‘El Marginal’ is an Argentine crime Tv series surrounding former police officer Miguel Palacios, who first came to know himself before entering the San Onofre prison. He should gain the trust of the criminal gang to get information about the kidnapped judge’s daughter. However, things get worse when there is no way out of prison for Miguel.
An important part of the series takes place in the San Onofre prison. Moreover, the tragic and claustrophobic situation is a clear indication of the feeling of abandonment that Miguel may be experiencing. El Marginal.
El Marginal Tv Series Filming Locations
The El Marginal series has created waves around the world and is listed among the most popular prison games. Production went on for a long time following the third season, probably due to the epidemic. However, the cast and crew started recording season 4 in early March 2021.
‘El Marginal‘ was filmed mainly in Buenos Aires, affiliated with the Federal District of Argentina. With the crime series so heavily rooted in San Onofre prison, the scene is far from over. Most of the prisons are held in the Cárcel de Caseros prison AKA Caseros. Located on Avenue Caseros 2491, the facility was completed in 1979. Although it was originally intended to hold prisoners awaiting trial, we became part of the political prison in the 1950s.
Caseros Prison was notorious for its H-shaped structure that barred any natural light from entering the building. And that was one of the many reasons why he was known for his mistreatment of prisoners. The prison was closed in 2001, and the following years were spent planning its demolition. Finally, in 2008, most of the central buildings were demolished, while the surrounding wall and part of the original building remained intact.
In March 2021, the series coordinator Sebastián Ortega shared that the co-producer team moved to the Boedo area as the Caseros prison was on the verge of collapse. In Boedo, they found a discarded steel workshop since the 1950s, which became a full-fledged manufacturing facility. However, they had to work very hard to make it look like a prison. This area is likely to be doubled as a Puente Viejo prison.
A few outdoor scenes appeared to have been lensed at Villa 31, Buenos Aires, a large slum in the Retiro area. It is very close to the local train station. A number of development and restructuring programs have been initiated locally by international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank.