If prison dramas are your jam, ‘Locked Up’ Season 5 is now officially coming but with a twist. Here’s how!
If you are a fan of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and are craving some more thrill and drama like ‘Money Heist’, try something yellow. Yes, originally released on Antena 3, women-centric, Spanish, prison-drama ‘Locked Up’ Season 5 is set to release its spin-off show ‘Vis à Vis: El oasis’ in 2020.
- ‘Locked Up’ is a drama-filled train that refuses to stop
- The cast for ‘Locked Up’ Season 5
- When will it premiere?
While giving you the orange-ish feel and the thrill of ‘Money Heist’, ‘Locked Up’ revolves around Macarena Ferreiro, played by Maggie Civantos, as she is sent to prison, and has to learn the rules of the new land to survive her future sentencing.
‘Locked Up’ is a drama-filled train that refuses to stop
If you are starting to watch the show with the expectation of thrill and drama, ‘Locked Up’ will not disappoint you at all. With less build-up and spoilers, it drives you into the deep from the beginning, with Macarena being sentenced to 7 years of prison time in Cruz del Sur Prison for four tax crimes and an “accidental” murder. Not only is she left alone in a ruthless foreign environment to fend for her emotional trauma, here, but Macarena also comes face to face with the dangerous and shrewd antagonist, Zulema (played by Najwa Nimri), who runs the prison-like it is her personal business.
While inside the prison, Macarena is struggling to cope, on the outside, the Ferreiro family is trying to bail her out of the prison. While ‘Locked Up’ delivers you the crime and thrill you crave from a prison drama, it also makes it clear who you should be rooting for.
The cast of ‘Locked Up’ Season 5
Primarily ‘Locked Up’ has been led by Maggie Civantos as Macarena Ferreiro. The series features multiple award winning and Academy award nominee Najwa Nimri as Zulema Zahir, Roberto Enríquez as Fabio Martínez León, Carlos Hipólito as Leopoldo Ferreiro Lobo, Alba Flores as Saray Vargas de Jesús, and Berta Vázquez as Estefanía Kabila Silva. In the upcoming spin off, we can expect some exciting new additions to the original cast.
When will it premiere?
The smashing hit show in Spain, ‘Locked Up’, was picked up by Fox Spain for season 3 when the original network Antena 3 decided to drop it. Season 4 concluded with 8 episodes on Fox on February 4th, 2019. Later, Netflix picked up the show’s international distribution where the last season landed in September 2019.
Although show creators Ivan Escobar and Alex Pina (also the creator of ‘Money Heist’) declared that ‘Locked Up’ concluded with season 4, due to the fans’ high demand, Fox relented to release a spin-off season named ‘Vis a Vis: El oasis’. Led by fan-favourite Maggie Civantos and Najwa Nimri, the producers have promised to finally end the show with a clearer and in a more concise way. Javier Pons, the head of TV at the Mediapro Studio (the production house) described the spin-off season as the ‘final showdown’.
Daniel Pérez, the VP and general director of FOX Networks Group Spain, told “Variety”, “The highly anticipated ‘yellow tide’, is to return to work with the Mediapro Studio and Iván Escobar. It is a pleasure to do one more season in the universe of ‘Vis A Vis’”.
Here you go folks, get ready for some more action and mind-boggling drama coming your way very soon. Which is your favourite prison drama? Let us know in the comments section below.