via press release:
TELEMUNDO KICKS OFF PRODUCTION OF SECOND SEASON OF ITS HIGHLY RATED DRAMA SERIES “EL SEÑOR DE LOS CIELOS”
For the First Time in the Network's History, Telemundo Will Produce a Second Season of one of its Original Series
Telemundo.com To Feature Interactive Innovations That Will Allow Users to Enjoy Exclusive Broadband-only Content Prior to Television Premiere
MIAMI – December 2nd, 2013 – Telemundo Studios announces the return of its record-breaking original series “El Señor de los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) for a second season. Production began today in Mexico City for the captivating story loaded with action, unbridled passions, luxury, misery and intrigue. “El Señor de los Cielos” original broadcast regularly beat at least one English-language network among adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 in its 10pm slot, reaching nearly 15 million total viewers during its 17-week run. In addition, Telemundo.com will feature several interactive innovations that will allow users to enjoy exclusive broadband-only prior to the television premiere. Set to air in the spring of 2014, the second season stars Rafael Amaya as Aurelio Casillas, Ximena Herrera, Carmen Villalobos, Raúl Méndez, Fernanda Castillo, Manuela González and Robinson Díaz with stellar performances from Mauricio Ochmann and Marlene Favela. Viewers can already follow the production on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SrDeLosCielosTV and Twitter: https://twitter.com/SrDeLosCielosTV or @SrDeLosCielosTV. For more information, please visit http://www.nbcumv.com/ and follow us on Twitter: @TLMDMediaPR <https://twitter.com/TLMDMediaPR.
Produced by Telemundo Studios and filmed by Argos Television, “El Señor de los Cielos” is one of the network’s most ambitious productions to date. The series tells the story of Aurelio Casillas, a leading Mexican drug lord who is presumed dead after an attempt at plastic surgery to change his face but is rumored to be alive.
The first season of “El Señor de los Cielos” was one of the most successful series in the history of Telemundo. The original broadcast reached a total of 14.7 million viewers and broke audience records at 10 pm beating a number of networks, regardless of language. Online, “El Señor de los Cielos” on Telemundo.com was viewed by 3.3 million users, generating more than 35 million page views while the show aired.
Inspired by true facts, the second season of “El Señor de los Cielos" will once again recreate the late 1990s on location at real Mexican ranches and haciendas. As in the first season, the series will boast cutting-edge special effects to reenact shootouts, explosions and thrilling action sequences.