Nicky Jam Telemundo Bio-Series 'El Ganador' Starts Shooting In Colombia

Nicky Jam
The urban star will have his own series based on his rise to fame that will consist of 13 episodes. Telemundo

Nicky Jam's rise to fame will be chronicled in the new Telemundo series "Nicky Jam: El Ganador" that started shooting this week in Colombia. The Spanish-language network is set to premiere the authorized bio-series based on the life and career of the Latin music superstar. Produced by the newly combined studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, the scripted drama begins production in Medellín, Colombia this week and will star the Reggaeton sensation himself. The original series will have its premiere exclusively on Telemundo this summer, and will be available for Netflix members outside of the U.S., and will follow the highs and lows experienced by one of the most prolific artists in the genre.

"I’m extremely excited we started on the production of my biographical series Nicky Jam: El Ganador, which people around the world will be able to see on Telemundo” said the double platinum artist. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, so thanks to all those who supported me and have worked to make my dream come true."

Nicky Jam: El Ganador will tell the life story of award-winning Nicky Jam, a singer-songwriter, who has become a worldwide music phenomenon. From his humble and troubled start 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. The reborn star has since received some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, sold out stadiums, earned the admiration of his colleagues and emerged as a leading exponent of urban music.

Comprised of 13 episodes, the bio-series will be directed by acclaimed film and music video director Jessy Terrero. Filming begins in Colombia on January 15, and will continue onto locations in Mexico, Puerto Rico and New York. In the U.S., the show will be made available on Netflix after premiering on Telemundo.

Back in May 2017, Luis Silberwasser, President of Telemundo, announced two projects based on the lives of Nicky Jam and José José. “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,” Silberwasser said at the time. “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.”

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.

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