Ana de Armas
José Ángel Trigo
and Amparo Baró
|Country of origin||Spain|
|No. of episodes||71|
|Running time||90 min approx.|
|Original channel||Antena 3|
|Picture format||PAL (576i)
El Internado Laguna Negra (Spanish, The Black Lagoon Boarding School) is a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest far from the city, on the outskirts of 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
- 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
- Javier Holgado - Sergio Murillo
- 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
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.
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.
The series will soon be broadcast on AXN Central Europe.
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. In July of 2015, Netflix made the entire series available on its streaming service.
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.
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.
The series is broadcast on SIC Radical.
The series is broadcast on Rubix HD and GEM TV. The first episode was in 24 May 2013.
The series is broadcast on GEMKURD TV
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date||Ratings|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Spain viewers
|1||6||24 May 2007||28 June 2007||25 March 2008||4.08||23.8%|
|2||8||7 November 2007||2 January 2008||20 May 2008||3.61||20.2%|
|3||9||23 April 2008||25 June 2008||28 October 2008||3.42||20.4%|
|4||11||22 October 2008||15 January 2009||26 May 2009||3.89||22.0%|
|5||9||12 May 2009||7 July 2009||3 November 2009||3.16||18.4%|
|6||13||16 November 2009||1 March 2010||24 August 2010||2.93||16.5%|
|7||15||2 June 2010||13 October 2010||1 November 2010||3.67||19.9%|
- (Spanish) - El Internado - Official Website