VIS, a division of ViacomCBS Networks International, and Fasten Films, have closed an agreement to co-produce the fictional drama series Pastor, which will be sold to partners beginning in 2022. The 10 x 50’ series, created and written by Natxo López (co-creator of Stolen Away and writer for Caronte), will be directed by Jorge Dorado, known for his works as director on The Head, Anna and El Ministerio del Tiempo, among others.
Jorge Dorado commented on the project: “With Pastor I want to create an overwhelming visual experience to disrupt and move the audience’s conscience. I want Pastor’s images to be smelled, and even chewed on, through this journey to the most remote places within human soul.”
Natxo López said: “Pastor is genre, social conflict and mainly a character-driven story. The tale of a beaten man that gets fed off and decides to fight to improve the lives of his peers. He’s a complex main character, whose questionable behavior makes us wonder if we’re witnessing the rising of a hero or villain.”
Pastor is a story of anger, pride, revenge but mostly of love, which will bring the viewers to question where the boundaries between good and bad lie. Antonio is a committed but controversial priest who has spent years working for the most disadvantaged while leading a life full of contradictions and sin. Driven by the rage and frustration from of the injustices he witnesses in his daily life, Antonio ends up crossing a line. This traumatic experience changes his faith and his existence forever, leading him to push aside his good intentions and to declare war on those who threaten his parishioners.
VIS, a division of ViacomCBS Networks International, is a global production powerhouse. The studio develops and produces content spanning all genres for ViacomCBS’s own content engine, which includes its iconic brands and platforms Paramount+, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, Channel 5, Network 10, VIS, Telefe, Ananey and Porta Dos Fundos, as well as for third parties. Since its launch in 2018, VIS has produced more than 3350 hours of original content. Currently, there are more than 140 projects in development and over 60 titles currently in production.