Alpha Males
Machos Alfa
GenreComedy
Created by
Written by
  • Alberto Cabellero
  • Laura Caballero
  • Daniel Deorador
  • Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor
  • Carla Nigra
Directed byLaura Caballero
Starring
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
CinematographyJuan Luis Cabellos
Editors
  • Óscar Romero
  • Marta Salas
  • Jaime Segi-Vela
Running time30 minutes
Production companyContubernio Films
Original release
NetworkNetflix
Release30 December 2022 (2022-12-30) –
present

Alpha Males is a Spanish comedy television series created by brother-and-sister team Alberto and Laura Caballero, for Netflix. It stars Fernando Gil, María Hervás, Raúl Tejón, Kira Miró, Gorka Otxoa, Paula Gallego, Fele Martínez, and Raquel Guerrero, and was produced by the Caballero siblings' own production company, Contubernio Films. The show premiered on 30 December 2022. In January 2023, the series was renewed for a second season, which is scheduled to premiere on 9 February 2024.[1]

Synopsis

The series follows four men in their forties who begin to notice their male privilege disappearing with social change and the empowerment of women, and they are forced to adapt, each in their own way.

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Production

The series concept was created shortly after the end of the lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] After completing filming for the twelfth season of La que se avecina, and given the impossibility of resuming the third season of El pueblo due to the difficulty of traveling between autonomous communities, the Caballero siblings, together with co-writers Daniel Deorador and Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, began to develop ideas for a new series.[3] The team decided to create a show about middle-aged men's reactions to social changes.[4] With the permission of Mediaset España, who co-owned Contubernio Films, the four writers brought the series to Netflix, who had already shown interest in collaborating with the Caballero siblings.[3]

Alpha Males was first announced in March 2022, as the first series by the Caballeros exclusively for a streaming platform.[3] In July 2022, the show's cast was revealed, and it was confirmed that filming had completed.[5]

Release

On 21 November 2022, Netflix released the first images from the series and confirmed that it would premiere on its platform on 30 December 2022.[6]

In January 2023, the series was renewed for a second season,[7] which is set to premiere on 9 February 2024.[8]

Episode list

Season 1

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Deconstructing"
(En deconstrucción)
Laura CaballeroAlberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, Laura Caballero, Carla Nigra30 December 2022 (2022-12-30)
22"Life's What Absorbs You"
(Lo que te absorbe es la vida)
Laura CaballeroAlberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, Laura Caballero, Carla Nigra30 December 2022 (2022-12-30)
33"Toxic Masculinity"
(Masculinidad tóxica)
Laura CaballeroAlberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, Laura Caballero30 December 2022 (2022-12-30)
44"Ibizan Herbs"
(Hierbas ibicencas)
Laura CaballeroAlberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, Laura Caballero30 December 2022 (2022-12-30)
55"Sensitive Heteroflexibles"
(Heteroflexibles sensibles)
Laura CaballeroAlberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, Laura Caballero30 December 2022 (2022-12-30)
66"Look What You've Done"
(La que has liado)
Laura CaballeroAlberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, Laura Caballero30 December 2022 (2022-12-30)
77"When Was the Last Time You Cried?"
(¿Cuándo lloraste por última vez?)
Laura CaballeroAlberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, Laura Caballero30 December 2022 (2022-12-30)
88"Just When We Were Doing So Well"
(Con lo bien que estábamos)
Laura CaballeroAlberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, Laura Caballero30 December 2022 (2022-12-30)
99"The Moses of Sexist Pigs"
(El Moisés de los machirulos)
Laura CaballeroAlberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, Laura Caballero30 December 2022 (2022-12-30)
1010"Either the Course Is a Failure, or We Are"
(O falla el temario o fallamos nosotros)
Laura CaballeroAlberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, Araceli Álvarez de Sotomayor, Laura Caballero30 December 2022 (2022-12-30)

Season 2

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
111TBATBATBA9 February 2024 (2024-02-09)
122TBATBATBA9 February 2024 (2024-02-09)
133TBATBATBA9 February 2024 (2024-02-09)
144TBATBATBA9 February 2024 (2024-02-09)
155TBATBATBA9 February 2024 (2024-02-09)
166TBATBATBA9 February 2024 (2024-02-09)
177TBATBATBA9 February 2024 (2024-02-09)
188TBATBATBA9 February 2024 (2024-02-09)
199TBATBATBA9 February 2024 (2024-02-09)
2010TBATBATBA9 February 2024 (2024-02-09)

References

  1. ^ Alpha Males 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix, retrieved 18 January 2024
  2. ^ "Los creadores de 'La que se avecina' saltan a Netflix con 'Machos Alfa', su nueva comedia" [The creators of 'La que se avecina' jump to Netflix with 'Machos Alfa', their new comedy]. formulatv.com (in Spanish). 6 March 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
  3. ^ a b c "Los creadores de 'La que se avecina' se pasan a Netflix con 'Machos Alfa', una serie sobre las nuevas masculinidades" [The creators of 'La que se avecina' go to Netflix with 'Machos Alfa', a series about new masculinities]. elpais.com (in Spanish). 5 March 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Los creadores de 'La que se avecina' preparan 'Machos Alfa', su primera serie para Netflix" [The creators of 'La que se avecina' prepare 'Machos Alfa', their first series for Netflix]. eldiario.es (in Spanish). 6 March 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
  5. ^ "'Machos Alfa', la primera serie de los hermanos Caballero para Netflix, desvela su reparto" ['Machos Alfa', the first series by the Caballero siblings for Netflix, reveals its cast]. eldiario.es (in Spanish). 24 July 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
  6. ^ "'Machos alfa', de los creadores de 'LQSA', anuncia su fecha de estreno y publica las primeras imágenes" ['Alpha males', from the creators of 'LQSA', announces its premiere date and publishes the first images]. formulatv.com (in Spanish). 21 November 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
  7. ^ "'Alpha Males' Season 2 Officially Confirmed by Netflix". moviesr.net. Retrieved 27 July 2023.
  8. ^ Rodera, Alejandro (9 January 2024). "La segunda temporada de 'Machos Alfa' se estrena el 9 de febrero en Netflix" ['Alpha Males' Season Two Premiering February 9 on Netflix]. FormulaTV (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 January 2024.