Néboa is a Spanish mystery-thriller television series starring Emma Suárez and Isabel Naveira. Created by Xosé Morais, Víctor Sierra and Alberto Guntín, produced by RTVE and Voz Audiovisual and set in Galicia, the plot concerns the investigation on a series of serial murders taking place in a small island community during the carnival. It aired on La 1 in 2020.

Created byXosé Morais
Víctor Sierra
Alberto Guntín
Directed byGonzalo López-Gallego
Jorge Saavedra
Manu Gómez
StarringEmma Suárez
Isabel Naveira
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production companiesRTVE
Voz Audiovisual
Original networkLa 1
Original release15 January (2020-01-15) –
4 March 2020 (2020-03-04)


The story is set in Néboa, a fictional island off the coast of A Coruña, in Galicia.[1] The corpse of a teenager appears during the first night of the entroido carnival in Néboa.[2] The murder mimics the pattern of past killings that occurred in 1919 and 1989, both of which sparked a serial killing row with multiple deaths.[2] Locals believe the killer is the Urco, a wolf headed man from the folk stories.[2][1] Three Guardia Civil agents, Mónica Ortiz, Carmela Souto and Lieutenant Ferro try to solve the mystery and avoid another serial killing rampage.[3][4]


Production and releaseEdit

The series was produced by RTVE and the Galician production company Voz Audiovisual.[7] It was created by Xosé Morais, Víctor Sierra and Alberto Guntín.[2] The episodes were directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego, Jorge Saavedra and Manu Gómez.[8] It was primarily filmed from May to September 2019 in Ortegal, in the north of the province of A Coruña.[9] Other locations included Estaca de Bares, O Barqueiro, Ortigueira and Cariño.[9] Most cast members were Galician (a notable exception being Emma Suárez).[9][10] The first episode premiered in prime time on La 1 on 15 January 2020.[11] The weekly broadcasting run of the 8-episode series ended on 4 March 2020.[11]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally airedViewersShare (%)Ref.
First airedLast airedNetwork
1815 January 2020 (2020-01-15)4 March 2020 (2020-03-04)tve1,244,3758.4[11]
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No. in
TitleViewersOriginal air dateShare (%)
1"Mércores de fariñada"1,573,00015 January 2020 (2020-01-15)10.3
2"Xoves de folións"1,233,00022 January 2020 (2020-01-22)8.2
3"Venres de máscaras"1,318,00029 January 2020 (2020-01-29)8.7
4"Sábado das meigas"1,044,0005 February 2020 (2020-02-05)7.0
5"Domingo de bica"1,133,00012 February 2020 (2020-02-12)7.5
6"Luns borralleiro"1,201,00019 February 2020 (2020-02-19)8.1
7"Martes de Entroido"1,237,00026 February 2020 (2020-02-26)8.5
8"Mércores de fariñada"1,216,0004 March 2020 (2020-03-04)8.5

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2021 19th Mestre Mateo Awards Best Television Series Won [12][13]
Best Art Direction Nominated
Best Cinematography Direction Nominated
Best Costume Design Nominated
Best Makeup and Hairstyling Nominated
Best Lead Actress Isabel Naveira Nominated


  1. ^ a b "El 'Urco' llega a La 1: un asesinato en carnaval será el punto de partido de 'Néboa', la nueva serie de TVE". El Periódico. 15 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Cerdeño, Mario (10 February 2020). "'Néboa': la magia y superstición gallegas al servicio del thriller". eldiario.es.
  3. ^ Herruzo Martínez, Ignacio (14 January 2020). "'Néboa': el crimen llega a Galicia con la serie de Emma Suárez". Diez Minutos.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "¿Quién será el Urco de "Néboa"?". La Voz de Galicia. 22 January 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Néboa Conoce a los personajes de 'Néboa'". RTVE. 14 January 2020.
  6. ^ "¿Quién es quién en 'Néboa'? Todas las claves del nuevo thriller de TVE". El Periódico. 15 January 2020.
  7. ^ "TVE estrena este miércoles 'Néboa', un thriller rodado íntegramente en Galicia". Quincemil. El Español. 15 January 2020.
  8. ^ Alía, Julián (15 January 2020). "Un 'thriller' con acento gallego". Las Provincias.
  9. ^ a b c "TVE estrena este miércoles 'Néboa', un thriller rodado íntegramente en Galicia". Europa Press. 13 January 2020.
  10. ^ Martín, Javi P. (28 January 2020). "'Néboa' es un thriller mágico y evocador que eleva el nivel de nuestra televisión pública". ecartelera.
  11. ^ a b c "El misterio de 'Néboa' pasa desapercibido en TVE y se despide con un 8,4% de media". FormulaTV. 5 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Conoce a los finalistas a los Premios Mestre Mateo 2021". Extradigital. 10 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Los XIX Mestre Mateo encumbran a Ons como mejor película y otros 8 galardones". Agencia EFE. 11 April 2021.