Cuenta atrás

Cuenta atrás is a Spanish police thriller television series produced by Globomedia for Cuatro starring Dani Martín, Bárbara Lennie, Álex González, Teresa Hurtado de Ory and José Ángel Egido. It aired from 2007 to 2008.

Cuenta atrás
GenreThriller
Action
Police drama
StarringDani Martín
Bárbara Lennie
Álex González
Teresa Hurtado de Ory
José Ángel Egido
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes29
Production
Running time50 min (approx.)
Production companyGlobomedia [es]
Release
Original networkCuatro
Original release8 May 2007 (2007-05-08) –
1 May 2008 (2008-05-01)

PremiseEdit

The fiction focuses on the activities of a judicial police unit led by Corso (Dani Martín),[1] which has to face extreme situations.[2] A distinctive feature of the series is that the episodes opened with the initial part of the climax, reconstructing over the course of the episode how the fiction had come to that point.[3]

CastEdit

Production and releaseEdit

The series was the first Globomedia production for Sogecable's channel Cuatro.[4] It also entailed Bárbara Lennie's television debut.[6] The first season consisted of 13 episodes with a running time of roughly 50 minutes.[7][8] The first episode premiered on 8 May 2007.[9] Filming of season 2 included shooting in Miami and the Mediterranean coast in Alicante.[10][8] The 16-episode second season began airing on 10 January 2008.[10][9] The broadcasting run was irregular, with the TV channel rescheduling back and forth the broadcast on different week days and time slots.[9] The broadcasting of the last episode, "Desguace Jiménez, 18:10 horas", was scheduled for the late night slot (23:40) of 1 May 2008.[11]

The series was remade in Germany under the title Countdown: Die Jagd beginnt (RTL; 2009–2011).[12]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1138 May 2007 (2007-05-08)22 July 2007 (2007-07-22)
21610 January 2008 (2008-01-10)1 May 2008 (2008-05-01)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Todo sobre "Cuenta atrás", la nueva serie policíaca de Cuatro". Vertele!. eldiario.es. 14 January 2007.
  2. ^ "¿Sabías que Álex González hizo de poli antes de 'El Príncipe'?". Vertele!. eldiario.es. 17 June 2016.
  3. ^ Rando, Paloma (9 November 2015). "'Cuatro' cumple 10 años: los mejores programas, los peores... y los que ni recordábamos". Vanity Fair.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Uribe, Cristina (7 May 2007). "Dani Martín, al frente de la nueva apuesta de Cuatro, la serie policiaca 'Cuenta atrás'". El Mundo.
  5. ^ a b c d e Herrero Bernal, Begoña. La producción independiente de ficción en España. Procesos de trabajo y figuras profesionales. El caso de la serie Cuenta atrás. Getafe: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. pp. 266–267.
  6. ^ "'El Incidente' de Bárbara Lennie en Antena 3". Vertele!. eldiario.es. 7 August 2008.
  7. ^ "Dani Martín ('El canto del loco') es Corso en 'Cuenta atrás'". Europa Press. 7 May 2007.
  8. ^ a b "Cuatro estrena la segunda temporada de 'Cuenta atrás'". FormulaTV. 9 January 2008.
  9. ^ a b c "Cuatro cancela la serie 'Cuenta atrás'". FormulaTV. 20 April 2008.
  10. ^ a b Rodríguez, Mercedes (10 January 2008). "'Cuenta atrás' da una vuelta de tuerca argumental en su segunda temporada". El Diario Montañés.
  11. ^ "Adiós definitivo a "Cuenta atrás" en el late night de Cuatro". Vertele!. eldiario.es. 1 May 2008.
  12. ^ Cascajosa Virino, Concepción (2013). "European Transnational TV Fiction: Remaking Life on Mars in Spain". In Palacio, Manuel; Türschmann, Jörg (eds.). Transnational Cinema in Europe. p. 53. ISBN 978-3-643-90478-2.