Saturday, April 27, 2013

El Señor de los Cielos'

By Daniel Borunda
El Paso Times

'El Señor de los Cielos': New soap opera inspired by Juárez drug cartel kingpin

Lead actor Rafael Amaya plays Aurelio Casillas, a character inspired by Amado Carrillo Fuentes.

A new Telemundo telenovela inspired by the former leader of the Juárez drug cartel has hit the air.

"El Señor de los Cielos" (The Lord of the Skies) airs at 9 p.m. weekdays on Channel 48-KTDO. The series began last week.

The Spanish-language soap opera was inspired by the story of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, who was the head of the Juárez drug cartel and was nicknamed the "Lord of the Skies" for his use of airplanes to smuggle drugs.

Amado Carrillo Fuentes died during plastic surgery in 1997. The Juárez drug cartel is now reputedly run by Amado's brother Vicente Carrillo Fuentes.

The TV series tells the story of a benevolent and violent drug lord named Aurelio Casillas, who becomes one of the most powerful men in Mexico in the 1990s and turns to high-risk plastic surgery to conceal his identity. Model-looking actor Rafael Amaya plays the main character completely with stylish cowboy boots and hat.

"This action-filled story is full of raw passion and emotions, untold luxury, suffering, intrigue and suspense," according to a Telemundo news release.

The telenovela was made by Telemundo Studios and began production in January. It was filmed in the Mexico City area and the central Mexican state of Morelos. Telemundo is a division of NBCUniversal. The series had planned for years.

The new series follows the success that Telemundo has had with other drug-lord inspired soaps such as "La Reina del Sur" (The Queen of the South) and "Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal," which told the story of the infamous Colombian kingpin.


58 comments:

  1. Telemundo ... it just gets worse and worse.

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  2. This tv show sucks!!!! I couldn't watch 10 mins of this shit!!!! It's horrible

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    1. maybe cause u don't know spanish what the hell do u watch!

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    2. U don't need to know Spanish to udestand see telemundo biographies of senor Dr Los cielos and is in English.

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  3. They should try using better actors watched a couple of min n turned it the main actor guy tries to hard to sound tuff lol

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  4. Badass post Buggs
    These chumps could never understand
    TeJas

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  5. seems like its gonna be an interesting series but alot more fictional than true for sure.

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  6. Why is this narrated in English when it going to be in Spanish most likely with no subtitle this and its such bu**shit why is Vicente Carrillo Fuentes character white the guy is so white he might as well be Swedish

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    1. Mexican tv always trys to make their bio charecters lighter then they really were/are,
      Teresa mendoza was a prieta if u listen to da corrido... and they got a guera playn her...lmao.

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    2. Yeah, most novelas have Spaniards or the whitest mestizos they can find and bleach their hair blond. It's like colonial times never ended in Mx. The browner people that look like the majority are either farm hands or maids.

      I don't watch novelas because they're smutty and unrealistic. It's to be expected from soap operas.

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    3. Mexico has millions of white people. 10% of the population is white. Why is it a suprise that he is white? Do you know what a mesitzo is? Half indigenous and half european. Wait, there is black Americans? You are so ignorant.

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  7. There are great stories in this whole narco thing, enough material for a thousand movies, too bad this will be yet another cheesy crappy novela

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  8. Las mejores novelas relacionadas al Trafico de Drogas , sin duda El Cartel de Los Sapos la primera parte y la otra las Munecas de la Maffia esas si estan bien echas en mi opinion

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  9. Cartel Promotion

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  10. They r fucking up this mans story. Thr show fukin suks!!!!

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    1. Just shut the fuck up hhahahahahahah

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  11. It sucks and not even close to the real story.

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  12. Chill the f...k out, its just enertainment, quit bein so critical!!!

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  13. This is just propaganda!!! Then they say why is there so much violence in Mexico...because show like this...bringing up new prospects into this raunchy business...

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  14. One of the best productions of any kind that dealt with drug trafficking was the movie Traffic. Ironically, one of the actresses in the movie has the last name of Zeta, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the movie premiered near the time of the creation of the Zetas. In the movie the character Manalo, a corrupt cop, is suprised to find out that a top drug lord is still alive while on a trip to México City; moreover, supposedly the capo had died during a botched plastic surgery procedure. That scene was probably inspired by the story of Amado Carrillo-Fuentes. "El Alacran está vivo guey" - Manolo

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    1. So true man i still remember when i saw that scene in traffic i knew they were portraying amado carillo

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  15. Nothing like the real story !!!!!!

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  16. Maybe its a little too real pendejos

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  17. in mexico we have all kinds of skin tones, including white skin, blonde hair, blue eyed people. not everyone is dark and looks like an indian fyi

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    1. Lmao your are 100% correct.. I love being a light skinned Mexican

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  18. @2:42 oh please, violence in Mexico doesn t exist because of soap operas about narcos, narco corridos or Malverde, that's like saying violence in prisons exists because of movies depicting it or songs talking about it and without them prisons all around the world would be like holiday resorts with a bigger fence around them.

