Looking for your next Netflix bingewatch pick? Look no further. The streaming giant—clearly intent on producing everyone under the table—has just released the first trailer for Las chicas del cable (The Cable Girls). Spain’s first Netflix original is produced by Madrid-based Bambú Producciones, which found great acclaim with period-set series Gran Hotel and Velvet (which co-starred Sense8‘s Miguel Angel Silvestre). They’re once again going all out with this ambitious production which takes place in Madrid in the 1920s and which follows a group of four women who become switchboard operators for the country’s only telephone company.
As its first trailer attests, Las chicas del cable is looking to find that sweet spot between Downton Abbey, Mad Men and The Great Gatsby. For starters lead actresses Ana Fernández, Nadia de Santiago, Maggie Civantos, and Blanca Suárez (of Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In and I’m So Excited fame) all look divine in their 1920s flapper garb, while Madrid looks straight out of a vintage postcard. But there’s obviously more to these four colleagues who see this new job as a way to conquer the newfound independence women were promised in the early 20th century. Yes, there’s one husband who’s not too keen on his wife getting all these ideas (boy is he in for a surprise!), another who can’t understand why no one’s ironing his shirts like they used to, and even a former lover who’s surprised to see his old flame in this new professional context. It really is a new dawn for working girls. Charming to boot, Las chicas del cable promises to be stylish, steamy, and boldly focused on female friendships of career-driven women. Needless to say, we cannot wait.
Las chicas del cable arrives on Netflix April 28, 2017.