Starring Fernando Colunga, “Malverde: El Santo Patron” is a Telemundo biographical series based on the life of the Mexican bandit Jesus Malverde, a controversial character due to his links with organized crime, he was considered a kind of Robin Hood for drug traffickers.
The recordings were due to start in mid-April 2020, but the global health crisis delayed production, which will begin next February. For now the Mexican actor has already changed his look to start recording the first episodes of fiction.
“My name is Fernando Colunga and I am preparing for one of the most important characters of my career: Malverde, the patron saint. The saint of many good people that I help and bad people too. Narcos? Yes, this is how we saints are, we owe ourselves to everyone for better or for worse ”, mentioned the 54-year-old interpreter in an Instagram video.
WHAT IS “MALVERDE: EL SANTO PATRON” ABOUT?
At the moment there are not many details about “Malverde: The Patron Saint”, but Telemundo shared a brief description: “The action series will trace the journey of a child’s life in 1870 from Sinaloa, Mexico until it becomes a legendary figure, almost a religious icon, revered by the dispossessed, drug traffickers and criminals”.
“It will have a lot of action and it will be produced with a very current language,” the television station also announced a few months ago.
According to legend, Malverde was a bandit; a kind of Robin Hood from the 19th century who robbed the rich in the mountains and distributed the loot to the poor. After his death, many people began to consider him a saint, they even placed altars where people come to ask him for favors.
ACTORS AND CHARACTERS OF “MALVERDE: EL SANTO PATRÓN”
Fernando Colunga will be the protagonist of “Malverde: The Patron Saint”. “I am very grateful to Telemundo for believing in my career as an actor and professional,” said Colunga. “This new series presents a great challenge for me, and I hope to introduce the public to a new genre, never seen before on Spanish television.”
Telemundo has not yet given details of who will make up the cast of this new production, but various media have already begun to release some. The pair of Fernando Colunga will be the actress Blanca Soto, with whom in 2012, he starred ” Because love commands .”
The actress achieved great success after starring in the Telemundo series “Senora Acero” in 2015.
WHEN WILL “MALVERDE: EL SANTO PATRON” RELEASE?
“Malverde: The Patron Saint” does not yet have an official release date, but it is expected to arrive on Telemundo in late 2021 or 2022.