Actress Sara Maldonado was on hand at the National Association of Television Program Executives in Miami today to help Telemundo introduce the highly anticipated original series, Camelia La Texana, directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Carlos Bolado.
Inspired by the legendary norteño band Los Tigres del Norte's popular corrido, Contrabando y Traición, the new telenovela is slated to debut in the network's coveted 10 p.m. timeslot, previously held by ratings hits such has La Reina del Sur (The Queen of the South) and El Señor de los Cielos, shows that regularly beat the competition -- including English language networks -- among key demos.
Staring Maldonado and Erik Hayser and produced by Tita Lombardo, a veteran of the acclaimed movies Amores Perros and Babel, Camelia La Texana tells the story of a naive woman driven to a life of crime by passion, betrayal and revenge.
The series was written by Diego Ramón Bravo and Hilario Peña and adapted for television by Rodrigo Ordoñez. Camelia la Texana is being filmed with state of the art cinematography by Campanario Entertainment for Telemundo and will be distributed worldwide by Telemundo International.
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