Dorien is a Spanish psychological thriller and horror web television series created by Kiko and Javier Prada starring Carolina Bang, Daniel Muriel, Macarena Gómez and Dafne Fernández. It was released from 2017 to 2018 on RTVE's playz.

Dorien
Genre
Created by
  • Kiko Prada
  • Javier Prada
Written by
  • Helena Morales
  • Alberto López
  • Kiko Prada
  • Javier Prada
Directed by
  • Kiko Prada
  • Javier Prada
Starring
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5
Production
Running time20 min (approx.)
Production companiesRTVE
The Other Side Films
Release
Original networkplayz
Original release30 October 2017 (2017-10-30) –
6 February 2018 (2018-02-06)

PremiseEdit

Consisting of a loose translation to the current day and age of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, the fiction is set in Malasaña, Madrid.[1]

Dorien (Carolina Bang) is a popular photographer obsessed with not aging who is hired by influencers. A disgruntled journalist, Marcos (Daniel Muriel), is commissioned to write a report about Dorien, unaware that the latter's camera takes away the essence and youth of the people.[2][3] Dorien has even kept her secret away from her girlfriend Miriam (Dafne Fernández).[1][4] Meanwhile, Marcos' relationship with her long-time girlfriend Marta (Macarena Gómez) is not going well.[1][5]

CastEdit

Starring
Other

Production and releaseEdit

Produced by The Other Side Films together with RTVE, filming started by July 2017 in Madrid.[8] The series consisted of five 20-minute episodes.[9]

The pilot became available online on 30 October 2017,[10] on the occasion of the launch of the RTVE's playz platform. The two first episodes were released on playz on 16 January 2018.[1] The series was created and directed by the (twin) brothers Kiko and Javi Prada,[1][11] who also co-wrote the screenplay together with Alberto López and Helena Morales.[12]

Macarena Gómez's performance was awarded a recognition in the category 'Best Actress' at the fifth edition of the Festival Carballo Interplay in 2018.[13]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally airedRef.
First airedLast airedNetwork
1530 October 2017 (2017-10-30)6 February 2018 (2018-02-06)playz[14]
No.TitleOriginal air date
1"A cualquier otra parte"30 October 2017 (2017-10-30)
2"Todo es mentira"16 January 2018 (2018-01-16)
3"El comienzo"23 January 2018 (2018-01-23)
4"Es cuestión de tiempo"30 January 2018 (2018-01-30)
5"Leones por corderos"6 February 2018 (2018-02-06)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Playz adapta "El retrato de Dorian Gray" en una serie para "millennials"". El Periódico. 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ Torre, Franco (30 October 2017). "Los hermanos Prada revisan a Oscar Wilde en su nueva serie". La Nueva España.
  3. ^ a b c d "El impresionante cambio físico de Daniel Muriel en "Dorien"". abcplay. ABC. 14 February 2018.
  4. ^ León, M.M. (17 January 2019). "Playz toma impulso con una adaptación de 'Dorian Gray'". Diario de Sevilla.
  5. ^ a b Prieto, Beatriz (2 February 2021). "La trayectoria de Macarena Gómez en televisión, más allá de 'La que se avecina'". FormulaTV.
  6. ^ "Esta anciana de 80 años es Dafne Fernández". Woman. 7 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e Arroyo, M. (16 January 2018). "Las series del futuro ya están aquí: cortas, bien hechas y baratas". Estrella Digital.
  8. ^ "RTVE rueda su primera ficción online con estrellas televisivas". Vertele!. eldiario.es. 26 July 2017.
  9. ^ Ruiz de Elvira, Alberto P. (16 January 2018). "'Dorien', el mito de la eterna juventud en tiempos de Instagram". El País.
  10. ^ "Playz estrena 'Dorien', thriller psicológico con Carolina Bang, Dani Muriel, Dafne Fernández y Macarena Gómez". RTVE. 16 January 2018.
  11. ^ Bernal, Fernando (25 October 2017). "Exclusiva: así es la nueva serie online de los productores de 'Pieles'". El País.
  12. ^ Arrastia, Diana (6 February 2018). "Los Duffer españoles: hermanos y showrunners". Cinemanía. 20minutos.es.
  13. ^ "Las series de Playz Dorien y Mambo, premiadas en Festival Carballo Interplay". The Daily Television. 8 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Dorien". TV Time. Retrieved 24 April 2021.