Camelia la Tejana Dama y Obrero

Telemundo announces its new lineup of telenovelas for 2013-2014

3:27 PMNovelas Radar

At its annual upfront presentation, held last week, Telemundo announced its programming for 2013-2014, which is expected to feature over 1000 hours of new content, including five telenovelas:  “Dama y Obrero” (Lady and The Worker), “La Impostora” (The Imposter), “Reina de Corazones” (Queen of Hearts), “Santa Diabla”—working title (Holy Devil) and “Camelia la Tejana” (Camelia The Texan). 

“Dama y Obrero” (starred by Ana Layevska, José Luis Reséndez and Fabián Ríos) features Ignacia, a young engineer who works in a large construction company owned by her boyfriend Tomás. Ignacia and Tomás have been together for a long time and finally decide to get married, although Ignacia could never imagine the kind of man Tomás really is. Days before the wedding, they have a heated argument, and Ignacia decides to leave town and have some time to herself. From there, she meets Pedro, a man who appears to be wealthy and with whom she spends an unforgettable weekend. However, Ignacia knows she is only living a dream, a pause in her life, so the next morning, Pedro wakes up to find a note from Ignacia but with no trace of how to find her. Regretting what has happened, she goes back home where Tomás is waiting for her with an offer for an impressive promotion at his company and expects that this will make her forgive him. When Ignacia, now in a powerful position, discovers that Pedro is an average construction worker, the two will find that despite having every reason on earth not to be together, they will love each other despite prejudice, differences and rejection that threaten to pull them apart.

“La Impostora” is an endearing romantic story with a touch of classic melodrama, set in Playa del Carmen, the heart of the Mayan Riviera. The story follows the adventures of Blanca Guerrero, a good-looking and witty aspiring actress who makes a living as a waitress in a picturesque restaurant that caters to tourists. Blanca gets her big break when she is hired by famous Hollywood actor Adriano Ferrer to pose as Victoria San Marino, a millionaire investor from New York. In this role, she will infiltrate the powerful Altamira family with the secret intent of discovering the whereabouts of a son that Adriano had twenty years before with Alexandra, a now-deceased daughter of the Altamira. Adriano’s scheme is put in jeopardy when Blanca falls in love with Eduardo, the handsome and charismatic scion of the Altamira clan. There are no official casting news for this series, but Litzy, Fabián Ríos and Felicia Mercado participated in the trailer. As Fabián Ríos and Felicia Mercado will play villains in “Dama y Obrero”, it is quite likely that the cast of “La Impostora” will be changed unless production is delayed.

“Reina de Corazones,” set amidst the glitz of Sin City, is the story of Reina and Diego, a young couple madly in love and about to get married in Las Vegas. Tragically, when the groom never shows up for the wedding, a devastated Reina faints at the doorstep of the chapel upon learning that her beloved has been fatally shot. When Reina comes to and opens her eyes again, she realizes that the chapel is no longer the same, she is now in a majestic church, with hundreds of guests seated awaiting a splendorous ceremony and the groom waiting for her at the altar is not her Diego, but Victor, a powerful gangster. Many secrets are revealed as Reina discovers she has forgotten the last five years of her life and tries to put the pieces of the puzzle back together. Reportedly, the protagonists for this original telenovela by Corazón Valiente’s author Marcela Citterio, will be Eugenio Siller and Adriana Fonseca, who both collaborated with Citterio before (Siller in “Aurora” and Fonseca in “Corazón Valiente”).

“Camelia la Tejana” is inspired by a song of the same name from the legendary Mexican regional music band Los Tigres Del Norte, the same tune that inspired one of the most successful stories ever told on Spanish-language TV, “La Reina del Sur.” The story begins in the 1970s and is centered around Camelia, a young, innocent and beautiful woman who tries to escape from one of Mexico’s most powerful drug lords, Don Antonio. While fleeing her small town, Camelia encounters love in Emilio Varela, a man who will turn out to be Camelia’s greatest betrayer. It is because of Emilio that Camelia embarks down a criminal path that would change her life forever, but after he betrays her, Camelia vows to make him pay. Camelia’s strength and character will make her a legend, but first, she will become the most wanted woman on both sides of the law and the border between the U.S and Mexico. Sara Maldonado portrayed Camelia in the trailer. The series will be a coproduction between Telemundo and Argos.

“Doña Diabla” centers on a dramatic twist of fate that leads Santa Martinez to live the worst of nightmares—the loss of her husband, following an obsessed woman’s terrible plot to destroy him. Santa is driven to devise a plan for the “perfect” revenge. The flaw in her plan will arise when she realizes that love is, once again, knocking on her door. That is when she will have to choose whether to sacrifice love or the revenge she fought to have. The telenovela will be starred by Gaby Espino and Aarón Díaz, while Ximena Duque will play the villain. Rumor has it that Carlos Ponce will also act in this anticipated telenovela.

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  1. Telemundo should put more Brazilian novelas! Avenida Brazil is amazing. You could never go wrong with Brazilian novelas.


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