The producers decided to make a time jump and narrate life in the new normal.
It has been broadcast since 2001 and already it became a classic on Spanish TV. Tell me how it happened (also known simply as Tell me) it is a series that narrates the experiences of a middle-class family, the Alcántara, during different historical stages (the last years of Franco, the beginning of the Transition and democracy).
This milestone of the small screen in Spain already has plus 370 broadcast episodes and 20 full seasons. It is the longest running prime time series in the history of the Spanish small screen.
The Argentine version premiered on August 21, 2017, based on that production, and was broadcast on Public TV.
The Spanish producers decided to “attack” the current moment, to include it to narrate the pandemic Spain.
As the newspaper explains The vanguard, there will be “a leap to the future” not so future. “The screenwriter Joaquín Oristrell wanted to get closer to the present. What was not known is the form that this leap would take: it will be to show the present and show a pandemic Spain and facing the new situation of Covid-19 ”.
The goal is to bring some of the characters to 2020 to show how the situation is handled. It will not be a definitive jump, but a an exception of the format to speak of an exceptional event.
“And Tell me It was always a series that talked about the past to understand society through drama, customs, historical events that affected families, now they want to take this whim to address a context that until recently seemed unlikely ”, it reads in The vanguard.
From production they have planned to age the actors through makeup tricks.
“In a chapter yet to be shot, the plot will take an unprecedented leap in its 19-year history and will arrive in 2020, the Spain of masks, alcohol gel and everything that the virus has changed us “explains the newspaper The country.
Actually, Tell me It faces season 21 (it does not have a release date yet) and it is scheduled that number 22 will also be shot.
Imanol Arias is one of the protagonists (in the skin of Antonio Alcántara Barbadillo).
In Argentina the series had the participation of more than 100 actors. Some of them were Nicolás Cabré, Malena Solda, Candela Vetrano, Franco Masini, Leonor Manso, Fabián Mazzei, Carola Reyna, Ludovico Di Santo, Laura Azcurra, Olivia Viggiano, Paula Kohan, Carlos Portaluppi, Osvaldo Santoro, Carlos Santamaría, Flavia Palmiero and Hugo Arana, among others.
In our country, the narration mixed documentary images from the historical archive of the channel with the scenes played by the actors (from 1974 to 1983). On Fridays a special program was broadcast in which the most outstanding scenes of the week were reviewed and the historical context in which they were framed was discussed. They looked made like the death of Juan Domingo Perón, the Rodrigazo, the debut of Diego Maradona, the first march of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, the beginning of color television in Argentina, the Malvinas War, the visit of Juan Pablo II, the debut of Soda Stereo and the inauguration of Raúl Alfonsín.