The adventure of “The Girls of the Cable”, the first Spanish series of Netflix, comes to an end. The spectators of 190 countries can see from today the first five deliveries of the final season. “It is a very emotional and very nostalgic moment, because it is a series that says goodbye successfully,” explains executive producer Teresa Fernández-Valdés, half of Bambú. “But our talent has more concerns and we must give it an end,” he adds.
This latest installment, “more daring, bigger and more ambitious,” is set in the middle of the Civil War. After separating after the loss of Angels, the girls (Blanca Suárez, Ana Fernández, Nadia de Santiago and Ana Polvorosa) meet again in a divided Spain when the daughter of the character played by Maggie Civantos, Sofia (Denisse Peña), decides to return to the country to fight in the contest. “We have cried after the last” Cut! “, We have shared personal confidences, we have fought and fixed,” says Fernandez excited. “Now we are going to enter the Civil War and the postwar period, but always with style,” jokes the young woman, who anticipates that there will be many dead.
For the most military and action part, they have also had the advice of César Dones. «It is not a sad series, there are battles and problems but it speaks of how together everything can be achieved. They are like the women’s team A. Portraying the Madrid of the time has been a challenge at the production, figuration and effects level. There are sensitive issues, such as re-education camps, which we have treated in an elegant way. It will be suggested without entering the conflict, ”admits Fernández Valdés.
Taking stock of the series created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira, the executive producer is especially proud of having created “a female series that does not throw men” and that brings together “grandmothers and granddaughters.” “The good thing is that” Cable Girls “will never die, because you can always recover the series and watch it,” he says.
«Of the Americans I only envy the wallet»
The executive producer also recognizes that being the first in Spain who worked with Netflix, then newcomer, has been a great learning for them. «I of the Americans only envy the wallet. In Hollywood they look for and take European talent. Netflix has a very American culture and we create from different places. When we started to make “Cable Girls”, for example, we thought that there would be some character in the series that would oppose the character of Sara / Oscar (Ana Polvorosa). And they told us that sexual freedom cannot be questioned, that we should not enter into that debate, but rather update the speeches and do it from the 2020 approach. We also use current musics, for example, ”says Teresa Fernández-Valdés, proud in the way he has treated the transsexuality series.
In matters of social progress, actresses also believe that with these roles of women “advanced in their time” have taken “more awareness” of feminism. «We were aware of the struggle of women, but living it in your own skin is very different, it has been impressive», recognizes Blanca Suárez. “We have been educated in effort and equality and we have it quite assimilated, but thanks to the series you face another reality,” says the actress. .