Featuring a Star-Studded Cast Including Diego Boneta, Oscar Jaenada, Camila Sodi, Juan Pablo Zurita and Paulina Dávila, among others, the series is slated to Premiere Exclusively in the U.S. and Puerto Rico on Telemundo, and on Netflix in Latin America
MIAMI – November 16, 2017 – Production has begun in Mexico City for Telemundo’s officially authorized series based on the life of internationally renowned music superstar and Grammy award-winning multi-platinum recording artist, Luis Miguel. The series features Mexican actor and singer Diego Boneta as Luis Miguel, a star-studded cast including Camila Sodi playing Luis Miguel's long-term love, Oscar Jaenada as his father and Paulina Dávila as Luis Miguel's first girlfriend. Produced by Gato Grande Productions, a joint venture with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc (MGM), the series is executive produced by Mark Burnett and is slated for premiere in 2018 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico exclusively on Telemundo, and on Netflix in Latin America.
Best known for his roles in Mexican and English-language Hollywood productions including Rock of Ages and FOX’s Scream Queens, Diego Boneta stars as Luis Miguel; Oscar Jaenada,who plays Luis Miguel’s father, Luis Rey is a Goya winning Spanish actor who has stared in the hit feature films, The Shallows and Snatched, and has the upcoming Lionsgate feature Chaos Walking, and the Terry Gilliam directed feature The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Camila Sodi, renowned actress and singer who has participate in several box office hits, stars as Luis Miguel’s girlfriend. Paulina Dávila, who worked in major film and television productions, portrays Luis Miguel’s first love. Latin America's most important influencer, Juan Pablo Zurita plays Luis Miguel’s brother, Alex. The series also features Argentinian actor César Bordón as Luis Miguel´s manager Hugo Lopez, Vanessa Bauche as Luis Miguel´s longtime press director Rosy Esquivel and actor Andrés Almeida as Luis Miguel's accountant Armando Serna.
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About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Studios, Telemundo Internacional, Telemundo International Studios, Universo, and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 17 owned stations, 55 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as Buzzfeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; Telemundo International Studios, a production unit focused on creating high-end short form, scripted formats for international markets; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Gato Grande Productions
Gato Grande Productions, an MGM joint venture, develops and produces high-quality Spanish-language content.
About Mark Burnett
Mark Burnett is a ten-time Emmy Award winning television producer and MGM’s President, Television Group and Digital. Burnett has produced more than 3,200 hours of television programming, which regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Currently, Burnett is currently executive producing six network television shows and a cable show: The Voice (NBC), Survivor (CBS), Shark Tank (ABC), Beyond the Tank (ABC), Lucha Underground (The El Rey Network) and the upcoming Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (ABC) and Beat Shazam with Jamie Foxx (FOX). In December 2015, Burnett was named MGM’s President, Television Group and Digital numerous scripted television series to his oversight including Fargo (FX), Vikings (HISTORY) and Teen Wolf (MTV). MGM Television’s The Handmaid’s Tale recently premiered on Hulu and its upcoming series, Get Shorty, will launch on EPIX and Condor will be seen on AT&T’s Audience Network this year.
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