August 3, 2021

Six series that went the opposite way to that of La Casa de las Flores: they were born as movies

In times of abundance of sequels, remakes, prequels, and spin-offs, it is no longer a novelty that a series becomes a movie, as happened with emblematic productions such as Crazy Adams, Charlie’s Angels or the saga Mission Impossible.

You don’t have to go that far either. A few days ago, Netflix released the movie The house of flowers, the successful Mexican series that originally starred Veronica Castro and later headed by Cecilia Suárez (as Paulina).

Six series that went the opposite way to that of La Casa de las Flores.

And you could continue listing titles. But it seems more difficult to find examples that have taken the reverse path, that is to say, films that have motivated series. Here, six productions that were born as films and led to seasonal installments.

1) Fargo

The 1996 film by brothers Ethan and Joel Coen won two Oscars and spawned one of the great police series of recent years. Its creator, Noah Hawley, respected that winter bucolic atmosphere of Minesotta, United States -except for the last season, which takes place in Kansas City- to tell stories steeped in black humor and mystery that always revolve around a crime and that change from season to season. other.

Billy Bob Thornton stars alongside Martin Freeman in the first season of "Fargo", which is available on Netflix.

Billy Bob Thornton stars opposite Martin Freeman in the first season of “Fargo,” which is available on Netflix.

To that we must add a remarkable cast and great performances from Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Ewan Mcgregor, Colin Hanks, Chris Rock y Mary Elizabeth Winstead, entre otros.

The first three seasons of Fargo can be seen on Netflix. The fourth, released in September 2020, can only be seen by DirecTV Go.

2) Four weddings and a funeral

One of the classic romantic comedies of the cinema of the nineties, starring Hugh Grant y Andie McDowell, had its relaunch as a series in 2019. Created by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton, the new version tells a similar story, but with some script permission and updated to this time.

The series Four Weddings and a Funeral, based on the romantic comedy of the '90s.

The series Four Weddings and a Funeral, based on the romantic comedy of the ’90s.

The focus is on Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel, from Game of Thrones, perhaps the only known face of the cast), a political adviser who moves to London to be close to her college friends and who – without realizing it – falls in love with Kash (Nikesh Patel), Ainsley’s boyfriend, her best friend Ainsley (Rebecca Rittenhouse).

There resides The Conflict Of This Corny Pasatist Series (borderline cheesy), whose Only season can be seen on Movistar Play.

3) Bates Motel

Vera Farmiga is Norma Bates, while Freddie Highmore is none other than her son Norman, one of history’s most famous fictional killers, in this prequel to Psychosis, the film directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and released in 1960.

"Bates Motel", prequel to "Psychosis" Alfred Hitchcock, stars Freddie Higmore.

“Bates Motel,” a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” stars Freddie Higmore.

Along the five seasons -and fifty chapters-, an intimate portrait is drawn of how Norman Bates’ psyche develops during his teenage years.

It is discovered his story with a dark and twisted background, with details of his intricate relationship with his mother. Also, how that bond helped to forge the personality of that paranoid schizophrenic who disguised himself as a woman to kill anyone who sexually tempted him.

4) What we do in the shadows

This hilarious comedy created by New Zealander Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) retains the same idea from his 2014 film of the same name. In the key of a mockumentary, shows the coexistence of several hundred-year-old vampires in New York.

Nandor, the leader of the Long Island vampires, displaying some of his powers in an episode of "What We Do in the Shadows".

Nandor, the leader of the Long Island vampires, displaying some of his powers in an episode of “What We Do in the Shadows.”

They are Nandor The Relentless (Kayvan Novak), a great warrior and conqueror of the Ottoman Empire, leader of the group; the British Laszlo (Matt Berry), a libertine who is in a relationship with Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), a Romanian vampire.

They are joined by the office worker Colin Robinson (Mark Proksh), a vampire who does not feed on human blood but on his energy; and Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), a relative of Nandor: a human who serves and protects him, hoping to be turned into a vampire sometime.

5) Westworld

Not many will likely remember that HBO’s sci-fi thriller production It is a free version of a film of the same name directed by Michael Crichton, and was released in 1973. That film, starring Yul Brynner, was a regular joker of the old Channel Eleven for their “Saturdays of Super Action”.

Evan Rachel Wood leads the cast of Westworld, available on HBO Go and soon, HBO Max.

Evan Rachel Wood leads the cast of Westworld, available on HBO Go and soon, HBO Max.

The creators of the series, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (director Christopher Nolan’s brother), decided to simplify the plot of the film and narrate a future world in which robots mix with humans to challenge your financial and earthly tyranny.

But they end up becoming aware of themselves to rebel against the hierarchs and repressors of flesh and blood that endanger the planet.

Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul and Tessa Thompson lead the powerful cast of this series that It has been three seasons (can be seen on HBO Go, soon HBO Max) and begins to roll a fourth.

6) Hannibal

The series that brought international fame to the Danish Mads Mikkelsen is based on the 2001 eponymous crime thriller directed by Ridley Scott, and works as a prequel to the films starring Anthony Hopkins, more specifically from The Red Dragon.

Mads Mikkelson is Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the series based on the film.

Mads Mikkelson is Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the series based on the film.

Adapted from the small screen by Bryan Fuller, it focuses on the relationship between Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), an FBI crime analyst who enlists the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mikkelsen), an expert in psychiatry, to capture murderers. serially.

All three seasons that were originally seen on NBC are supported by Mikkelsen’s attractive Lecter, a character who manages to make one forget, at least for a while, the psychopath that Hopkins embodied so well on the big screen.

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