Amazon’s Prime Video to Release Ana Maria Orozco’s “Betty la Fea: The Story Continues” In July

Ana María Orozco is back in ‘Betty-ful’ action….

Amazon’s Prime Video has revealed the premiere date for Betty la Fea: The Story Continues, the sequel to the Colombian telenovela starring the 50-year-old Colombian actress that inspired ABC’s, Ugly Betty.

Ana Maria OrozcoThe new series will premiere on July 19 in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Betty la Fea: The Story Continues, will see Orozco reprise her role of Betty alongside Jorge Enrique Abello. Returning cast members include Julián Arango, Natalia Ramírez, Lorna Cepeda, Luces Velásquez, Marcela Posada, Mario Duarte, Julio Cesar Herrera, Ricardo Vélez, Alberto León Jaramillo and Estefanía Gómez.

Rodrigo Candamil, Juanita Molin, Zharick León and Sebastián Osorio join the cast.

Betty, la fea: The Story Continues is an RCN Estudios production for Prime Video and tells the story of Beatriz Pinzón Solano 20 years after the conclusion of the original show. While an empowered and wiser Betty works hard on rebuilding her relationship with her teenage daughter Mila, her relationship with Armando begins to deteriorate, making her question if she made the right decision 20 years ago.

Yo soy Betty, la Fea, created by Fernando Gaitán, has aired in 180 countries, dubbed into 15 languages, and has been adapted in up to 28 territories, including India, South Africa, and the U.S.

After the telenovela’s original run, Colombia’s RCN produced a sequel series in 2001 which ran for one season.

Ugly Betty, starring America Ferrera, was inspired by the Colombian telenovela and ran for four seasons on ABC.

Telemundo most recently produced its own version in 2019, titled Betty in NY and starred Elyfer Torres.

Orozco Starring in Sony Pictures Television’s Crime Drama “Anonima”

Veronica Orozco is going anonymous

The 35-year-old Colombian actress has landed the lead role opposite Ramiro Rocha in Sony Pictures Television’s Anonima, a drama about a mother and son forced to assume a criminal lifestyle in order to survive.

Veronica Orozco

The 70-episode series, which has begun production, will air on Colombian network RCN later this year.

Other recent Sony series filmed in Colombia include the narco drama En la Boca del Lobo and Metastasis, the Spanish-language version of Breaking Bad. Sony also produces in Mexico, where it’s currently producing the original series Senorita Polvora, starring Camila Sodi.

Anonima is shooting on location in Bogota.

Orozco’s credits include the film A Ton of Luck and the television programs Los Protegidos and A Corazón Abierto.

Colombia’s RCN Network to Launch National Version of “American Idol”

The search will be on for Colombia’s next Shakira or Juanes

FremantleMedia International has sold the international version of Fox’s hit reality singing competition American Idol to Colombian network RCN.

American Idol

Set to premiere in spring 2014, Idols Colombia will be the 47th local version of the show to be produced worldwide.

FremantleMedia also has sold America’s Got Talent season 9 to Sony Pictures Television in Latin America, and the format has been renewed for a localized version (dubbed Talento Chileno) on Chilean network Chilevision for a fifth season.

Other recent Fremantle sales in Latin America include Tattoo Nightmares to TruTV and Storage Wars Canada to A&E Networks.

Spanish-Language Adaptation of “ER” Heading to Colombian TV

It’s ER time for the people of Colombia…

Warner Bros. International Television Production has announced the first Latin American format deal for the critically acclaimed series ER, which aired on NBC from September 19, 1994 to April 2, 2009.


RCN, Fox International Channels and TC have commissioned a local-language version for Colombia with a 60-episode order.

Colombia’s Resonant is producing the medical series, with plans to air the program this spring.

Originally produced in the U.S. by Constant c Productions and Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television, the series ran for 15 seasons.

It’s the most Emmy-nominated series in history with 124 and notably helped kick-start the careers of George Clooney and Julianna Margulies.

“Even though ER is a fundamental American series, its characters and situations are so strong, moving and universal that will surely find a place in the hearts of Latin American audiences,” said Fernando Gaitan, RCN’s VP Content and Production. “We are eager to have it on our screen.”

Puerta Starring in “La Mariposa” Telenovela

Maria Adelaida Puerta will soon find herself on the wrong side of the law…

The 30-year-old Colombian actress – who captivated audiences with her role as La Perrys in the action series El Capo – is set to return to television as a sophisticated drug trafficker who falls in love with a U.S. agent in a new telenovela.

Maria Adelaida Puerta

La Mariposa is a series about money laundering and at the same time a love story that takes place under some rather odd circumstances,” Puerta recently told Efe.

Alicia Benitez, better known as The Butterfly, “is a socialite who had the chance to study outside of Colombia,” the actress explained. “She’s a very intelligent woman who, because of her ambitious nature, decided to get into money laundering, thinking that it would be easy and that everything is a game.”

La Mariposa: Amores que Matan is a telenovela in 60 episodes produced by Fox Telecolombia for RCN television and filmed in Colombia, Mexico and Miami.

After airing for Colombian viewers beginning December 4, it will be transmitted to an audience in the United States over the MundoFox network.

“Each character is a universe so different from the actor who plays it and is also different from all the other characters in the novela, so it’s quite a challenge to play them,” said Puerto.