Spain is suffering the consequences of a massive drought in large parts of the country where not a drop of rain has fallen for months. As a result of this lack of water, the fullness of the reservoirs decreases, and the reservoirs are actually empty. And these reservoirs reveal their secrets, as shown in the hit Netflix series “Sequia.”
“Sequia” is not a Netflix original, but it was purchased from the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE which also broadcasts this series for free via Run RTVE in 2021. “Sequia” has been on Netflix since March 1, 2023, along with two other series, “Monteperdido” and “Tramuntana”. The last two are part of “La Casa” trilogy which also includes “Guadiana”. The latter has not yet aired on Netflix.
“Sequía” is based on a single fact: a prolonged drought causes the fictional Campomediano reservoir in Andalusia to dry up and two mummified corpses with gunshot wounds appear. Based on this fact, a thriller is created with the investigation of murders, but lack of precipitation is one of the main protagonists. In fact, there is a suspicion that the bodies may be related to environmental protests that occurred to prevent the creation of the reservoir.
So far, not a single corpse has turned up in Spain (although traces usually found at the bottom of cisterns have been shown). But those who watched “Sequía” in the United States discovered that this story could be true. On May 3, 2022, as reported by the Las Vegas Police Department, a body was found in a barrel in Lake Mead Dry, also. Only 5 days later, another body was discovered.
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