Burning Body (2023) – Cast and Character Guide

A cast and character guide to Netflix’s “Burning Body.”


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This is a character guide for Netflix’s “Burning Body” with character descriptions, quotes, names of actors, and more.

Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images are changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or recurring role. 

Burning Body General Information

Network(s) Netflix
Genre(s) Crime

Drama

Thriller

Non-English (Spanish)

Created By Laura Sarmiento Pallarés
Based On A true murder case
First Aired September 8, 2023
Executive Produced By Ibon Cormenzana, Andrea Martínez Muñoz, Jorge Torregrossa
Showrunner(s) Jorge Torregrossa and Laura Mañá

Synopsis

Based on a true story, “Burning Body” stars Úrsula Corberó as Rosa, a woman enduring the loss of her boyfriend, Pedro, after his burned body was found in a car. But as the investigation into who killed Pedro develops, so does an entanglement of lies, toxic relationships, violence, and sex scandals involving multiple members of a police force. Rosa is in the middle of it all.

Groups & Organizations

  • Guardia Urbana de Barcelona (Episode 1): The police force where all the scandals happen.

Notable Locations & Items

  • The Reservoir (Episode 1): The location of the burning car and Pedro’s body

Terminology

  • Mosso (Episode 1): The National Police Force, which often operates in urban areas.

Other Noteworthy Information

Based on the true story of Rosa Peral. Netflix also has a documentary called “Rosa Peral’s Tapes”

“Burning Body” Episode Listing

Notable Episodes

  • 1.1, “The Reservoir,” 1.2 “Two Rosas,” 1.5 “Love,” and 1.8 “May 1st, 2017”

Season 1

Episode Number and Title
Episode 1: The Reservoir Episode 2: Two Rosas Episode 3: The Fall
Episode 4: Christmas Episode 5: Love Episode 6: The Impossible
Episode 7: Face to Face Episode 8: May 1st, 2017

Rosa (Úrsula Corberó)

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Rosa is a police officer who looks for belonging and love from multiple people. Her insatiable desire often leads her to sleep with coworkers, which results in broken hearts and scandal within her own workplace. Due to her divorces, affairs, and child, Rosa doesn’t seem sure what she wants and attempts to escape any future she may have with a partner.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1, “The Reservoir”
  • The actor is also known for their roles in “Money Heist” and “Isabel.”

Albert (Quim Gutiérrez)

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Albert is a fellow police officer, Rosa’s ex-partner, and an on-and-off lover. Albert is the most blindly loyal romantic partner of Rosa’s and is willing to drop whatever he’s doing to meet her. While Albert is the most loyal, he’s also the most jealous and willing to prove his love in dangerous ways.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1, “The Reservoir”
  • The actor is also known for their roles in “Dark Blue Almost Black” and “El Vecino.”

Javi (Isak Férriz)

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Javi is Rosa’s ex-husband and the father of her child. They may have met in the police academy, but their young and passionate love quickly fizzled out as they both started to cheat on one another. Javi is the one man who is uncharmed by Rosa.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1, “The Reservoir”
  • The actor is also known for their roles in “Ventdelpla” and “Gigantes.”

Ester (Eva Llorach)

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Ester is the detective assigned to Pedro’s murder case. She’s calm and determined to learn all about the case, but Ester becomes more curious as to why Rosa continues to lie to her and tries to frame Javi for the murder.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1, “The Reservoir”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Quién te cantará” and “Juala.”

Pedro (José Manuel Poga)

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Pedro was once Rosa’s lover and is now dead. As Pedro is the burned body and the center of the murder case, his story is mostly told through flashbacks. He’s quite clueless about what Rosa wants but is determined to have her marry him.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: 1.1, “The Reservoir”
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Orange Honey” and “Money Heist.”

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