TALES OF A VAMPIRE KNIGHT AND HIS KABBALAH ALCHEMIST WIFE.
ETERNAL LOVERS SWORN TO DISRUPT THE SPANISH INQUISITION AND DEFEND THE LEGACY OF SPAIN'S MOORS, JEWS AND GYPSIES.
The Forbidden Love between 15th Century Knight Don Sebastian Lord of Aragón, and Jewish Alchemist Ana de Costa, Sparks Immortality, Challenges History and Transcends Time.
DON SEBASTIAN: LORD, KNIGHT, GENTLEMAN... AND VAMPIRE.
The intriguing, brilliant, award-winning actor TYGH RUNYAN (Versailles, Blonde) takes on the complex 15th Century Vampire who travels through the centuries from book 1-5. His elegant fighting skills, dry wit, horsemanship and worldly romantic persona will be put to good use.
ANA DE COSTA: JEWESS, KABBALAH ALCHEMIST, LADY-WIFE OF DON SEBASTIAN.
Variety featured her as International Talent You Should Know: beloved, award-winning AURA GARRIDO (El Ministerio Del Tiempo, Stockholm). The charming, intellectual, subtle and delicate actor plays feisty, brainy, sensual and fearless Ana. Her character returns in each book with a different identity as the lover of Sebastian.
The Black Castle is a 15th-century Vampire romantic, political, action, and drama series set in the Inquisition court of Isabel and Fernando-between a Chivalrous Spanish Knight and his forbidden marriage to a Jewish Alchemist who accidentally renders him immortal. They'll use his power for good- to save Jews from the pyre and defend the soul of Spain.
"The Black Castle" is based on the first volume of Les Daniels' book series "The Don Sebastian Chronicles", originally published in 1978:
the fans can't wait
“GREAT NEWS AND TRULY EXCITING PROJECT! TYGH RUNYAN IN THE LEAD ROLE AND THE SPANISH CONTEXT. WHAT ELSE TO ASK FOR"
“BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, CULTURE, HISTORY... AND TYGH IN A BLACK CLOAK, WITH LONG HAIR AND DEEP ETERNITY IN HIS DARK EYES, A TOLEDO STEEL SWORD ON HIS SIDE... OH, THAT'S GOING TO BE A STORY!"
“HOPE IT WON'T TAKE TOO LONG! READING THE BOOK AND NOW I'M REALLY EAGER TO WATCH IT!"
Meet The Team
WRITER - CREATOR
LA-based entertainment journalist and screenwriter, former Paris designer, Judi found the books, optioned them, traveled the length of Spain researching Medieval history, royalty, Alchemy, Sephardi, Gypsies. This TV show contains all her passion for history, magic and Spanish culture.
Prashant Shah, brings 30 years of experience in several industries. He has produced
more than 30 blockbuster Bollywood & Hollywood movies and television shows in
USA, Canada, UK and India with budgets ranging from U$3M upto $100M.
Highly skilled in aggressive execution and speed to market resource and budget
management. Experienced in leading large teams & top talent from various
background like research/technology/films/music/events/celebrities & an expert in
content formats in Bollywood, Hollywood, China and Latin markets..
Annalisa G. Dunker
Annalisa Giolo Dunker is a producer, event-organizer, singer and actress, born in Italy and based in Los Angeles. Her 10 years experience living, producing films and organizing events in Spain, make her a bridge between the US and Europe.
Former director and producer of the Barcelona Raindance Festival chapter, Annalisa has assisted several writers and filmmakers in packaging and producing their shows.
Lía Chapman is an award-winning actress, director and producer, born in the Dominican Republic, raised in New York and based in Madrid. Founder of "Mis Tres Hermanas Production", Lía has worked with great directors, including Julian Schnabel, Fernando Trueba, Antonio Banderas among others. Lia has a BA in Sociology from Fordham University in New York and a certificate in Film Directing from UCLA. In 2020 she published her first book, "El Coraje del Actor – The Courage of the Actor ".