Sky Rojo release date: Latest news on the new thriller from Money Heist creator

Another wild crime epic is on the way from the team that brought you White Lines.

Sky Rojo on Netflix

The latest offering from the masterminds behind Money Heist is a fast-paced, darkly comedic action-thriller which follows three women on the run from dangerous criminals.

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Coral, Gina and Wendy are coerced into working at a brothel by a vile pimp and cruelly held captive there with no hope of regaining the freedom they once had.

Desperate to take back control, they embark on a daring and spontaneous escape attempt, but it will take all their courage and wits to evade the two formidable henchman hot on their trail.

If the series sounds interesting to you, then do check out our Sky Rojo review, in which we offer an advance verdict on the first four episodes of the series.

Below, you can find everything else you need to know about Netflix’s Sky Rojo.

Sky Rojo release date on Netflix

CONFIRMED: Sky Rojo will be released on Netflix on Friday 19th March as a binge-watch launch.

The first season will consist of eight episodes clocking in at roughly 25-minutes each, while a second season has already been commissioned.

What is Sky Rojo about?

Sky Rojo follows Coral, Wendy and Gina, three women who work together at a brothel named Club Las Novias, trapped under the thumb of their pimp and his henchmen.

One day, they reach breaking point and attempt a daring escape from the living nightmare in which they are trapped, but it sets them on a violent and chaotic path with two dangerous enemies closing in.

On paper, the story sounds as if it would be rather bleak, but Sky Rojo adopts a pulpy style that lends itself well to frequent moments of dark humour.

Sky Rojo cast

Netflix original series Sky Rojo
Netflix

The three main stars of Sky Rojo are Lali Espósito, Yany Prado and Verónica Sánchez as Wendy, Gina and Coral, all of whom known for their work in other Spanish-language productions, but each come from different parts of the globe – Argentina, Cuba and Spain respectively.

Creator Alex Pina told Variety: “First and foremost, that was how to present reality in Spain, particularly in the world of prostitution. In general, it’s full of people from different cultures, often Eastern European but more typically Latin American.

“We also thought it was the right time to work with actresses with different accents from different places. With Netflix the series will be available all around the world, and we wanted the 400 million Spanish speakers in the world to feel represented.”

Their formidable pimp and rival Romeo is to be played by Asier Etxeandia, who recently appeared in Antonio Banderas’ awards contender Pain and Glory.

Romeo will be assisted in tracking down the three women by his henchmen, Moisés and Christian, played by Sense8 star Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Enric Auquer.

Co-creator Esther Martínez Lobato added: “Rather than giving our ‘bad guys’ redeeming qualities, we dove into their personalities and showed something about these characters which explains the evil inside them to the audience.

“We don’t make them sympathetic, but we show you why they are so bad in a stimulating way, so they aren’t just cardboard cutout bad guys.”

Sky Rojo trailer

Netflix released a chaotic date announcement trailer for Sky Rojo at the start of the year, which seems to suggest the show won’t shy away from sex, drugs and violence.

Netflix later released a stylised teaser for the upcoming drama, which follows a bullet fired from a gun as it crosses paths with each of the main characters in the series.

Sky Rojo is coming to Netflix on Friday, 19th March. If you want more show content, check out our Sky Rojo soundtrack guide. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our guides to the best series on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix.

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