Isabel (TV Series)
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Isabel TV Series
Isabel titlecard.jpg
GenreHistorical drama
Directed byJordi Frades
Theme music composerFederico Jusid
Country of originSpain
Original Spanish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes39
Executive Jaume Banacolocha
Joan Bas
Nicolás Romero
Running time70 minutes
Production Diagonal TV for Televisión Española
Original networkLa 1
Picture format16x9 widescreen ratio
Original releaseSeptember 10, 2012 (2012-09-10) -
December 1, 2014 (2014-12-01)
Followed byLa corona partida
External links
Production website

Isabel is a Spanish historical fiction television series, directed by Jordi Frades and produced by Diagonal TV for Televisión Española. The series is based upon the reign of Queen Isabella I of Castile.[1] It was broadcast on La 1 of Televisión Española from 2012 to 2014.


The series has been produced by Diagonal TV for TVE. Filming began in Summer 2011 and took place in several Spanish cities: Cáceres, Madrid and Segovia. The first season premiered on 10 September 2012, after an eight-month delay. The series was initially expected to debut on 30 January 2012, but a budget cut for TVE postponed the premiere.[2]

In November 2012, the show was renewed for a second season. Filming of the second season began in February 2013.[3] Part of the shooting took place on location at the Alhambra in Granada.[4] TVE approved the third season in July 2013 before the second season premiered.[5]


This series is a biography about the Queen of Castile, Isabella the Catholic. The first season chronicles the period between 1461 and 1474: from the end of her childhood to her marriage with Ferdinand II of Aragon and her difficult arrival to the Crown.[6] The second season chronicles the period between 1474 and 1492: from her crowning to the conquest of Granada and the beginning of the journey of Christopher Columbus.[3]

The third series covers the marriages of Joanna and Philip and Juan and Margaret, the subsequent deaths of Juan, Isabel (Queen of Portugal) and after Juan´s death, Princess of Asturias, and Isabel's son, Miguel along with the marriages of Catherine of Aragon and Maria of Aragon.


Michelle Jenner
Role Actor
Isabella I of Castile Michelle Jenner
Ferdinand II of Aragon Rodolfo Sancho
Henry IV of Castile Pablo Derqui
Joan of Portugal Bárbara Lennie
Juan Pacheco Ginés García Millán
Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña Pedro Casablanc
Gonzalo Chacón Ramón Madaula
Gutierre de Cárdenas Pere Ponce
Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile Clara Sanchís
Alfonso, Prince of Asturias Victor Elías
Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba Sergio Peris-Mencheta
Beltrán de la Cueva, 1st Duke of Alburquerque William Miller
Beatriz de Bobadilla Ainhoa Santamaría
Andrés Cabrera Jordi Díaz
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza Juan Meseguer
Joanna la Beltraneja Carmen Sánchez
John II of Aragon Jordi Banacolocha
Afonso V of Portugal Daniel Albadalejo
Pedro Girón César Vea
Clara Chacón Mónica Vic
María Portocarrero Estrella Zapatero
Mencía de Mendoza y Luna Mar del Hoyo
Pedro González de Mendoza Andrés Herrera
Alonso de Palencia Nacho López
Alfonso de Fonseca Arturo Querejeta
Pedro de Peralta y Ezpeleta Ernesto Arias
Giacopo Antonio Venier Fernando Sansegundo
Diego Pacheco Javier Rey
Christopher Columbus Julio Manrique
Beatriz Galindo Lydia Miranda
Boabdil the Little Álex Martínez
Rodrigo Ponce de León, Marquess of Cádiz Fernando Soto
Aïcha al-Horra Alicia Borrachero
El Zagal Javier Mora
Beatriz de Braganza Nuria Gallardo
Muley Hacén Roberto Enríquez
Isabel de Solís / Zoraya Nani Jiménez[7]
Joanna of Castile Irene Escolar
Philip I of Castile Raúl Merida
Hovik Keuchkerian Francisco Ramírez

Episodes and ratings

Season 1 (2012)

No. in
Title Original air date Viewers (Share)
1"Isabel, la reina"10 September 2012 (2012-09-10)3,529,000 (20.1%)[8]
2"Campanas de boda"17 September 2012 (2012-09-17)3,736,000 (20.2%)[9]
3"La negociación"24 September 2012 (2012-09-24)3,881,000 (20.3%)[10]
4"Tragedia en la corte"1 October 2012 (2012-10-01)3,361,000 (16.1%)[11]
5"El pacto de Guisando"8 October 2012 (2012-10-08)3,378,000 (16.9%)[12]
6"La figura del rey"15 October 2012 (2012-10-15)3,801,000 (18.3%)[13]
7"La reina puesta"22 October 2012 (2012-10-22)3,952,000 (18.9%)[14]
8"Nueva guerra"29 October 2012 (2012-10-29)4,278,000 (20.7%)[15]
9"Boda real"5 November 2012 (2012-11-05)4,626,000 (22%)[16]
10"Nacimiento"12 November 2012 (2012-11-12)4,503,000 (21.3%)[17]
11"El principio del fin"19 November 2012 (2012-11-19)4,299,000 (20.4%)[18]
12"Elecciones"26 November 2012 (2012-11-26)4,342,000 (20.3%)[19]
13"La nueva reina"3 December 2012 (2012-12-03)4,651,000 (22.6%)[20]

Season 2 (2013)

