Telenovelas are great, but if you’re not the kind of person that enjoys love, passion, and romance…well things can get kind of bland. However, in recent years Telemundo has been making changes to how it makes televisions shows and the new telenovela “Super Series” has been born. And for many folks, these new Super Series can be enjoyed for free with an over-the-air antenna.
A super series is different from the typical telenovela in that there are fewer episodes per season, the story is much more fast paced, and the production quality is a lot higher. One of the driving catalysts for this change was the overall shift in television from episodic shows to serialized ones.
Today, we’re going to take a look at some of Telemundo’s hottest super series as well as take a peak at one that’s set to premiere later this year. Are you ready to take the action up to 11? Then let’s get started!
El Señor de los Cielos
Entering into its fourth season is the smash hit American produced telenovela El Señor de los Cielos. In El Señor de los Cielos, we follow ruthless drug dealer Aurelio Casillas. As a man of humble beginnings, Casillas is a complicated man filled with contradictory traits; from a virtuous person striving to do right to a power hungry sociopath bent on clawing his way to the top.
As Casillas is relentlessly hunted down by his enemies and the DEA, the self-proclaimed “Lord of Heaven” will discover that on the road to wealth and power there is no turning back. If you loved Breaking Bad, then you’ll definitely want to check out El Señor de los Cielos.
Next up is Señora Acero, which is returning for its second season. At 35 years old, Sara Aguilar seems to have the perfect life. But when her husband is murdered by drug lords, she not only has to save her family but also deal with the fact that her husband was not the man she thought she knew.
You’ll find some parallels in the story to Showtime showWeeds, but this show is less comedic and escalates a lot quicker. As the show progresses, Sara gets pulled deeper and deeper into the shady world of international drug trafficking and how far she’ll fall is anyone’s guess.
La Querida Del Centauro
Our final telenovela super series is La Querida Del Centauro, which is set to premiere in October. La Querida Del Centauro will tell the story of a woman named Yolanda. In order to save her daughter, Yolanda will have to risk her life by serving as bait to help catch the most dangerous drug lord in Mexico.
There isn’t a lot more information about the show other than that; but if it’s anything like Señora Acero or El Señor de los Cielos it’s going to be an exciting roller coasters ride of twists, turns, and plenty of explosions.
If you love telenovelas and are tired of the same old thing, then I would highly recommend you check out these super series. They’ve got action, suspense, and best of all explosions that will jar you out of the same old romantic melodrama you’ve come to expect from telenovelas. And if you’re looking for even more drama, action, romance, etc., check out what Univision has to offer.