Even the Darkest Night (Terra Alta) (TV Series)

He was a fair man; the world wasn’t though.

A terrible crime has shaken up the peaceful region of Terra Alta: the owners of its main company, Adell Graphics, have been murdered after being subject to horrific torture. Melchor Marín is in charge of the investigation. He is a young policeman and voracious reader who arrived from Barcelona four months ago, with a dark past that has turned him into a legend in the Police Force and that he covers with his seemingly happy life as the husband of the local librarian and the father of a little girl called Cosette, named after Jean Valjean’s daughter, the main character of his favorite book: Les Misérables.

This story is about justice, revenge, and the power of law. With its fast pace and memorable characters, it is, above all, an epic story about a man who is trying to find his place in the world.


RELEVANT INFORMATION: Terra Alta has been awarded the Planeta Award. Javier Cercas is a renowned writer whose books have been translated to over thirty languages. He has also been awarded some of the most prestigious national and international prizes, such as the National Narrative Award, the Cálamo Award, the Athens Prize for Literature and the Grinzane Cavour of Literature.


What the critics have said:

“A main character brilliantly developed, which will remain as an inspiration for many other novels. Javier Cercas reinvents himself with this book”. Amazon

“Cercas raises a discussion on whether absolute justice can be an injustice. He reflects on hate, justice, and revenge.” Libertad Digital

“Cercas has created the best fictional characters of his career.” Crítica de libros (blog literario)


AUDIOVISUAL POTENTIAL: In development for a TV Series.

LANGUAGES AVAILABLE: Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, French, Polish, Slovak, Catalan, German, Estonian, Hungarian, Romanian, Danish.