No. in
Title Original air date Viewers (Share)
14"Desencuentros"9 September 2013 (2013-09-09)3,561,000 (19.2%)[21]
15"Lazos"16 September 2013 (2013-09-16)3,508,000 (18.3%)[22]
16"La paz para Castilla"23 September 2013 (2013-09-23)3,632,000 (18.9%)[23]
17"Lealtad y deber"30 September 2013 (2013-09-30)3,743,000 (19.1%)[24]
18"El poder de la reina"7 October 2013 (2013-10-07)3,758,000 (19.5%)[25]
19"Sultán"14 October 2013 (2013-10-14)3,710,000 (18.5%)[26]
20"Tiempos de Inquisición"21 October 2013 (2013-10-21)3,023,000 (14,8%)[27]
21"Herederos de sangre"28 October 2013 (2013-10-28)2,987,000 (14,6%)[28]
22"Lo más liviano"4 November 2013 (2013-11-04)2,997 000 (14,6%)
23"Pacta con el diablo"11 November 2013 (2013-11-11)3,042 000 (14,8%)
24"Abolengo"18 November 2013 (2013-11-18)3,254 000 (15,9%)
25"El último reino en Granada"25 November 2013 (2013-11-25)2,946,000 (13.9%)
26"Lo que no supiste defender como hombre"2 December 2013 (2013-12-02)3,398,000 (16.3%)

Season 3 (2014)

No. in
Title Original air date Viewers (Share)
27"La fragilidad del reino"8 September 2014 (2014-09-08)2,937,000 (17.6%)
28"Gobernar con mano dura"15 September 2014 (2014-09-15)2,767,000 (15.5%)
29"Nacidos para gobernar"22 September 2014 (2014-09-22)2,898,000 (15.4%)
30"Atracción fatal"29 September 2014 (2014-09-29)2,950,000 (15.9%)
31"El drama llega a la corte"6 October 2014 (2014-10-06)2,994,000 (15.8%)
32"Reina de toda la península"13 October 2014 (2014-10-13)3,068,000 (15.0%)
33"Muere la Princesa de Asturias"20 October 2014 (2014-10-20)3,178,000 (16.4%)
34"A Isabel le supera la tragedia"27 October 2014 (2014-10-27)3,096,000 (16.6%)
35"Felipe y Juana llegan a sus reinos"3 November 2014 (2014-11-03)3,282,000 (16.5%)
36"Isabel y Fernando o Juana y Felipe"10 November 2014 (2014-11-10)3,264,000 (16.2%)
37"Le llamaban Juana la Loca"17 November 2014 (2014-11-17)3,213,000 (16.2%)
38"¿Conservarán el legado de Isabel?"24 November 2014 (2014-11-24)3,347,000 (16.8%)
39"La muerte de Isabel"1 December 2014 (2014-12-01)3,835,000 (19.4%)

International broadcasts

The rights to broadcast Isabel have been acquired in the United Kingdom by Sky Arts.[29]

In Mexico, Canal 22 acquired the rights and premiered the series on 6 August 2013.[30]

In Chile, the series airs on TVN.[31]

In Brazil, the series is aired on a daily basis on + Globosat

In Israel, the series aired weekly during 2017 on yes (Israel)'s Viva channel.

In Bulgaria the series (Isabell of Castile) starts on 5 February 2014 air on bTV.[32]

In the United States, the series airs on Estrella TV on Sunday nights since March 16, 2014 and finished in 2018.[33]

In the Arab World, Isabel airs on weekdays on Abu Dhabi Al Oula.

In Serbia, the series airs on national television RTS1 .[34]


Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2012 Premios Ondas Best Spanish Series Isabel Won [35]
2013 New York Latin ACE Awards Best Cultural Program / Series Isabel Won [36]
Best Actress Michelle Jenner Won
Best Supporting Actor Pablo Derqui Won
Fotogramas de Plata Best TV Actor Rodolfo Sancho Nominated [37]
Best TV Actress Michelle Jenner Won
Premios Iris Best Fiction Isabel Won [38]
Best Actor Rodolfo Sancho Won
Best Actress Michelle Jenner Nominated
Best Writing Writing team Nominated
Best Direction Jordi Frades Won
Best Production Jaume Banacolocha and Joan Bas Nominated
Best Art Direction Marcelo Pacheco and Pepe Reyes Won
Best Makeup and Hairstyling Makeup and Hairstyling team Nominated
Premios de la Unión de Actores Best TV Lead Actor Ginés García Millán Nominated [39]
Pablo Derqui Nominated
Best TV Lead Actress Michelle Jenner Nominated
Best TV Supporting Actor Pedro Casablanc Won
Sergio Peris-Mencheta Nominated
Best TV Supporting Actress Bárbara Lennie Nominated
Best TV Actress in a Minor Role Clara Sanchís Nominated
World Media Festival Best International Series Isabel Silver Award [40]
New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films Best Drama Isabel Nominated [41]
Premios Zapping Best Series Isabel Won [42]
Best Actress Michelle Jenner Nominated

Other media

La corona partida and Carlos, Rey Emperador

In April 2015, TVE announced the production of the film La corona partida. The film focuses on the aftermath of Queen Isabella's death. Jordi Frades, director of the series, also directed the film, and Rodolfo Sancho (as King Ferdinand), Irene Escolar (as Joanna the Mad), Raúl Merida (as Philip the Handsome) and Eusebio Poncela (as Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros) reprised their roles. The film served as the link between Isabel and the series Carlos, rey emperador, which is based upon the reign of Charles I, Isabella's grandson.[43]

Crossover with El ministerio del tiempo

Michelle Jenner and Eusebio Poncela reprised the roles of Isabella I of Castile and Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros respectively in the El ministerio del tiempo episode "Una negociación a tiempo".


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