Pedro Serra is a Spanish film and television director. He is best known for his work on the television series Velvet, Grand Hotel, and La Casa de Papel.
Serra was born in Madrid, Spain in 1982. He attended the University of Seville where he received a degree in Visual Arts. After graduating, he moved to Barcelona to pursue his passion for film.
Serra's career began in 2006 with the film Sola, which he wrote, directed, and produced. The film was an independent production and was well-received by critics. He then directed several more independent films, including The Night of the Wedding and The Fruits of Sin.
In 2009, Serra directed his first television series, Velvet. The series became a massive success and won multiple awards, including an International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series.
Serra went on to direct the period drama Grand Hotel in 2011. The series was a hit in Spain and received international acclaim. He followed this up with La Casa de Papel in 2017. The series was a massive success and has become one of the most watched shows in the world.
Serra has since continued to direct television and film projects, including the Netflix series Gentefied and the Spanish comedy Ate. His most recent project is the Netflix film El Despertar de las Hormigas, which is set to be released in 2021.
Serra is a multi-award winning director. He has received multiple Goya Awards and International Emmy Awards for his work. He is highly regarded for his innovative style of direction and storytelling.
Serra is currently based in Madrid, Spain where he continues to work on various film and television projects.