Great Spanish series from Netflix that you might not have known about

Let’s take a look at the most popular series from the legendary Netflix company to brighten up your evenings.

A list of the best Spanish series from Netflix

Most Spanish serials are well-written scripts. And also bright emotional (sometimes too much!) dialogues, intense feelings, and the beauty of the southern actors and actresses. Thrilling plots make viewers not take their eyes off the screens and swallow season after season. Spain has long been known for its strong film school, but the screenwriters were inspired by the mentality of the locals: passionate, open, and fiery!

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Money Heist

  • On-screen: 2017-2021
  • IMDb rating: 8.2/10
  • Number of Seasons: 5 (completed)

When it comes to Spanish series, the first thing that comes to mind is the legendary Money Heist. Since the first season was released in 2017, it has not left the top Spanish TV series, occupying the leading position in the rankings. “Money Heist” has won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award, and whole armies of fans around the world.

The series tells the story of a criminal gang that organizes the Royal Mint of Spain robbery. The actors playing the main characters – Ursula Corbero, Alvaro Morte, Pedro Alonso, and many others – became instant superstars.


  • On Screen: From 2018
  • IMDb rating: 7.4/10
  • Number of seasons: 6 (unfinished)

This series, directed by Ramon Salazar, was released on Netflix in October 2018 and immediately gained rabid popularity. The script tells the story of three ordinary teenagers who end up at the elite Las Encinas High School. Classmates from affluent families dislike the guys, and the newcomers face humiliation and bullying. However, everything changes when one of the students is murdered at the school.

The handsome actors of “The Elite” became instant audience favorites. Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Herran, Aron Piper, and other artists immediately gained sex symbol status and an army of groupies.

Grand Hotel

  • On Screen: 2011-2013
  • IMDb rating: 8.3/10
  • Number of Seasons: 3 (completed)

The action of series takes place in Spain in 1905. The plot centers on a young man, Julio Olmedo (Jon Gonzalez), who arrives at the Grand Hotel to investigate the murder of his sister. Under the guise of a waiter, he meets the hotel owner’s family and falls in love with his daughter Alicia (Amaya Salamanca). However, Alicia is not free: she is engaged to Diego, who uses the girl to become the hotel’s director. Spanish family intrigue, love drama, and subtle humor add exciting twists to the detective plot.

Ines of my soul

  • On Screen: 2020
  • IMDb rating: 7.1/10
  • Number of Seasons: 1 (completed)

The Spanish-Chilean historical series tells the story of a young and brave woman, Ines Suárez. She embarks on a journey from Extremadura to the New World in search of her missing husband. In India, she meets the famous Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia. Together they travel, fight, and perform feats. Many viewers have come to love the series “Ines of my soul” for the exciting plot and the lovely places where the shooting took place. Together with the characters, we can make a round-the-world trip through the countries of the 16th century.

The Pier

  • On Screen: 2019-2020
  • IMDb rating: 7.1/10
  • Number of Seasons: 2 (completed)

A fascinating detective drama tells the story of the successful architect Alexandra (Veronica Sanchez). She signs a contract to build a skyscraper with her best friend Katya (Marta Milance). Unfortunately, the joyful event is overshadowed by a call from the police. The heroine learns that her husband Oscar (Alvaro Morte) committed suicide and that he had long had a mistress Veronica (Irene Arcos). The protagonist decides to talk to the woman to solve all the mysteries of Oscar’s mysterious death.

The script for “The Wharf” was written by Esther Martinez Lobato, who served as producer of “Paper House.” The mysterious atmosphere of the series, full of Spanish passion, and the stellar cast will not leave any viewer indifferent!

The Mess You Leave Behind

  • On Screen: 2020
  • IMDb rating: 6.7/10
  • Number of Seasons: 1 (completed)

It is another Spanish detective series for Netflix with star actor Aron Piper (from “The Elite”) in the title role. The action is set in a school in a small town where a new literature teacher (Inma Cuesta) arrives. She learns that the previous teacher died under mysterious circumstances, which were presented as a suicide. The woman begins to worry about her life and safety as the plot unfolds.

Incidentally, the filming of “The Mess You Leave Behind” took place at the school where the writer and director of the series, Carlos Montero, attended.

Ministry of Time

  • On Screen: 2015-2020
  • IMDb rating: 8.2/10
  • Number of seasons: 4 (completed)

High-rated Spanish-language series for fans of fantasy and adventure. Back in the days of the Inquisition, a Jew fleeing persecution tells of the “doors of time” that allow you to travel through the ages. Thanks to the new knowledge, an official institution is created – the Ministry of Time. Its employees must protect the history of Spain from changes that could harm the country.

In the first season, the viewer is introduced to the main characters, the first of which is Julio Martinez (Rodolfo Sancho) from the twenty-first century. Joining him on the team are Amelia Falk (Aura Garrido), the first female student from nineteenth-century Spain, and soldier Alonso de Entrerrios (Nacho Fresneda). This team must save their country’s history, but it’s not simple. Severe trials and hardships await them along the way.

The Plague

  • On Screen: 2018-2019
  • IMDb rating: 7.2/10
  • Number of seasons: 2 (completed)

A historical drama with detective elements tells the story of a former soldier named Mateo (Pablo Molinero). He had to flee his native Seville to escape the Inquisition. Unfortunately, the protagonist was sentenced to death for printing forbidden books. He has to return to the city, where the bubonic plague is raging, to find the body of his best friend’s son. He again falls into the trap of the Inquisitor, but the latter is prepared to pardon Mateo on one condition. The hero must solve a mystical series of murders in the plague-ridden town.

High Seas

  • On Screen: 2019-2020
  • IMDb rating: 6.8/10
  • Number of seasons: 3 (completed)

Detective series about the murders aboard the liner Barbara de Braganza, which made a voyage from Spain to Brazil in the 1940s. Sisters Carolina (Alejandra Onyeva) and Eva (Ivana Baquero) begin investigating mysterious crimes. In this, they are assisted by Officer Nicolas Vasquez (John Cortaharena). The series was successful on Netflix, and its creators planned to continue the project by working on a new season. However, the series did later decide to end in 2019.

Cable Girls

  • On screens: 2017-2020
  • IMDb rating: 7.5/10
  • Number of seasons: 5 (completed)

The series is set in the late 1920s. Four main characters with different backgrounds take a job with the first telephone company. All of them are obsessed with the desire to gain independence. The girls become close friends, sharing each other’s experiences. Together, the Cable Girls face hardships, try to succeed in a patriarchal society, and, of course, find true love.

Spanish series stars Blanca Suarez, Yon Gonzalez, Maggie Sivantos, and many others played roles in “Cable Girls.”



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