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Netflix announces seven new Spanish originals

The streaming platform is banking on the success of recent Spanish originals such as Money Heist, Elite, and The Platform

Published: 22nd October 2020

Post the success of Money Heist and Elite, Netflix has ordered seven new originals from Spain, namely, Feria, 800 Metros, The Wanninkhof Case, El tiempo que te doy (The Time I Give You), Odio, The Beast, and Idolo.

In the horror genre, Feria and The Beast are viable opportunities to cash in the success of Netflix's The Platform - a low budget 2020 release that topped the charts amidst the COVID-19 lockdown.

Feria, created by Montero and Agustín Martínez, is an eight-episode, one-hour fantasy thriller set in an Andalusian village in the 90s, where two adolescent sisters discover that their parents are monsters.

800 Metros, written by Campos and Elías Léon is a three-part documentary miniseries that will analyse the lives of three youths in northern Spain, who perpetrated the Jihadist terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils in 2017 that killed 17 people.

The Wanninkhof Case will revisit the court case which followed the 1999 murder of teenager Rocío Wanninkhof, in which a 52-year-old María Dolores “Loli” Vázquez, estranged lover of Wanninkhof’s mother, was convicted of the murder despite an alarming lack of evidence. 

El tiempo que te doy (The Time I Give You) is co-created by Inés Pintor, Pablo Fernández and actor Nadia de Santiago, who also stars in the series alongside Goya-nominated actor Álvaro Cervantes. It is a story that takes place after a breakup and follows Lina as she works toward getting over her ex, Nico, whose memory consistently worms its way into her consciousness.

Odio, Netflix’s latest Spanish stand-up special, stars Dani Rovira, a recently-recovered cancer survivor, who inspires through his own stories infused with a characteristic unfiltered sense of humor.

Spanish first-time director Casademunt has teamed up with regular co-writers Fran Menchón and Martí Lucas on The Beast, which unspools inside a shack in the middle of nowhere, where a young family spy a chilling presence on the horizon that looms closer and closer each day.

Short format series Idolo, created by Daniel López Sánchez, Federico Maniá Sibona and Yago de Torres, centers on a young fan who substitutes for his idol, Spain’s biggest music phenomenon.

Netflix also announced the cast for El Inocente, based on a Harlan Coben novel, and written and directed by Oriol Paulo.

Netflix announced that Alex Pina's Sky Rojo will be released soon as well. It follows three sex labor workers on the run from the boss of a human trafficking cartel, whom they’ve nearly killed.

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