US Hispanic channel Telemundo will introduce five new telenovelas in 2014/15.
Señora Acero (aka Mrs Acero), written by Roberto Stopello, tells the story of Sara Aguilar Bermudez (Blanca Soto), a woman who goes from being a housewife living an ordinary life to being the person capable of shaking the foundation of the Mexican government.
Los Miserables, by Valentina Parraga and inspired by Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, is a modern-day spin on the classic tale, starring Aracely Arambula as an innocent woman wanted by the law, who has to fight fiercely and hide cleverly, until she is able to prove her innocence to her pursuer, the harsh chief detective of the narcotics unit, a man whom she will love as she has never loved anyone else before.
Dueños del Paraíso (aka Owners of Paradise), a story by Pablo Illanes, is inspired by real-life events during the height of the 1980s drug trade era in Miami and stars Kate Del Castillo as the widow of a well-known Mexican drug lord who has become psychologically disturbed by the violence that has surrounded her.
Tierra de Reyes (aka Land of Kings), an adaptation of the novela Pasión de Gavilanes by Julio Jimenez, tells the story of the Gallardo brothers as they search for truth and justice after tragically and mysteriously losing their sister. On their journey, each falls in love with the daughters of the man suspected to be responsible for their sister’s death.
El Jardinero (aka The Gardener) tells the story of Carlos Martinez, an illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles. Carlos is an honest, hard-working man who aspires to offer his two sons a better future so that they can enjoy the opportunities he never had. In their quest for the American dream, father and sons will face the hatred and dangers within a city where the glamour of Hollywood often contrasts with the difficult life of the millions of undocumented Hispanics in the area.
Among the returning series are El Señor de Cielos (aka The Lord of the Skies), which is back for a third season. It is a fictional and action-packed story full of raw passion and emotions, greed, suffering, intrigue and suspense. Inspired by true events, the series tells the story of Aurelio Casillas (Rafael Amaya), one of the most prominent Mexican drug lords from the 90s, whose ambition was to become one of the richest and most powerful men in the world.