Know the Cast: ‘The Wastleland’

The Wasteland Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie El páramo

The Wasteland cast features Inma Cuesta, Asier Flores and Roberto Álamo. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for David Casademunt’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Set in rural Spain, The Wasteland follows a boy who learns about a mythological beast. When Diego’s father leaves home to investigate what lies beyond the family’s property, the young protagonist must protect his mother from her own mind. The psychological thriller tells a coming-of-age story that betrays traditional concepts of masculinity. Here’s every main player in The Wasteland, otherwise known as El páramo.

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The Wasteland Cast: Inma Cuesta as Lucía

The Wasteland Cast - Inma Cuesta as Lucía

Character Profile: A Spanish mother. She looks after her young boy after his father leaves for the “outlands.” Lucía teaches her son practical lessons about hand-to-hand combat.

Cuesta’s Resume: Margarita in Águila Roja (2009-16), Ruth in Three Many Weddings (2013), Novia in The Bride (2015), Ana in Everybody Knows (2018), Raquel in The Mess You Leave Behind (2020)

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The Wasteland Cast: Asier Flores as Diego

The Wasteland Cast - Asier Flores as Diego

Character Profile: A Spanish boy who learns about a mysterious beast. He receives a rifle from his father but prefers not to use violence. Diego makes fateful decisions when his parents fall victim to supernatural forces.

Flores’ Resume: Salvador Mallo in Pain and Glory (2019), Julián Martínez in The Ministry of Time (2020), Gabino in Someone Has to Die (2020), Joaquin in Paraíso (2021), Marcos in Once Upon a Time in Euskadi (2021)

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The Wasteland Cast: Roberto Álamo as Salvador

The Wasteland Cast - Roberto Álamo as Salvador

Character Profile: Lucía’s husband and Diego’s father. He’s an old school type who teaches his son about masculinity. Salvador disappears into the “outlands” after telling a story about his late sister’s encounter with a supernatural beast.

Álamo’s Resume: Zeca in The Skin I Live In (2011), Benjamín in Family United (2013), Alfaro in May God Save Us (2016), Juan in Josefina (2021), Tomás in Wetland (2021)

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The Wasteland cast also includes Maria Llop, Víctor Benjumea, Alejandra Howard, Daniela Bordirlau and Marti Anguita.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.