Eva Longoria Is Fronting New Apple TV+ Series Land of Women

By Ellie Smith

1 month ago

The lowdown on the upcoming multi-generational drama

Eva Longoria rose to fame in Desperate Housewives, the cult drama centred around a group of women living the fictional Wisteria Lane. And now, 20 years since the hit show aired, she’s starring in another (albeit very different) female-focused series, Land of Women, premiering this summer on Apple TV+.

Land of Women: Plot, Cast, Release Date

What Is Land of Women About?

Shot in both Spanish and English, this six-episode dramedy is based on a novel of the same name by Sandra Barneda, which tells the story of Gala (Longoria), who is forced to leave New York after her husband implicates the family in financial improprieties. To escape the criminals who are after her (now disappeared) husband, Gala flees the city alongside her aging mother and teenage daughter. They head to a picturesque wine town in northern Spain which Gala’s mother left 50 years ago, vowing never to return.

The synopsis reads: ‘The women seek to start anew and hope their identities will remain unknown, but gossip in the small town quickly spreads, unravelling their deepest family secrets and truths.’

Speaking about the series to The Hollywood Reporter, Longoria said: ‘It’s this multi-generational show about these three women who really don’t know each other, even though it’s grandma, mother and daughter. It’s like they’re strangers to each other and this adventure leads them back to each other.’

Land of Women

Apple TV+

Who Is In The Cast?

Longoria – who is also an executive producer on the show – stars alongside Spanish star Carmen Maura as Gala’s mother, and Victoria Bazúa as Gala’s daughter. The cast also includes: 

  • Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break)
  • Santiago Cabrera (Big Little Lies)
  • Gloria Muñoz
  • James Purefoy (A Knight’s Tale)

What Is The Release Date?

Land of Women will launch on Apple TV+ on 26 June 2024 with a two-episode premiere. Subsequent episodes will then drop weekly on Wednesdays.