Is Burning Body on Netflix based on a true story? (Burning Body synopsis)

Burning Body Production StillImage Courtesy Netflix
Burning Body Production StillImage Courtesy Netflix /

We can never get enough of a good crime drama, and luckily, on Sept. 8, Netflix dropped a new crime drama series on its platform. It’s called Burning Body, and it’s the talk of the town at the moment.

Burning Body is a new Spanish-language Netflix original series. Additionally, it was produced by Arcadia Motion Pictures, helmed by Jorge Torregrossa and Laura Mañá, and written by Laura Sarmiento.

It’s a show following the investigation into a murdered police officer’s burned remains and how his murder aroused the public’s interest and ignited a scandal.

Money Heist stars Úrsula Corberó and José Manuel Poga play as two of the main leads, Rosa and Pedro. In addition, Quim Gutiérrez, Isak Ferriz, Eva Llorach, and Raúl Prieto are in the cast as well.

Is Burning Body on Netflix based on a true story?

Yes, Burning Body is based on a true story. It’s inspired by the 2017 harrowing real-life crime case of a police officer in Barcelona, Spain.

Referred to as “el Crimen de la Guardia Urbana,” or the crime of the Urban Guard, the case concerns Guardia police officer Pedro Rodríguez whose charred remains were found in a torched car that had been left near the Foix reservoir. While looking into the murder, investigators discover that the people ultimately charged with killing Pedro were his fellow police officers who were having an affair.

Burning Body synopsis: What is Burning Body about on Netflix?

The crime drama series is set in Barcelona, Spain, and follows the investigation into a murder case of a cop whose burned remains were found in a burnt-out car. It’s soon revealed that the cop’s wife and her lover are considered the main suspects.

Here’s the official synopsis via Netflix Media Center:

"May 2017. The charred remains of police officer Pedro (José Manuel Poga) are found inside a burnt-out car at Barcelona’s Foix reservoir. The discovery quickly arouses the public’s interest, especially when the investigation begins to reveal a network of toxic relationships, deceit, violence and sexual scandals involving Pedro and two fellow police officers: his partner Rosa (Úrsula Corberó) and her ex-boyfriend Albert (Quim Gutiérrez)."

Burning Body age rating

The crime drama series is rated TV-MA, meaning it’s meant to be watched by mature, adult audiences only. Given what the show is about, this age rating seems appropriate. It was given this age rating for strong language, nudity, sex, smoking, and violence. Overall, this isn’t a show we recommend watching with young kids around.

Be sure to check out Burning Body, streaming now on Netflix.

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