'The Legend of El Cid': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Amazon Prime original starring Jaime Lorente

'The Legend of El Cid' is part of Amazon Prime's slew of Spanish releases that the streaming service had planned for 2020

                            'The Legend of El Cid': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Amazon Prime original starring Jaime Lorente
‘The Legend of El Cid’(Amazon Prime Video)

In July 2019, Amazon Originals expanded its offerings in Spain and announced three projects and 'The Legend of Cid' aka 'El Cid' is one of the releases that was slated for 2020. Another being 'El corazón de Sergio Ramos' (The Heart of Sergio Ramos), which is a soccer docuseries. 

The Legend of El Cid is inspired by the true story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, although we need to wait and watch how faithful to the history it will be. de Vivar lived from 1043 to 1099 and ultimately became a legend for his military leadership, fighting in numerous important battles throughout Spanish history.

Release date 

'The Legend of El Cid' is slated to release on Amazon Prime Video on December 18. 


'The Legend of El Cid' is based on the real-life hero Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar. He is a hero who is featured in Spanish folk tales and has inspired poems that speak about his courage, victories and even his end. He is a Castilian nobleman and war hero from medieval Spain and the five-episode installment will drop all at once. The show will also throw light on El Cid's personal relationships and even the betrayals that he had experienced in real life. As of now, it is unclear how much the show would be reflective of El Cid's real life.


Jaime Lorente as Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar

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Jaime Lorente is well-known for his roles in two popular Netflix shows including 'Elite' and 'Money Heist'. In 'Money Heist', the actor plays the role of Daniel Ramos aka Denver who joins the Professor's team with his father Agustín Ramos who went by the name Moscow. In 'Elite' Lorente played the role of Fernando "Nano" García Domínguez and was one of the lead characters in the first two seasons before he became a guest star in the third season. 

Other cast members include Alicia Sanz as Infanta Urraca, José Luis García Pérez as Fernando I El Grande, Elia Galera as Sancha la Bella, Carlos Bardem as Conde de León and Juan Echanove as Obispo among others. 


The show is created by Luis Arranz and José Velasco. 


The trailer of the show depicts El Cid as a man who trusts his sword more than anything else in the world and in addition to this, he is also a rebel who fights for a cause. The trailer doesn't shed light on his intentions as much as it does on how he rules the hearts of his supporters. Throughout the entire promo, his one constant companion is his sword and it is explained that this sword was a gift. The show will also see certain battles that El Cid had fought take place as well and we cannot wait to see how much of an inspiration the real-life events had been. 




When to watch

The Legend of El Cid is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from Friday, December 18

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