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El Marginal

El Marginal

  • Premiered: 
    June 2, 2016
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  • Network: Television Publica Argentina
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Sebastian Ortega 
  • Subject Matter: Police
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Plot Synopsis

EL MARGINAL is a one-hour police procedural series that centers on an ex-cop, Miguel Palacios, sent to infiltrate San Onofre prison while investigating a kidnapping, and he finds himself surrounded by dangerous felons who can't know his real identity. The series opens with jailed ex-policeman Miguel Palacios tasked with infiltrating a Buenos Aires prison to help a judge find out who kidnapped his daughter. Pastor Pena continues to develop his plan to get closer to the Borges brothers. Meanwhile, his own brother brings him unexpected news. Pastor struggles to make contact with Luna. Emma is threatened when she tries to tell the truth about Diosito. Fernando confronts Lunati. Diosito starts to get suspicious of Pastor and his intentions. An inmate's depression worsens. Lunati demands he get his daughter back.

Season 2 of EL MARGINAL had its U.S. premiere on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released the entire eight-episode season. This prequel season looks at how Borges and Diosito replaced prison leader El Sapo, at a time when San Onofre was at its most corrupt and violent. Three years before the fire, Borges escapes one prison only to end up in another alongside his brother Diosito. Emma starts her first day of work. A call from the prison demanding ransom for a fake kidnapping ends fatally. A threatened Patricio meets with El Sapo. The warden offers Borges a deal. The guards search for a missing Ontiveros. Borges, Diosito and Patricio try to cover up a crime. El Sapo celebrates his daughter's 15th birthday.
On Friday, September 27, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released the eight-episode third season of EL MARGINAL. Set a year before Season 1, the Borges must protect a rich man's son while dealing with forces in and out of the prison that threaten their dominance. In the season opener, Mario cuts two deals: one to look out for a young privileged newbie in exchange for freedom for himself and Diosito, and the other with a vicious narco.



  • - Buenos Aires Argentina