Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Latino scripted bilingual series to debut May 1st

Sneak peak of mun2 and Telemundo studies new bilingual series "RPM Miami" will debut on May 1st at 10pm ET/PT.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- mun2, Telemundo's bilingual cable network and Telemundo, a leading producer of high-quality content for Hispanics in the U.S. and around the world, presented their new Latin-flavored drama series with novela roots, "RPM MIAMI," during NBC Universal's Summer Press Day on Friday April 15 at The Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California. Shot on location in Miami, and packed with adrenaline-pumping action, RPM MIAMI follows a group of young Latino friends as they struggle to make something of themselves by day and conquer the underground racing scene by night. The new collaboration between Telemundo Studios and mun2 will make its much-anticipated debut on Sunday, May 1, 10pm ET/PT, on mun2. Click for a sneak peek.

"mun2 continues to develop provocative, original programming that reflects our uniquely American stories," said Diana Mogollon, General Manager, mun2. "We feel very proud to present our most ambitious original production to date which incorporates a 360 degree approach where viewers get to interact with the show and talent both onscreen and online, marking a milestone in U.S. Hispanic television history."

Featuring an all-Latino cast with some of today's sexiest young new actors, the weekly series revolves around ALEJANDRO (Salvadorian heartthrob Adrian Bellani), a top U.S. Army Ranger who reunites with his family in Miami after his discharge, only to find out that his father is missing and his family has fallen into financial hardship. Determined to uncover the truth about his father's disappearance, Alejandro enters the dangerous world of Miami's underground street racing, a lifestyle full of action and drama. At the center of the storm is LUISA (Mexican actress Fernanda Romero), a woman trying to find herself and move away from a tormented past. Alejandro will meet and befriend the owner of the RPM car shop, RAMON, played by award-winning Latin-recording artist Frankie J.

The series will also feature cameo appearances by some of Latin music's top names, including De la Ghetto, Lenny Santos of Aventura, Flex, and Alexis y Fido.

Combining car races, complicated relationships, original music produced for the show by "Latin Hip Hop's Platinum Child" Scoop Deville, the 13 episode original drama series will take viewers on a thrilling visual ride of the highest production values as RPM MIAMI's characters cope with threats from the organized crime world and the hardships of love on the edge.

Viewers can also ride along with the series through a 360 degree interactive experience at Viewers will be prompted to go online throughout the series, where they will be able to watch scenes that provide character insights and upcoming plot clues, test their driving skills through a retro-arcade game set to music and images from the series available on the web and on mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Touch and Android), and change a significant plot line by voting after the penultimate episode, with the winning alternate scene posted online. Viewers can also catch up on the series at any time through four special web recaps and view behind-the-scenes slideshows on the making of the series.

RPM MIAMI was written by Juan Camilo Ferrand (also known for penning over 100 episodes of Telemundo's acclaimed show "Decisiones," and "El Cartel" novela) and directed by award-winning director, Jacobo Rispa. Renowned film director Jessy Terrero served as the show's executive creative consultant. Terrero's original short film "Los Bandoleros" revealed the events leading up to the beginning of "Fast & Furious," written and directed by Vin Diesel. Alonso Galvez serves as Co-creator and Producer of the series.

About Telemundo:

Telemundo Communications Group, LLC & Subsidiaries ("Telemundo"), a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo's multiple platforms include Telemundo, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 14 owned stations, 1 independent station (WKAQ in Puerto Rico), 46 broadcast affiliates, and over 1,000 cable affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for bicultural Hispanics in the U.S., reaching over 35 million U.S. TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, satellite and free television; Telemundo Digital Media, which leverages Telemundo's original content for distribution across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices and and; and Telemundo Internacional, the company's international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.

About mun2:

mun2 (moon-dos) is the lifestyle cable network for today's culture connectors (C2s) – bicultural Latinos 18-34. As the bilingual network that amplifies the Latino experience, mun2 is culturally-grounded and reflects the best of both worlds – mun2 is uniquely American. From reality to music, on-air to digital, mun2 creates original content across a multi-screen platform. As the only nationally measured bilingual cable network by Nielsen NTI, mun2 has an increased distribution to over 36 million households, and is a part of the Telemundo Communications Group, a division of NBCUniversal.

SOURCE mun2 Television 

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