Star+ has announced the start of production of Anythe label’s new original comedy-drama Featured Original Productions which will arrive exclusively on the streaming service in 2023. The series created and directed by Argentine film and television directors and producers Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat (The Illustrious Citizen, Official Competition) and written by Emmanuel Diez, Mariano Cohn and Gaston Dupratis featured Louis Brandoni (Waiting for the float, my workestra).
After leaks and versions, the Disney company clarified in a statement that among other well-known guest personalities, Any will have the special participation of robert de niro in the first four episodes and as a guest star in episode 5. The cast is completed by the actors Majo Cabrera, María Rosa Fugazot, Silvia Kutika, Enrique Piñeyro, Belén Chavanne, Daniel Aráoz, Cecilia Dopazo, Gastón Cocchiarale, Daniel Miglioranza, Ariadna Asturzzi and Rodrigo Noya.
Among the reported details about the series, the essayist and poet’s acting debut stands out. Santiago Kovadloff (Álvaro Bianco) and the chef Francois Mallmanwho in turn serves as the series’ culinary advisor alongside the chef Narda Lepes and the journalist specializing in gastronomy Frederick Oldenburg, Any features the architect, art curator and screenwriter Andres Duprat as an advisor and curator of artwork that appears in the series.
The new comedy-drama will be directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat.
The plot of the series
In AnyManual (brandoni) is a sophisticated Buenos Aires food critic, provocateur and art lover, who, Although he is an iconic figure in Buenos Aires culture, he is strapped for money from a life of waste and wants to keep his style comfortable.. When, unexpectedly, he can no longer count on the woman (Fugazot) who has worked in his house for four decades solving absolutely everything for him, as a personal assistant, housekeeper and cook, realizes that he cannot do anything on his own and decides to hire Antonia (Cabrera), a young woman born and raised in a small town in Paraguay, whom she must educate about countless aspects of her life, from her relationships and personal tastes to food and cultural matters.
Robert De Niro and Luis Brandoni were already traveling through different emblematic places in the city of Buenos Aires. (Photo Ramiro Souto)
Thus, Antonia finds Manuel plunged into a small chaos that she thinks she has mastered, and the clash of cultures and generations of each will turn into unusual, intense, contradictory and tender situations that will leave a great learning experience for both. Vincent (Niro), a prestigious writer of international renown, friend of Manuel for a long time, will have a very important role in this new stage where the life of Manuel will take an unexpected turn, is it explained in the press release published this Thursday in Buenos Aires.
Comprised of five episodes and filmed in iconic locations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Any is distinguished by his ironic and witty humor with which he addresses different paradigmatic socio-cultural behaviors that promise to make audiences laugh and move. The story also immerses viewers in the fascinating world of gastronomy, with many references to well-known personalities and restaurants in the Buenos Aires food scene.
According to the official statement, “the new production is part of the strong offering of Star+ productions fully developed in the region and aligned with The Walt Disney Company Latin America’s commitment to produce locally relevant content for its streaming services” , in alliance with production houses in the region and adding local talent”.
The famous Argentine actor Luis Brandoni will star in the series in which Robert De Niro will have a special participation.