Canela Media to Debut Original Reality Series


Canela Media has slated Secretos de Villanas, an original unscripted series bringing together six telenovela villains, to premiere on Canela.TV on October 20.

The series stars Aylín Mújica, Cynthia Klitbo, Gabriela Spanic, Geraldine Bazán, Sabine Moussier and Sarah Mintz, formerly known as Maritza Rodríguez, in her first-ever appearance since her marriage and conversion to Orthodox Judaism.

The first two parts, titled Secretos de Villanas: El Reencuentro, will cover the initial meeting of the women in Mexico City. It will air on October 20. The subsequent eight episodes, Secretos de Villanas: Las Vacaciones, will air on a weekly basis thereafter. They will follow the women as they travel via private jet to Cabo San Lucas.

Secretos de Villanas is produced by Canela.TV in partnership with Enrique Sapene and Rubén Consuegra of River Waves Production.

Isabel Rafferty Zavala, founder and CEO of Canela Media, said, “Novelas have been part of the Latino culture for many years, bringing families together. With this series, we are looking to continue this tradition but with a modern twist, inviting new generations to join this beloved Latino tradition. And I’d bet that if you asked fans about their favorite characters, they would name many of the villains portrayed by the six women starring in Secretos de Villanas. In this series, telenovela lovers will be treated to a first-time gathering of these amazing women to tell all and reveal a few secrets, followed by the opportunity to join them virtually on a week-long vacation where we see them like never before, exclusively on Canela.TV.”

“We’re thrilled to dive into this new realm of original content for Canela.TV, taking telenovela actresses and creating a vehicle for the audience to see them for who they really are as women for the first time ever on Spanish-language television,” said Jerry Leo, chief content officer of Canela Media. “This is only the beginning of Canela.TV originals as we look to roll out new projects later this year and in 2023.”

Consuegra and Sapene added, “We’re excited to partner with Canela.TV to produce this exciting and unique reality series, and what better way for River Waves Production to make its debut than with such an innovative and groundbreaking concept that brings together some of the most iconic telenovela villains. Audiences will get to see them like never before. To this date, out of all of the docuseries we have produced, this is the most emotionally charged and truly authentic.”