Telemundo announces the return of internationally acclaimed actress Kate Del Castillo to television, in the network’s super series “Dueños del Paraíso” (Masters of Paradise). In partnership with Facebook, an innovative multi-platform campaign kicks-off with a first-look official preview of the series, available for 24 hours exclusively on Facebook.com/DuenosParaiso. “Dueños del Paraiso” is an original Telemundo Studios co-production with Television Nacional de Chile with a screenplay by Pablo Illanes (“¿Dónde está Elisa?”) and directed by Lilo Vilaplana (“El Capo”) and Nicolás Diblasi (“Una Maid en Manhattan”). The super series is currently shooting on location in Miami and Chile and slated to premiere in early 2015. “Dueños del Paraíso” features an ensemble cast of nearly 30 actors, and is based on a story set in the late 1970s and early 1980s, that tells the story of Anastasia Cardona (Kate del Castillo), a woman without a trace of innocence, whose life has been derailed by violence and poverty. Ambition lures her into the world of drug trafficking, and transforms her into one of the most powerful women of her time.
The stellar cast features a special appearance from Oscar® nominee Adriana Barraza, Jorge Zabaleta, José María Torre, Miguel Varoni, Tony Dalton, Ximena Duque, Alberto Jiménez, María Elena Swett, Tiago Correa, Guillermo Quintanilla, Sofía Lama, Géraldine Bazán, Juan Pablo Llano, Pepe Gámez, Gabriel Valenzuela, Andrea López, Ariel Texidó, Margarita Muñoz, Maria Luisa Flores, Yuly Ferreira, Ana Osorio, Jorge Hernández, Beatriz Monroy, Rachell Vallori, Alberto Mateo, Daniela Wong and Maxi Iglesias, among others.
“We are very excited to have Kate join us for this major production, whose story is told by a spectacular cast of actors,” said Joshua Mintz, Executive Vice President for Scripted Programming and General Manager of Telemundo Studios. “We are also proud to co-produce for the first time with TVN Chile, a major producer of Spanish content.”
Traumatized by the events of a difficult life and driven to avenge the betrayal of her husband who was going to make all her dreams come true, Anastasia finds wealth in his illegal business. Her thirst for power knows no limits, especially when choosing her victims. Willing to do anything to defeat her enemies, Anastasia learns the harsh reality of living a loveless life and the many faces of betrayal.
“Dueños del Paraíso” is executive produced by Joshua Mintz along with supervising producers David Posada and Gemma Lombardi.
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