22-09-2015 12:15


Series grow stronger at Sitges 2015

The Festival reinforces Serial Sitges, an emerging section now scaled up with more venues and new activities

Eagerly awaited premières, cult series and the latest fantastic genre TV developments all come together in the Serial Sitges section, sponsored by FNAC. Movistar+ series like Game of Thrones, Fargo, Les Revenants, The Knick or AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead will delight fans. This year, the section –created last year– is growing and will be inaugurating three new screening venues, added to the Tramuntana Room.

The passion for TV series comes to Sitges. The 48th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is reinforcing the role of the emerging Serial Sitges section, which will be bringing together episode screenings, events and tributes. Interest in TV series has increased exponentially over the years to become a cult phenomenon and the Festival hasn’t been oblivious to this trend. That’s the reason why the Festival’s lineup includes this exclusive space to discover the latest genre developments or to preview new episodes that have made their mark.  

This year, Serial Sitges’ array of screenings and activities is wide-ranging and diverse. The section, which has the support of FNAC, has programmed fourteen titles, among which are, in collaboration with Movistar+, the premières of the 2nd seasons of Fargo, The Knick and Les revenants. Sitges 2015 will be screening the first episode of the second season of Fargo, the eagerly-awaited return of one of the big award winning series at the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards last year and inspired by the movie directed by the Coen Brothers (also producers of the series).You can also see the premiere of the first episode of the second season of The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen as a surgeon, as well as the long-awaited return of the acclaimed Les Revenants, the disturbing series about the “returned” directed by Fabrice Gobert, with the screening of the 5th episode of the second season, also an exclusive premiere.

Added to these premieres are the screenings of episodes from other famous series, like the first episode of the new series set in the Arctic Circle, Fortitude, starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon and Christopher Eccleston; the start of the second season of the horror thriller Penny Dreadful, a series created by John Logan and starring Timothy Dalton and Eva Green; the first episode of the second season of Helix, blending science fiction, horror and a devastating virus; as well as the second season of Leftovers, from the creator of Lost, Damon Lindelof, and starring Justin Theroux and Amy Brenneman, chapters assigned by Movistar+.

The remaining titles that will be completing the long list of TV series included at the 48th Film Festival are two episodes of Fear the Walking Dead, from the creator of The Walking Dead and about the start of the apocalypse of the living dead in an AMC series. This screening will be accompanied by the series’ Making Of. The section will also be showing the first three episodes of Humans, the remake that AMC did of the big hit Swedish series Real Humans –that you can also see an episode of in Serial Sitges– which presents a world where humans co-exist with some very human looking robots, but with some very disturbing special features; the animated comedy Rick & Morty, with the screening of episodes 1 and 2 from the second season; and the first episode of the first season of the French suspense series Une Chance de Trop.

Serial Sitges adds more screening venues

One of the new features this year it that Serial Sitges will be including more venues, added to the usual Tramuntana Room. This is the case of the emblematic Maricel Palace, which will be holding the screening of the final episode of the fifth season of Game of Thrones, ‘Mother’s mercy’, an episode that left fans speechless and many open questions. Following the screening, there will be a talk show dealing with the speculations revolving around the most watched series of the moment.

Another meeting point for series fans will be the Hotel Avenida Sofia where, in addition to episode screenings, a comedy show about series called Serielizados Late Show will be taking place, as well as a tribute to Hannibal including the screening of the final episode of the second season of this gruesome series starring Mads Mikkelsen and programmed by AXN. On the other hand, Serial Sitges will also be present in the Movistar+ Zone, located down in the La Fragata area, where there will be different screenings of both series and films during the first weekend of the Festival.

Serial Sitges Lineup

Tramuntana Room:


19:15 Les revenants. T2, episode 5

It’s been six months since the "returned" disappeared one night, taking Simon, Camille and her mother, Julie, and the mysterious Victor along. Since then, there’s been no news of them and the few witnesses of what happened aren’t talking.

20:10 Rick & Morty T2, episodes 1 & 2

Animated comedy that follows the exploits of mad scientist Rick Sánchez, who returns after 20 years to live with his daughter, her husband, and their children Morty and Summer.


18:45 Fear the Walking Dead T1, episodes 5 & 6 + Making Of

Set in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama series that explores the start of the living dead apocalypse from the perspective of a dysfunctional family.


18:45 Fargo Premiere T2, episode 1

Developed once more by Noah Hawley and with the Cohen Brothers as executive producers, the second season is presented as a prequel to the first installment, taking us back to 1979 Sioux (South Dakota) and Luverne (Minnesota).

19:40 The Leftovers T2, episode 1

Second season of this enigmatic series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta. Over three years ago, 2% of the world-wide population inexplicably disappeared from the face of the Earth. In this second season, the action takes place in a new location, Miracle, Texas, where no one went missing.



Humans T1, episodes 1, 2 & 3

Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have trend for the average family is having a "Synth”, in other words a highly developed robotic servant that’s extremely similar to their human equivalents.  


19:00 The Knick, Premiere T2 episode 1

Second season of the series directed by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen. The Knick continues to delve into the secrets of early 19th century modern medicine from the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York, facing a new and turbulent period.

20:20 Une Chance de Trop, T1 episode 1

French suspense series, created by Harlan Coben and starring Alexandra Lamy and Pascal Elbe. Une chance de trop explains the story of Alice Lambert, suddenly gunned down at her home one morning. Eight days later, she come out of her coma and awakes in a nightmare: her husband, Laurent, has been murdered and her daughter, kidnapped.

Hotel Avenida Sofia:


19:30 Tribute to Hannibal. A toast with a glass of wine + episode screening Hannibal. (Free admission)

21:00 Serielizados Late Show, the comedy show about series, special Sitges edition. With Venga Monjas, Carlo Padial, Raquel Sastre and the  music of El Niño de la Hipoteca. Presented by Carles Sánchez. Admission: 9’90€


Serial Sitges Special. Screenings of different episodes of Movistar+’s series:

11:00 FORTITUDE, Ep 1 T1


13:00 HELIX, Ep 1 T2

15:00 LEFTOVERS, Ep1 T2

16:00 THE KNICK, Ep 1 T2


18:00 FARGO, Ep 1 T2

19:00 LES REVENANTS, Ep 5. T2

20:00 REAL HUMANS, Ep 1 T1


Maricel Palace:


17:00 GAME OF THRONES. Movistar+ presents the screening of Mother’s Mercy and Talk Show “You know nothing (about) Jon Nieve”. Screening of the shocking final episode de fifth season of Game of Thrones, "Mother’s Mercy" followed by a talk show with Alejo Cuervo (Gigamesh), Jimina Sabadú, Ángel Sala, Festival Director, and presented by Paco Fox revolving around all the open questions about the series.



FNAC Zone:


12:00 Presentation of the book ‘Series de Culto’ by Toni de la Torre. Attended by its author.


PHOTO 1: Fargo
PHOTO 2: Les Revenants
PHOTO 3: The Knick





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