Sandra Echeverría, Ximena Romo and Abril Vergara will portray “La Doña” at different stages of her life

TelevisaUnivision begins production of ViX+’s first bioseries of María Félix
16 de marzo de 2022

TelevisaUnivision Inc. announced the start of production and the main cast of the authorized biographical series about María Félix, exclusively for ViX+.

The currently untitled bioseries will follow the journey of one of the icons of Mexican cinema, whose influence is still felt across generations of women. Twenty years after her death, the first series to portray the legendary actress will be produced by a team comprised mostly of women.

Produced by Carmen Armendáriz, directed by Mafer Suárez and written by Larissa Andrade, Alejandro Gerber, Tania Tinajero and Gabriela Rodríguez, the story will star Mexican actresses Sandra Echeverría (La Usurpadora, La Fuerza del Destino), Ximena Romo (Dime Cuándo Tú, Yago) and Abril Vergara, who will portray “La Doña” at different stages of her life.

“At ViX+, creating content that reflects our culture and illuminates our unique and diverse stories - all in Spanish, is our priority. We’re excited to tell the extraordinary story of María Félix. Her creative energy and indomitable spirit will be a source of inspiration for our audience,” said Vincenzo Gratteri, SVP, Development of ViX+.

“Portraying the life of an iconic figure of Mexico and the world, a woman before her time who broke stereotypes, is a huge challenge and responsibility. Her story remains relevant today and continues to inspire and empower women, one generation after another. I am proud to be producing the first series about the life of María Félix, which will faithfully represent the legacy she left us,” said Carmen Armendáriz, producer of the biopic.

The ViX+ Originals production also features Guillermo García Cantú, Ana Bertha Espín, Josh Gutiérrez, Ximena Ayala, Markin López, Úrsula Pruneda, Ramon Medina and Helena Rojo.

Developed by Televisa Studios for ViX+, the series is based on reporting and testimony from those closest to María Félix, including Luis Martínez de Anda, her right-hand man, and sole heir.