After the first seasons of huge audience success, 2022 is being a big year for Crims. The series premiered on Movistar Plus+ and the long-awaited third season arrived on TV3, with episodes dedicated to the Portbou girl, the crime of Sonia Rescalvo and the case of Isidre Matas. Week after week, record figures of up to 28.2% share and a cumulative audience of 934,000 viewers were achieved. The series received the awards for Best Entertainment Programme and Best Presenter at the Zapping 2022 Awards.
Crims, born from a program with the same name on Catalunya Ràdio, recounts real crime cases in fictionalized form. The project reached television in 2020, with a first season that dealt with cases like Brito and Picatoste, Josep Talleda or Helena Jubany (which was reopened due to the media storm), and a second season with Santaló, Ca n’Amat, Permanyer or Castell. In 2021 the miniseries on the Guàrdia Urbana local police was aired. The third season premiered episodes dedicated to Sonia Rescalvo, Isidre Matas, Manoli Pulido and the Portbou girl, whose identity was identified thanks to the work of the programme’s team.
The success of the Crims style is thanks to accurate journalistic investigation enhanced by elegant visual and cinematographic treatment, as well as interviews with people connected to each case. An impeccable sound design rounds the result off nicely. Crims presents the darker side of humanity, and creates an atmosphere where the spectator – accompanied by a voiceover by Carles Porta— lives through the emotional experience in the first person.