Produced with Plural Entertainment, Falcón is based on Robert Wilson?s bestselling novels `The blind man of Seville´ and `The Silent and the damned´. FesTval is the most important Spanish TV festival.
Javier Falcón is a Chief Inspector in the Seville police, a brilliant detective whose personal and professional life is compromised by dark secrets from the past in this ambitious and complex new series.
Falcón himself is a complex and layered character, with a psychological darkness which mirrors the brutal darkness which surrounds him in Seville. An innately sexual and charismatic character, Falcón is forceful and focussed, happy to ignore the distinction between the law and criminals and embrace his own flaws and addictions when he has stuff.
The hidden side of Falcón?s personality is matched by the darker, more visceral side of Seville; a dark and brutal place which lurks behind the creative and vibrant façade of the city. Set and filmed in and around Seville, the drama will show viewers a side to the city which they are unlikely to have seen before; Falcón?s Seville is shadowy, atmospheric but with a dynamic vibrancy and life.
The first story adapted is The Blind Man of Seville, which follows Falcón?s investigation into a brutal killing which stirs long forgotten memories. As Falcón investigates the crime, and finds himself drawn to the widow of the victim, he discovers the secret truth about his artist father?s violent history in Tangier and the Spanish Civil War.
The second story adapted is The Silent and the Damned, in which a double suicide takes Falcón to an exclusive area of Seville where wealthy neighbours keep their secrets well hidden and there?s more in the freezer than just food.
The role of Javier Falcón, a Chief Inspector in the Seville police, is played by Marton Csokas, best known as Elven Lord Celeborn in Peter Jackson?s Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as appearing alongside Helen Mirren in The Debt.
Joining Csokas in FALCÓN: The Blind Man Of Seville are Charlie Creed-Miles (The Fifth Element, Harry Brown) as Ramirez, Falcón?s deputy in the Seville Police and Hayley Atwell (Captain America, Any Human Heart) as Consuelo Jimenez, the widow of a murder victim who may also be the number one suspect. Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, The Pianist) will play Ines, the estranged wife of Falcón, whilst Kerry Fox (Cloudstreet, Shallow Grave) is his sister, Manuela.
Veteran actor Bernard Hill (Titanic, The Lord of The Rings) takes the role of Ramon Salgado, wealthy art dealer and friend of Falcón?s father, the renowned, but now deceased artist Francisco Falcón. Santiago Cabrera (Merlin, Heroes) will play Judge Esteban Calderon