Are you ready to get reacquainted with Juan Elías?
The finale of I Know Who You Are left us all speechless and waiting for another episode to air. UK viewers will be happy to know that the mystery about Ana Saura and the shocking revelations concerning ambiguous protagonist Juan Elías will continue in a second season, coming very soon to BBC Four!
Since the first episode aired in July, the compelling narrative made an impression on critics and viewers alike. The suspicious characters stretched from Elías as the prime suspect, to his icy wife Alicia Castro and ambitious prosecutor Marta Hess. Each one intertwined in the peculiar plot which made us question their motives, including the missing niece, Ana Saura.
While Nordic Noir & Beyond fans are used to the 10-episode arc of a completely captivating crime series, I Know Who You Are is slightly different than the rest. The reason why audiences may have felt an extra pang of suspense during the first season climax is that I Know Who You Are was originally aired in its entirety as a stand-alone 16-part season.
BBC Four confirmed the alternative style of broadcasting: “I Know Who You Are was commissioned and produced as two seasons, which its Spanish broadcaster subsequently decided to show together as one long season. BBC Four is screening the series as two separate seasons and will be showing season two later in the year.”
In an interview with The Killing Times, actress Aida Folch, who plays Eva Dúran in the show, revealed why there won’t be another season after the next 6-episodes: “…the director doesn’t want one, but there will be a book. So, the second season will be in a book and not onscreen. I don’t even know what happens in that book, but they do continue the story.”
At least one mystery has been solved! However, the BBC Four air date for I Know Who You Are is yet to be released. Fans will have to wait a little longer before getting caught in the spiral of subterfuge once again.
Check back here for further updates about Season Two.
I Know Who You Are – The Complete First Season is available to own on DVD through Nordic Noir & Beyond.
“Subtle, classy, cool” – The Guardian
“Preposterous but hypnotic” – The Arts Desk
“A new Spanish-language drama for Saturday nights took a hoary old premise and imbued it with psychological insight and thoughtfulness” ★★★★ – The Times