Your favorite Spanish period drama is coming back for a third season. Cable Girls (Las chicas del cable) aka Netflix’s response to the success of similarly-themed shows like Velvet and Gran Hotel, first made a splash back in April of last year when it premiered its first season. The streaming service was so confident in the series that it dropped all of its second season not even 8 months later, in December of 2017. And right on schedule, we’re due for more adventures featuring these phone operator gals in the third installment.
Cable Girls stars Ana Fernández, Nadia de Santiago, Blanca Suárez and Maggie Civantos as four women in 1920s Spain that bond while at their job at a telecommunications company in Madrid. Tackling everything from abusive husbands and polyamorous relationships to corporate espionage and secret identities, the show has proven its much more than an excuse to frame feminist storylines in period-appropriate costumes (which are, admittedly, to die for). Indeed, its focus on female friendship – and its “we all have to keep a secret of that body we just got rid of” season 2 storyline – make Cable Girls feel like a Desperate Housewives in vintage garb.
Taking a teaser playbook straight out of that Eva Longoria-series, the Netflix original isn’t giving us any new footage of the upcoming season, though they are giving us one hint that we can expect a time jump come season 3. The recently released teaser places us squarely in 1930, with a lush flapper party that looks straight out of The Great Gatsby. Scored to the sultry vibes of Photronique’s “Last One Standing,” the roaming camera slowly captures each one of the girls, giving us insight into what the show has in store for them this time around. You can see Angeles refusing having her drink paid for (might she finally be rid of her husband?), Carlota and Sara being as chummy as ever (what of Miguel, though?) and finally Lidia, who looks pained and anxious (but why?) Take a look at it below and trust us, the crimped hair and flapper dresses are great, but we’re hoping the scene-stealing birds here featured play a prominent role in this upcoming season’s arc.
Cable Girls returns to Netflix on September 7, 2018.