27 Mar, 2024 @ 10:07
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Netflix drops trailer for highly-anticipated mini-series ‘El Caso Asunta’: Viewers are left with ‘goosebumps’ over re-telling of historic murder trial in Spain

VIEWERS have been left with goosebumps after Netflix drops the trailer for highly-anticipated mini-series ‘El Caso Asunta’ (The Asunta Case), a retelling of a historic Spanish murder trial. 

**Spoilers ahead**

The six-part series tells the story of Asunta Basterra, a 12-year-old girl who was murdered in 2013. 

The case that rocked Spain saw the Chinese-born girl’s adoptive parents tried for her murder. 

Asunta’s body was found in A Coruña, Galicia just days before her 13th birthday, having ingested 27 sedative pills. 

The coroner ruled the ‘gifted’ girl died of asphyxiation, prompting suspicion of her mother, Rosario Porto Ortega and father, Alfonso Basterra Camporro. 

Despite being convicted of murder in 2015, Rosario maintained her and her ex-husband’s innocence until her death in 2020. 

In the trailer, Candela Peña, who stars as Rosario Porto says: “My mother taught me that if you don’t say anything, it’s as if nothing happened.”

The chilling series retells all the most important moments of the case, including when Asunta is reported missing and when investigators begin to suspect the couple.   

Social media users have praised the trailer, saying ‘you can’t tell if they’re acting or the real people’ and ‘that’s how it’s done, bravo Netflix’. 

The story has already been subject to a four-part documentary titled, El Caso Asunta: Operación Nenufar, still available on Netflix.

Yzabelle Bostyn

After spending much of her childhood in Andalucia and adulthood between Barcelona and Latin America, Yzabelle has settled in the Costa del Sol to put her NCTJ & Journalism Masters to good use. She is particularly interested in travel, vegan food and has been leading the Olive Press Nolotil campaign. Have a story? email [email protected]

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