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There are still a couple of months left before we will see 'Las Chicas del Cable' but we now know a few things we can tell you....
There are still a couple of months before 'Las Chicas del cable' (Cable Girls), the first Spanish Netflix original series is released, but details of the series that promises to be launched in the spring are gradually uncovered (it looks like the first episode will be issued in late March or early April).
We know, for example, that the series is set in 1928 Madrid, when the national telephone company opens its headquarters in the city center and hundreds of girls look for the position of telephone operator. Symbol of progress and modernity for women at the time, it is also a place that gives rise to jealousy, envy, treachery and ambition mixed with hope, friendship and love.
"The series is the story of very special women, ahead of their time in modernity, who worked in Telefónica, a company that was taking its first steps. They were women with good education, who spoke several languages, earned a good salary, and who could not be married according to the rules of the company. They were very stylish, tall girls because they had to be able to reach the ends of the panels to switch the plugs; to imagine the series, we thought of girls that Catala Roca photographed as they strolled along the Gran Via. For various reasons, the protagonists of the series are trying to impose restrictions during a complicated time when women had no rights but had duties. They fight not to stay at home and work, to demonstrate that they can have the same rights as men, and in some cases, end up getting those rights" Ramón Campos, executive producer of Bamboo and responsible for the series tells Mujerhoy exclusively.
'The cable girls' are Lidia (Blanca Suarez), Marga (Nadia de Santiago), Carlota (Ana Fernandez) and Ángeles (Maggie Civantos), four telephone operators that get the coveted job and, with it, begin their fight for an independence that is denied to them by their environment and the society at that time. Their friendship will be key to achieving their dreams and, little by little, they will discover the true meaning of freedom. Along with them, are three male protagonists: Yon González, Martiño Rivas and Sergio Mur.
But, how did this adventure begin? "Eric Barmack, Vice President of Netflix, wrote me in Christmas 2015 to tell me that he had just seen the first season of 'Velvet' and that he and his wife had loved the series, and asked me to send them a similar series. We prepared a summary of what was going to be 'Las Chicas del Cable' and he loved it, "Campos says, adding that" it's a series that makes us very excited because it allows us to talk more about the time when 'Velvet' was developed: the 1920s were less gray, less aggressive. "