Police drama features an internationally renowned ensemble comprised of Julio Bracho, Christian Tappan, Luciano D’ Alessandro, Klemen Novak, Ernesto Benjumea, Shany Nadan, Johanna Fadul, Emmanuel Orenday and Cynthia Alesco
MIAMI – Nov. 6, 2018 – Telemundo announced today the full cast of Operación Pacífico, the new Super SeriesTM that marks the return of Majida Issa (Sin Senos si hay Paraíso) to the network, alongside lead actor Mark Tacher (La Reina del Sur). Majida Issa plays the lead role of Captain Amalia Ortega, a strong empowered woman living a double life, whose mission is to take down the most wanted Mexican drug lord. Issa leads an internationally renowned cast that includes Julio Bracho (Fugitiva), Christian Tappan (La Reina del Sur), Luciano D’Alessandro (Celia), Klemen Novak (The Americans), Ernesto Benjumea (Pablo Escobar: el Patrón del Mal), Shany Nadan (Bolívar), Johanna Fadul (Sin Senos si hay Paraíso), Emmanuel Orenday (La Reina del Sur) and Cynthia Alesco (La Reina del Sur).
Special performances include Jorge Enrique Abello (Yo soy Betty la Fea), Antonio de la Vega (Texas Rising), Jorge Zárate (El Secreto de Selena), Oscar Borda, Luigi Aicardi, Katherine Velez, Diana Wiswell and Lina Cardona.
Shot in Mexico and Colombia, this 60-episode police drama centers on Amalia Ortega (Issa), a fearless woman, wife, mother and captain of the Secret Intelligence Unit of the Police, who jeopardizes her career, her life and her family in an attempt to capture El Guapo (Bracho), a mysterious and powerful Mexican drug trafficker. Only her focus and determination will help her fulfill her mission.
“We are thrilled for Majida Issa’s return to Telemundo and excited to present a different narrative,” stated Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo Global Studios. “In Operación Pacífico, we are telling the story from the perspective of the good guys as they fight for justice and try to put an end to corruption. This must-see, action-packed police drama has all the elements to captivate audiences - a witty script, a renowned cast, incredible locations, special effects, passion, love, betrayal and suspense,” he added.
Directed by Diego Mejía and Mónica Botero, Operación Pacífico is an original story based on true events. The concept was developed by Alberto “Albatros” González. David Posada is executive producer for Telemundo and Silvia Duran and Guillermo Restrepo are executive producers for FoxTeleColombia.
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