The Refugees (TV series)

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The Refugees
Also known asRefugiados
Created by
  • Ramón Campos
  • Gema R. Neira
  • Cristóbal Garrido
  • Adolfo Valor
StarringNatalia Tena
Will Keen
David Leon
Dafne Keen
Country of originSpain
United Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Production companies
DistributorBBC Worldwide
Original networklaSexta
Original releaseMay 7 (2015-05-07) –
June 15, 2015 (2015-06-15)
External links

The Refugees is a 2015 drama television series created by Ramón Campos, Gema R. Neira, Cristóbal Garrido and Adolfo Valor.[1][2] The series is a joint production of BBC Worldwide and Atresmedia that premiered on laSexta on 7 May 2015. It shows a rural community faced with millions of refugees from the future seeking shelter in the present.[3]


Mankind is suffering the biggest exodus in history. Three billion people from the future have traveled to the present to escape from an imminent global disaster: a deadly mutation of a cold virus. All the refugees must obey two rules: they must not talk about the future and they must not contact their families.

The arrival of the refugees takes everyone by surprise, including the Cruz family. The series centers on their story, the story of Samuel, Emma and little Ani. A shift in their existence after the arrival of a mysterious refugee, Alex, who has an incredible mission that will change their lives, and in order to accomplish his mission, he will not hesitate to do whatever there is to be done: including breaking the rules.


The following is a list of cast members from the series:[4]


The television series is a BBC Worldwide and Atresmedia co-production with Bambú Producciones.[5] Filming began in summer 2014.[6][7][8]


In Spain, the first and second episodes of The Refugees were broadcast simultaneously the same day on four television channels (Neox, Nova, laSexta and Antena 3) of Atresmedia. The premiere of The Refugees was watched by 4.37 million viewers. The rest of episodes aired on laSexta.

No. Title Directed by Original air date Spain viewers
1"The Exodus"David PinillosMay 7, 2015 (2015-05-07)4.37[9]
2"The Siege"David PinillosMay 7, 2015 (2015-05-07)4.37[9]
3"The Wait"David PinillosMay 14, 2015 (2015-05-14)1.81 [10]
4"The Sacrifice"David PinillosMay 21, 2015 (2015-05-21)1.175[11]
5"Alone"David PinillosMay 25, 2015 (2015-05-25)1.175[11]
6"The Truth"León SiminianiJune 1, 2015 (2015-06-01)1.175[11]
7"Sara"León SiminianiJune 8, 2015 (2015-06-08)1.258[11]
8"A New Beginning"David PinillosJune 15, 2015 (2015-06-15)1.131[11]


  1. ^ Kemp, Stuart (29 January 2014). "BBC Worldwide Inks Spanish Co-Production Deal". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Daswani, Mansha (29 January 2014). "BBCWW, Atresmedia Partner on Sci-Fi Drama". Worldscreen. Retrieved 17 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Hopewell, John (29 January 2014). "BBC Worldwide, Spanish Net Atresmedia, Team For 'Refugees'". Variety. Retrieved 17 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Los Refugiados at the
  5. ^ "BBC Worldwide and Atresmedia to co-produce original sci-fi drama The Refugees". BBC. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Middleton, Richard (29 January 2014). "BBCWW lines up first Euro copro". C21 Media. Retrieved 17 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Atresmedia se alía con la BBC para producir la serie The Refugees (Refugiados)". Europa Press. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Whittock, Jesse (30 January 2014). "Spanish sci-fi is BBC Worldwide's debut Euro copro". TBI Vision. Retrieved 17 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b "El estreno de 'Refugiados' atrae en total a 4.377.000 espectadores con un 25% de share". Formula TV. Retrieved May 7, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "'Refugiados' baja sin emisión simultánea, pero marca un buen 9% en laSexta". Formula TV. Retrieved May 17, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ a b c d e "'Audiencias de los episodios de Refugiados". Formula TV. Retrieved June 27, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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