Cable Girls

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Las chicas del cable
GenrePeriod drama
Country of originSpain
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes32 (list of episodes)
Bambú Producciones
Production location(s)Spain
Running time41-63 minutes
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseApril 28, 2017 (2017-04-28) –

Cable Girls (Spanish: Las chicas del cable) is a Spanish period drama web television series produced by Netflix.[1] It stars Ana Fernández, Nadia de Santiago, Blanca Suárez and Maggie Civantos.[2] The first season, consisting of eight episodes, premiered on Netflix worldwide on April 28, 2017.[3] The second aired on December 25, 2017 and the third season came out on September 7, 2018.[4] The fourth season was released on August 9th 2019. The ending lines of the fourth season suggest continuation of the story. Also media report that the season 5 of the series is being prepared[5] and scheduled for 2020.[6]


In 1928, a modern telecommunications company begins to operate in Madrid. The series tells the turn in life that four young women take when they start working for this company. The four of them feel attached in different ways, to their families, their partners, or their memories. Part of the focus of the show is the hardships working women faced in the 1920s.


Character Portrayed by Seasons
1 2 3 4
Main characters
Lidia Aguilar Dávila (born Alba Romero Méndez) Blanca Suárez Main
Carlota Rodríguez de Senillosa Ana Fernández Main
María Inmaculada "Marga" Suárez Pazos Nadia de Santiago Main
Ángeles Vidal Maggie Civantos Main
Carlos Cifuentes Martiño Rivas Main
Doña Carmen de Cifuentes Concha Velasco Main
Elisa Cifuentes Ángela Cremonte Main
Francisco Gómez Yon González Main
Oscar Ruiz (Sara Millán) Ana Polvorosa Main
Carolina Moreno Iria Del Río Main
Miguel Pascual Borja Luna Main
Mario Pérez Sergio Mur Main[7]
Pablo Santos Nico Romero Main
Julio Santos Main
Inspector Beltrán Carlos Kaniowsky Main
Cristóbal Cuevas Moreno Antonio Velázquez Main
Sebastián Uribe Ernesto Alterio Main
Pedro Guzmán Luis Fernández Recurring Main
Recurring characters
Ricardo Cifuentes y Navarro Simón Andreu Recurring
Emilio Rodríguez "El Halcón" Joan Crosas Recurring Recurring
Pilar de Senillosa Luisa Gavasa Recurring Recurring
Dolores "Doña Lola" Tina Sainz Recurring
Eulalia María Garralón Recurring
Victoria Kiti Mánver Recurring
Miriam Zafra Carlota Baró Recurring
Lucía Anna Moliner Recurring
Perla Patricia Peñalver Recurring
Antonio Castro Cristóbal Suárez Recurring
Sergio Andrade Carles Francino Recurring
Gregorio Díaz Juan Carlos Vellido Recurring
Magdalena Lucía Perlado Recurring


SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
18April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
28December 25, 2017 (2017-12-25)
38September 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
48August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleForeign titleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Chapter 1: Dreams"Capítulo 1: "Los sueños"Carlos SedesStory by : Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa Fernández-Valdés & María José Rustarazo
Teleplay by : Ramón Campos & Gema R. Neira
April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
In 1920s Madrid, a young woman named Alba with dreams of living a new life in Argentina is wrongfully accused of murder. A corrupt police officer agrees to let her go if she pulls off a heist for him at the telephone exchange.
2"Chapter 2: Memories"Capítulo 2: "Los recuerdos"Carlos SedesStory by : Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa Fernández-Valdés, María José Rustarazo & Almudena Ocaña
Teleplay by : Gema R. Neira, María José Rustarazo & Jaime Vaca
April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
Francisco makes a deal with Lidia. Marga is worried for what she saw on the party. Carlotta's father interferes in her life.
3"Chapter 3: Lies"Capítulo 3: "Las mentiras"David PinillosStory by : Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa Fernández-Valdés, María José Rustarazo & Almudena Ocaña
Teleplay by : Carlos Portela & María José Rustarazo
April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
The Police are called in when Lidia's identity is questioned. Francisco's wife is suspicious and asks Carolina for help.
4"Chapter 4: Feelings"Capítulo 4: "Los sentimientos"David PinillosStory by : Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa Fernández-Valdés & María José Rustarazo
Teleplay by : Carlos Portela
April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
Marga has a date to lunch with Pablo. Angeles finds out more about Mario's infidelity.
5"Chapter 5: The Past"Capítulo 5: "El pasado"Carlos SedesStory by : Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa Fernández-Valdés, María José Rustarazo & Jaime Vaca
Teleplay by : Carlos Portela
April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
Carolina threatens to reveal Lidia's true identity. Miguel tells Carlota to make a decision about their relationship. Everything changes for Ángeles.
6"Chapter 6: Family"Capítulo 6: "La familia"Carlos SedesStory by : Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa Fernández-Valdés, María José Rustarazo & Jaime Vaca
Teleplay by : Estíbaliz Burgaleta & María José Rustarazo
April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
Lidia helps Ángeles with her escape from town. Carlota works for Sara to get out of prison. Carlos has a fight with his father, with tragic conquences.
7"Chapter 7: Loss"Capítulo 7: "La pérdida"David PinillosStory by : Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa Fernández-Valdés, María José Rustarazo & Jaime Vaca
Teleplay by : Carlos Portela, María José Rustarazo & Jaime Vaca
April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
The Cifuentes family mourns their recent loss. Lidia has to be honest with Carlos and tells him who she really is.
8"Chapter 8: Love"Capítulo 8: "El amor"David PinillosStory by : Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Teresa Fernández-Valdés, María José Rustarazo, Jaime Vaca & Carlos Portela
Teleplay by : Carlos Portela & Jaime Vaca
April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
New technology from the rotary divides Lidia's loyalty when she must make a choice between Carlos and her friends.

