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SEASON TWO OF BOUNDARY-BREAKING
ORIGINAL SERIES "EL CHAPO" RETURNS ON
UNIVISION NETWORK SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
In a Network First, Univision Network to Air Episodes
Of The Breakout Series with English Subtitles
Season two of Univision and Story House Entertainment's original series "El Chapo" returns Sunday, September 17 at 10 PM ET/PT on Univision Network with English subtitles. The new season kicks off with Chapo's first prison break and goes on to reveal the critical role corrupt government officials play in aiding El Chapo's rise over his rival cartel bosses. Viewers will also begin to see how his quest to become the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, the most powerful criminal organization in the world, impacts the lives of those closest to him-including his family.
In the premiere episode, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is transferred to Puente Grande, a prison where he negotiates the kind of treatment only money can buy. When another shift in the Narcos balance of power occurs, Don Sol seeks out the Avenda�o brothers to take the helm. "El Chapo" makes Don Sol an offer he can't resist.
"El Chapo" is the first co-production between Netflix and Story House Entertainment, the content development and production unit of Fusion Media Group (FMG). Season two will debut globally on Netflix at a later date to be announced.
Over the course of three seasons, the ripped-from-the-headlines drama explores the life story of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman over a span of three decades-from 1985, when he was a low-level member of the Guadalajara Cartel, his rise to power as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and his ultimate downfall.
The series stars Marco de la O who greatly transformed himself for the role of El Chapo; Humberto Busto as Attorney Conrado Sol aka "Don Sol," a key political party figure; Juan Carlos Olivas as El G�ero, one of El Chapo's partners; Alejandro Aguilar as To�o, El Chapo's main assassin; Rolf Petersen as Ramon, rival cartel leader; Hernan Romo as Benjamin, rival cartel leader; Diego Vasquez as Ismael, one of El Chapo's most trusted partners; Juliette Pardau as Graciela, El Chapo's second wife; Roberto Uscanga as El Arriero, brother and partner of El Chapo; Antonio De La Vega as Arturo Bl, brother and partner of El Chapo; Harold Torres as El Cano, the leader of Emes, the largest rival cartel to El Chapo's operation this season; Juan Pablo de Santiago as Franco Sebastian; Laura Osma as Elba, El Chapo's third wife; and Hector Munoz as Moreno, El Chapo's son.
'El Chapo' is created by Silvana Aguirre Zegarra and Carlos Contreras and produced by Daniel Posada. The second season is directed by five talented directors from four countries: Ernesto Contreras (México), Carlos Moreno (Colombia), Hammudi Al-Rahmoun (Spain), Daniel and Diego Vega (Peru). Christian Gabela is the General Manager of Story House Entertainment.
ABOUT STORY HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT
Story House Entertainment is a content development and production unit within Fusion Media Group (FMG). Launched by Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) in 2016 Story House Entertainment builds on Univision's award-winning storytelling abilities by bringing to life stories and characters that are revealing, authentic and reflect the cultural diversity of America. The content development and production unit produces premium scripted and non-scripted programming in English and Spanish for UCI's portfolio of owned networks as well as third party networks and platforms. Story House Entertainment utilizes its access to the news archives and award-winning journalists of Univision News to create programming that both informs and entertains. In its first year Story House has produced a series of documentaries including "Hate Rising" and "Residente" as well as the docu-series "Outpost," which premiered during a limited-run on HBO followed by airings in English on FUSION TV and in Spanish on UniM�s. The unit's first scripted series "El Chapo" premiered in April 2017.
ABOUT UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS INC.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 91% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniM�s, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisi�n, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Pel�cula, De Pel�cula Cl�sico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 59 television stations and 64 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCI's interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women's interests (Jezebel), news and politics (Splinter), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Company's interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 12/3/17; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from Univision's press release, July 2017) Season two of "El Chapo" continues to explore the life story of one of the world's most notorious criminals - from his rise to power and his ultimate downfall. The series marks the first co-production between Univision's Story House Entertainment and Netflix. The series stars Marco de la O (Tanto Amor) who greatly transformed himself physically and mentally to play the Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán; Humberto Busto (Amores Perros) as Attorney Conrado Sol, aka "Don Sol" (an important political party figure); Juan Carlos Olivas (180°) as El Güero (Joaquín's main partner); Alejandro Aguilar ("Rosario Tijeras") as Toño (Joaquín's main assassin); Tete Espinoza ("Wenses y Lala") as Chío (Joaquín's lover); Rodrigo Abed (Reevolución) as Amado (Mexican capo); Luis Rábago (Principio y Fin) as General Blanco (National Security Advisor); Cristina Michaus (El Tigre de Santa Julia) as Doña Esperanza (Joaquín's mother); Valentina Acosta ("Señora Acero") as Alejandra (Joaquín's first wife); and Juliette Pardau ("De Todas Maneras Rosa") as Graciela (Joaquín's second wife). 'El Chapo' is created by Silvana Aguirre Zegarra and Carlos Contreras and produced by Daniel Posada.