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Santa Muerte 

Los Angeles, 1938. Detectives Tiago Vega and Lewis Michener investigate a murder. Tiago's brother Raul battles Councilman Charlton Townsend over California's first freeway. Tiago's mother Maria pleads with Santa Muerte.

Director:

Paco Cabezas

Writers:

John Logan (created by), John Logan
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Dormer ... Magda / Elsa / Alex / Rio
Daniel Zovatto ... Tiago Vega
Kerry Bishé ... Sister Molly Finnister (voice)
Adriana Barraza ... Maria Vega
Jessica Garza ... Josefina Vega
Michael Gladis ... Councilman Charlton Townsend
Johnathan Nieves ... Mateo Vega
Rory Kinnear ... Peter Craft
Nathan Lane ... Lewis Michener
Santino Barnard ... Frank Branson
Sebastian Chacon ... Fly Rico
Christine Estabrook ... Beverly Beck
Julian Hilliard ... Tom Craft
Lorenza Izzo ... Santa Muerte
Rod McLachlan ... Jimmy Reilly
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Storyline

Los Angeles, 1938. LAPD detective Tiago Vega and his partner, Lewis Michener, investigate a murder. While at City Hall, Tiago's activist brother Raul Vega battles with the fiery Councilman Charlton Townsend over the construction of California's first freeway. Meanwhile, Peter Craft, the head of the German-American Bund, meets Elsa, the mysterious mother of one of his patients. Sensing danger, Tiago's mother Maria pleads with Santa Muerte to protect her family as the rising tensions in the city threaten to explode. Written by SHOWTIME

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Trivia

The Los Angeles River flooded so badly in early 1938, the paving of the road began later that year. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning sequence, young Tiago is listening to a record player to La Llorona, a popular Mexican folk song, and even says it is his favorite. Since the episode is set in the late 1920's and 1930's, and although the song was composed in 1850, the particular version that Tiago is listening to is the one sung by Chavela Vargas (the trademark tone of Vargas' voice is very clear), created in 1961. See more »

Quotes

Alex: All mankind needs to be the monster he truly is, is being told he can.
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Soundtracks

La Hija De Lola
Written by Raul Marrero
Performed by Charlie Palmieri
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Hope this gets better!
4 May 2020 | by newpapyrusSee all my reviews

The show looks great. The period looks authentic and I like the atmosphere. But the writing and the acting for the first episode was simply horrible. I sure hope this gets better!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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