Argentine TV series El Marginal lands on Netflix today, after the streaming giant has acquired the international rights to the programme.
The show, which stars Juan Minujín, has just finished its run in Argentina on Public TV. Minujín plays former police officer Miguel Palacios, who goes under cover with a false identity in San Onofre prison. His mission? To infiltrate a band of prisoners and guards, which has just arranged the kidnapping of the teenage daughter of a prominent judge. But when Miguel finds himself trapped in prison, he must clear his name and find redemption – and freedom.
The show was created by Sebastian Ortega and produced by Underground Producciones, which has become established as one of Argentina’s top TV producers, following hits such as Graduados and Historias de Un Clan. Earlier this year, El Marginal attracted international attention when it won the Grand Prix award at Paris TV festival, Series Mania – a prize that was voted for by such TV heavyweights as The Sopranos’ David Chase.
Its acquisition by Netflix, which is distributing the show as a Netflix Original, marks the streaming giant’s growing focus on finding TV shows from around the world to match its target markets. Indeed, earlier this year, Netflix announced its first Argentine original production: Edha, created by Daniel Burman, a thriller set in the world of fashion. That will be released in 2017.
All 13 episodes of El Marginal: Season 1 are available to stream now on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription. For more on what’s coming soon to Netflix UK, click here.