Criminal: Spain

Criminal: Spain is a 2019 Spanish-language police procedural anthology series created by George Kay and Jim Field Smith and starring Emma Suárez, Carmen Machi and Álvaro Cervantes. Criminal: Spain is part of Netflix's Criminal, an anthology series consisting of twelve episodes with three episodes each set across four countries filmed in local languages – France, Spain, Germany and the UK.[1][2]

Criminal: Spain
GenrePolice procedural anthology series
Created by
Written by
Directed byMariano Barroso
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3 (list of episodes)
Running time39–41 minutes
Production companyIdiotlamp Productions
Original release20 September 2019 (2019-09-20)
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It was released on 20 September 2019 on Netflix.


Set within the confines of a police interrogation room, Spanish investigators engage in intense games of psychological cat-and-mouse with their accused suspects to find the answers they need in order to solve their cases.




  • José Ángel Egido - Commissioner (Comisario) Joaquin Manero Alted
  • Emma Suárez - Chief Inspector (Inspectora Jefe) María de los Ángeles Toranzo Puig
  • Jorge Bosch [es] - Inspector (Inspector) Carlos Cerdeño Varona
  • María Morales - Inspector (Inspectora) Luisa
  • Álvaro Cervantes - Sub Inspector (Subinspector) Raimundo Messeguer Ortiz
  • Daniel Chamorro - Officer (Oficial de Policía) Jorge
  • Milo Taboada - Officer (Oficial de Policía) Leo


  • Nuria Mencía - Clara
  • Javi Coll - Carmen's lawyer


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Isabel"Mariano BarrosoAlejandro Hernández20 September 2019 (2019-09-20)
Investigators bring in world champion dog breeder Isabel to question her about her involvement in the disappearance and possible murder of her recent romantic companion.
2"Carmen"Mariano BarrosoManuel Martín Cuenca20 September 2019 (2019-09-20)
Investigators interrogate Carmen, whose younger autistic sister unexpectedly drowns in the bathtub, but they quickly begin to suspect that she could be hiding something about her sister's sudden death.
3"Carmelo"Mariano BarrosoAlejandro Hernández20 September 2019 (2019-09-20)
Notorious drug dealer Carmelo Al Huzaini is brought in by investigators on cocaine possession and is interrogated about sharing a possible connection to a recent terrorist attack. All the while, Al Huzaini shares personal history with one of the investigators.


All twelve episodes will film at Netflix's production hub at Ciudad de la Tele in Madrid.[1]


Criminal: Spain was released on 20 September 2019 on Netflix.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "'Criminal': Netflix Sets Premiere Date For Nicholas Pinnock & Hayley Atwell Police Interrogation Drama". Deadline. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  2. ^ "When is Criminal released on Netflix? Who's in the cast and what's it about?". Radio Times. Retrieved 9 August 2019.

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