Alba Gutiérrez joins 'La Moderna' as Laurita's sister, Inés

  • Starting Monday, December 11, viewers will have a chance to meet Inés, the new character on “La Moderna”
  • Monday through Friday at 4:30 p.m., on La 1 and RTVE Play

The new character will join “La Moderna” next week. Alba Gutiérrez plays Inés, Laurita’s sister, whose uncle, Don Fermín, is the tea room’s manager.

Inés is the apple of her parent’s eyes, the perfect daughter who has been offered the opportunity to study at a prestigious boarding school in the Basque Country. However, this perception does not reflect reality by any means. In fact, Inés is a wild extrovert who hates following the social norms of the time. Laurita and Inés get along very well. That’s why, Inés stays with Laurita while allegedly recovering from an illness thanks to which she was able to leave the boarding school where she’s been studying.

Episode 52

Inés will make her first appearance next Monday, on episode 52, while the other character’s story lines continue to unfold.

Matilda comes back to “La Moderna.” This news is not all good, as Iñigo has decided to distance himself from her. Meanwhile, Doña Carla intends to continue her business operations and asks Iñigo for help.

Both Matilde and her family get support from Inspector Ocampos, who is glad to see Pablo released. The young couple Pablo and Marta meet again and realize that this offers some relief to their respective hardships.

“La Moderna”

“La Moderna” transports viewers to 1930’s Madrid with stories about the workers and customers at a distinguished tea room in the city center. Based on Luisa Carnés’ novel “Tea Rooms”, following its prime-time premiere, the series airs Monday through Friday on La 1.

Co-Produced by RTVE and Mediawan with Boomerang TV’s participation, “La Moderna” is shot on location in natural settings in areas of Madrid dating back to the early 20th century and on stage sets covering over 2,500 m2 that recreate the tea room, an imposing shopping mall, and the homes of the protagonists in a historic corrala (a working-class apartment building typical of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries). Music plays a prominent role in the series. The theme song is sung by Pastora Soler and was composed by Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson.

Helena Ezquerro, Stéphanie Magnin, and Almagro San Miguel are the three protagonists of a series that also features Miryam Gallego, Teresa Hurtado de Ory, and Sara Rivero.  Llorenç Gonzalez, Berta Castañé, and Barbara Mestanza will also join them to head this ensemble cast.

Luis Santamaría and Humberto Miró are in charge of the production, while Liliana Bocanegra, Isaac Cantero, Pedro Martínez, and David Montoya are in charge of directing. The writing team, coordinated by Carlos Martín Eguía and Joaquín Santamaría, includes Miquel Peidró, Jose Antonio López (Kata), Remedios Crespo, Ignasi Rubio, Juan Manuel Beiro, Angela Armero, Neus Peidró, Sergio Barrejón, Jose Angel Domínguez, and Laura Molpeceres.