El Hipnotizador boasts an international cast headed by the Argentinian and Emmy®-nominated Leonardo Sbaraglia

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New York, NY. March 3, 2016 — In its latest acquisition from HBO Latin America, HBO Latino will premiere its new original series El Hipnotizador, on April 1, 2016 at 10:00 PM ET. You can also catch episodes on HBO On Demand, HBO GO and HBO NOW.

El Hipnotizador is HBO Latin America’s first bilingual production with an international cast and tells the story of Arenas (Leonardo Sbaraglia), a hypnotist and mysterious, isolated man with an enigmatic past who suffers from perpetual insomnia. He uses a special hypnosis technique, to solve other people’s problems by putting them into a trance in order to reveal their inner, darkest secrets. Living in a hotel surrounded by painful memories and condemned to a life of sleepless nights by his rival Darek (Chico Diaz), he will need to confront Darek and deal with his past if he ever wants to sleep again.

Argentinian and Emmy®-nominated Leonardo Sbaraglia (nominated for HBO Latino’s Epitafios) stars in this series — based on the Argentinian cult comic book by the same name and written by Pablo De Santis — involving a production of over 200 people which took over two years to make. The series was filmed in Montevideo, Uruguay, over the course of 11 weeks, and it incorporates 4K technology, state-of-the-art post-production and special effects.

The series will consist of 8 one hour episodes and features an international cast that brings together a diverse mix of talent from Latin America and Europe, including Cesar Troncoso from Uruguay in the role of Salinero, Chico Díaz from Brazil-Mexico as Darek and the Brazilians Bianca Comparato (Anita), Juliana Didone (Lívia), Miguel Lunardi (Castor), Marisol Ribeiro (Carolina), Ondina Clales (Zoraid), Rodrigo García (Luiz) and Daniel Infantini (Marenko). The cast also includes Argentinians Marilú Marini (Domingas) and Chino Darín (Gregorio), the Uruguayan Stefanie Neukirch (Margarida) and Zemanuel Piñero (Suarez) from Spain. Completing the cast are filmmaker Ruy Guerra (Doctor Victor Corelli) and actress Maria de Medeiros (Justina) — both from Portugal.

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