Chaos grips the streets of Spain as episode 1 of The Minions Of Midas begins. Shouting, wailing sirens and smashed glass become a volatile cacophony of civil unrest. A young woman inside an office deliberates over publishing an article called The Minions Of Midas. Only, two armed guards arrive and chase her away.
Creator: Mateo Gil
Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Belmonte, Guillermo Toledo
We then cut back 50 days earlier. Social unrest spreads across the country, being dubbed the “Spanish Revolt”. It appears that people are protesting against rising electricity prices and what started as a peaceful endeavour, looks to be on the verge of becoming something much more dangerous.
At a newspaper outlet, El Observador Nacional, a letter arrives addressed to Victor asking for 50 million euros in cash. He’s got 10 days to deliver and to show he’s agreed to the terms, Victor needs to place an ad in the local paper otherwise people are going to die. Tellingly, this letter is signed by “The Minions Of Midas.”
Victor returns home to eat alone, saying good night to his housekeeper Gloria and researching online about Midas. Thinking nothing of it, Victor rips up the letter and heads out to the balcony, overlooking the city.
In Syria a reporter called Monica arrives in an abandoned, war torn building. While pops of artillery faintly blast in the distance, Monica meets with a man named Said Alfaad.
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He reveals a massive conspiratorial story. Apparently one of the Spanish banks has been financing the Syrian government for 6 years – and worse, it’s all legal. All of this feeds into a higher conglomerate known as Banco Industrial.
When Monica asks why Said’s doing this, the whistleblower simply sighs and looks out at the battleground befalling their city. “I just can’t do this anymore.”