    Don't be shallow and look at the real causes, put the blame where it belongs

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  19. April 28, 2013 at 7:29 PM
    Anonymous said...

    Mexico has millions of white people. 10% of the population is white. Why is it a suprise that he is white? Do you know what a mesitzo is? Half indigenous and half european. Wait, there is black Americans? You are so ignorant.


    Amado Carrillo-Fuentes is not white or even looks closely to a white guy 99% of all the drug lords in Mexico is brown and has no blond hair except for that la Barbi guy

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    1. Who said only blonde people were white?

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    2. It's called ignorance , people chose to see what they please

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  20. He's not even from guamuchil amado Carrillo was from a rancho in navolato Sinaloa called el guamuchilito

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    1. Yrah but they don't want to copy everything exactly the same as it wa$ in real life.. Aurelio casillas(amado carillo)
      Victor casillas( victor carillo) don kleto (don neto)

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    2. Is viecente carrillo that's still alive if they used his brother or juares name could cost problems since they still exist not like pablo escobar whos dead and medellin cartel no longer exist

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  21. They should have let the colombians direct it. The acting is more mexican style soap opera. I'm mexican, and I hate that type of acting. And if you watch the colombian series, they don't have pretty boys as the protagonists. They have good actors that look like the real people they're portraying.

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  22. I wonder why not state the lead character role as what it was :amado Carrillo Fuentes instead of that fictitious name.?they did it with thebpablo escobar

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    1. I think because Pablo and his cartel were taken down..while Juarez cartel still exists

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    2. Cus his brother is still alive and active there smaller now but active pablo escobar is, dead and his cartel don't exist no more

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  23. Its real stupid

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    1. Not really they did this cus first his brother is still active second they hardly knew shit about this guy due to that he never let no one take. Picture of him or interview him it was intill his dead that pictures start appering

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  24. I bet every narco lowlife aspires to be like the lead guy in this; the guy dressed sharp with the money the power the exitement the women all over him because of his drug empire. Its just a sick fantasy fueled by these types of grandiose romantic illusions of the drug lord. Even they go down in the end even if it takes longer they all go down eventually.

    The reality is 99% of narco's will be worm food before they hit 30 and their souls will be damned forever after torturing and murdering innocents just to make a few sick video's to send to rival cartels.

    Will it be worth it lowlife narco? all because you want to be this man in these types of video's?

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  25. I like the show. They didn't do it based on a true story because it started with him escaping his face surgery.

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  26. and him escaping from prison...chapo style. and those brothers are supposed to be the arellano felix family and it was zambadas men who killed one brother in sinaloa, not los carrillos

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  27. supposedly i think i read somewhere that traffick will have a sequel, as so much has become way more violent and crazy since that movie came out...

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  28. A shitty table will do 0 to stop an AK round, Wouldn't even stop an M-4 round lol. They could have at least dramatized it with a few of his bodyguards jumping in front of him like some type of Aurora theatre shooting boyfriend lmao

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  29. i cant believe how many idiotic people are being critical of this entertaining novela.they never said it was a true story, relax tontos, if u dnt like it dnt watch it, theres plenty of books to read that are based on real events go read those!!!

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    1. The problem is they hardly knew shit about him and if his real name will be used his brother could kill the producer cus there still active but it jst a novela lol your right

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  30. Haim Saban owns Univision. He is not in any way Hispanic.
    He is an Israeli Jew.

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    1. The show actually airs on Telemundo....

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  31. Thank you so much for writing this. You are doing a great and good service for all who read this . Be proud of the love for him that you express.

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  32. Aurelio Casillas is fictional. Action soap operas are great .Break from romantic old fashion soaps!!! As far as the furor,they do that here in movies.Always portraing Hispanics as dark!!!

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  33. Great novela the actor is doing a great job keep up the great work everyone that is acthing in the novela

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  34. Ya go to mexico and stay ther for 3 months lets see what happens? Laredo, sinaloa . Michoaquan , coahuila y el DF city

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  35. What happened to his wife Candelaria in real life? Did they divorce?

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  36. Interesting most comments go down the racial path and I am not surprised, being from North Mexico but knowing the South Texas Mexicans inferiority complex and white/brown ingrained mentality. These characters are completely normal Mexicans whether they like it or not. It's a shame that they haven't gotten over their complexes and realized that it's not a white/black world as the brits made them believe! Mexico is neither 'White' or 'Brown' that's for stupid people to fall for.

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  37. I have an opened mind n I dnt let stuff like this bother me..life is too short. my boyfriend n I enjoy watching the senor de los cielos. relax there's worse things in life:)

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  38. It is a great show with a great actor, he could be white, red, green, or a alien for all I Care but great acting is important. People that comment here saying it is bad should go for an acting job to see how it is to be an actor. People should just shut their mouths if they have no idea what they are talking, these shows are to entertain people and not all parts may be true, even a hobo knows that

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  39. the finale sucked

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  40. this damn novela ended abruptly. What the hell happened to Casillas' mom in the end? she was kidnapped. A lot of half-assed writers on this novela. What about the feud between Chacorta and Heriberto? How did that get settled???? My goodness this novela ended in the weakest way possible.

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