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Watch video – Popular Argentina suspense series returns to HBO Latino, HBO2

Posted by Elena del Valle on October 19, 2009

Julio Chavez, Cecilia Roth and a victim in Epitafios

Julio Chavez, Cecilia Roth and a victim in Epitafios

Photo, video: courtesy HBO

When the second season of Epitafios, an HBO Latino and HBO2 suspense series in Spanish, began last month detectives Renzo Marquez (Julio Chávez) and Marina Segal (Cecilia Roth) were tracking another killer. This one replicates previous slayings as if they were works of art and photographs the crimes for posterity. Scroll down to watch a short video of Epitafios.

The 13-episode second season, written by twin brothers Walter Slavich and Marcelo Slavich, is scheduled to air Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO Latino and Tuesdays, at the same time, on HBO2 with English subtitles. The series will also be available on HBO On Demand in Spanish with English subtitles.

Cast members for the series, filmed Buenos Aires, Argentina, include: Julio Chávez as Renzo Márquez; Cecilia Roth as Marina Segal; Leonardo Sbaraglia as the murderer; Daniel Fanego as Mazzoni; Alejandro Awada as XL; Natalia Lobo as Gabriela Friedman; Villanueva Cosse as Marcos Márquez; Nahuel Perez Biscayart as Pablo; and Carlos Belloso as Díaz.

In 2005, a 13-episode season of Epitafios first aired on HBO Latino in the United States. In 2006, the series had its HBO Signature debut with English subtitles. The series is described as HBO Latin America’s first fictional dramatic series written and filmed in Latin America, by Latin Americans, and for the Latin American audience. A suspense story inside a love story, the Spanish-language series made its TV premiere on HBO Latin America in 2004.

Also filmed in Buenos Aires, the first season followed the cat-and-mouse game between a morose police detective (Julio Chávez) who was looking for a reason to live and a psychotic serial killer (Antonio Birabent) who was bent on revenge.

HBO Latino is a dedicated Spanish-language premium channel targeting Spanish speaking Latinos in the United States. The channel features U.S. premieres of Spanish-language series, music videos, original short-form programming, films, and documentaries from North America, Latin America and Spain. HBO Latino also shows Hollywood movies, HBO boxing and HBO original programming from the network’s main channel in Spanish.