El Internado

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El Internado
El Internado 2.jpg
Format

Drama/Mystery/Horror (1st to 6th season)

Horror/Drama/Action (7th Season)
Created by Globomedia
Starring Natalia Millán
Lola Baldrich
Luis Merlo
Marta Torné
Martín Rivas
Luis Mottola
Ana de Armas
Raúl Fernández
Yon González
Elena Furiase
Daniel Retuerta
Blanca Suárez
Fernando Tielve
Irene Montalà
Javier Ríos
Carlos Leal
Cristina Marcos
Marta Hazas
Pedro Civera
Carlota García
Denisse Peña
Ismael Martínez
Javier Cidoncha
Lara Ruiz
Sergio Murillo
Yolanda Arestegui
Natalia López
Nani Jiménez
José Ángel Trigo
Iñaki Font
Santi Pons
and Amparo Baró
Country of origin Spain
No. of episodes 71
Production
Running time 90 min approx.
Broadcast
Original channel Antena 3
Picture format PAL (576i)
HDTV (1080i)
Original airing 2007-2010

El Internado Laguna Negra (Spanish, The Boarding School Black Lagoon) is a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest, where teenagers are sent by their parents to study. The boarding school is situated in a forest far from the city, on the outskirts on which macabre events occur. The series debut on 24 May 2007, and is a production of Antena 3. Although the show is recorded and produced in HD, it is only broadcast in SD. However, a Blu-ray release has been announced.

Characters and actors[edit]

  • Samuel Espí/Héctor de la Vega - Luis Merlo
  • Elsa Fernández - Natalia Millán
  • María - Marta Torné
  • Marcos Novoa - Martiño Rivas
  • Carolina - Ana de Armas
  • Pedro - Eduardo Velasco
  • Carlos Almansa/Fermín de Pablo - Raúl Fernández
  • Iván Noiret - Yon González
  • Victoria - Elena Furiase
  • Helmuth von Hammer/Camilo Belmonte - Pedro Civera
  • Amelia - Marta Hazas
  • Roque - Daniel Retuerta
  • Paula Novoa - Carlota García
  • Evelyn - Denisse Peña
  • Jacinta - Amparo Baró
  • Mateo - Alejandro Botto
  • Julia - Blanca Suárez
  • Miguel - Eduardo Espinilla
  • Irene Espí/Sandra Pazos - Yolanda Arestegui
  • Nora - Mariona Ribas
  • Saúl - Manuel de Blas
  • Emilio Galván/Martín Moreno - Ismael Martínez
  • Lucas Moreno - Javier Cidoncha
  • Toni - Alejandro Casaseca
  • Jacques Noiret - Carlos Leal
  • Andrés Novoa - Luis Mottola
  • Rebecca - Irene Montalá
  • Hugo Alonso - Javier Ríos Fernández
  • Marta Hernández/Lucía García - Lola Baldrich
  • Alicia Corral - Cristina Marcos
  • Amaia - Nani Jiménez
  • Nicolás Garrido - Iñaki Font
  • Curro - Eduardo Mayo

International Broadcasting[edit]

Russia
On 11 April 2011 the series of the Russian version was introduced on the Russian channel CTC. Russian adaptation of the series is called "Private school" (Russian: Закрытая школа, translit. Zakrytaya shkola). Pilot-names are "Интернат" ("Boarding School") and "Лес" ("Forest"). Original series broadcast on AXN Sci Fi.

Mexico
On 25 May 2009 the series was introduced on the Mexican channel Azteca 7. As of now[when?], Azteca 7 has broadcast the series through the fourth season. Currently, it only airs on Antena 3 Internacional.

Peru
The series began playing 30 May 2010 in Trujillo and is currently still playing.

Central Europe
The series will soon be broadcast on AXN Central Europe.

United States
The series has not been sold to the US, although the Spanish production company has been in contact with American channels and producers to adapt or co-produce an American version.

France
A French version of El Internado was made called L'Internat for channel M6. The story took place in a college situated in a forest of the Department of l'Essonne. The series began its first season (with 10 episodes each 50 minutes long) in November 2009 and ended in December of the same year due to results beneath what was expected. It is not expected to return.

Serbia
The series is broadcast on B92. First time, it was aired on weekends at 14:30 in 2012. It was cancelled after 50 episodes. From 7 January 2013, this series is airing from Monday to Friday at 13:00 and midnight. Currently B92 transmits 7th season.

Montenegro
The series were broadcast on TV Vijesti.

Portugal
The series is broadcast on SIC Radical.

Macedonia
The series began playing 13 May 2013 on the channel Alfa TV (Macedonia).

Iran

The series is broadcast on Rubix HD and GEM TV. The first episode was in 24 May 2013.

Kurdistan

The series is broadcast on GEMKURD TV

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date Ratings
Season premiere Season finale Spain viewers
(millions)
Share
1 6 May 24, 2007 (2007-05-24) June 28, 2007 (2007-06-28) March 25, 2008 4.08 23.8%
2 8 November 7, 2007 (2007-11-07) January 2, 2008 (2008-01-02) May 20, 2008 3.61 20.2%
3 9 April 23, 2008 (2008-04-23) June 25, 2008 (2008-06-25) October 28, 2008 3.42 20.4%
4 11 October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22) January 15, 2009 (2009-01-15) May 26, 2009 3.89 22.0%
5 9 May 12, 2009 (2009-05-12) July 7, 2009 (2009-07-07) November 3, 2009 3.16 18.4%
6 13 November 16, 2009 (2009-11-16) March 1, 2010 (2010-03-01) August 24, 2010 2.93 16.5%
7 15 June 2, 2010 (2010-06-02) October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13) November 1, 2010 3.67 19.9%

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