Victim Number 8

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Victim Number 8
La víctima número 8
Genre
Created by
  • Sara Antuña
  • Marc Cistaré
Directed byAlejandro Bazzano
Starring
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Production companies
Release
Original network
Original releaseOctober 10 (2018-10-10) –
November 28, 2018 (2018-11-28)
External links
Website

Victim Number 8 (Spanish: La víctima número 8) is a 2018 Spanish conspiracy thriller television series loosely based on the August 2017 Barcelona attacks.[1] The series, created by Sara Antuña and Marc Cistaré, stars César Mateo, María de Nati, and Verónika Moral. The plot revolves around a jihadi bombing in the Old Town of Bilbao with seven casualties and several more wounded, and the police investigation trying to catch those responsible for the killing.[2][3][4] Alejandro Bazzano was the director of the series.[5]

Victim Number 8 was first released in Spain on October 10, 2018, simultaneously on ETB 2 and Telemadrid. The series was released worldwide on Netflix on August 16, 2019.[6]

It was co-produced by Mediapro (via its production companies K2000 and Globomedia), ETB and Telemadrid.[5]

Cast[edit]

  • César Mateo as Omar
  • María de Nati as Edurne
  • Verónika Moral as Koro
  • Iñaki Ardanaz as Gaizka
  • Farah Hamed as Adila
  • Lisi Linder as Almudena
  • Khaled Kouka as Ibrahim
  • Óscar Zafra as Gorostiza
  • Jesús Ruyman as Comisario
  • Alfonso Torregrosa as José María Azkarate
  • Itziar Lazkano as Concha
  • Son Khoury as Zakir
  • Youssef Bougarovaney as Aissa
  • Marcial Álvarez as Eche
  • Gemma Martínez
  • Itziar Aizpuru as María
  • Álex Larumbe
  • Gilen Xabier as Agente Morera
  • Keiko Fayrori

Several EITB and Telemadrid journalists make cameo appearances as themselves.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRef.
First airedLast airedNetwork
18October 10, 2018 (2018-10-10)November 28, 2018 (2018-11-28)ETB 2 & Telemadrid[7]
No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Omar"October 10, 2018 (2018-10-10)
2"Los milagros no existen"October 17, 2018 (2018-10-17)
3"Empezar a creer"October 24, 2018 (2018-10-24)
4"El tiro de gracia"October 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)
5"Una teoría de mierda"November 7, 2018 (2018-11-07)
6"Un tiburón que nos haga aún más ricos a todos"November 14, 2018 (2018-11-14)
7"El síndrome del nido"November 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)
8"Muy fácil o muy difícil"November 28, 2018 (2018-11-28)

Reception[edit]

As of August 25, 2019, Victim Number 8 has a rating of 7.2 out of 10 on IMDb,[8] 3.5 stars out of 5 on the review website Ready, Steady, Cut,[9] and two mixed critical reviews on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.[10] Writing for Ready Steady Cut, Jonathan Wilson commented: “Tense and engrossing, this Spanish thriller offers a well-paced and tightly-written high-stakes story.”[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Molli (August 20, 2019). "Victim Number 8 Season 2 Netflix release date: Will there be another series?". Express. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Crítica: 'La víctima número 8' es un thriller con ritmo sobre un atentado yihadista". Fuera de Series (in Spanish). Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "'La víctima número 8', un thriller valiente que atrapa por su dosis de humanidad". Ver Tele (in Spanish). Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Victim Number 8' On Netflix, A Spanish Thriller About a Man Framed For a Terrorist Attack". Decider. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Bazzano dirige "La víctima número 8", sobre un atentado yihadista en Bilbao". La Vanguardia. 9 October 2018.
  6. ^ Mitchell, Molli (August 20, 2019). "Victim Number 8 Season 2 Netflix release date: Will there be another series?". Express. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "La víctima número 8". TV Time. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  8. ^ Victim Number 8 (La víctima número 8) TV Series. IMDb. 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  9. ^ Mitchell, Molli (August 20, 2019). "Victim Number 8 Season 2 Netflix release date: Will there be another series?". Express. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "VICTIM NUMBER 8: SEASON 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  11. ^ Wilson, Jonathon (August 16, 2019). "Victim Number 8 Review: Another Tense And Engrossing Spanish SeriesMistaken Identity?". Ready, Steady, Cut. Retrieved August 25, 2019.

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