Inspired by award-winning author Sandra Barneda’s best selling novel, Apple TV+ announced a six-episode series “Land of Women.” Golden Globe nominee Eva Longoria (“Flamin’ Hot,” “Sylvie’s Love”) will star in the leading role as Gala and executive produce via her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner, the series is created and written by Iris Award winners Ramón Campos (“Gran Hotel,” “Velvet”) and Gema R. Neira (“Now and Then,” “Velvet”). Legendary film and television star Carmen Maura (“Volver,” “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”) joins the cast as Gala’s mother Julia. The series is currently in pre-production in Spain.
“Land of Women” is a dramedy starring Eva Longoria as Gala, a New York empty nester whose life is turned upside down when her husband implicates the family in financial improprieties, and she is forced to flee the city alongside her aging mother and college-age daughter. To escape the dangerous criminals to whom Gala’s now vanished husband is indebted, the three women hide in the same charming wine town in Northern Spain that Gala’s mother fled 50 years ago, vowing never to return. The women seek to start anew and hope their identities will remain unknown, but gossip in the small town quickly spreads, unraveling their deepest family secrets and truths.
“Land of Women” will be directed by Iris Award winner Carlos Sedes (“Now and Then,” “Fariña”). The series joins a stable of award-winning series including critically acclaimed hits “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show.”