The Scarab

Basic information

Screenplay: Eftychia Giannaki
Directed by: Stavros Stagos
Script team: Antonis Liakopoulos – Eleana Vrachali
Original Music: Irini Skylakaki
Director of Photography: Christos Douros
Producer: Dionysis Panagiotakis
Production: Primavisione

Yannis Tsortekis (Skarab)
George Pyrpasopoulos (Makis)
Maria Papafotiou (Martha)
Nicoletta Karras (Margarita)
Alexandra Tavoulari (Katerina)
Vaso Kavalieratou (Eleftheria)
Konstantinos Liaros (Kostas)
Sofina Lazaraki (Chloe)
Yannis Miliotis (Heracles)

Rania Economidou plays the role of Elena
Manolis Mavromatakis in the role of Commander
Thodoris Katsafados in the role of Dimitris

And Trahanas!

*In each episode features different guests.

Title track: Lost in blue
Music & Lyrics: Irene Skylakaki
Interpretation: Irene Skylakaki
Production & Orchestration: Aki Rei & Irene Skylakaki


Mystery, adventure, suspense in crimson, unexpected twists. O Skarab/The Beetle is a contemporary crime-solving series with elements of social noir and a lot of… crime. The series’ main story line consists of an elite team from the Homicide Division/ Crimes Against Life Department (of GADA), led by their fearless captain.

To catch a criminal, you need to think like one…

Marcos Alexiou, Head of the Homicide Division at the Athens Police Department. Known by the nickname The Skarab since police officers academy, Marco is celebrated for his job success, determination, agility, and his knack for deciphering the unspoken motives of his adversaries. Marco’s keen eye for understanding people is matched only by his passion for both retro and modern minimal aesthetics. Always seen behind the wheel of his vintage beetle, an inheritance from his father lost at an early age, Marco navigates the city with a blend of classic style and modern flair. He maintains strong personal connections with his colleagues and a wide network of informants. He is divorced and has a daughter, Chloe, a literature student in Thessaloniki. Despite his efforts, maintaining contact with her proves challenging at times.

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Episode 1

Episode 2

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