The doctors are in! Everything to know about Netflix Spanish medical drama Respira

Find out everything we know about the Spanish medical drama Respira (Breathless)!
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Netflix is about to inject a healthy dose of drama into our screens with its latest international gem and trust us, it's just what the doctor ordered! Prepare to be hooked on Respira (also known as Breathless), the Spanish medical drama created by none other than Carlos Montero, the creator of Elite.

Under the banner of Montero's El Desorden Crea, and with executive producers Montero and Diego Betancor at the helm, Respira promises to be a breath of fresh air in the realm of medical dramas. With dynamic direction from David Pinillos and Marta Font, and an ensemble cast ready to deliver heart-pounding performances, this series is primed to captivate audiences worldwide.

Curious to dive into the pulse-pounding world of Respira? Well, you're in the right place! Get ready as we peel back the layers and unveil everything there is to know about the medical drama before it hits your Netflix queue, below!

What is Respira (Breathless) about?

Prepare to scrub in as Respira takes viewers on a gripping journey through the bustling corridors of a public hospital in Valencia, Spain. According to a recently unveiled synopsis courtesy of Variety, the series delves into the pulse-pounding world of the Joaquín Sorolla hospital, where lives hang in the balance with each passing moment. The official synopsis reads:

"The Joaquín Sorolla is much more than a public hospital in Valencia where lives are saved every day. Doctors and residents work their fingers to the bone in the frenetic pace of the emergency room, where tensions, emotions and even desire accelerate the hearts of a staff that lives increasingly on the edge. The arrival of a distinguished patient highlights the complicated situation of the public health system, lighting the fuse for what will become an unprecedented and drastic strike."

via Variety

Who is the cast of Respira (Breathless)?

Respira boasts an impressive cast including Najwa Nimri (Money Heist), Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (Parallel Mothers), Blanca Suárez (Cable Girls), and Manu Ríos (Elite) in lead roles. Other notable actors part of the ensemble, as per IMDb, include:

  • Abril Zamora
  • Borja Luna
  • Alfonso Bassave
  • Xoán Fórneas
  • Blanca Martinez
  • Xoán Fórneas
  • Ana Rayo
  • Macarena de Rueda
  • Marwa Bakhat
  • Juan Fleta
  • Andie Iannetta
  • Joseph Ewonde
  • Yvette Filanc
  • Lara Loher
  • Paola Michelle

When is Respira out on Netflix? (release date)

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While the official release date for Respira on Netflix remains under wraps for now, fans can rest assured that the highly anticipated medical drama is well on its way! With reports indicating that the series is currently in the final stages of production, having undergone filming in Valencia and Madrid over a span of 19 weeks.

Though the exact premiere date is yet to be unveiled, all signs point to a debut sometime in 2024. As we eagerly await further updates, speculation runs rampant about when we'll finally get to dive into the pulse-pounding world of Respira.

With Variety hinting that the series could hit our screens "soon," anticipation is reaching fever pitch! So, while we may have to exercise a bit of patience, rest assured that the wait will be well worth it.

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