The series is produced by Brutal Media and will premiere on Prime Video and 3Cat.

Sony Pictures Television announced the start of production for La Academia, its first Spanish-language original series, produced in Spain for Prime Video and Catalan public broadcaster, 3Cat.

The series is produced by Brital Media and will be distributed internationally by SPT.

La Academia is a YA scripted series, set in a Spanish professional soccer training center called Apolo FC.

There boys and girls from different social backgrounds fight for a shared dream which will inevitably create fiction between them: to make the first team and become the world’s next top players.

The young cast is led by new Spanish talent such as Ton Vieira (HIT, Through My Window), Marc Soler (UPA Next), Mia Sala-Patau (This Is Not Sweden), Ebony Vidjrakou (Brutal Doctor) and newcomer Rita González, Paco Tous (Money Heist, 30 Coins), Diego Martín (Elite, Súpernormal), Barbara Goenaga (Súpernormal, La noche más larga), Luka Peros (Money Heist), Marc Martinez (Intimacy) and Irene Montalá (Historias para no dormir).

La Academia is executive produced by Marisa Simón-Moore for SPT, Arlette Peyret for Brutal Media and Oriol Sala-Patau and Conxa Orea for 3Cat. Brendan Fitzgerald serves as an executive producer, and Raimon Masllorens as a producer for Brutal Media.

“La Academia is a true milestone for Sony Pictures Television, our first Spanish-language drama series filmed on the ground in Spain, and we look forward to developing further projects through our local team, lead by scripted development director, Marisa Simón-Moore,” said Matthew Justice, EVP, head of U.K. and Europe, Sony Pictures Television.

“With La Academia, it has been fantastic to not only tap into the incredible production resources the Spanish industry offers, but, alongside our friends at Brutal Media, to tell a story which will resonate globally and has drama which can unfold both on and off the pitch,” he added.

The series is directed by Fernando Trullols (Bosé, Hache) and second unit director, Laura Jou (Cucut, Caida Libre), Series creators Jacobo Delgado (script coordinator), Pablo Bartolomé and Laura León, alongside Yolanda García Serrano, comprised the writers team.