Boundless - Magellan's and Elcano's Journey to the edge of the Earth
screenable online: 7 episodes
Directed by Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, producer of Oscar-nominated Black Hawk Down), Boundless features a stellar cast, including Rodrigo Santoro (HBO’s Westworld) and Álvaro Morte (Netflix’ Money Heist). The six-part event series features high production values shot in magnificent locales, including the Dominican Republic, Basque Country, Madrid, and Seville.
Setting sail 500 hundred years ago in pursuit of the mythical Spice Islands, 5 Spanish ships with 265 men, the voyage of Juan Sebastián Elcano (Morte) and Ferdinand Magellan (Santoro), would prove to be a critical junction in man’s perceptions of the world. Coming at the price of unimaginable suffering; starvation, death, punishing weather, mutinies and madness, this odyssey to the earth’s unknown ends, established the world was, indeed, round, and the existence of an ocean route west. Emerging from former anti-hero and prisoner, Elcano, not Magellan, would lead the expedition to glory, returning as Captain of the greatest navigational triumph.