Spanish newspaper El Pais spun the news as Telecinco “daring” to go where others may not.
The station has announced that it is producing a biopic of King Juan Carlos. Amid talks about the Crown’s popularity and Catalonian calls for independence in defiance of the King, observers are concerned about what the film may include.
A recent Telecinco production about the courtship of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, a divorced television news personality, was wildly popular.
Spanish Television has also produced films featuring the Royal Family, including one about the failed 1981 coup, which the King is said to have watched and liked.