The action thriller is produced by renowned director, screenwriter and Oscar® winner Juan José Campanella, and stars Miguel Ángel Silvestre alongside Luis Gerardo Méndez and Irene Azuela
SkyShowtime Original The Envoys will be available to stream exclusively on Europe’s next great streaming platform from 31 March. The original series features an all-star cast, including Miguel Ángel Silvestre (Narcos, Sense8), Luis Gerardo Méndez (Narcos: Mexico, Charlie's Angels), Irene Azuela (Sense8) and Miguel Rodarte (Narcos: Mexico). Academy Award® winner Juan José Campanella (The Secret in Their Eyes) serves as showrunner, producer and director. The first two episodes will be available to stream from launch, with new episodes released every Friday. The premiere of the second season will be announced at a later date.
The Envoys is an action thriller that follows the mission of two priests from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Vatican agency in charge of verifying and studying miracles of potential saints, who are sent to Mexico to verify alleged miraculous healings of another clergyman known to perform them in a psychiatric hospital.
As soon as they arrive in the Mexican town, they receive the news that the priest they are looking for has disappeared without a trace. Their lives and faith are pushed to the limit when they discover a psychiatric colony located on the outskirts of town that seems to hide more than one secret: a mystery buried for decades that underlies every inhabitant of the town.
Luis Gerardo Méndez stars as the priest Pedro Salinas, a methodical person, who never breaks the rules and who believes in routine, in habits and whose greatest desire is to be able to prove his own miracle. His companion, the priest Simón Antequera, played by Miguel Ángel Silvestre, is the opposite: he has great ambitions within the church. Unlike Salinas, he is intuitive and always offers a different point of view. Despite being a priest, it has been a few years since he has felt the presence of God and this worries him.
This duo are joined by Adriana Cortés, played by Irene Arzuela, who will be a key player in the search for the truth. Adriana was present at the first two miracles attributed to the clergyman andassumes an active role in finding the whereabouts of the man the priests are looking for.
Produced by Paramount, The Envoys is written by Leandro Calderone, Emanuel Diaz and Molo Alcocer; and directed by Campanella with Martino Zaidelis, Camilo Antolini and Hiromi Kamata.
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