Por amar sin ley
|Por amar sin ley|
|Based on||La ley del corazón|
by Mónica Agudelo
|Creative director(s)||Sandra Cortés|
|Music by||Jorge Tena Martínez Vara|
|Opening theme||"Por amar sin ley"|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||183 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||José Alberto Castro|
|Original network||Las Estrellas|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
|Original release||12 February 2018 –|
5 July 2019
Por amar sin ley (English title: Laws of love) is a Mexican telenovela produced by José Alberto Castro that premiered on Las Estrellas on 12 February 2018 and ended on 5 July 2019. It is a remake of a 2016 Colombian telenovela La ley del corazón. The telenovela revolves around the personal life and work of a group of lawyers belonging to a prestigious law firm.
Executive producer José Alberto Castro has said that he does not know if he will carry out a third season of the telenovela, but he left open all the elements to continue it if Televisa decides to do it later.
The series follows the life of a group of lawyers who work for the firm Vega y Asociados founded by Alonso Vega (Guillermo García Cantú). The main characters are Alejandra (Ana Brenda Contreras), Ricardo (David Zepeda) and Carlos (Julián Gil). After the police imprison Carlos for the death of a prostitute, Alejandra begins to work for Vega y Asociados and begins to be attracted to Ricardo, but Carlos, after seeing this, decides to do everything possible to separate them together with the help of Elena (Geraldine Bazán). On the other hand, are Victoria (Altair Jarabo) and Roberto (José María Torre Hütt ), Roberto tries to seduce her, but she refuses to fall into his game, Benjamín (Pablo Valentín) and Leticia (Eva Cedeño), two ambitious lawyers who are lovers, Olivia (Ilithya Manzanilla) who is madly in love with Leonardo (Manuel Balbi), but he only has eyes for his work, Gustavo (Sergio Basañez), who after a bad decision ends his marriage, and Juan López (Víctor García), a lawyer who admires the firm Vega y Asociados and wishes to obtain a position in that law firm.
Cast and characters
- Ana Brenda Contreras as Alejandra Ponce, she is a lawyer in family cases.
- David Zepeda as Ricardo Bustamante, he is a senior lawyer in family cases, Elena's ex-husband.
- Julián Gil as Carlos Ibarra, he is a prestigious lawyer.
- José María Torre Hütt as Roberto Morelli, he is an attorney lawyer of Vega y Asociado.
- Sergio Basañez as Gustavo Soto, is a lawyer for Vega and Asociados.
- Altair Jarabo as Victoria Escalante, lawyer of Vega y Asociados, she has an interest in Roberto, but does not show it.
- Guillermo García Cantú as Alonso Vega, he is the owner of the law firm Vega y Asociados.
- Pablo Valentín as Benjamín Acosta, ambitious lawyer of the company Vega Y Asociado. (season 1)
- Ilithya Manzanilla as Olivia Suárez, she is a dedicated lawyer in cases of family abuse. (season 1)
- Geraldine Bazán as Elena Fernández, ex-wife of Ricardo.
- Moisés Arizmendi as Alan Páez, Carlos cousin.
- Manuel Balbi as Leonardo Morán, lawyer of Vega y Asociado. (season 1)
- Víctor García as Juan López, independent lawyer who then starts working for Vega y Asociados.
- Eva Cedeño as Leticia Jara, junior lawyer of Vega y Asociado, Benjamin's lover. (season 1)
- Azela Robinson as Paula Ortega, Alejandra's mother.
- Roberto Ballesteros as Jaime Ponce, Alejandra's father.
- Leticia Perdigón as Susana López, Juan's mother.
- Issabela Camil as Isabel, Gustavo's wife. (season 1)
- Arlette Pacheco as Carmen, secretary of Vega y Asociados.
- Magda Karina as Sonia, prosecutor of the public ministry. (season 1)
- Nataly Umaña as Tatiana, she is Patricia Linares friend.
- Lourdes Munguía as Lourdes, she is the best friend of Paula.
- Polly as Alicia, she is the best friend of Paula.
- Daniela Álvarez as Fer, neighbor of Juan and Susana, help Juan to do research.
- Kimberly Dos Ramos as Sofía Alcocer (guest, season 1; main, season 2)
- Marco Méndez as Javier Rivas (season 2)
- Axel Ricco as El Ciego (guest, season 1; main, season 2)
- Alejandra García as Lorena Fuentes (season 2)
- Mar Zamora as Nancy Muñoz (season 2)
- Julio Vallado as Manuel Durán (season 2)
- Mauricio Rousselon as Raúl (season 2)
- Marc Clotet as Adrián Carballo (season 2)
- Alejandro Tommasi as Nicolás (guest, season 1; main, season 2)
- Karina Ancira (season 2)
- Elías Campo as El Chivo (season 2)
- Diego Val as El Cuervo (season 2)
- Lucía Silva as Michelle (season 2)
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||92||12 February 2018||17 June 2018|
|2||91||3 March 2019||5 July 2019|
The start of production began on 6 November 2017, and concluded in May 2018. On 10 May 2018, Univision revealed through its upfront for the 2018-19 television season that the series renewed for a second season. The second season premiered on 3 March 2019. Filming for the second season commenced on 11 June 2018.
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Avg. viewers|
|1||92||12 February 2018||3.1||17 June 2018||5.8||2.92|
|2||88[a]||3 March 2019||3.1||5 July 2019||2.7||2.76|
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Avg. viewers|
|1||87||5 March 2018||1.58||6 July 2018||1.64||1.52|
|2||84||12 March 2019||1.19||26 July 2019||TBD||1.15|
- Should reflect the number of episodes that contribute to the average given in the last column.
Awards and nominations
|2019||TVyNovelas Awards||Best Telenovela of the Year||José Alberto Castro||Nominated|
|Best Actor||David Zepeda||Nominated|
|Best Antagonist Actor||Julián Gil||Nominated|
|Best Leading Actor||Guillermo García Cantú||Nominated|
|Best Co-lead Actress||Altair Jarabo||Nominated|
|Best Co-lead Actor||José María Torre||Nominated|
|Best Original Story or Adaptation||Mónica Agudelo, José Alberto Castro, Vanesa Varela, and Fernando Garcilita||Nominated|
|Best Direction of the Cameras||Bernardo Najera and Mauricio Manzano||Nominated|
|Best Cast||Por amar sin ley||Nominated|
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