El Marginal or as it is written in English. The Marginal is based in Argentina. It is a TV series. It stars Juan Minujín and Martina Gusmán in pivotal roles. Upon release, the film had received various awards and recognitions including a Tato award, a Golden Martin Fierro award, and a Festival Séries Mania award. The series also received some nominations in the best TV series category including a Platino award. After receiving so much love and appreciation from both critics and audiences, fans inevitably have various questions related to the series. One of the most pertinent questions is whether ‘El Marginal’ is based on a true story or not?
Is El Marginal Based On A True Story?
Despite its obvious dramatic elements, El Marginal does have some realistic elements. So does that mean El Marginal is based on a true story? Well, no. The series is not based on a true story. However, the answer doesn’t end here. Even though it is not inspired by a true story, El Marginal does have a lot of factors that add to its authenticity. The series is believable because the makers have ensured a balance between dramatic elements and authentic elements.
The makers have included a lot of real-life prisoners for the sake of authenticity. They did so by approaching people who had served imprisonment. The makers also ensured that proper training and preparation were performed by all the actors playing combat roles.
The Marginal is not a true story despite its authenticity and inclusion of realistic elements.
El Marginal Story
El Marginal is a police procedural drama. It is created by Sebastián Ortega and Adrián Caetano. Caetano has also co-written the show with Guillermo Salmerón, Silvina Olschansky, Nicolás Marina. There have been 3 seasons of the show. A total of 29 episodes have been released.
The first season revolves around a former cop named Miguel Palacios. Miguel is in prison. The prison is named San Onofre. He is on a mission to infiltrate the gang behind the kidnapping of the daughter of the judge. He intends to find evidence related to the kidnapping.
The second season takes us into the backstory. It shows us the story before Miguel infiltrated the gang. It follows the story of Mario Borges and Juan Pablo “Diosito” Borges. They are both sent to San Onofre. Borges and Pablo are supposed to overthrow the leader of the prison. For this reason, they become an ally to a gang named Sub-21. The Borges-Pablo duo also allies with a doctor named Patricio Salgado who has a mysterious past. The story progresses as we see whether the duo will succeed in their plan.
The third season also features the Borges brothers. This time the brothers have the responsibility of taking care of the son of a well-known businessman. The son is named Cristian Pardo. Pardo is involved in a crime. He drunk killed his friend in a car accident. The season follows their story and more.
El Marginal Cast
The cast of season 1 includes Juan Minujín playing the role of Miguel Palacios/”Pastor” Peña, Gerardo Romano playing the role of Director Sergio Antín, Martina Gusmán playing the role of Lic. Emma Molinari, Claudio Rissi playing the role of Mario Borges, Maite Lanata playing the role of Luna Lunati, Mariano Argento playing the role of Juez Cayetano Lunati, Nicolás Furtado playing the role of Juan Pablo “Diosito” Borges, Abel Ayala playing the role of César, Carlos Portaluppi playing the role of El Morcilla and Gustavo Pardi playing the role of Pikachu.
The cast of season 2 includes Nicolás Furtado playing the role of Juan Pablo “Diosito” Borges, Claudio Rissi playing the role of Mario Borges, Martina Gusmán playing the role of Lic. Emma Molinari, Esteban Lamothe playing the role of Patricio “Doc” Salgado, Gerardo Romano playing the role of Director Sergio Antín, Roly Serrano playing the role of Sapo Quiroga, Verónica Llinás playing the role of Rita, Rodrigo Noya playing the role of Nicolas “Oaki” Olmos, Carlos Portaluppi playing the role of “El Morcilla”.
The cast of season 3 includes Nicolás Furtado reprising the role of Juan Pablo. A lot of actors from seasons 1 and 2 reprise their roles in season 3.