Joan Noguera, Javier Rey, Verónica Echegui, and Tamar Novas
Banijay Iberia’s Diagonal TV announced the television adaptation of Almudena Grandes’ bestseller “Los pacientes del doctor García” (Tusquets Editores). Produced by RTVE, Diagonal TV and DeAPlaneta, in association with Netflix, the series will be directed by Joan Noguera and written by José Luis Martín.
Filming began this week in Segovia, Spain, with an ensemble cast led by Javier Rey, Tamar Novas and Verónica Echegui, and will continue until June on location in Segovia, Madrid and Guadalajara.
The story connects real and unknown events from World War II and Franco’s Regime, as it portrays the lives of characters who are impacted by the current affairs of both Spain and Argentina. The series follows republican doctor, Guillermo García (Javier Rey), living in Madrid under a false identity following Franco’s victory in the Spanish Civil War. Dr. García becomes embroiled in an undercover operation involving war criminals and fugitives in a thrilling story of intrigue and deception.
The novel “Los pacientes del doctor García,” for which Almudena Grandes won the Premio Nacional de Narrativa 2018, is the fourth instalment in her series “Episodios de una guerra interminable,” and the first of her books to be adapted for television.