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleForeign titleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Chapter 9: The Choice"Capítulo 9: "La elección"Carlos SedesTBADecember 25, 2017 (2017-12-25)
As 1928 turns into 1929, Lidia reports to a new boss, Carlota is blackmailed, Marga gets a hidden surprise, and all three rush to Angeles's rescue.
2"Chapter 10: The Pact"Capítulo 10: "El pacto"Carlos SedesTBADecember 25, 2017 (2017-12-25)
Lidia directs a cover-up plan, but a theft complicates things and Marga is caught in a lie. Carlos and Francisco negotiate an alliance.
3"Chapter 11: Jealousy"Capítulo 11: "Los celos"Antonio HernándezTBADecember 25, 2017 (2017-12-25)
Marisol tries to separate Marga and Pablo. Sara awakens Carlota's suspicion. Lidia sees a decisive difference between Carlos and Francisco.
4"Chapter 12: Guilt"Capítulo 12: "La culpa"Antonio HernándezTBADecember 25, 2017 (2017-12-25)
Sara reveals a secret to Carlota. Angeles learns Inspector Cuevas's weakness. Pablo shows Marga his undying love. Lidia helps end an operator strike.
5"Chapter 13: Secrets"Capítulo 13: "Los secretos"Roger GualTBADecember 25, 2017 (2017-12-25)
Sara seeks medical advice. Lidia gets news that complicates her choice between Francisco and Carlos. Marga learns Pablo is hiding a delicate problem.
6"Chapter 14: Loneliness"Capítulo 14: "La soledad"Roger GualTBADecember 25, 2017 (2017-12-25)
Lidia gets a tempting offer. Carlota and her friends respond to a plea for help. Angeles takes a risky step in order to learn the witness's identity.
7"Chapter 15: Opportunities"Capítulo 15: "Las oportunidades"David PinillosTBADecember 25, 2017 (2017-12-25)
The police find a body. Ángeles learns who's been spooking her. Francisco gives Lidia space, while Carlos gives her a surprise. An arrest is made.
8"Chapter 16: Innocence"Capítulo 16: "La inocencia"David PinillosTBADecember 25, 2017 (2017-12-25)
Carlota gets news about Miguel. Guilt-stricken Marga goes into seclusion. Lidia learns Francisco has made a decision. Ángeles finds herself cornered.

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleForeign titleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Chapter 17: Time"Capítulo 17: "El tiempo"Roger GualTBASeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
Six months later, a catastrophic event deeply affects Lidia, Marga, Carlota, Ángeles and their loved ones. Marga gets a surprise visit from an in-law.
2"Chapter 18: Death"Capítulo 18: "La muerte"Roger GualTBASeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
With her friends' help, Lidia puts her plan into action. Carlota decides what to do with her inheritance. Ángeles tries to earn Pedro Guzmán's trust.
3"Chapter 19: Truth"Capítulo 19: "La verdad"Antonio HernándezTBASeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
Lidia's desperation worries Carlos and spurs Francisco to offer support. Marga helps Julio cover Pablo's job. Carlota finds a way to promote her cause.
4"Chapter 20: Revenge"Capítulo 20: "La venganza"Antonio HernándezTBASeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
Lidia and Francisco visit an orphanage to gather info. Complications arise with Marga when Julio impersonates housebound Pablo, who sneaks back to work.
5"Chapter 21: Sin"Capítulo 21: "El pecado"Carlos SedesTBASeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
Ángeles must deflect Guzmán's suspicion of a mole. Carlos learns his mother's car was sabotaged and confronts Lidia. Marga has a horrible realization.
6"Chapter 22: Fight"Capítulo 22: "La lucha"Carlos SedesTBASeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
To protect her child, Ángeles accepts a deal with Guzmán. A phone call gives Lidia a hunch on Eva's whereabouts. Carlota responds to her attackers.
7"Chapter 23: Hope"Capítulo 23: "La esperanza"Roger GualTBASeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
Lidia turns the tables on her captor. During the king's visit, those fighting for Carlota's cause take drastic measures, forcing her to choose sides.
8"Chapter 24: Destiny"Capítulo 24: "El destino"Roger GualTBASeptember 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)
As the situation escalates, Lidia tries to get to Eva, Marga shocks Pablo, Carlota takes a risk, Ángeles learns a truth and Francisco attempts a rescue.

Season 4 (2019)[edit]

No.TitleForeign titleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Chapter 25: Equality"Capítulo 25: "La igualdad"Antonio HernándezTBAAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
2"Chapter 26: Liberty"Capítulo 26: "La libertad"Antonio HernándezTBAAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
3"Chapter 27: Justice"Capítulo 27: "La justicia"Roger GualTBAAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
4"Chapter 28: Fear"Capítulo 28: "El miedo"Roger GualTBAAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
5"Chapter 29: Life"Capítulo 29: "La vida"Antonio HernándezTBAAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
6"Chapter 30: Doubt"Capítulo 30: "La duda"Antonio HernándezTBAAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
7"Chapter 31: Happiness"Capítulo 31: "La felicidad"Roger GualTBAAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
8"Chapter 32: Luck"Capítulo 32: "La suerte"Roger GualTBAAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)


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