El Marginal

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El Marginal
El Marginal.jpg
GenrePolice procedural
Created bySebastián Ortega
Adrián Caetano
Written byAdrián Caetano
Guillermo Salmerón
Silvina Olschansky
Nicolás Marina
Directed byLuis Ortega
Mariano Ardanaz
Javier Pérez
Alejandro Ciancio
StarringJuan Minujín
Theme music composerSara Hebe
Opening themeEl Marginal
Country of originArgentina
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes21
Production company(s)Underground producciones
Release
Original networkTelevisión Pública Argentina
Original releaseJune 2, 2016 (2016-06-02) –
present

El Marginal is an Argentine television series, starring Juan Minujín and Martina Gusmán. It received the Golden Martín Fierro award[1], a Tato award, a Festival Séries Mania [fr] award and also was nominated for a Platino Award for Best Miniseries or TV series.

Premise[edit]

The former cop Miguel Palacios (Juan Minujín) is jailed at San Onofre, under a fake name and a fake judicial case. His mission is to infiltrate a criminal gang of prisoners and prison guards, and gather information about the daughter of a judge kidnapped by said gang. He eventually loses his links with those aware of his mission, and escapes from prison to recover his identity.

Distribution[edit]

The series was initially aired at the Televisión Pública Argentina TV channel. It was acquired by Netflix after the end of the original run, becoming available for Latin America, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal. El Marginal and Estocolmo were the first Argentine TV series acquired by Netflix, in 2016.[2]

A second season was confirmed in 2017.[3] The second series, entitled El Marginal II, debuted on Argentine television in July 2018 to high ratings.[4] A third series is under discussion.[4]

Awards[edit]

The program received 8 nominations for the Martín Fierro Awards, and won those for best miniseries and best writers. One of the producers thanked for the award, but criticized the organization of the nominations, as they sometimes include TV programs from very disparate genres.[1] Actor Gerardo Romano used his brief time to ask people to vote for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at the 2017 legislative elections.[5] At the end of the ceremony, the program received the Golden Martín Fierro Award.[1]

Cast[edit]

Actor Character
Juan Minujín Miguel Palacios/Osvaldo "Pastor" Peña
Gerardo Romano Director Gerardo Antín
Martina Gusmán Lic. Emma Molinari
Claudio Rissi Mario Borges
Maite Lanata Luna Lunati
Mariano Argento Juez Cayetano Lunati
Nicolás Furtado Juan Pablo "Diosito" Borges
Abel Ayala César
Carlos Portaluppi "El Morcilla"
Gustavo Pardi Pikachu
Gerardo Otero Fernando
Brian Muniz "El Virus"
Adriana Salonia Lucrecia
Guito Botto Fiora "Fiorella"
Aylin Prandi Lic. Francesca Morales
Chang Sung Kim "El chino"
Marcelo Peralta Barny
Daniel Pacheco James "El colombiano"
Jorge Lorenzo Oficial Capece
Mauro Angemi "Calambre"
Brian Buley Pedro, "Pedrito" o "El enano"
Lucas Poce "El niño"
Francisco Lumerman "El triste"
Emanuel García Arnol
Jonathan de Rosa "El susto"
Lis Moreno "La Kari"
Mario Moscoso Guardia Cárcel
Enrique Liporace "El Verruga"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Martín Fierro 2017: El Marginal se llevó el Oro y Mirtha Legrand el de Brillantes" [Martín Fierro 2017: El Marginal took the gold and Mirtha Legrand the Diamonds] (in Spanish). La Nación. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Netflix estrenará El marginal y Estocolmo en todo el mundo" [Netflix will premiere El Marginal and Estocolmo in all the world] (in Spanish). La Nación. August 16, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Vuelve "El Marginal": La serie tendrá su segunda temporada!" ["El Marginal" returns: the series will have a second season!] (in Spanish). Metro 951. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "El Marginal 2: a horas del estreno, ya se habla de una tercera temporada". La Nación (Buenos Aires). 18 July 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Martín Fierro 2017: Gerardo Romano hizo campaña por Cristina Kirchner" [Martín Fierro 2017: Gerardo Romano campaigned for Cristina Kirchner] (in Spanish). La Nación. June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017.