Mayolo Reyes, director of Strategy and Development at Canal Once

Canal Once: The series Juana Inés is part of the 60% of original production of the channel and a strong bet on fiction for 2016
Vanessa Maldonado, Mexico City|13 de noviembre de 2015

Canal Once began shooting its new original fiction mini-series Juana Inés (6x60’) that portrays the icon of Mexican literature before she became Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The story is co-produced together with Bravo Films, led by Patricia Arriaga, is one of the channel’s strong bets on fiction for 2016. In an interview with PRODU, Mayolo Reyes, Strategy and Development director of the TV station mentioned that currently 40% of Canal Once’s programming is purchased and 60% is their own, including the fiction production Juana Inés. He said that it is a challenge to produce a historical mini-series in a public channel. “We continue to bet on showing Mexican reality and Juana Inés is an example of this. This production is about the story of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Juana de Asbaje), however, we took away certain elements, so it is not just the classic stamp of a nun, but the devoted, passionate and intelligent woman behind the nun. She is an important historical figure in our literature, but can serve as inspiration for the modern woman who pursues her dreams”, he highlighted. Without offering any more details, he assured that they will produce another fiction program in 2016 to complement the bet in this genre. The cast of the series is comprised by nearly 30 actors, including Arcelia Ramírez, Lisa Owen, Margarita Sanz, Hernán del Riego, Mauricio Isaac and Pedro Tavira, under the direction of Patricia Arriaga and Emilio Maillé.