Movistar+’s The new crime thriller is based on the work done by one of the best police units in the world in the fight against jihadist terrorism.

La unidad (The Unit), the new original Movistar+ series produced in collaboration with Vaca Films, released its first trailer and official poster.

The series was scheduled to have its world premiere during the canceled Miptv 2020, and in exchange it had a virtual presentation on Monday by its creators, platform and distributor.

The series is a 50-minute six-episode police thriller, based on the unknown work of the Spanish National Police unit that fights against terrorism, one of the most effective divisions in the world.

La unidad will arrive on Movistar+ in May, and will later be seen on HBO in Latin America, as announced during the online presentation by Beta Film, distributor of the series.

The series is directed by Dani de la Torre and written by Alberto Marini and Amèlia Mora.

For the first time, the script had the collaboration of real members of this National Police unit, in a work of documentation and investigation “that combines entertainment with a topical plot, and that offers an unknown perspective of police work through a complex anti-terrorist operation led by this Unit and covering different countries”.

La unidad was filmed in numerous Spanish locations such as Madrid, Catalonia, Melilla, Malaga or Galicia, and internationally, such as the French cities of Perpignan and Toulouse or the locations of Lagos and Makoko (both in Nigeria).

The fiction stars Nathalie Poza in the role of Carla Torres; the Argentine Michel Noher, as Marcos, Head of the Research Group and partner of Carla, with whom he is in the process of divorce; Marian Álvarez, who plays Miriam; Luis Zahera, who plays Sergio; Persian-born Spanish actress Fariba Sheikhan as Agent Najwa; Raúl Fernández de Pablo as Roberto, and Carlos Blanco as Ramón.

In addition, Fele Martínez, Alba Bersabé, Francesc Orella and Pepo Oliva are part of the main cast, as well as a varied international casting with Amina Leony, Moussa Echarif, Hamid Krim, Mourad Ouani, Mekki Kadiri, Omar Bentaleb, Bouzan Hadawi, Said El Mouden and Tarik Rmili.


The arrest in Spain of the world’s most wanted terrorist leader makes the country the main terrorist target.

A countdown has started without the population knowing it and the members of the Special Unit against Jihadist Terrorism, led by Commissioner Carla Torres, face the secret mission of dismantling it against the clock, while trying to resolve the conflicts of personal lives that their trade has, in part, taken from them.