SkyShowtime Original series starring Elena Anaya, Pilar Castro, Hugo Silva and Quim Gutiérrez will premiere exclusively on the service from 9 October
Today, SkyShowtime has revealed the trailer and character art for Original series Fleeting Lies (Mentiras Pasajeras), which will premiere exclusively on the service from 9 October, with new episodes available to stream every Monday.
The series features an all-star cast including Elena Anaya, Pilar Castro, Hugo Silva, Quim Gutiérrez and Susi Sánchez, alongside an A-list roster of guest stars including María Botto, Pedro Casablanc, Estefanía de los Santos and María León.
Fleeting Lies is produced by Paramount Television International Studios and El Deseo and is El Deseo's first premium series with Esther García, Agustín and Pedro Almodóvar who serve as Executive Producers. Fleeting Lies is directed by Félix Sabroso and Marta Font. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
The comedy series follows Lucía, who has managed to have the perfect life, job, house and even fiancé when, after a well-deserved promotion to CEO, she is fired and accused of industrial espionage. Thus, Lucía undertakes a lonely quest to regain her life and prove her innocence, hiding the truth from those around her. And as one lie leads to another, things get very complicated. But Lucía is not the only one who deceives in this ironic and contemporary portrait about appearances and lies in today's world.
Lucia’s life hasn’t been easy. After losing both her parents as a child, she becomes a doctor, and starts a career in the cosmetic industry. Now, her biggest desire is to have stability in life, a house, a husband, and children, even if they are not of her own. But she is about to lose everything overnight. Her perfectionism and eagerness to control everything take her to develop an attack plan against her betrayer, the person who put her stability at risk. This is when Lucía will become impulsive and reckless.
She has achieved great success because of her intelligence and hard work. But her love life has been very different. She has not felt desirable for a long time, and she does not believe in love, nor in passion. As she says: “She is dead from the waist down.” Lucía’s crisis leads her to cross paths with Santi, her friend’s archenemy: a young, handsome, and successful man. Will she believe in love again and get back the confidence she lost after her divorce?
Basilio is a writer. He is loving, kind, intellectually brilliant, a great communicator, and an unrivaled father and partner. When he was young, he had great success with his first novel, but 20 years have gone by and Basilio has not succeeded professionally again. However, he has run out of excuses, and must write again. Thanks to Lucía, his sponsor, he is free from previous jobs, as she financially supports the family. But Basilio is not holding up his end as he is not making any progress with the novel. Feeling like he is running out of time, the embarrassment leads him to lie about its progress.
He is an aggressive and calculating executive who, as Lucía, has dedicated his whole life to build his professional career. Coming from a poor family, he has put up a front to escape his insecurities. He’s put on a mask for everyone —especially women— in order to appear confident, something he has never been. Lucía is his worst enemy, not only because she is about to take his dream job —besides being a woman—, but also because she represents everything he wants to achieve in life. However, he will find out that Lucía is not the perfect woman he secretly admires, and he will understand that the brutal fight for achieving success can sentence him to live alone forever.
Patri is Basilio’s ex-wife and mother of his children. She is a bold woman, very different from him and the family he has built with Lucía, who is more organized and sensible. She manages a concert hall. Working at night made her neglect her children for many years, but that is the past. Now, she is close to her children again, and to Basilio, with whom there is sexual tension.
Elegant, intelligent, and strict with her family, Basilio’s mother is a woman who is straightforward and does not hesitate to give opinions nobody asked for. She will witness the couple’s crazy decisions, and she will try, without much success, to contribute with some judgement to a family that clearly needs it.
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