'El Presidente': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Amazon Prime series based on 2015 FIFA scandal

The eight-episode series tells the story of a small-time Chilean football club president who goes onto become the head honcho of the country's football association


                            'El Presidente': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Amazon Prime series based on 2015 FIFA scandal
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As the world slowly inches towards normalcy after being ravaged by the pandemic, one thing sports fans can look forward to is the resumption of sporting activities across the world. But while they wait, TV channels and streaming networks have ensured they have something to watch while they wait for their favorite sports to hit the ground. One of them is 'El Presidente', an Amazon Prime Original miniseries. 'El Presidente' is a comedy-drama series based on the corruption scandal that rocked FIFA and CONMEBOL, its regional organization, in 2015. The aftermath saw Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, the two biggest names, lose their jobs as the presidents of FIFA and UEFA respectively. Here's what we know about the series so far. 

Release date

'El Presidente' will drop on Amazon Prime on Friday, June 5. 

Plot

The eight-episode series tells the story of Sergio Jadue (Andrés Parra), a  small-time Chilean football club president who goes onto become the head honcho of the country's football association and one of the integral personas in a $150M bribery conspiracy case. According to Pablo Iacoviello, head of Latin America Content Acquisition, Amazon Prime Video, "El Presidente presents a story filled with corruption and lies around one of the biggest religions in Latin America: soccer."

Cast

Karla Souza as Rosario

Karla Souza (Getty Images)

The Mexican actress is best known for playing Laurel Castillo on ABC's hit legal drama series, 'How to Get Away with Murder.'

Andrés Parra as Sergio Jadue

Andrés Parra (IMDb)

Parra is known for his work on 'Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal'. (2012)

Paulina Gaitán as Nené

Actress Paulina Gaitan (Getty Images)

The Mexican star shot to prominence for her role in the popular Netflix series 'Narcos', where she plays Tata Escobar, the young wife of Colombian drug-lord Pablo Escobar.

Director/Writer

Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter,  Armando Bo ('Birdman) will helm the series and serve as the executive producer. According to Deadline, 'El Presidente' is produced by Oscar‐winning director Pablo Larrain’s production company Fabula. 

Trailer



 

News

Talking about the series, Pablo Iacoviello said: "We are excited to bring El Presidente to Prime Video, a title that strengthens our commitment to producing compelling local stories told by the very best in local talent for our customers around the world."

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