'Someone Has to Die' or 'Alguien tiene que morir': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Spanish limited series

Set in 1950's Spain, the show follows a young man who returns from Mexico to his home to meet his fiancée but his folks are surprised when he returns accompanied by a mysterious ballet dancer


                            'Someone Has to Die' or 'Alguien tiene que morir': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Spanish limited series
Alejandro Speitzer (Netflix)

Spanish-language content on Netflix has been gaining more and more momentum. Earlier this year, the streaming giant gave us 'Dark Desire' or 'Oscuro Deseo'. Of course, ‘Money Heist’ or ‘La Casa de Papel’ already has global acclaim. And even 2020’s ‘Valeria’ was well received. So, if you’re a fan of Netflix’s Spanish-language content, then ‘Alguien tiene que morir’ or ‘Someone Has to Die’ is something you won’t want to miss.

Release date

‘Alguien tiene que morir’ or ‘Someone Has to Die’ will be released on Netflix on October 16.

Plot

As per Netflix ‘Alguien tiene que morir’ or ‘Someone Has to Die’ is a three-episode miniseries filmed in Spain. The story begins when a young man, after being called by his parents, must return from Mexico to his home to meet his fiancée, but the people are surprised when he returns accompanied by Lazaro, a mysterious ballet dancer. 

Everything happens in 1950's Spain, in a conservative and traditional society where appearances and family ties play a key role. Show creator Manolo Caro shows a new register with this new work, portraying a reality and a social problem from a very different point of view. 

Cast

Alejandro Speitzer 

Alejandro Speitzer. (Getty Images)

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. Most recently, he appeared in the Mexican Netflix thriller series, 'Dark Desire' or 'Oscuro Deseo'.

Carmen Maura

Carmen Maura. (Getty Images)

The 74-year-old Spanish actor has a career that has spanned almost six decades. Maura is best known for her collaborations with noted Spanish film directors Pedro Almodóvar and Álex de la Iglesia. Some of her more famous works include ‘Las Chicas de Oro’, ‘Círculo rojo’, ‘Y'a pas d'âge’, ‘A las once en casa’, ‘Las brujas de Zugarramurdi’, ‘Dark Habits’, ‘What Have I Done to Deserve This?’, ‘Lisbon’, and more.

Cecilia Suárez

Cecilia Suarez.  (Getty Images)

The 48-year-old Mexican actor is best know for ‘Sex, Shame and Tears’, ‘Capadocia’, ‘Nos vemos, papá’, and ‘The House of Flowers’. She has been honored with three Lifetime Achievement awards. In fact, she was the first woman to receive Mexico's Lifetime Achievement award in cinema. She was also the first Spanish-speaking actress to be nominated for an Emmy.

Ernesto Alterio

Ernesto Alterio. (Getty Images)

The 49-year-old Argentinian actor is best known for his roles in 'Narcos: Mexico', 'Cable Girls', ‘The Widows of Thursdays’, ‘Vientos del agua’, and 'The Other Side of the Bed'. 

Creators

The series has been created and directed by Manolo Caro, a Mexican director known for films including ‘Tales of an Immoral Couple’, ‘Perfect Strangers’, and the Netflix series ‘The House of Flowers’. 

“‘Alguien tiene que morir’ is a wonderful challenge, my first project in Spain and the first outside comedy, which I was very nervous about. Having this cast is a dream came true and makes everything easier. I was very excited to start and now it's a reality," explained Caro.

The show was co-written by Caro, along with Fernando Pérez and Monika Revilla. It is produced by Rafael Ley, María José Córdova, Carlos Taibo, and Caro. ‘Alguien tiene que morir’ is produced by Noc Noc Cinema, which is also headed by director Caro, Ley, and Córdova. 

Trailer

No trailer for ‘Alguien tiene que morir’ or ‘Someone Has to Die’ has been released as of yet. Watch this space for more updates.

If you like ‘Alguien tiene que morir’ or ‘Someone Has to Die’, you will also like

‘Dark Desire’, ‘Money Heist’, ‘The House of Flowers’, ‘White Lines’, and ‘Ingobernable’.

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