The wound caused by the emeritus king is not closed in Spain. How do they see it from the outside?
The platform SkyShowTime opens next Monday May 22 the controversial documentary Juan Carlos: The Fall of the Kingand today shows us the first trailerwhich you can see in the opening video of the news.
The hidden life of King Juan Carlos Iuntil then an exemplary king with worldwide prestige for facilitating the democratic transition and modernization of Spain, revealed himself to public opinion in 2012, after his trip to Botswana to hunt elephants with his alleged lover Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.
Pulling the thread appeared other alleged extramarital relationships, as well as payments, businesses and hidden money. King Juan Carlos I abdicated in 2014, and moved his residence to Abu Dhabi in 2020.
The revelations were a shock for Spanish society, and the wound has not yet closed. As expected, such a succulent story would end up making it to television. At the moment, in the form of documentaries. Who knows if in a while, in movies.
The new documentary about the king emeritus
A few months ago HBO Max released Save the King, another documentary that has the same premise: reveal the scandals of Juan Carlos I and try to explain why they were kept hidden for so long.
Saving the King is made in Spain, from an internal perspective. The new documentary Juan Carlos: The Fall of the King has been created in Germany, so it’s interesting because it offers an outside view of the scandal. How do you see it from Europe?
The four episode documentary series is produced by Grimme Prize winner Christian Beetz, creator of the series together with Anne von Petersdorff and Georg Tschurtschenthaler of Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion, and author Pedro Barbadillo.
According to the press release, Juan Carlos: the fall of the king embarks on an international journey through London, Monaco, Geneva, Abu Dhabi and New York to find out how Juan Carlos could have gotten rich. He asks questions about his financial affairs, his alleged lucrative connections, and his alleged involvement in global corruption cases.
In addition to an exhaustive investigation, perhaps the biggest morbidity of the series is the exclusive interview with Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstei. The former secret service agent José Manuel Villarejo, and the former bank president Mario Conde, among others, also gave their opinion.
Juan Carlos: the fall of the king is an exclusive production of SkyShowtime, and opens on May 22, one chapter every Monday. The platform is priced at 5.99 euros, but you can try it for free for a week without obligation.