role of Carlos Carrascosa, states: “I’m eager to get to work and I have conviction about being part of a magnificent work of fiction that brings to light much of what we learned about this case. I feel that we are going to recount in detail the drama surrounding a murder that had a major impact on Argentine society.”
For her part, Laura Novoa, the actress who plays María Marta, says: “This is a very special project for me, as it involves a great challenge. Thinking about the cast that was put together is a dream, they are co-workers with whom it is a pleasure to work with, as well as with director Daniela Goggi. Playing María Marta involves great responsibility and I am very excited to be able to tell who she was so that her story can be known beyond just what has been told about her death over these past decades. I am very happy to be doing it”.
MARÍA MARTA: EL CRIMEN DEL COUNTRY, is an original series from HBO produced by WarnerMedia Latin America, filmed in conjunction with Pol-ka.
MARÍA MARTA: EL CRIMEN DEL COUNTRY joins other original projects from WarnerMedia Latin America that HBO Max is bringing to the region, such as the Max Originals DÍAS DE GALLOS and BÚNKER, as well as the HBO original series AMONGST MEN and AMSTERDAM. With these high-quality productions, the company reaffirms its commitment to creating the best stories for audiences and to promoting talent in Latin America.