Disney has announced that the Latin American series “Santa Evita” will release on Hulu in the US, on Disney+ under the Star banner internationally, and on Star+ in Latin America on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
“Santa Evita” is based on the best-seller of the same name written by Argentine author Tomás Eloy Martínez, and follows the intriguing story of Eva Perón’s embalmed body, which remained unburied for three years awaiting construction of a monument that was never completed. In 1955, a military coup in Argentina overthrew President Juan Domingo Perón and hid Evita’s body for 19 years to prevent it from becoming a symbol against the regime. Before her death, Eva had become a powerful political figure as General Perón’s wife, and her wandering unburied corpse haunted the country’s political arena for over two decades. “Santa Evita” is the story of a corpse with no grave and the legend that was born from it.
The seven-episode fictional series features an internationally renowned cast led by Natalia Oreiro (Eva Perón), Ernesto Alterio (Colonel Moori Koenig) and Diego Velázquez (Mariano), with Francesc Orella (Doctor Pedro Ara) and Darío Grandinetti as Juan Domingo Perón.
You can watch a trailer for “Santa Evita” below: