Netflix just launched ‘Up to the sky’the unexpected sequel to the 2020 film of the same name. Daniel Calparsoro and Luis Tosar explained the origin of this sequel in serial formatstarring Asia Ortega.
Sole and the aluniceros
‘Hasta el cielo’ is the series that continues the story created by Daniel Calparsoro and Jorge Guerricaechevarría, who repeat as director and screenwriter respectively. On this occasion, Sole (Asia Ortega) decides not to be under the guardianship of her father (Luis Tosar) again and become the leader of your own gang of moonlighters.
Calparsoro explained how the idea of continuing the original film as a series arose, for which they did extensive research work:
The idea came a bit accidentally. In a conversation between Vaca Films and Netflix when they watched the movie. They loved it and the possibility of continuing the story as a series arose. We did a lot of research for the film, and when it came time to write the script we left out a lot, including the characters. When this possibility arises, it is the opportunity to finish the work started. In the series we can develop the characters and include the ones that we had to load ourselves with in the feature film.
Luis Tosar also repeats as an antagonist, who considered the decision to continue the story very logical: “I always had the feeling that there was a lot of extra material to tell. The film had fallen short”.
The clear protagonist is Asia Ortega, who is joined by Álvaro Rico (‘Elite’), one of the new additions. A notable change, since the main character of the original was Ángel (Miguel Herrán). Calparsoro has acknowledged that he was interested in giving a female version of the story, with Sole as “a woman who has to be respected in a world of men”.
The 7 episodes of ‘Hasta el cielo: La serie’ premiered on March 17 and have been in the top 10 most watched on Netflix ever since.
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