If you’re looking for a new drama to watch on Netflix that will also have you Googling holidays, try the new Spanish series ‘Alba’. Created by Carlos Martín and Ignasi Rubio, it’s been receiving rave reviews so far thanks to edge-of-your-seat tension and stunning locations for the backdrop.
The Netflix series was adapted from a Turkish show called ‘Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne?’, and tells the story of a girl called Alba Lorens, played by Elena Rivera, who is loving life with her boyfriend Bruno.
What is the plot of Alba?
The plot of the gripping drama revolves around a night where everything goes wrong after Alba returns home to her hometown and attends a party. Alba wakes up the following morning on the beach and comes to the horrific realisation that she has been sexually assaulted by four men. She slowly starts to piece together the events and remembers that three of the four men were Bruno’s best friends. The real trouble starts when she remembers who the fourth attacker was.
Alba filming locations
As the drama unfolds, the settings will have you wishing you were on holiday. The series was filmed in Spain, in Alicante and Madrid, and you’ll be adding these locations to your wishlist. Much of the action is filmed across the Province of Alicante, with several of the beach scenes in season one being filmed on the Bol Nou Beach (Playa del Bol Nou), which can be found in the coastal town of Villajoyosa.
The cliffs of Serra Gelada Natural Park in Benidorm also feature. Regarded as a location of great natural beauty, the park features hiking trails and stunning settings. Many people choose to explore the area by boat. Another area in the region to make an appearance is Finestrat, a municipality in Marina Baixa.
Some of the key scenes in the series were filmed in the Community of Madrid.
Home to three World Heritage Sites, Madrid houses the University and historic center of Alcalá de Henares, the cultural landscape of Aranjuez, and the Monastery and Royal Site of El Escorial. ‘Alba’ isn’t the first show to be filmed here, with other series and films including ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Elite’ using the city as a backdrop.
Producers of the show extended their thanks to many of the town councils and film offices for their assistance with the project, and many behind-the-scenes shots were shared online. There are 13 episodes of 50 minutes each, and it’s available to watch on Netflix now.
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