Cannes – Telemundo Internacional announced at a press conference held in Cannes, France, that the well-known Mexican actress Aracely Arambula will play the leading role in the new telenovela based on Victor Hugo’s classic work Les Miserables, to be produced by Telemundo in 2014. Valentina Parraga, the acclaimed writer for Telemundo’s ratings successes La Reina del Sur (The Queen of the South) and La Patrona (The Return), heads the adaptation of this new mega-production by Telemundo Studios. 

Arambula had a resounding success in the leading role in La Patrona –a story that mirrors the famous novel The Count of Monte Cristo.  

“We are very proud of this project, which is another brilliant production that will carry our brand, and we anticipate it will have excellent results,” stated Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo Internacional. “Telemundo is the only Spanish-language company that leads in this type of melodrama-genre offer for international markets,” he added.

Valentina Parraga adapted La Patrona – Telemundo’s No. 1 novela at 9pm – as well as the powerful action drama La Reina del Sur – Telemundo’s highest-rated novela ever – based on the book by Arturo Perez-Reverte, both of which regularly beat English language programmes and broke existing records for Telemundo’s Spanish-language television broadcasts in the United States, as well as other international broadcasts.