After kicking off the latest season of La casa de las flores in Madrid, it looks like Spain may be Manolo Caro’s latest muse. That’s where the Mexican-born filmmaker is setting his next Netflix project, the 3-episode miniseries Alguien tiene que morir. Taking place in 1950, the thriller will follow a young man living in Mexico who gets called back to his hometown back in Spain so he can meet his wife-to-be. Only, when he arrives accompanied by a dashing young ballet dancer named Lázaro, he’ll raise suspicions and eyebrows in equal measure.
Given the binational vibe of the project (not to mention its home at the streaming service) Caro has recruited a stellar cast that includes Ernesto Alterio (Narcos: Mexico), his frequent collaborator Cecilia Suárez (La casa de las flores), Alejandro Speitzer (La reina del Sur), ballet dancer Isaac Hernández, Ester Expósito (Élite), Juan Carlos Vellido (Las chicas del cable), and Eduardo Casanova (La casa de las flores). But perhaps the most exciting casting announcement is the fact that Pedro Almodóvar‘s OG muse, Carmen Maura (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Volver) is joining Caro’s project and immediately making it a must-see event of 2020. “Alguien tiene que morir is a wonderful challenge,” Caro shared on Instagram, “It’s my first project in Spain and the first one that’s not a comedy, which made me very nervous. Having this cast is a dream and makes everything easier. I was eager to start and now it’s a reality.”
Alguien tiene que morir will debut on Netflix in 2020.