Caracol Partners with Sony on New Novela


MIAMI: Caracol Televisión and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have come together to produce the new telenovela La Hipocondriaca, which is the first prime-time collaboration to come from a three-year agreement between the two companies.

The novela will consist of 120 hour-long episodes, which will air on Caracol in Colombia. Production is set for October, with Stephanie Cayo and Ernesto Calzadilla attached to star in the lead roles. Ana Maria Parra Vasquez (Marido y Mujer, Las Noches De Luciana) serves as writer.

“We’re thrilled to bring this project to life with Caracol,” said Donna Cunningham, the managing director and executive VP of Latin America and U.S. Hispanic production at SPT. “La Hipocondriaca will feed the region’s voracious appetite for family-friendly, contemporary drama, punctuated with humor. The strong writing and spectacular cast will leave audiences laughing and crying their way through the novela.”

La Hipocondriaca is a story that captivated us from the beginning; not only does it have a very strong and charming main character, but the story is fun and innovative,” added Angelica Guerra, the executive VP of content at Caracol. “We believe this product is a perfect fit for our co-production deal with Sony as this is the clear example of a universal story.”