HBO Latino will be premiering it’s new series ‘El Hipnotizador’ here in the US on Friday, April 1 at 10pm.
‘El Hipnotizador’ is HBO Latin America’s first bilingual production and features an international cast. It tells the story of Arenas (Leonardo Sbaraglia), a hypnotist and mysterious, isolated man with an enigmatic past who suffers from perpetual insomnia. He uses a special hypnosis technique, to solve other people’s problems by putting them into a trance in order to reveal their inner, darkest secrets. Living in a hotel surrounded by painful memories and condemned to a life of sleepless nights by his rival Darek (Chico Diaz), he will need to confront Darek and deal with his past if he ever wants to sleep again.
Filmed in Montevideo, Uruguay, the series took to years to produced. The series, which is written by Pablo De Santis, is based on the Argentinian cult comic book by the same name written by De Santis.
The network hosted a special screening event at NYC’s McKittrick Hotel, which was re-branded as the ‘Hotel Las Violetas’ and where guests were able to engage in a themed experience including tarot masters, levitation and a live hypnotist show.
You can preview the first of eight episodes free of charge here. Let us know what you think.
Images from screening event:
Livia (Snake lady)