PUBLISHED: 16:49, Tue, Jan 5, 2021 | UPDATED: 16:57, Tue, Jan 5, 2021
HBO is kicking off the new year in style with a slick, jumpy new series called 30 Coins, which follows a small town exorcist contending with evil in a remote town in Spain. The show - titled in its native Spanish 30 Monedas - has been co-written and directed by Álex de la Iglesia. The money of the title is a reference to the 30 pieces of silver paid to Judas in the Bible to betray Jesus.
The series premiered on HBO in America on Monday, January 4 and will be airing weekly on the channel.
HBO has yet to confirm a UK release date but it could be airing on Sky Atlantic and streaming platform Now TV when it does make its way to British screens.
30 Coins will be hoping to capitalise on the success of other Spanish-language shows such as Money Heist, Narcos and Élite which have broken through language barriers proved popular across the globe.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Speaking about the series, 30 Coins filmmaker Iglesia said of the show: “I wanted this story to be told through the lens of the everyday life and customs of the village.
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30 Coins a Spanish-language horror series (Image: HBO)
30 Coins combines horror and fantasy (Image: HBO)
“Each story I tell has an atmosphere, and that’s what I had in mind for this show.
“The characters aren’t epic heroes, in fact it’s quite the opposite, they’re almost familiar. I wanted them to fight demons by night then have to wake up for a City Hall meeting at 8:00 a.m.”
He added to Variety: “I like seeing characters wrapped in cosmological dramas while also having to continue in their normal lives.
Express.co.uk takes a look at the cast of 30 Coins and where you might have seen them before.
30 Coins will see a global conspiracy play out (Image: HBO)
Eduard Fernández takes on the lead as Father Vergara, an