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HBO Latin America and HBO Europe on Monday unveiled their first-ever co-production, joining forces for Destino Russia 2018, a 10-part documentary series on the 2018 soccer World Cup.
The series is billed as “an intimate and personal look” at top international soccer players as they prepare for this year’s World Cup, which kicks off in Russia on June 14. The half-hour episodes will span 12 countries.
The series follows HBO Latin America’s soccer series Destino South Africa and Destino Brazil, produced for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, respectively.
Luis Peraza, Roberto Rios, Paul Drago and Gabriela Remirez will executive produce Destino Russia for HBO Latin America, together with HBO Europe’s Miguel Salvat and Hanka Kastelicova. The series is being produced by Eulogio Romero.
Destino Russia 2018 will premiere on HBO Latin America and HBO Europe in April.
Said Salvat, commissioning editor of original programming, HBO Espana: “HBO Europe is thrilled to be collaborating for the first time with our colleagues from Latin America, who previously created two successful Destino series in the World Cups in South Africa and Brazil. This time, the project becomes even more universal, bringing all its color and emotion to many more countries where [soccer] is a source of unequaled passion, with the unique vision and perspective on storytelling HBO is known for.”
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