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Carlos, Rey Emperador 

The Roman Catholic Church faces the new challenges of Protestanism in Northern Europe and Paganism in the Americas. Carlos V seeks to secure the power of the Church, in this continuation of Isabel (2011-2014) and La Corona Partida (2016).




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Ángel de Andrés López ...  Clemente 7 episodes, 2015
Laia Marull ...  Juana la Loca 7 episodes, 2015-2016


Historical series about Carlos V of Spain and The Netherlands, born in 1500 and died in 1558, who ruled the crowns of Castile, including the Kingdom of Navarra and Aragon, between 1516 and 1556, and was also Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 1520 to 1558. Carlos was the grandson of Fernando and Isabella and son of Felipe the Handsome and Juana I of Castile. A young man whose willpower, tenacity, and determination was to become the most powerful man in Europe, despite the hostility that surrounding him, as well as his many rivals. Written by cradlefilth_88

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7 September 2015 (Spain) See more »

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Network and producers planned to continue this series with one centered around Philip II, which together with Isabel (2011), The Broken Crown (2016) and this series would have chronicled the history of Spain (and to an extent Western Europe) from mid 15th Century to the end of 16th Century. However, ratings were not as strong as expected, and the Network put the project on hold. See more »


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It's wonderful however this should have been (at least) 3 seasons instead of just one
3 February 2016 | by thiagosblancosSee all my reviews

It's OK, the cast is good, they don't go The Tudors way, it's obvious there going to be some nudes (as in most Spanish movies, when I watch a French one I do expect to see someone smoking) but they try to do it by the book which is great, it's wonderful if you a bookworm who loves History as I am and you can tell they are doing it right, of course, some licenses should be taken out of a making this appealing to the audiences but that's fine, one thing I didn't like is that they chose to summon a lot of time within 17 episodes, that means some characters are introduced and killed or vanished within the same episode or two to say the most. This should have been scheduled as Isabel but I guess budged was an issue here, that was a pity, the whole thing felt rushed. Also, another concern here, Alfonso seems at the very end an old brother to his son Felipe (II of Spain) rather than his father, in those cases I guess is better to hire two actors, one young, one older for sometimes is puzzling to forget in spite of so much make up their real age. I'd advice anyone who loves history to watch this but If I have to choose, I will always go for Isabel instead of Carlos.

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