Once we consider telenovelas, we’re fast to get nostalgic in regards to the ones we grew up watching with our mothers and abuelas. We are inclined to affiliate them with being an older-generation factor, with their overdramatic and in addition very predictable love narratives. However that does not imply there aren’t younger Latinx people on the market who do not tune in. It is smart, contemplating there are audiences who do devour content material and leisure each in English and Spanish. In truth, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises established the time period “200percenters” to explain them, referring to a demographic of Latinxs who establish 100% as American and 100% as Latinx and “share the values of each cultures, are bilingual, and flawlessly leap between cultures.” This may clarify why Emmy Award-winning telenovela “El Señor de los Cielos,” with its eighth season returning to Telemundo on Tuesday, Jan. 17, has grow to be a cross-generational hit over time, interesting to a wider Latinx viewers than ever thought attainable.
The premise behind this season is the return of the present’s protagonist Aurelio Casillas, performed by telenovela star Rafael Amaya. In season seven, all of the characters believed that Casillas, the infamous drug lord, was useless. However he is again, together with the present’s key solid members, together with Carmen Aub as Rutila Casillas, Iván Arana as Ismael Casillas, Isabella Castillo as Diana Ahumada, and Alejandro López as Tremendous Javi, with new characters like Casillas’s new love curiosity Mecha, performed by Africa Zavala; Rúben Cortada as Fernando Aguirre; and Yuri Vargas as Tracy Lobo.
“I really feel nice. The whole lot has been splendid. I am actually stunned by a few of the characters and the story,” Amaya advised POPSUGAR on the premiere of “El Señor de los Cielos” in Mexico Metropolis on Jan. 13. “It has been two years and a half already creating this mission, and I am so excited proper now to see all people. I really feel nice. If I may describe my feelings in a single phrase, it is love. I really feel the love of all people.”
“El Señor de los Cielos” has grow to be a significant blockbuster. It is Telemundo’s longest-running tremendous collection, produced in Mexico by Telemundo World Studios and written by Luis Zelkowicz. The frequent operating themes in telenovelas have historically been round difficult love triangles, household dramas, and loss. However there’s been a shift since productions like “La Reina del Sur,” “Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso,” and “El Señor de los Cielos” have been launched. These extra action-based novellas are much less about love — although they do embrace romance and intercourse scenes — and extra in regards to the Latin American world of drug trafficking. And whereas reveals about narcos might not appear to be optimistic Latinx illustration, one factor they’re is actual. That is seemingly the rationale youthful audiences discover themselves gravitating towards these kind of telenovelas. It brings into query if the success of telenovelas like “El Señor de los Cielos,” which was initially launched in 2013, and “La Reina del Sur,” which was launched in 2011, impressed reveals like Netflix’s “Narcos,” written by Chris Brancato, which dropped its first season in 2015.
“I believe telenovelas have been afraid of breaking the requirements and the stereotypes, and it was all the time the everyday story. And when ‘El Señor de los Cielos’ got here out, it was like a giant revolution and it modified the market fully.”
“I believe telenovelas have been afraid of breaking the requirements and the stereotypes, and it was all the time the everyday story. And when ‘El Señor de los Cielos’ got here out, it was like a giant revolution and it modified the market fully,” Castillo tells POPSUGAR. “It impressed different markets and different channels to begin doing one thing related. To begin doing motion. To begin having extra intercourse scenes. It is very daring, and this new season comes with so many issues . . . I believe narcos in Latin America is one thing that folks have been afraid to speak about till ‘El Senor de los Cielos’ got here out.”
Aub believes the way in which to method these reveals is to needless to say whereas drug trafficking in Latin America is, sadly, a actuality, “El Señor de los Cielos” continues to be only a telenovela; it is not meant to romanticize the lifetime of a drug lord.
“I believe so long as folks bear in mind, sure, you [might] see Aurelio Casillas all good-looking with all these fairly ladies, however it’s not that actuality. The fact is that we’re all the time operating away. We face the demise of our family members,” she tells POPSUGAR. “So so long as folks do not forget that facet of the story: [that] it is not a superb story. And this season, after all, we’re by no means going to lose the essence of what ‘El Señor de los Cielos’ is: the motion, the sexuality, and all of the characters. However we’ll see much more of the actual facet of what being a narcos is. I believe that is going so as to add lots and remind folks what that is about.”
The brand new season is filled with extra motion, surprises, and drama than ever. We’re curious to see what the destiny of Aurelio and the Casillas household will develop into. Viewers younger and previous will seemingly be tuning on this season. Will you be watching this week?
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