Thu, 12/05/2016
Locked Up (Vis a Vis), first Spanish series to be shown on British FTA Channel 4
Vis a Vis international career continues making history. On May 17, this Antena 3 thriller, produced by Globomedia (MEDIAPRO Group), will be shown for the first time on the British free-to-air Channel 4, which is well-known worldwide as a broadcaster of high-quality, innovative and creative programs. Locked Up (Vis a Vis) will become the first Spanish series to be shown on free-to-air TV in the UK.

The first episode of the first season will be shown on May 17 at 22:00. After that, the series will also be available, on open TV, on Walter Presents, the on-demand video platform belonging to GSN and Channel 4. Walter Presents reached an agreement last month with Imagina International Sales, the Imagina Group distribution company, to show exclusively the two seasons of this thriller. This Spanish show will be included in the exclusive selection of the best non-English language series in the world, broadcast by this platform for the British market.


Acclaimed by both audience and critics, Locked Up (Vis a Vis) captivated over 3.5 million viewers and 19.9% of audience share in the first season. The episodes of the new season, which started to be shown on Antena 3 on March 31, preserve and reinforce its distinguishing marks: frenetic action, impeccably executed by an exquisite direction, with a photography that is characteristic of big film productions, and a cast that has been unanimously praised.


After the end of the first season in July 2015, Locked Up (Vis a Vis) has received many national and international awards, both for the show as a whole as well as for the actresses and the team of directors. Recently, Locked Up (Vis a Vis) received the award for Best Spanish Fiction Show at the Luchon International Film Festival in France. On the other hand, the jury of the latest Ondas Awards gave the prize for Best Female Actress to the show's whole team of female actresses: Maggie Civantos, Najwa Nimri, Berta Vázquez, Alba Flores, María Isabel Díaz, Cristina Plazas, Laura Baena, Marta Aledo and Inma Cuevas.


Vis a Vis (Locked Up) was also acclaimed by critics at the latest Vitoria FesTVal, where it won the prize for 'Discovery of the Year'. Also in the context of the FesTVal, the Television Fiction Directors Association recognized the excellent work of the team of directors by giving a prize to the directors of the first season: Jesús Colmenar, Sandra Gallego, Jesús Rodrigo y David Molina.


This year, the show has also received some more awards. At the first Paramount Channel Awards, Najwa Nimri was given the prize for 'Best Villain' and Berta Vázquez for 'Best Rising Actress'. Maggie Civantos was chosen as Best Drama Actress at the MiM Awards. The Actors Union chose Maggie Civantos as Best Lead Actress and Inma Cuevas as Best Support Actress.