Netflix’s first Spanish documentary to investigate The Alcàsser Murders
James R | On 21, Feb 2018
Netflix is heading to Spain for its next original documentary series, which will investigate the The Alcàsser Murders.
The four-part true crime documentary will analyse one of the most gruesome and controversial crimes in Spanish history. The triple murder in 1992 shook the foundations of Spanish society and crossed borders, not only in its brutality, but also because of its shocking broadcast and exploitation by the media.
25 years on and the mystery is still unresolved. The passing of time, instead of shedding light on this case, triggered a whole series of serious rumors about lethal violence, in what a judge described as a “journey to horror”. The Alcàsser case is a complicated one, full of controversy and numerous loose ends.
“We are proud to embark upon our first Spanish original documentary and to bring this important story to both Spanish and global audiences” says Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals at Netflix.
Ramón Campos, executive producer, adds: “Our intention is that this will be the ultimate documentary about one of the cases that shocked Spanish society for years. We will tell the stories of all people involved in an effort to try and clarify once and for all the truth of what happened that dreadful November 1992 in Alcàsser. We will offer everyone the opportunity to share their truth.”
The show is executive produced by Ramón Campos and created by Bambú Producciones, a production company created in 2007 by Campos and Teresa Fernández Valdés to develop and produce fiction projects for television. Bambú is behind such series as Gran Hotel, Velvet and Netflix original series Cable Girls.
Production on the series starts this week, ready for a global release in 2019.
The Alcàsser Murders is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.