Telemundo to Adapt Les Miserables


CANNES: The Mexican actress Aracely Arambula (La Patrona) is set to star in a new Telemundo telenovela based on Victor Hugo’s classic Les Miserables.

The novela will be the first Spanish-language adaption of the classic work. Valentina Parraga, the writer for Telemundo's ratings successes La Reina del Sur (The Queen of the South) and La Patrona (The Return), heads the adaptation. Telemundo Studios will be producing in 2014.

“We are very proud of this project, which is another brilliant production that will carry our brand, and we anticipate it will have excellent results,” stated Marcos Santana, the president of Telemundo Internacional. “Telemundo is the only Spanish-language company that leads in this type of melodrama-genre offer for international markets.”

"This Les Miserables adaptation is in pre-production and will be filmed entirely in Mexico, a country which will provide sceneries for this story that cannot be found anywhere else," said Joshua Mintz, executive VP of fiction programming and general manager of Telemundo Studios. "Soon, we look forward to announcing the full cast of this production, as well as the directors, producers and team members that will have a part in its success."