Samuel Santos
Samuel Santos
Series: La chica de ayer
Rank: Inspector
Chief Inspector (2009)
Significant others: Ana Valverde
Actor: Ernesto Alterio
UK equivalent: Sam Tyler
US equivalent: Det. Sam Tyler

Samuel Santos was a high ranking police officer of the National Police Corps of Spain in Madrid, 2009. While searching for his girlfriend Sonia who had been kidnapped by a serial killer he was investigating, Santos was hit by high-speed car and awoke in 1977 Spain working for the Ministry of the Interior under Inspector Jefe Joaquín Gallardo.


Early LifeEdit

Samuel Santos was born to José and Rosa Santos in Madrid, Spain in the early 1970s. As a child he aspired to become a police officer. In 1977, his father abandoned him and his mother. At the age of eighteen, he joined the National Police Corps of Spain[1] where he was eventually promoted to Chief Inspector. By 2009, he was in a relationship with his colleague Sonia.


In 2009, Santos and Sonia were investigating the murders of a serial killer in Madrid when Santos was collided by a speeding car. The trauma caused by the collision sent Santos back to 1977 where he was working under Joaquín Gallardo.


Characters of La chica de ayer
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Samuel Santos / Joaquín Gallardo / Ana Valverde / Raimundo García / Jose Cristóbal Matteo
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