January 22, 2020

Telemundo announced it has signed an agreement with renowned Mexican actor, Fernando Colunga. As part of the deal, Colunga will star in various original productions, beginning with the new Super Series™, Malverde: El Santo Patrón (Malverde: The Patron Saint), slated to premiere next year.

“I am very grateful to Telemundo for believing in my career as an actor and professional,” said Colunga.  “This new series presents a great challenge for me, and I look forward to presenting audiences a new genre, never before seen on Spanish-language television.”

“It is an honor to welcome Fernando to the Telemundo family and to have him star in these new projects,” added Marcos Santana, President, Telemundo Global Studios.  “We continue to set new standards by producing innovative programming and hiring the best talent.  We are sure that our audiences will love seeing an actor as talented as Fernando on our screen for the first time.”

Malverde: El Santo Patrón is an original Telemundo Global Studios production, inspired by a true story, that will tell the truth behind the legendary Mexican character.  The action-packed series, which will begin production in 2020, relates the story of a boy, born in Sinaloa, Mexico in 1870, who will ultimately become a legendary figure, almost a religious icon, protector of the people, the innocent as well as the poor and dispossessed, and even narcos and criminals.


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