'Dark Desire': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Mexican Netflix thriller

'Dark Desire': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Mexican Netflix thriller
Maite Perroni in 'Dark Desire' (Netflix)

Non-American content on Netflix has only gotten better with time. Especially when it comes to dark and gritty dramas and thrillers. An upcoming Netflix Mexican thriller drama only promises to up the ante. Presenting: ‘Oscuro Deseo’, or ‘Dark Desire’ in English.

Release date

‘Dark Desire’ will premiere in the United States on July 24, only on Netflix.


As per the official synopsis for the series provided by Netflix, “Alma Solares, a prestigious lawyer, and college professor, visits her best friend for the weekend to ‘process the grief’ of the latter’s divorce. During the getaway, Alma meets Dario Guerra, a 23-year-old, and they have a wild tryst.  She returns home with her husband and daughter, determined to forget her lapse in judgment, but her life becomes a living hell.  What started as a minor adventure becomes an incendiary passion, and then a dangerous obsession, unraveling a chain of secrets of a past that fatally binds them all.”



Maite Perroni as Alma

Maite Perroni. (IMDb)

The 37-year-old Mexican actress, singer, songwriter, and producer is best known for starring in the Mexican telenovela ‘Rebelde’. Her other main television roles include ‘RBD: La familia’, and ‘El juego de las llaves’, In terms of films, her work includes titles like ‘Dibujando el cielo’, ‘Doblemente embarazada’, and ‘El arribo de Conrado Sierra’.


Jorge Poza as Leonardo

Jorge Poza. (IMDb)

The 43-year-old Mexican film and television actor is best known for films like ‘Bandidos’, and ‘La dictadura perfecta’. In television, his roles include ‘La Gata’, ‘Ringo’, ‘ El vuelo de la victoria’, and more.


Alejandro Speitzer as Darío

Alexander Speitzer. (IMDb)

The 25-year-old Mexican actor has worked in films like ‘Me gusta, pero me asusta’, and ‘Campeones’. His television work, however, has been far more. Acclaimed titles in his TV career include ‘The Club’, ‘La Reina del Sur’, ‘Esperanza del corazón’, ‘Bajo el mismo cielo’, and more.



The executive producers for ‘Dark Desire’ are Grace Ugalde and Verónica Velasco, Epigmenio Ibarra, and Natasha Ybarra-Klor of Argos Televisión. The series is written by Leticia López Margalli and directed by Pedro P. Ybarra and Kenya Márquez.


The Spanish-language trailer for ‘Oscuro Deseo’ or ‘Dark Desire’ dropped on July 1. It adds little more to the plot than has already been revealed. What the trailer does make clear, however, is the kind of thriller we shall get to see. It has a dark quality mixed with a sense of madness we come to associate with the work of Alex Pina of ‘La Casa de Papel’ or ‘Money Heist’ fame. 



If you like ‘Dark Desire’, you will also like

‘Money Heist’, ‘Narcos’, ‘White Lines’, ‘Elite’, ‘Locked Up’, and ‘Paco's Men’.


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