El Señor de los Cielos

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El Señor de los Cielos
El Señor de los Cielos 6 title card.jpg
Season six title card
GenreTelenovela
Created byLuis Zelkowicz
Written by
  • Juan Manuel Andrade
  • Mariano Calasso
  • Jorge Cervantes
  • Luis Colmenares
  • Guillermo Ríos
  • Carmina Narro
  • Andrés López
  • Laura Sosa
  • Iris Dubs
Directed by
  • José Luis García Agraz
  • Carlos Villegas Rosales
  • Walter Doehner
  • Danny Gavidia
  • Jaime Segura
Creative director(s)
  • Carlos Herrera
  • Olin Díaz
Starring
Music byMarco Flores
Opening themeSee below
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes536 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Mariana Iskandariani
  • Jose Gerardo Guillén
  • Joshua Mintz
  • Marcela Mejía
  • Martha Godoy
Producer(s)
  • Monica Francesca Vizzi
  • Ana Graciela Ugalde
  • Carolina Leconte
  • Iván Aranda
Cinematography
  • Juan Bernardo Sánchez Mejía
  • José Gerardo de la Torre
  • Esteban de Llaca
  • Ignacio González
  • Damián Aguilar
  • Javier Morón
Editor(s)
  • Marco Antonio Martínez Domínguez
  • Andrés Eichelmann Kaiser
  • Rigel Sosa Andrade
  • Marcos González
  • Ramiro Pardo
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production company(s)
DistributorTelemundo Internacional
Release
Original networkTelemundo
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original release15 April 2013 (2013-04-15) –
present
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

El Señor de los Cielos (in English: Lord of the Skies) is an American telenovela created by Luis Zelkowicz, based on an original idea by Mariano Calasso, and Andrés López and it started airing on American broadcast channel Telemundo on 15 April 2013. Produced by Argos Comunicación and Telemundo Studios, and Caracol Internacional in the first season, and distributed by Telemundo Internacional. The series is based on the life and work of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the former leader of the Juarez Cartel. It stars Rafael Amaya as the titular character.

The series has won several awards including; International Emmy Award for Non-English Language Us Primetime Program.[1]Premios Tu Mundo for Novela or serie of the Year for three consecutive years.

On 10 May 2018, Telemundo announced that the series has been renewed for a seventh season.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The series follows the life of Aurelio Casillas (Rafael Amaya), a drug lord who is recognized for knowing how to transfer drug substances to Mexico, Colombia, and the United States. Aurelio and his wife Ximena (Ximena Herrera) have three children, Rutila (Carmen Aub), Heriberto (Ruy Senderos), and Luz Marina (Gala Montes). He also has his faithful brother Chacorta (Raúl Méndez) who helps him in all his illicit businesses. Aurelio would end up being cornered by the authorities after being found as he decides to undergo a face operation in which he supposedly dies, thus causing his empire of power to fall.

In season two, believed to be dead, Aurelio returns to enact his revenge on police officer Leonor Ballesteros (Carmen Villalobos), who through her fault ends up operating his face in a failed attempt to escape from the authorities. Aurelio meets Victoria Navárez (Marlene Favela), a beautiful woman who throws herself to be the governor of Mexico, Aurelio after seeing her actions falls in love and decides to deceive her by posing as another man and usurping the identity of Danilo Ferro. To the arrival of the new personages also is José María "Chema" Venegas (Mauricio Ochmann), one of the great enemies of Aurelio who decides to take all its power to Aurelio. At the end of the season, Leonor captures Aurelio and lasts several months in prison naval bunker.

In season three, after several months imprisoned in naval bunker in Mexico, Aurelio receives the mutilated head of his brother Chacorta in a box, implying that his brother has died, who gives him reason to wage a war against all his enemies and to look for the murderer of his brother, to avenge his death. After all the problems with the government and the DEA, Aurelio learns that he suffers from kidney failure and decides to remember his past in order to find his lost son.

In season four, Aurelio after being cornered by his illness and not finding no relative who lives with him can donate a kidney, decides to undertake a search for all the lovers he had in order to find a lost son who can donate a kidney. After several attempts of searching, Aurelio finds a young man named Ismael (Iván Arana), who can be his salvation. His enemies, after learning of his illness, decide to do everything possible to get Ismael out of the way. When everything seems to take its course and achieve total stability in the world of legal and illegal businesses of Aurelio, Emiliana Contreras (Vanessa Villela) appears a beautiful woman sent by Feyo Aguilera (Leonardo Daniel) to be able to make Aurelio fall, but her mission is to become the lover Of Aurelio to thus be able to finally make the fall of Aurelio's empire.

