Mijas writer hits the big time and becomes a household name thanks to Netflix hit The Snow Girl

Local writer hits the big time and becomes a household name thanks to Netflix. Image: Javier Castillo / Instagram.

A MIJAS writer has hit the big time and becomes a household name after their novel was adapted to one of Netflix’s biggest hits shows.  


The Snow Girl (La Chica de Nieve), based on the novel by Javier Castillo from Mijas, has become a runaway hit around the globe after being adapted into a six-part series by the platform.  The show also brought a bit of Hollywood glamour to the entire Costa del Sol after being filmed across Malaga and Madrid. 

The series follows the fictional disappearance of Amaya Martin at the Three Kings parade in Malaga in 2010. After years of searching, a trainee journalist begins the investigation into the girl’s whereabouts, and in parallel to that of Inspector Millan, who will awaken aspects of her past that she would have liked to forget. 

This thriller, produced by Atipica Films and directed by David Ulloa, has been filmed between Malaga and Madrid and its cast includes well-known faces such as Jose Coronado, Milena Smit, Aixa Villagran, Tristan Ulloa and Cecilia Freire, among others. 

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