“PAROT,” A NEW ORIGINAL SPANISH SERIES, ARRIVES EXCLUSIVELY TO PARAMOUNT+ IN THE U.S. ON OCT. 20
Series Stars Adriana Ugarte, Iván Massagué, and Michel Brown
Oct. 19, 2020 – Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, announced PAROT, a social political thriller based on the controversial annulment of the Parot doctrine by the Strasbourg Court in 2013, will be available to stream exclusively on the service in the U.S. beginning Wednesday, Oct. 20. This Spanish-produced drama follows an investigative police officer and touches on themes of self-righteousness, post-abuse trauma, and political issues of the time.
PAROT stars Adriana Ugarte (known for the acclaimed Spanish series “El Tiempo entre Costuras''), Ivan Massagué (known for the Spanish series “El Barco”), Michel Brown, Javier Albalá, Blanca Portillo, Patricia Vico and Nicole Wallace. It was directed by Rafael Montesinos and Gustavo Ron and created by Pilar Nadal, Alonso Laporta Luis Murillo A. and Luis Murillo M., who were scriptwriters on the series alongside Olga Salvador and Mauricio Romero.
This 10-episode social political thriller is based on the controversial annulment of the Parot doctrine by the Strasbourg Court in 2013, limiting or reduced prisoners’ sentences for work and studies and releasing almost a hundred terrorist rapists and multiple killers into society. Many of those released were later found murdered in the same way as their own victims. The investigation of these murders is led by Isabel Mora, an idealistic, professional and rigorous inspector with a traumatic past, and her colleague Jorge Nieto, a cynical and disillusioned policeman who constantly complains about the system.
Last September, the successful series produced by VIS, a division of ViacomCBS, in association with RTVE and in collaboration with Onza, took home top honors in the Best Screenplay category at the Berlin TV Series Festival.
Spain, 2013. The Strasbourg Court issues a controversial ruling annulling the “Parot” doctrine of the Supreme Court on the calculation of the reduction of penalties for work and studies. The government is forced to release almost a hundred terrorists, murderers and multiple rapists sentenced to hundreds or thousands of years but barely served 18 in prison.
Relatives of the victims are leading the demonstrations against a ruling that, however legal; they consider unfair. Society roars indignant, and someone seems to listen. One by one, the corpses of several released prisoners appear murdered in the same way as their victims, along with an anonymous note: “Sentence carried out.”
Two policemen will lead the investigation with opposite profiles. Isabel Mora is a romantic, professional and rigorous inspector but marked by fire by a traumatic event in her past. Her partner Jorge Nieto, a few years older, is a cynical and disillusioned policeman. He cannot bear to share command with someone without experience and continually rants against the guarantee of the system and the intolerable sentence that destroys decades of police work.
The agents focus their investigations on a dozen suspects with a similar profile, relatives of victims who have made threats, and extremist groups who launch slogans on the Internet. But the murders continue to happen, and a television program begins to praise the anonymous vigilante as he reveals leaks that jeopardize the investigation.
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