In season five, Aurelio, will unleash a new war; But this time it will not be against his former rivals and enemies; this time it will be against his own family; Because of the betrayals he had previously experienced on their part; Later, Aurelio (Rafael Amaya), will also face a serious illness, which puts at stake his power and prestige since this man fails to get a donor, so they can make his transplant, necessary to continue living. On the other hand, Mónica (Fernanda Castillo) fights for her life after being rescued from Víctor's hands in the middle of their wedding, since while she fled received a shot that apparently is mortal; After being taken from his side, Víctor (Jorge Luis Moreno) searches everywhere to find Mónica's whereabouts and continue with her wedding plans.

In season six, Aurelio Casillas recovered all the lost fortune and finally feels the need to retire. But it is time for retribution, the hatred that he sowed since he sold his soul to the drug trafficking demon is now knocking on his door with the face and blood of the many innocent people he destroyed. Aurelio will understand that his riches are an illusion, and that after being the great hunter he was, he will now become the prey. The women he mistreated, the men he betrayed, the political puppets he put in power, and even his own children will turn against him.[3]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
17415 April 2013 (2013-04-15)5 August 2013 (2013-08-05)
28426 May 2014 (2014-05-26)22 September 2014 (2014-09-22)
310421 April 2015 (2015-04-21)21 September 2015 (2015-09-21)
48028 March 2016 (2016-03-28)18 July 2016 (2016-07-18)
59520 June 2017 (2017-06-20)2 November 2017 (2017-11-02)
6998 May 2018 (2018-05-08)24 September 2018 (2018-09-24)

Related media[edit]

During the broadcast of the second season, Telemundo published a comic based on the second season of the series, portraying part of the plot of the series.[4] In September 2014, the character played by Rafael Amaya, appeared in the series Señora Acero in the first two episodes of the series as a special guest,[5] in November 2015 returned to have a special participation in the series in an episode with Ana Lucia Dominguez.[6] The character of Aurelio has appeared twice in the adaptation of La Reina del Sur, titled Queen of the South.[7]

Spin-off[edit]

Telemundo confirmed on May 15, 2016 that the series would see a Spin-off based upon actor Mauricio Ochmann's character "El Chema".[8] El Chema premiered on December 6, 2016.

Opening theme[edit]

All songs in the series are composed by Marco Flores and performed by Cardenales de Nuevo León. In the first season the main theme was "El jefe de todos".[9] For the second season, the opening theme song was changed to "El verdadero Jefe de todos".[10] In the third season the song was composed around the main character of the series and is titled "Aurelio Casillas".[11] In the fourth season, the song of the main theme was changed to "El cuarto corrido".[12]In the fifth season the opening theme titled "El quinto corrido", this time performed by Don Chayo, member of the band Cardenales de Nuevo León.

Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 74 15 April 2013 (2013-04-15) 2.34[13] 5 August 2013 (2013-08-05) 3.62[14] TBD
2 84 26 May 2014 (2014-05-26) 2.20[15] 22 September 2014 (2014-09-22) TBD TBD
3 104 21 April 2015 (2015-04-21) 2.68[16] 21 September 2015 (2015-09-21) 2.95[17] TBD
4 80 28 March 2016 (2016-03-28) 2.79[18] 18 July 2016 (2016-07-18) 2.64[19] TBD
5 88[Note 1] 20 June 2017 (2017-06-20) 2.27[20] 2 November 2017 (2017-11-02) 2.54[21] 1.92
6 99 8 May 2018 (2018-05-08) 2.14[22] 24 September 2018 (2018-09-24) 2.06[23] 1.69
Notes
  1. ^ Should reflect the number of episodes that contribute to the average given in the last column.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2013 2nd Your World Awards[24][25] Novela of the Year El Señor de los Cielos Nominated[24][25]
Favorite Lead Actor Rafael Amaya Nominated[24][25]
Favorite Lead Actress Ximena Herrera Nominated[24][25]
The Best Bad Girl Fernanda Castillo Nominated[24][25]
Sara Corrales Nominated[24][25]
The Best Bad Boy Robinson Dáaz Won[24][25]
Best Supporting Actress Angélica Celaya Nominated[24][25]
Best Supporting Actor Raúl Méndez Nominated[24][25]
The Perfect Couple Rafael Amaya and Ximena Herrera Nominated[24][25]
Mero Mero Award Rafael Amaya Special[26][27]
5th People en Español Awards[28] Best telenovela El Señor de los Cielos Nominated[28]
Best Actress Ximena Herrera Nominated[28]
Best Actor Rafael Amaya Nominated[28]
Best Female Antagonist Fernanda Castillo Nominated[28]
Best Supporting Actress Carmen Villalobos Nominated[28]
2014 4th Miami Life Awards Best Telenovela El Señor de los Cielos Nominated
Best Male Lead in a Telenovela Rafael Amaya Nominated
Best Female Lead in a Telenovela Ximena Herrera Nominated
3rd Your World Awards[29][30] Novela of the Year El Señor de los Cielos Nominated[29][30]
Favorite Lead Actor Rafael Amaya Won[29][30]
Favorite Lead Actress Carmen Villalobos Nominated[29][30]
The Best Bad Boy Mauricio Ochmann Nominated[29][30]
The Best Bad Girl Fernanda Castillo Nominated[29][30]
Best Supporting Actor Raúl Méndez Nominated[29][30]
The Perfect Couple Fernanda Castillo and Rafael Amaya Nominated[29][30]
¡What a Daddy! Rafael Amaya Nominated[29][30]
International Emmy Award[31] Non-English Language Us Primetime Program El Señor de los Cielos Won[31][32]
6th People en Español Awards[33] Best telenovela El Señor de los Cielos Nominated[33]
Best Actress Marlene Favela Nominated[33]
Best Actor Rafael Amaya Nominated[33]
Best on-screen Chemistry Fernanda Castillo and Rafael Amaya Nominated[33]
Best Female Antagonist Fernanda Castillo Nominated[33]
2015 4th Your World Awards[34][35] Súper series of the Year El Señor de los Cielos Won[34][35]
Favorite Lead Actor: Series Rafael Amaya Won[34][35]
Favorite Lead Actress: Series Fernanda Castillo Won[34][35]
Carmen Villalobos Nominated[34][35]
The Best Bad Boy: Series Mauricio Ochmann Won[34][35]
The Best Bad Girl: Series Carmen Aub Won[34][35]
Best Supporting Actress:Series Won[34][35]
Best Supporting Actor: Series Manuel Balbi Nominated[34][35]
Tommy Vásquez Won[34][35]
First Actress Lisa Owen Won[34][35]
The Best Actor with Bad Luck Rafael Amaya Won[34][35]
The Perfect Couple Carmen Villalobos & Rafael Amaya Nominated[34][35]
2016 6th Miami Life Awards Best Male Lead in a Telenovela Rafael Amaya Nominated
Best Female Lead in a Telenovela Carmen Villalobos Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Telenovela Mauricio Ochmann Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Telenovela Maritza Rodríguez Nominated
Best Telenovela El Señor de los Cielos Nominated
5th Your World Awards[36] Súper series of the Year El Señor de los Cielos Won[36]
Revelation of the Year Gala Montes Won[36]
Favorite Lead Actor: Series Rafael Amaya Won[36]
Favorite Lead Actress: Series Fernanda Castillo Won[36]
Carmen Aub Nominated[36]
Maritza Rodríguez Nominated[36]
The Best Bad Boy: Series Plutarco Haza Nominated[36]
Leonardo Daniel Nominated[36]
Christian Tappan Nominated[36]
The Best Bad Girl: Series Marisela González Won[36]
The Best Actor with Bad Luck Rafael Amaya Won[36]
Favorite Actress Sabrina Seara Won[36]
Favorite Actor Alejandro López Nominated[36]
Jorge Luis Moreno Nominated[36]
The Perfect Couple Fernanda Castillo & Rafael Amaya Won[36]
2017 6th Your World Awards[37][38] Favorite Súper Series El señor de los cielos Won[37][38]
Favorite Lead Actor Rafael Amaya Won[37][38]
Favorite Lead Actress Fernanda Castillo Nominated[37][38]
The Best Bad Boy Jorge Luis Moreno Nominated[37][38]
The Best Bad Girl Marisela González Nominated[37][38]
Favorite Actor Plutarco Haza Nominated[37][38]
Favorite Actress Carmen Aub Won[37][38]
The Perfect Couple Rafael Amaya and Fernanda Castillo Nominated[37][38]
1st Produ Awards[39] Writer - Serie, Superserie or Telenovela of the Year Luis Zelkowicz Nominated[39]
Lead Actor - Serie, Superserie or Telenovela of the Year Rafael Amaya Nominated[39]
Superserie of the Year El señor de los cielos Nominated[39]
Fiction Program - Transmedia Use of the Year El señor de los cielos Nominated[39]
2018 46th International Emmy Awards[40] Best Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program El señor de los cielos Nominated[41]

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