Advanced Search

Alive and Kicking

Title: Alive and Kicking
Original title: Los Espabilados
Format: 7 x half hour
Starring: Álvaro Requena
Aitor Valadés
Marco Sanz
Sara Manzano
Héctor Pérez
Miki Esparbé
Directed by: Roger Gual
Produced by: Movistar+ in collaboration with Dynamo Audiovisual
Episode 1 
Episode 2 

Alive and Kicking

STAND BY ME meets ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST – the new series by Albert Espinosa, creator of RED BAND SOCIETY

Four teens, Mickey, Yeray, Sam and Guada, are locked away on an island in a mental institution. Their bill of health is hefty: attention deficit disorder, obsessiveness, bipolar disorder, anxiety attacks, and sociopathic tendencies. When Guada has only one day left in the institution, all four of them make their escape to freedom.
The thrill of it makes them feel like they could conquer the world. But soon, they face a ton of problems: How to get off the island? How to get food? How to travel? Where to go next? And most importantly, how not to get caught. But despite all this, a common strength unites them: the power of imagination. It got them out and now it will get them to Ibiza, to Mickey's brother who is sure to take them in...
With a detective on their heels, the “fab four” miraculously overcome all obstacles with the help of their very own ingenuity, courage and wit – begging the question, who is truly sick: them or society locking them in.


  • Drama Quarterly: True to life (Alive & Kicking)

    In Los Espabilados (Alive & Kicking), the latest series from Albert Espinosa, four teenagers are pursued by a detective after they escape from a psychiatric institution. DQ chats to the prolific Spanish writer about why he continues to mine his own experiences for television...

  • C21: Disney Germany grabs dramas for Fox

    The German arm of The Walt Disney Company has picked up Spanish and Russian scripted series for pay TV channel Fox in German-speaking territories.

  • Variety: Disney Scoops Beta Film’s ‘Dead Mountain’ and Berlinale Series Market Player ‘Alive and Kicking’ in Germany (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Walt Disney Company Germany has picked up a pair of Beta Films series for its Fox pay TV network for German-speaking territories: Spanish YA drama "Alive and Kicking" and Russian thriller "Dead Mountain – The Dyatlov Pass Incident."