DramaFever Snags Spanish Miniseries 'The Time in Between'

6:30 AM PST 04/30/2014 by Natalie Jarvey
"The Time In Between"

The drama based on the best-seller will premiere July 4 on the streaming service.

DramaFever is bringing Spanish television hit The Time In Between to American audiences for the first time. 

The streaming service announced Tuesday during Digital Content NewFronts that it has signed an exclusive licensing deal for the 11-episode miniseries. 

The Time In Between will debut July 4 on DramaFever with English subtitles. It will also be syndicated on through DramaFever partner Hulu. 

Based on the Maria Duenas best-seller El Tiempo Entre Costuras, the miniseries follows a young seamstress (Adriana Ugarte) as she leaves Madrid for Morocco at the start of the Spanish Civil War. 

The series, from producers Antena 3 and Boomerang TV, was a hit when it premiere in Spain last year. Its October 2013 premiere snagged more than 5 million viewers, making it the best Spanish drama debut in eight years. 

"Our goal as a company is to make the finest content from around the world available in all major territories and encourage global exposure," said DramaFever co-CEO Suk Park. "By gaining the distribution rights to iconic titles such as El Tiempo Entre Costuras, providing the most accurate subtitles through skilled linguists and making them available to the millions of fans around the world who are already actively looking for this content, we are creating a platform for international cohesion through entertainment." 

AMC-backed DramaFever, a subscription streaming service for international television, draws more than 20 million unique visitors a month to watch its roster of programming. The site has a heavy roster of Korean dramas but also offers content from around the world.

The company, says 30 percent of its viewers are Hispanic millennials between the ages of 18 and 34, has been making strides to bolster its Spanish-language programming. Last fall it partnered with Telemundo to stream telenovela Una Maid en Manhattan.  

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