If you’ve been reading my reviews of Spanish series I Know Who You Are, you’ll know I’ve been quite taken by it all. Of course it’s flawed and daft, and beggars belief sometimes, but I’ve enjoyed the pace, the brazen commitment to telling what is an ultra high-concept story, and the characters – no one is who they seem and everyone has stuff going on. Saying all that, there has been one thing that has been bothering me…
When it first appeared on our screen two months ago, I did a bit of digging to try and find out how many episodes there were going to be. In Spain, the series comprised 16 episodes, while in the UK we were told it was going to be a 10-episode series, with five double bills. This didn’t quite stack up – even with series like The Killing or The Bridge, the 10-episode series were played out in double bills over five weeks. Five weeks’ of double bills equals 10 episodes, not 16.
So what’s the answer?
BBC Four sent out this statement recently:
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.
So what we’re getting is a 10-episode first series and then a six-episode second series, to be shown later this year. The whole thing has already been shown in Spain, so the only question is whether the mystery of missing Ana Saura will be uncovered and the question of whether Juan Elías is telling the truth or not will be answered at the end of this series or at the end of series two.
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