Starz is developing “Cuban Quartet,” a series starring Antonio Banderas, who will also be an executive producer.
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht made the announcement last week at a panel for television critics in Beverly Hills, California. The series is based on a popular book series by Leonardo Padura.
“Starz continues to see great opportunity in continued programming diversification with many communities and genres,” said Albrecht. “Partnering with eOne to develop the drama series ‘Havana Quartet’ with international star Antonio Banderas will allow us to give viewers a premium show that highlights the decaying beauty of Cuba during its ‘Special Period’ — a time and place which tourists rarely got to experience.”
Banderas will play a romantic Cuban detective who dreamed of being a writer.
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