Telemundo to premiere “Celia,” a drama series inspired by the life of musical legend Celia Cruz
TELEMUNDO’s upcoming drama series “Celia” is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 13 at 8pm/7c. Prio to the premiere, the network will pay homage to legendary Cuban singer, Celia Cruz, with a musical tribute during the first-ever “Latin American Music Awards” live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, on Thursday, October 8 (9pm/8c). The musical tribute will feature recording artists La India, Maluma, Yuri, and Aymee Nuviola, who also makes her acting debut in the series “Celia.” Inspired by the life of the “Queen of Salsa,” the drama series narrates the life and musical legacy of a woman who launched her career in the middle of the Cuban revolution, in an era when female singers didn’t have a place on a stage. In a first-ever for the network, the first three episodes of “Celia” will be available through Video on Demand prior to television premiere.
Featuring a stellar cast including actors Jeimy Osorio and Modesto Lacen, who give life to Celia Cruz and Pedro Knight during their younger years, with the introduction of Aymee Nuviola and Willie Dentonplaying the couple in their later years, “Celia” is a FoxTelecolombia and RCN production licensed to TELEMUNDO, bringing an innovative programming style to its viewers. The drama series is directed by Victor Mallarino alongside Liliana Bocanegra, with Nelson Martinez as Executive Producer and a script based on a screenplay by Andres Salgado and Paul Rodriguez.
The “Latin AMAs” tribute, to be presented by “Celia” stars Jeimy Osorio and Modesto Lacen, will be produced by renowned record producer Sergio George and feature a medley of Celia’s greatest hits performed by Aymee Nuviola, also known as “La Sonera del Mundo,” salsa and house music singer-songwriter, La India, widely known as “The Princess of Salsa”; Colombian new sensation Maluma; and platinum recording artist, actress and TV host Yuri.