WE tv, Matador team for “My Life is a Telenovela”

The 8 x 60-minute series, premiering later this year, will follow male and female Latin American actors vying for roles in a real telenovela airing on Telemundo.
March 16, 2016

AMC Networks-owned WE tv has ordered eight hour-long episodes of Matador Content’s My Life is a Telenovela, set to air later this year.

The series, set in Miami, will follow male and female Latin American actors vying for roles in a real Telemundo telenovela (which the Hollywood Reporter identifies as the now-airing Eva La Trailera in a report).

“WE tv is a network that was really built on diversity, bringing viewers personalities and programming it has historically been hard to find on the mainstream dial, and this show continues that commitment to new faces and voices,” said Marc Juris, WE tv president, in a statement. “We are so excited to bring this world and the passionate men and women who make these incredibly popular soap operas to our viewers, and proud of a strategic partnership with Telemundo that will bring a high level of credibility and authenticity to our show.”

Established telenovela stars set to appear in the series include Raquenel, Sissi Fleitas, Gustavo Pedraza, Enrique Sapene and Liliana Gonzalez.

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