Sky Rojo (2023): Brave & Tough Women Fight Back

Sky Rojo (means Red Sky) series is a Spanish-language drama from the creators of the popular Money Heist (La casa de papel) show. Before we proceed any further, please allow me to start with a few words of caution.

It is a pulp fiction kind of action crime show from Spain and it has an adult theme and content. It peeks into the dark underbelly of human society – the inhuman world of prostitution. Sometimes, the scenes involving sex and violence are difficult to watch. However, one cannot wish away the harsh realities of society. So, we decided not to turn away and instead take a look at it.

Sky Rojo (S-1, 2 & 3) Series:- details

GenreCrime, Drama, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Original languageSpanish
Age-CertificationA (18+)
Seasons & EpisodesSeason One (1) – Episodes 8 (2021)
Season Two (2) – Episodes 8 (2021)
Season Three (3) – Episodes 8 (2023)
Three (3) Total Seasons & Twenty Four (24) Episodes
CreatorsÁlex Pina & Esther Martínez Lobato
CastVerónica Sánchez, Lali Espósito, Yany Prado, Alicia Sánchez, Asier Etxeandia, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Enric Auquer, etc.
About – Sky Rojo

Sky Rojo (S-1, 2 & 3) Series:- synopsis

Sky Rojo (S1/2021)

A fatal turn of events at a brothel sends three women – Coral (Verónica Sánchez), Wendy (Lali Espósito) and Gina (Yany Prado) haunted by their pasts on a wild run from their pimp Romeo (Asier Etxeandia) and his henchmen Moisés (Miguel Ángel Silvestre), Christian (Enric Auquer), et al.

In this race for freedom, every second could be their last.

Sky Rojo (S2/2021)

Desperate for freedom but tempted by vengeance, Coral (Verónica Sánchez), Wendy (Lali Espósito) and Gina (Yany Prado) continue to face off against their pursuers – Romeo (Asier Etxeandia) and his henchmen Moisés (Miguel Ángel Silvestre), Christian (Enric Auquer), et al; who begin to turn on each other.

The hunters become the hunted.

Sky Rojo (S3/2023-Finale)

Coral (Verónica Sánchez), Wendy (Lali Espósito) and Gina (Yany Prado) have made a new life — and found love — in Almería. But with Romeo (Asier Etxeandia) bent on revenge, their peace and quiet won’t last long. You can resurrect. You can change your life, but you cannot forget where you came from. Because the day you do, the past appears again at your door.

Sky Rojo (S-1, 2 & 3) Series:- {Spoilers Free} review

The central theme of this series goes like this: “On the run from their pimp of Las Novias Club and his henchmen, three women {Carol (Verónica Sánchez), Wendy (Lali Espósito) and Gina (Yany Prado)} embark on a frantic journey in search of freedom.” So, the big question is, will they get their elusive freedom from the deadly web of prostitution racket in this action-packed Spanish series?

The sexual exploitation of women and the consequent web of prostitution are widespread around the globe, yet they continue to operate in a world dominated by money and profiteering that we live in. The cases of human trafficking and sophisticated modern-day slavery are on the rise around the world, as per the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports.

According to this Report, the most common form of human trafficking (79%) is sexual exploitation. The victims of sexual exploitation are predominantly women and girls. Surprisingly, in 30% of the countries that provided information on the gender of traffickers, women make up the largest proportion of traffickers. In some parts of the world, women trafficking women is the norm. The second most common form of human trafficking is forced labour (18%), although this may be a misrepresentation because forced labour is less frequently detected and reported than trafficking for sexual exploitation.

UNODC report on human trafficking exposes modern form of slavery

Now, let us get back to the story of this series, which tries to entertain its viewers.

Forced by tragic circumstances, these three brave women, Carol, Wendy and Gina are caught in the labyrinth of harlotry with no escape in sight. Yet, they bravely continue to dream of regaining their elusive freedom by using their tough and smart-minded approach against the cruel pimp and his powerful set of musclemen. More often than not, these pimps and henchmen behave in the most inhuman fashion with all the women caught in their web of prostitution.

Despite the fact that these women are trapped in the quagmire of the thriving prostitution racket, these three women never ever give up on their lives and freedom. They dream of better days, that lay ahead of them.

So, on one of those days, these bold women pick up arms to fight against their oppressors and gain their freedom to lead a normal life. The strong characters of Coral (Verónica Sánchez), Wendy (Lali Espósito) and Gina (Yany Prado) have been played in great style and demeanour by the three attractive actresses. I liked their high-adrenaline-inducing action sequences and never-say-die attitude in this show.

I have to warn once again that some of the scenes in this show are explicit, brutal, gore, violent and difficult to watch. Sometimes they crossed the lines in this series. However, a word of caution is a must. It is not a family show, it is an adult show about the thriving prostitution racket and the dangerous pimps. If you are okay with all of these, then perhaps for you, it is a good show to binge-watch.

Sky Rojo (S1/2021) Series:- poster

Sky Rojo (S1) – poster

Sky Rojo (S1/2021) Series:- trailer

Sky Rojo (S1/2021) Series – official trailer | Youtube.

Focus:- creator & writer Álex Pina

We have seen some of the TV series (created by Álex Pina) named above and we shall share their details in our Focus Magazine (FM) in the near future. Here are a few details about the body of work of Álex Pina.

He is currently working on a series titled Berlin, which incidentally is a spin-off of his highly acclaimed Money Heist series. In addition, he is also working on a story based on the subject of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TV SeriesLos Serrano (2003-2008), The Boat (2011-2013), Vis a vis (2015-2019), El embarcadero (2019-2020), White Lines (2020), Vis a Vis: El Oasis (2020), Los hombres de Paco (2005-2021), Money Heist (2017-2021), etc.
AwardsIris Awards (Atv), Spain – 2017 Winner Iris Award Best Screenplay (Mejor Guión) Money Heist
PRODU Awards – 2018 Winner Contenidos Serie Money Heist
MoviesKamikaze (2014).
SocialInstagram | alexpinaoficial
About ~ Álex Pina.

Sky Rojo (S2/2021) Series:- poster

Sky Rojo (S2) – poster

Sky Rojo (S2/2021) Series:- trailer

Sky Rojo (S2/2021) Series – official trailer | Youtube

Focus:- actor & pop star Lali Espósito

Argentinian actress Lali Espósito (Mariana Espósito) plays Wendy in this series, one of the leading ladies in it. Growing up as an active child actress, her comedy series Casi ángeles won her award way back in 2009. She has a long list of acting credits. Being a talented performer, she also dabbles in pop music. In fact, she is one of the biggest pop stars in Argentina. Not so long ago, she won the Billboard Latin Music Awards in the 2020 Social Artist of the Year category. Her (12+) millions of followers on Instagram attest to her popularity.

Sky Rojo (S3/2023-Finale) Series:- poster

Sky Rojo (S3) – poster

Sky Rojo (S3/2023-Finale) Series:- trailer

Sky Rojo (S3/2023) Series – official trailer | Youtube.

Sky Rojo Series:- ratings

Season 1 (2021)Season 2 (2021)Season 3 (2023)
FM’s rating3.50/53.55/53.60/5
IMDb rating as of the date6.70/106.84/106.80/10
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date92% Tomatometer
75% Audience Score
82% Audience Score58% Audience Score
Sky Rojo – FM, IMDb & Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

If you like the show in the Spanish language, then check out the article about The Snow Girl series too.

Featured & Other Images: Sky Rojo Show | Netflix.