‘La Fortuna’: A pirate, a judicial ‘thriller’ and a historical drama, in a single series

Alejandro Amenábar’s new series includes many films and a multitude of genres throughout its six chapters, in which he tells how Spain recovered the treasure stolen by a US company from a frigate sunk in the 19th century

The Fortune has a bit of thriller action, pirate adventure, historical film, and trial movie, seasoned with a peculiar love story. An exciting adventure that works perfect as adventure entertainment, which teaches us to trust that anything is possible if you believe in it, perfect to see at the end of the day and is the latest from Alejandro Amenábar, who arrives today at Movistar + and It will premiere in the US and Latin America next year.

The story of The Fortune, based on the comic by Paco Roca and Guillermo Corral -who is the royal official behind the story-, The Black Swan’s Treasure, recounts the vicissitudes that the Spanish government had to face to recover a treasure sunk in the 19th century, which a millionaire treasure hunter took from the bottom of the sea to the United States.

The comic’s co-author, Guillermo Corral, is the diplomat who was involved in the operation in which Spain took more than 7 years of litigation to recover the treasure sunk in 1804 of the Mercedes frigate and that the US treasure hunter Odyssey had been taken away.

For this he puts us in the shoes of Alex Ventura (Alvaro Mel), a young and inexperienced diplomat, who finds himself unintentionally turned into the leader of a mission that will put all his convictions to the test: recover the underwater treasure stolen by Frank Wild (Stanley Tucci), an adventurer who travels the world looting the common heritage of the depths of the sea. Forming a unique team with Lucía (Ana Polvorosa), a combative civil servant, and Jonas Pierce (Clarke Peters), a brilliant American lawyer with a passion for old pirate stories, Álex will embark on the adventure of his life, discovering the importance of love, friendship and commitment to what you believe in.


The series has a brilliant cast, both Spanish – highlights a fantastic Karra Elejalde as a minister, and a great Manolo Solo as a treasure-obsessed legionnaire, a young Álvaro Mel, and a combative Ana Polvorosa – as an American -Stanley Tucci, Clarke Peters, T’Nia Miller-, an excellent level of production, which takes us into a passionate story.

And that also has a space for the epic, embodied in the final speech of the Spanish ambassador in his final speech: “This victory is important for our people because it means looking back, investigating our history and trying to understand who we were and who we wanted to be.

Learn from our achievements and our failures. La Fortuna returns home. A house that is no longer an empire, but a humble country that defends its cultural heritage. We know that pirates still exist and will always exist, but there will also always be people willing to fight for what they think is fair. “

Amenábar presented this series at the San Sebastián festival after having inaugurated the festival in 2015 with Regression(Regression) –out of competition- the Official Section of the Festival, in which he competed in 2019 with While the war lasts, winner of five Goya awards.