After two years, the Spanish horror series 30 Coins is finally returning to HBO and Max! Find out when you can see it and what it’s about here!
Created for HBO Max Europe in 2020, 30 Coins is written and directed by Alex De la Iglesia. The show had a great following in Spain, but production on a second season was delayed, first by the COVID-19 pandemic and then by issues from funding to conflict in Europe. However, at last, Season 2 is coming and looks even scarier and bigger than the first.
Caution: This article has some SPOILERS for 30 Coins season 1. If you’ve yet to watch the series, go do so before reading on.
What is 30 Coins on HBO about?
Padre Manuel Vergara is a former exorcist and ex-convict trying to move on from his past living in the small Spanish town of Pedraza. He wants to keep to himself, but when supernatural activity occurs, the town’s mayor, Paco, talks Vergara into helping. They’re aided by local veterinarian Elena as they track a conspiracy involving the Vatican and supposedly one of the 30 silver pieces Judas was paid to betray Jesus.
Season 1 ended with Vergara sacrificing himself to stop the leader of the cult gathering the coins, causing them to scatter with cultists picking them up. Now, Season 2 looks to literally unleash Hell on Earth as a mysterious billionaire is out to gather the coins while Paco’s wife Merche is now embracing evil with some wicked powers. Don’t worry, Vergara will be coming to stop them…as soon as he escapes Hell.
"“Most residents of Pedraza, a remote town in Spain plagued by inexplicable, demonic events, have lost their minds and are confined to a psychiatric hospital. Elena (Megan Montaner) lies comatose in a Madrid hospital bed; Paco (Miguel Ángel Silvestre), shattered by remorse, tries to take care of her. As horror intensifies around them, our group of heroes must face a mysterious new enemy (Paul Giamatti) – someone so perverse that even the devil fears him.”"
The trailer shows the stakes are raised and looks even bigger than before. Watch the trailer below:
Who stars in 30 Coins season 2?
Given many of the Season 1 characters didn’t survive that first year, it’s no shock that only a few names are returning. The big addition is Paul Giamatti as a billionaire who can scare the Devil and whose plans may trigger a new armageddon. Here’s a quick list of the cast for season 2:
- Eduard Fernández as Padre Manuel Vergara
- Megan Montaner as Elena
- Miguel Ángel Silvestre as Paco
- Macarena Gómez as Merche
- Pepón Nieto as Sargento Lagunas
- Manolo Solo as Cardinal Santoro
- Javier Bódalo [es] as Antonio
- Nuria González as Salcedo
- Manuel Tallafé as Enrique
- Najwa Nimri as Haruka
- Paul Giamatti as Christian Barbow
30 Coins season 2 release date
The eight-episode second season is set to premiere on Max on Monday, Oct. 23. This means that, if you haven’t watched the series, you have plenty of time to catch up before it returns.
With the wild scares and thrills and a big-name star, 30 Coins looks ready to be a great scare series for Halloween.
30 Coins season 2 premieres Monday, Oct. 23. on Max.