‘Morocco: Love in Times of War’ (also known by its original Spanish title, ‘Tiempos de guerra’) is a Spanish war drama web television series that used to air on the Spanish channel Antena 3, and is now available on Netflix.
Set in the 1920s, the show follows a group of nurses from Madrid who are sent to Morocco to open a hospital and assist wounded troops during the Rif War, which lasted from 1920 to 1927. A relatively new show, Season 1 of ‘Morocco: Love in Times of War’ premiered on September 20, 2017 on Antena 3, and a year later, the show made its way to Netflix for international viewers, where it is available in both Spanish and English. Season 1 was met with a largely positive response from viewers, who are currently waiting for news on Season 2. Here’s everything we know about it.
Morocco: Love in Times of War Cast: Who is in it?
In the show, Amaia Salamanca plays the role of the main protagonist, Julia Ballester, who is not a trained nurse but joins the group headed to Morocco hoping to find her brother Pedro and her fiance Andres, who are played by Marcel Borras and Alex Gadea.
Alicia Borrachero, meanwhile, plays the role of the head nurse Carmen Angoloti, while José Sacristán plays the role of the head of the medical services for the army, Vicente Ruiz-Márquez. Other principal nursing roles in the show are taken up by Verónica Sánchez, Anna Moliner, and Alicia Rubio, who play the roles of Pilar, Magdalena, and Verónica, respectively. Further, other cast members who get significant screen time are Álex García as Fidel Calderón, Vicente Romero as Cte. Silva, Cristóbal Suárez as Luis Garcés, Silvia Alonso as Susana Márquez, Daniel Lundh as Larbi Al Hamza, Federico Pérez Rey as Tte. Med. Guillermo, Nuria Herrero as Raquel Fuentes, Toni Agustí as Somarriba, Miguel Rellán as Dámaso, and Carmen Balagué as Manuela.
If the show does get renewed for a second season, we expect most of these aforementioned cast members to make a comeback and reprise their roles.
Morocco: Love in Times of War Plot: What is it about?
The story centers around the Spanish city of Melilla in North Africa and the events in the story take place in the backdrop of the Rif War, which was fought between Spanish colonial forces and the Berber tribes of the Rif mountainous region. With the Riffian resistance piling up the pressure on Spanish forces, Morocco is left ravaged by the war, which leaves hundreds of Spanish soldiers dead.