Take a look at the possibilities of another season of this hit Spanish drama, its cast and probable plot updates.
Spanish crime dramas have been quite a revelation, and thanks to Netflix, people around the world can now be privy to these fantastic shows. Money Heist was a pretty thrilling ride, and since then the Spanish entertainment industry has given the world more suspenseful, exciting crime dramas to binge-watch, including the brilliant prison drama Locked Up.
- Locked Up: A quick recap
- Season 6: When could it premiere?
- The cast and plot for a likely new season
Called Vis a Vis in Spain, the show is about a young woman who lands in prison after her lover dupes her into committing financial fraudulence. With flavours of Orange is the New Black and Prison Break, Locked Up shines in its originality and the way its plot criss-crosses along unfamiliar lines.
Now that its spin-off or fifth season has released, could Locked Up season 6 be on the cards soon?
Locked Up: A quick recap
Through its initial seasons, the show focused on Macarena Ferreiro (played by Maggie Civantos) and her journey in seeking a retrial. The crime drama also has a clear demarcation as to who is the ‘good’ person and who is the villain. And this villain is Zulema (played by award-winning actress Najwa Nimri), who has transformed the prison into her own personal business.
Season 5 of the show was released in the form of a spin-off titled Vis a Vis: El Oasis’ early this year and was meant to neatly wrap the show up forever. The spin-off revolved around more of the characters joining with Maca and Zulema as they go on their criminal journey – only this time, this will happen outside the walls of the prison.
Locked Up season 6: When could it premiere?
Although fans have been clamouring on social media for more of the show, the makers and producers of the show have been quite clear about wrapping up the narrative of this crime drama in a clean, clear way. So, for now it looks like we will not be having any more of the show just yet.
However, this is not the end. Netflix is known to renew shows that it thinks has potential, and this show clearly does have a lot of potential. So, all is not lost yet.
The cast and plot for a likely new season
But then, what could Locked Up season 6 be about? Moreover, who is likely to return?
Civantos and Nimri would most likely return to reprise their roles. As like other shows like itself, Locked Up has turned from focusing only on one individual to starring an ensemble cast and looking at the lives of other characters as well. Also, it is quite possible that the showrunners decide to take the spin-off of the show forward rather than the original show itself.
While the fifth season revolved around Macarena and Zulema and their criminal ventures, a new season could likely take this storyline forward with other members joining in, or possibly even rope in some new cast members.
The Spanish Drama Locked Up still has a lot of story in it. Let’s hope the creators of the show make the most of it, and soon!