Alejandro Rincón, CEO of Boomdog; Laurence Drillich, president of Endemol Shine Latino; Nicky Jam and Luis Silberwasser, president of Telemundo

Telemundo prepares two new cutting-edge biopic series El Ganador and Nace un Ídolo
16 de marzo de 2017

Telemundo continues to innovate and bring the best stories to U.S. Hispanic television with two cutting-edge biopic series based on internationally bigger-than-life Hispanic figures, including Puerto Rican urban music star Nicky Jam and Mexican singer-songwriter José José. 

Each biopic will showcase the story behind these influential individuals who have made history in the world of Latin music and pop culture. Adding to the success of Telemundo’s original super series concept at 10pm, these two captivating stories come on the heels of the network’s ratings blockbuster Hasta Que Te Conocí, based on the life of Juan Gabriel, and Celia, which kicked off the innovative Bio-Musical genre, capitalizing on the appetite of U.S. Hispanic viewers for stories about their icons and music idols.

“As the most innovative media company in Spanish-language television, we are thrilled to introduce two new music-themed biopics, that will give our viewers an exclusive look at the private lives of these iconic stars. We know our viewers have an appetite for stories about their icons and their idols. José José, with whom we have been working closely and to whom we wish a speedy recovery, and Nicky Jam are two very different and extraordinary artists that are part of the music history of Hispanics, of all ages. These are stories that speak to the lives of Latinos, right here in the United States,” said Luis Silberwasser, president of Telemundo.

El Ganador is a biographical series about the life of Nicky Jam, a singer-songwriter who has become a worldwide music phenomenon. From his humble and troubled origin in Boston, to his downfall on the streets, to becoming the king of one of the most popular musical genres, this is not only the life of Nicky Jam, but the history of reggaeton itself. Based on real facts, and starring Nicky Jam, the series will be directed by Jesse Terrero and produced by Endemol Shine Latino and Boomdog.

Nace un Ídolo is the serialized biography based on the real-life story of José Sosa Ortiz, better known as José José, El Príncipe de la Canción, a Mexican musical icon adored by millions around the world. Nace un Ídolo is a production for Telemundo Studios.