Valeria (2020 TV series)

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Valeria
Valeria - Netflix series logo.png
Genre
Based onEn los zapatos de Valeria
by Elísabet Benavent
Developed byMaría López Castaño
Directed by
  • Inma Torrente
  • Nely Reguera
  • Laura M. Campos
Starring
Composers
  • Ayelén Martínez de Salazar
  • Roberto Corralo
  • Jesus Quijada
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producers
  • María López Castaño (season 1)
  • Marina Pérez (season 2)
  • Elísabet Benavent (season 2)
ProducerCésar Benítez
CinematographyJohnny Yebra
Editors
  • Cristina G. Aller
  • Alicia González Sahagún
  • Isabel Álverez de Morales
  • Miguel Doblado
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time37–46 minutes
Production companyPlano a Plano
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original release8 May 2020 (2020-05-08) –
present

Valeria is a Spanish comedy-drama streaming television series developed by María López Castaño for Netflix, based on the novel series En los zapatos de Valeria by Elísabet Benavent. It stars Diana Gómez, Silma López, Paula Malia, Teresa Riott, Maxi Iglesias and Ibrahim Al Shami. The first season premiered on 8 May 2020. On 12 June 2020, the series was renewed for a second season.[2] The second season was released on 13 August 2021.[3] In October 2021, Netflix reported that Valeria was renewed for a third and final season.[4]

Premise[edit]

Set in Madrid,[5] the plot revolves around Valeria, a writer who feels that something is missing in her marriage and writing.[6][7]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Mero González as Zaida (season 1)
  • Júlia Molins [es] as Cris (season 1)
  • Aitor Luna as Sergio
  • Melissa Fernández as Carmen's coworker (season 1)
  • Esperanza Guardado as Lidia (season 1)
  • Raquel Ventosa as Olga
  • Cris Iglesias as Gloria

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally released
188 May 2020 (2020-05-08)
2813 August 2021 (2021-08-13)

Season 1 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"The Impostor"
(Spanish: "La impostora")
Inma TorrenteMaría López Castaño8 May 2020 (2020-05-08)
22"Signs"
(Spanish: "Señales")
Inma TorrenteAurora Gracia Tortosa8 May 2020 (2020-05-08)
33"Alaska"Inma TorrenteAlmudena Ocaña8 May 2020 (2020-05-08)
44"The Pond"
(Spanish: "La charca")
Nely RegueraAurora Gracia Tortosa8 May 2020 (2020-05-08)
55"Mr Champi"Nely RegueraFernanda Eguiarte8 May 2020 (2020-05-08)
66"My Garden Is Dry"
(Spanish: "La regadera")
Nely RegueraAlmudena Ocaña8 May 2020 (2020-05-08)
77"The Package"
(Spanish: "El paquete")
Inma TorrenteAurora Gracia Tortosa8 May 2020 (2020-05-08)
88"Ellipsis"
(Spanish: "Puntos suspensivos")
Inma TorrenteAurora Gracia Tortosa and María López Castaño8 May 2020 (2020-05-08)

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
91"Stop Running"
(Spanish: Dejar de huir)
Inma TorrenteMarina Pérez & Montaña Marchena13 August 2021 (2021-08-13)
102"If You Don't Know What to Do, Write"
(Spanish: Si no sabes qué hacer, escribe)
Inma TorrenteMarina Pérez & Montaña Marchena13 August 2021 (2021-08-13)
113"A Book Isn't Just a Book"
(Spanish: Un libro no es un libro)
Laura CamposMarina Pérez & Montaña Marchena13 August 2021 (2021-08-13)
124"Exposed"
(Spanish: Expuesta)
Laura CamposMarina Pérez & Montaña Marchena13 August 2021 (2021-08-13)
135"Melt Down"
(Spanish: Fundición)
Inma TorrenteMarina Pérez & Montaña Marchena13 August 2021 (2021-08-13)
146"Omelet Challenge"
(Spanish: Tortilla challenge)
Laura CamposMarina Pérez & Montaña Marchena13 August 2021 (2021-08-13)
157"Flicker"
(Spanish: Titilar)
Inma TorrenteMarina Pérez & Montaña Marchena13 August 2021 (2021-08-13)
168"Reflection"
(Spanish: Reflejo)
Inma TorrenteMarina Pérez & Montaña Marchena13 August 2021 (2021-08-13)

Production and release[edit]

Valeria is an adaptation of the novel series En los zapatos de Valeria, written by Elísabet Benavent [es] from 2013 to 2015.[9] Produced by Plano a Plano [es], the first season was written by María López Castaño, Aurora Gracià, Almudena Ocaña and Fernanda Eguiarte; whereas Inma Torrente and Nely Reguera were charged with the direction of the episodes.[10] Benjamín Alfonso had been cast for the role of Víctor in pre-production but he was eventually replaced by Maxi Iglesias.[10] Filming took place in 2019 primarily in Madrid.[5] A film set in Fuenlabrada was used for indoor shooting locations, including Valeria's residence.[5] It was released on Netflix on 8 May 2020.[6]

On 12 June 2020, Netflix announced that the series was renewed for a second season, a report that was already leaked weeks before the show's release.[11][12] Also produced by Plano a Plano, season 2 was written by Marina Pérez and Montaña Marchena and directed by Inma Torrente and Laura M. Campos.[13] Netflix set its release date for 13 August 2021.[8] In October 2021, Netflix reported that Valeria was renewed for a third and final season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Valeria' inicia el rodaje de la segunda temporada con un cambio importante" ['Valeria' begins filming season 2 with an important change]. La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 16 September 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  2. ^ Davis, Arianna (12 June 2020). "Netflix'sValeria Is Like a Spanish Sex and the City—and Will Be Back for a Season 2". Oprah Daily. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  3. ^ White, Beverly (24 July 2021). "'Valeria' Season 2: Release date, spoilers and all about Netflix Spanish rom-com series". Meaww. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  4. ^ a b Spanish Rom-Com Series ‘Valeria’ Renewed for Third & Final Season at Netflix
  5. ^ a b c "Descubre las localizaciones de la serie "Valeria" en Madrid". City of Madrid Film Office. Madrid Destino Cultura Turismo y Negocio S.A. 8 May 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  6. ^ a b Hart, Daniel (8 May 2020). "Valeria season 1 review – a witty and romantic female-led series". Ready Steady Cut. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  7. ^ Sharma, Dhruv (8 May 2020). "Review: Valeria is a Guilty-Pleasure Adult Drama". The Cinemaholic. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "'Valeria' vuelve a Netflix y ya tiene fecha y tráiler de su segunda temporada". Vertele!. eldiario.es. 29 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Valeria: Lo que necesitas saber de la nueva comedia de Netflix". La Vanguardia. 7 May 2020.
  10. ^ a b "La adaptación de 'Valeria' cambia de protagonista masculino y da la bienvenida a Maxi Iglesias". 15 October 2019. 10 October 2019.
  11. ^ Fdez, Juan M. (19 May 2020). "Netflix ya trabaja en la segunda temporada de 'Valeria'" [Netflix is already working on season 2 of 'Valeria']. Bluper (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Netflix renueva 'Valeria' por una segunda temporada" [Netflix renews 'Valeria' for a second season]. La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 12 June 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Primera promo y fecha de estreno de la temporada 2 de Valeria". El Mundo. 7 July 2021.

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