It will narrate, with great doses of humor, the separation of Cris and Diego, a married couple with a daughter in common who sees how each one has to return to their parents’ house in order to keep the little girl in ‘Joint Custody’
Javier Fesser will direct the series ‘Shared Custody’ from a script by María Mínguez (‘Live twice’) and Juanjo Moscardó (‘Love in dust’). It will be Fesser’s first experience in a series, since, although in his beginnings he made a collection of 14 sketches entitled ‘Javi and Lucy’ about a grandmother who shows how far she will go to save her grandson from an oncoming train, that They were episodes of a few minutes.
‘Shared Custody’ begins when Cris and Diego have just separated. Neither of them can afford to live alone and take care of her five-year-old daughter Chloe, so they are both forced to move back in with their parents. The grandparents are delighted that their children, and especially their granddaughter, return to their lives more regularly; But things quickly deteriorate as once-divided lives become intertwined again, and what began as a mutual and respectful parting quickly becomes more complicated than expected.
Despite how dramatic the story seems, it will move through the field of humor, very much in line with Fesser. “I find the characters so engaging, so funny, but so true, so recognizable, and I really like the ease with which everyone swarms through the series at such a delightfully frenetic pace,” he says. And he adds «What I like the most about ‘Joint Custody’ is that we know it’s a comedy, but our characters don’t. They can’t imagine what we’re going to laugh at with their catalog of everyday calamities.
After short films with surreal humor such as ¡Aquel ritmillo’ or ‘El secleto de la tlompeta’, Fesser debuted in feature films with ‘El miracle de P Tinto’, displaying his own humor very close to that of the ‘Mortadelo y Filemón’ comics ‘ or ‘Rompetechos’, by Francisco Ibáñez. That is why nobody was too surprised when he took them to the cinema with ‘The great adventure of Mortadelo and Filemón’ (2003), in real image, and later, in animation, with ‘Mortadelo and Filemón against Jimmy el Cachondo’ (2014). But Fesser has also signed dramas such as ‘Camino’ (2008), which won the Goya for best film, an award that he repeated with ‘Champions’, with a humor very different from his early days, less wild and much more endearing. ‘Champions’ has known a recent German remake.
The last film that Fesser directed was ‘Regrettable Stories’, a feature film of episodes, where he returned to the humor of his origins, a film that was released on a platform in 2020, and that a year later it was released in theaters.
The news of ‘Shared Custody’ has been revealed by ‘Variety’, which does not indicate either the platform that will broadcast it, or the cast, or the start date of filming. If it is known that it will be a production of The Immigrant, a company based in Los Angeles.