The Innocent/El Inocente (TV/Crime/Thriller) [TV/Review]


Year: 2021 (Miniseries)
Genre: Crime/Thriller/Drama
Original Country/Title: Spain/El Inocente
Source: Streaming (Netflix)


9 years after getting himself involved in a quarrel and accidentally killing a man, Mateo (Mario Casas) attempts to start over with his wife Olivia (Aura Garrido). They will, however, be surprised by new developments that will tear their lives apart again.


Yes, you got it right. I’m a sucker for TV shows written/based on Harlan Cobens writing. He gives me exactly what I want, a mystery. He doesn’t tell you who the perpetrator is from the start, you have to think for yourself, and there’s always twist and turns in his stories, that makes you rethink what you have just watched.

Second of all. I love Spanish cinema and TV, both how they act, that the stories often takes place in everyday environments … and it doesn’t hurt that it’s the most beautiful language on the planet (that I just have to learn one of these days).

This one doesn’t disappoint, it has all the Harlan Coben traits, and I feel immediately invested in the story since trafficking of girls into the sex industry is in my opinion the worst crime you can commit.


The Innocent is one of 14 Harlan Coben novels to be made into Netflix series, following Coben’s signing of a deal with the company in August 2018. It was announced by Netflix in November 2019, and production began in September 2020. Consisting of 8 episodes, the series is produced by Sospecha Films and Think Studio. Oriol Paulo, Jordi Vallejo and Guillem Clua wrote the screenplay. Oriol Paulo, Sandra Hermida, Jesús de la Vega, Eneko Lizarraga, Belén Atienza, Laura Rubirola and Harlan Coben are credited as executive producers. Largely set in Barcelona, the series was shot in differents locations across Catalonia. The secondary setting in Marbella was recreated in the Maresme (Sant Pol de Mar) and Lloret de Mar. The trailer was released on 5 March 2021, and the premiere date of 30 April 2021 announced.


I watched this streaming on Netflix

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