Cortes Season 1, Cortes is a historical period drama web television miniseries, based on the 1965 film Montezuma by Dalton Trumbo. Dalton Trumbo completed a 205-page draft of a screenplay of it. Unfortunately, the production never came together.
In 2014, director Steven Spielberg considered a screenplay by Steven Zaillian inspired by Trumbo’s Montezuma. In 2018, it was reported that the project has been decided to be turned into a miniseries instead of a film. They even retitled the series as Cortes. The upcoming series is written and created by Steven Zaillian. It revolves around the Hernán Cortés, a legendary Spanish conqueror, who started an expedition which resulted in the fall of the Aztec Empire. He changed the course of history by connecting two civilizations for the very first time.
Here’s everything you need to know about its release date, cast, and plot.
Cortes Season 1 Release Date: When will it air?
In March 2018, Amazon ordered the upcoming miniseries for four episodes. There has been no announcement regarding the official release date of Cortes.
Cortes Season 1: Who are in the cast?
Creators have revealed the names of only four actors joining the first season of Cortes. Javier Bardem is going to play the lead role of Hernán Cortés. He is an Oscar-winning actor for his acting skills in “No Country for Old Man”. Alongside Javier, playing the lead role, Tenoch Huerta is set to play the role of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II.
The other two actors are Yoshira Escárrega as Malintzin/Marina, who is a translator and strategic partner of Cortes, and Ammar Aldieri will play the role of Tapia.
Cortes Season 1 Plot: What will the first season be about?
The series will follow the storyline of 1965 Montezuma’s draft of the screenplay written by the Dalton Trumbo. It will focus on the complicated relationship between Hernán Cortés and Aztec leader Moctezuma II. Moctezuma will be shown as an intelligent emperor, who always cares for his true followers.
It will map the expedition initiated by Hernàn Cortes and the clash between Cortes and Moctezuma II. This will lead to a downfall of a civilization that took so many centuries to form.