The Inmate

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The Inmate
El Recluso poster.jpg
SpanishEl Recluso
GenreThriller
Based onEl Marginal
by Sebastián Ortega and Adrián Caetano
Screenplay by
  • Joaquín Casasola
  • Enrique Vázquez
  • Gerónimo Barriga
Directed by
  • Jorge Colón
  • Mariano Ardanaz
  • Alfonso Pineda
Creative director(s)Jorge Colón
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Luis Salinas
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production company(s)Telemundo International Studios
Release
Original networkTelemundo
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original release25 September (2018-09-25) –
11 October 2018 (2018-10-11)
Chronology
Preceded byEl Señor de los Cielos[1]
Followed bySeñora Acero

The Inmate (Spanish: El Recluso)[2] is an American television series produced by Telemundo Internacional Studios that premiered on Telemundo on 25 September 2018 and concluded on 11 October 2018.[3] It is an adaptation of the Argentine television series titled El Marginal created by Sebastián Ortega and Adrián Caetano.[3] The series tells the story of an ex-marine who enters a maximum security prison on the border between Mexico and the United States to investigate the kidnapping of the daughter of a prominent US judge.[4][5]

Plot[edit]

An American ex-marine, Lázaro Mendoza (Ignacio Serricchio) enters a maximum security prison in Mexico (La Rotunda), under a false identity and accused of an alleged triple homicide. Now as Dante Pardo, his mission is to infiltrate a dangerous gang of prisoners and guards that operates inside and outside the prison. They are the main suspects in the kidnapping of the teenage daughter of an American judge named John Morris (Guy Ecker). Within La Rotunda, Lázaro has to discover who is the mastermind of the kidnapping and find the whereabouts of the girl.

Cast[edit]

Confirmed cast.[4][5][6][3]

Production[edit]

The series was unveiled by Telemundo at NAPTE 2018.[4] Filming took place in Mexico during 2017. The first season will consist of 13 episodes.[5]

Ratings[edit]

Viewership and ratings per season of The Inmate
Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
18–49
rank
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Mon–Fri 10pm/9c 13 25 September 2018 (2018-09-25) 1.54[7] 11 October 2018 (2018-10-11) 1.42[8] 1.33 TBD

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"Dante Pardo es un infiltrado"Jorge Colón & Mariano Ardanaz25 September 2018 (2018-09-25)1.54[7]
Accused of triple homicide, Lázaro Mendoza, a former marine, enters the prison, La Rotunda as Dante Pardo to fulfill a mission: rescue Linda, the daughter of Judge Morris.
2"Dante tiene pistas de Linda"Jorge Colón & Mariano Ardanaz26 September 2018 (2018-09-26)1.38[9]
Tavares, the leader of the gang that leads the prison, assigns Dante control of the courtyard, replacing La Foca. Dante hears that something happens to La Gringa, the young woman who he must rescue.
3"Dante y el pasadizo secreto"Jorge Colón & Mariano Ardanaz27 September 2018 (2018-09-27)1.45[10]
A map and the instructions of an old assassin, still imprisoned in La Rotunda, take Dante through a tunnel that leads him to Linda's cell. His life is in danger, they persecute him tirelessly.
4"Porfirio chantajea al juez"Mariano Ardanaz & Alfonso Pineda Ulloa28 September 2018 (2018-09-28)1.16[11]
With the data that Dante gives him about Linda and behind the back of the undercover soldier, Porfirio blackmails the judge and pays half a million dollars. El Elegante is free, but refuses to leave.
5"Ordenan el traslado de Linda"Mariano Ardanaz & Alfonso Pineda Ulloa1 October 2018 (2018-10-01)1.31[12]
Tavares puts Santito in charge of the mission of moving Linda. Dante participates and manages to filter the location of the Ranch, where they take her. Judge Morris sends Jack to rescue his daughter.
6"Ocultan a Linda"Mariano Ardanaz & Alfonso Pineda Ulloa2 October 2018 (2018-10-02)1.33[13]
After the failed attempt, it is time to remove Linda from prison and do some maneuvers to avoid being discovered. Frida announces to Peniche that she opened an investigation.
7"Morris traiciona a Dante"TBA3 October 2018 (2018-10-03)1.35[14]
The ranch where they have Linda, is surrounded by Morris snipers. The band of the Tavares takes a surprise and in the middle of the shooting, Dante is wounded and deceived.
8"Dante libre por 24 horas"Alfonso Pineda Ulloa & Mariano Ardanaz4 October 2018 (2018-10-04)1.26[15]
Peniche gives Dante permission to be absent and manages to get a passport, money and a weapon. He goes over the border and looks for Morris. He gets a call from his son, Pablito.
9"Frida tras el caso de Pablito"Alfonso Pineda Ulloa & Mariano Ardanaz5 October 2018 (2018-10-05)1.10[16]
Although Dante asks her not to call the police, Frida takes a risk and makes contact with an agent, brother of an inmate, telling him that he is a child who lost the couple who took care of him.
10"Frida descubre quién es Dante"Alfonso Pineda Ulloa & Mariano Ardanaz8 October 2018 (2018-10-08)1.28[17]
When trying to find Pablito's location, Frida discovers Dante's entire history as a former soldier and his rescue mission at La Rotunda, in which he was betrayed and she confronts him.
11"Linda, la espía de Dante"Alfonso Pineda Ulloa9 October 2018 (2018-10-09)1.32[18]
After Frida visits Linda in Texas, Judge Morris's daughter goes to the prison, in disguise, to help Dante find his son. Santito's father is killed. Tavares swears revenge.
12"Dante y Frida se besan"Alfonso Pineda Ulloa10 October 2018 (2018-10-10)1.35[19]
After making the decision to return to the US where Dante Pardo does not exist, nor has problems with the law, Lázaro kisses Frida and invites her to leave with him. Linda and Frida go for Pablito.
13"Dante sale de la prisión"Alfonso Pineda Ulloa & Jorge Colón11 October 2018 (2018-10-11)1.42[8]
In the middle of the chaos, deceiving the authorities and wearing the uniform of a fireman, Dante leaves the penitentiary by the main door of La Rotunda and is released. He says goodbye to Frida.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2019 International Emmy Award Best Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program El recluso Pending[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ González, Moisés. "¿Cuándo finaliza El señor de los cielos 6 y quién lo sustituye?". peopleenespanol.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2018.
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  3. ^ a b c "Telemundo Announces The Premiere Of "El Recluso" (The Inmate), An Exclusive 13-night Event Starting Tuesday, September 25 At 10pm/9c". nbcumv.com. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "'El Recluso' Series Trailer Video: Telemundo International Studios Launches New Production At NATPE 2018". latintimes.com. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Littleton, Cynthia. "Telemundo International Studios Unveils First Drama Series at NATPE". variety.com. Variety. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
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