Buried in a sea of constant new releases on various streaming platforms, the international supernatural thriller, 30 Coins, was a hidden gem when it debuted on HBO MAX.
Shooting for the globetrotting series will take place in Spain, Italy, the U.S., France and the U.K., with the second season scheduled to launch in 2023.
HBO has also released a grim teaser to mark the occasion which includes a brief glimpse of Eduard Fernández’s Padre Vergara, looking worse for ware after the events of Season 1 in which the disgraced priest fled to a small Spanish village to escape the demons of his past and hide one of Judas’ 30 silver coins. Legend has it that bringing the 30 together will kick-start the apocalypse.
A hit in its native Spain, the series also found success abroad as its became available on the WarnerMedia-owned streaming platform in more territories. Rumors of a second season have been around since last September, when de la Iglesia and Pokeepsie Films, his production company, tweeted photos of the director in the quaint Pedraza city square where the action in “30 Coins” kicked off, and the words “Coming back.” In today’s teaser, that same square doesn’t look to be faring much better than Father Vergara himself.
The first season is streaming now on HBO MAX. If you haven’t seen it yet do yourself a favor and check it. I’m still kicking myself for not watching it when it originally debuted.