“Christ and King”, the new series by Jaime Lorente and Belén Cuesta from “The paper house”

Belén Cuesta and Jaime Lorente, actors from “The Money Heist”will work together on a new project: it is the Antena 3 series, ‘Cristo y Rey’, a fiction based on the media couple formed by Ángel Cristo and Bárbara Rey in the eighties.

In ‘Cristo y Rey’, Jaime Lorente and Belén Cuesta will play the leading couple. The series is currently in the pre-production phase and will be broadcast in prime time on Antena 3, and will also be available on ATRESplayer PREMIUM.

In this way, Atresmedia TV continues to launch original projects and is already announcing in a big way the new series ‘Cristo y Rey’, created by Daniel Écija. The actors of “The Money Heist” agree on this project that promises to be one of the most ambitious.

The actress Belén Cuesta among the hostages of the Bank of Spain in "The paper house" (Photo: Netflix)
The actress Belén Cuesta among the hostages of the Bank of Spain in “The paper house” (Photo: Netflix)


“Cristo y Rey” will revive, four decades later, the relationship of the best tamer in the world, Ángel Cristo, with the actress and muse of uncovering, Bárbara Rey. Fiction will go through its most mediatic years.

During the last decades of the 20th century, the relationship between Ángel Cristo and Bárbara Rey marked the media agenda of Spanish society. Every step they took was news. Christ, the best and most famous tamer in the world; Rey, the most desired woman in Spain for her work as an actress and star.

Ángel Cristo and Bárbara Rey formed the most popular couple of the moment. A fleeting courtship that in a few weeks materialized in a marriage full of lights and shadows. Although they tried to stay out of the media, they did not stop being news at that time.

The executive producers of this fiction from the Series Atresmedia label are Montse García and Daniel Écija. The creator is Daniel Écija and the director David Molina. While the Director of Production is Salvador Gómez and Ana Sainz-Trápaga and Patricia Álvarez de Miranda are in charge of Casting.

The writing team is made up of Daniel Écija, Andrés Martín Soto, Patricia Trueba, César Mendizábal, Iñaki San Román and Ángel Gasco-Coloma. Koldo Vallés will be in charge of the Art direction. Tommie Ferreras as director of photography and Loles García as costume designer.


The series is set in Madrid in 1979. Ángel Cristo is the best tamer in the world. Bárbara Rey, actress and muse of uncovering, the most desired woman in Spain. From the time they meet until they announce their marriage, only a few weeks pass.

It is the wedding of the year and the news occupies the covers of all the Spanish magazines. The Circus of Bárbara Rey and Ángel Cristo becomes the fashion show; a million dollar business

Nine years of relationship in which Spain witnessed the couple’s happiness: the birth of Angelito and Sofía, the purchase of sports cars, jewelry, an ostentatious villa in La Moraleja…

However, far from the flashes hides an escalation of drug addiction, gambling, infidelity and abuse… A toxic, violent relationship and very different from what was seen on cameras. And, in the background, the shadow of Barbara’s relationship with a powerful statesman.


Belén Cuesta will be Bárbara Rey

Bárbara Rey is a desired, media and controversial woman in the 70s and 80s, not only for being an actress and muse of uncovering, but for her well-known relationships with important men of culture, politics and sports with whom she has felt used. .

When he meets Ángel Cristo he finds a sincere love. So she decides to abandon his career and fulfill his greatest dream: to be a mother. Nine years of marriage in which Spain is witness to her happiness. Far from the flashes, however, she suffers from a hell of mistreatment and abuse.

A life full of ups and downs and contrasts, also marked by the constant rumor of her relationship with a powerful statesman.

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Jaime Lorente will be Angel Christ

Ángel is a charismatic and overwhelming man. He has the circus in his veins. He is a tireless worker, he has managed to become the best tamer in the world.

He has always wanted with all his might to form a family in the most traditional style. After the death of his first love, Ángel meets Bárbara Rey and they fall in love with her. In just three months they become husband and wife. The circus of the mediatic couple could not go better.

But the millionaire income is also accompanied by drugs, sex, jealousy and abuse… A life of excesses that will end up bringing out the monster inside.

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