Las aventuras del capitán Alatriste (TV series)
|Las aventuras del capitán Alatriste|
|Based on||Las aventuras del capitán Alatriste novels|
by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
|Screenplay by||Alberto Macías|
|Directed by||Enrique Urbizu|
Norberto López Amado
Alberto Ruiz Rojo
|Country of origin||Spain|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||70 min (approx.)|
|Production companies||Mediaset España|
|Original release||7 January –|
1 April 2015
Las aventuras del capitán Alatriste is a Spanish adventure television series set in the early 17th century, consisting of an adaptation of the Captain Alatriste novel series by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, starring Aitor Luna in the lead role. It aired from January 2015 to April 2015 on Telecinco.
The fiction takes place in the first half of the 17th century. It follows the adventures of the Captain Alatriste (Aitor Luna), taking him—besides Madrid—to Paris and Vatican City.
- Aitor Luna as Diego Alatriste.
- Natasha Yarovenko as María de Castro.
- Lucía Jiménez as Caridad la Lebrijana.
- Patricia Vico as Teresa de Alquézar.
- Miguel Hermoso as Francisco de Quevedo.
- Filippo Sbalchiero as Gualterio Malatesta.
- Gary Piquer as Count-Duke of Olivares.
- Marcos Ruiz as Íñigo de Balboa y Aguirre.
- Carmen Sánchez as Angélica de Alquezar.
- Rafael Cebrián as Count of Guadalmedina.
- Manel Barceló as Fray Emilio Bocanegra.
- Luis Callejo as Luis de Alquézar.
- Alfonso Sánchez as Sebastián Copons.
- Diana Gómez as Infanta Anna.
- William Miller as the Duke of Buckingham.
- Constantin von Jascheroff as the Prince of Wales.
- Aura Garrido as Inés de Castro.
- Daniel Alonso as Felipe IV.
- Manuel Gancedo as Domine Pérez.
- Ángel Solo as Saldaña.
- Enrique Martínez as Rafael de Cózar.
- Janka Erdely as Isabel de Borbón.
- Sofía Oria as Dorotea.
- Lluís Bou as Vasco.
- Arly Jover as Madame de Brissac.
- Jean-Pierre Bouvier as Richelieu
Production and release
Las aventuras del capitán Alastriste consists of an adaptation of the novel series of the same name by Arturo Pérez Reverte, known as "Captain Alatriste" in English. The screenplay was authored by Alberto Macías, Curro Royo, Carlos Molinero, Marisol Farré and David Muñoz. Produced by Mediaset España and Beta Film in collaboration with DLO Producciones, the series was shot in the Korda Studios in Budapest, Hungary. Episodes were directed by Enrique Urbizu, Norberto López Amado, Salvador Calvo, Luis Oliveros and Alberto Ruiz Rojo.
The series premiered on 7 January 2015. The first episode drew mediocre ratings, particularly taking into account the series was a blockbuster production and it had been heavily promoted. Interest plummeted afterwards. It also became the target of fierce criticism already before the airing of the first episode, including criticism by the union of audio visual technicians for the choice of Hungary as shooting location. Pérez-Reverte himself was irritated by some historical implausibilities, the "excessive coloring" of the series instead of the gloomy cinematography imagined by the author as well as by the programming of the episodes after a brief recap of Gran Hermano VIP, although he defended the performance of Aitor Luna as a "very worthy" Alatriste. Paolo Vasile, CEO of Mediaset España, was also reportedly unconvinced of the series before its release. Following the dismal ratings in prime time, the channel decided to extend the running time of Gran Hermano VIP and thus relegate the series to the late night slot. The series' finale aired on 1 April 2015, with a 5.4% share and 486,000 viewers. Overall, the series averaged 1,049,000 viewers and a meagre 7.2% audience share.
|Title||Viewers||Original air date||Share (%)|
|1||"Los dos ingleses"||2,487,000||7 January 2015||13.4|
|2||"Con la soga al cuello"||1,735,000||14 January 2015||9.3|
|3||"Al servicio de su majestad"||1,290,000||21 January 2015||6.9|
|4||"Un soldado de Tercio"||1,191,000||28 January 2015||7.0|
|5||"Como la sangre"||991,000||4 February 2015||6.4|
|6||"Entre lobos"||1,011,000||11 February 2015||6.9|
|7||"Herida que duele y no se siente"||777,000||18 February 2015||6.1|
|8||"Una tregua con el diablo"||687,000||25 February 2015||5.4|
|9||"Fugitivos"||670,000||4 March 2015||5.7|
|10||"Yo mato"||609,000||11 March 2015||7.1|
|11||"La muerte de Martín Saldaña"||657,000||18 March 2015||7.2|
|12||"La retirada de Madrid"||581,000||31 March 2015||6.1|
|13||"Fin de partida"||486,000||1 April 2015||5.4|
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- 2015 Spanish television series debuts
- 2015 Spanish television series endings
- Television shows set in Madrid
- Television shows set in Paris
- Television shows set in Vatican City
- Television shows filmed in Hungary
- Television series based on Spanish novels
- Television series set in the 17th century
- 2010s Spanish drama television series
- Spanish adventure television series
- Telecinco network series
- Television series by DLO Producciones