Telemundo Upfront 2017: 13 Telenovelas & Series You Must Watch Next Season

Telemundo Upfront 2017
The Spanish-language network made some huge announcements including a sequel to "La Reina del Sur 2" and "El Señor de los Cielos 6." Find out what other telenovelas are coming soon here! Telemundo

Telemundo revealed their upcoming programming in their annual Upfront presentation and announced exciting new projects. One of the biggest shocks was the return of Kate del Castillo as Teresa Mendoza on a sequel to "La Reina del Sur." Another major revelation was that "El Señor de los Cielos" would return for a sixth season with Rafael Amaya set to return as the boss Aurelio Casillas. Other projects included bioseries with the likes of Selena QuintanillaNicky Jam and José José. Read more about the telenovelas and series you can't miss next season on Telemundo here:

1. El Señor de los Cielos 6 (The Lord of the Skies): Starring Rafael Amaya, Fernanda Castillo, Carmen Aub and Mariana Seoane, the saga returns for a sixth season as Aurelio Casillas has recovered all the fortune he lost and finally feels the need to retire. But it's payback time, the hatred he sowed since he sold his soul to the demon of drug trafficking is now knocking at 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 having been 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. Has the time come for Aurelio to pay for his sins?

2. La Reina del Sur 2 (The Queen of the South): Telemundo’s worldwide success picks up with the return of Teresa Mendoza (Kate del Castillo), who became one of the largest drug traffickers in Spain – La Reina del Sur (Queen of the South). Eight years after disappearing without a trace and living a peaceful, idyllic life in the Italian countryside, Teresa’s past finally catches up with her. She is forced to return to Mexico and the dangerous world of drug trafficking.

3. Señora Acero, La Coyote (The Acero Dynasty): The series returns for its fourth season starring Carolina Miranda, Jorge Zarate, Gaby Espino and Luis Ernesto Franco. Vicenta Acero, the most feared and notorious “Coyote” on the U.S.-Mexican border, now faces more enemies, both inside and outside the law, who seek revenge and are willing to do anything to destroy the Acero dynasty.

4. Al Otro Lado del Muro (On the Other Side of the Wall) (WT): As the title suggests, is a series that tells the story of two very different women who for their own reasons, have to cross the border from Mexico to the other side. One, Eliza, comes from a humble background, while the other, Sofia, is a prominent figure and the wife of the governor of the state of Puebla. As different as these two women are, they will join forces on the U.S. side of the wall to try to rebuild their lives. Al Otro Lado del Muro will reflect opposite worlds, cultural gaps, different ways of life and the day-to-day life of immigrants who try to make it in a world that is unknown, and sometimes hostile to them.

5. De Pura Cepa (Of Pure Wine) (WT): The story of the Castaño and Montiel families; two hardworking and successful families who have been friends for many years and who share a passion for wine. But their long-time relationship ends with the tragic death of Emilio Castaño in an automobile accident caused by the negligence of his friend, Juanjo Montiel. This unleashes a war between these two families and wineries, exposing their flaws and secrets. It’s a story about real people facing their demons and learning how to defeat them in order to rise again and harvest the best of wines, as authentic and pure as they are.

6. José José, El Príncipe de la Canción (Jose Jose, The Prince of Song) (WT): The official authorized series – tells the real-life story of the life of José José, “El Príncipe de la Canción” (The Prince of Song), a musical icon whose life represents success, love and redemption. His incomparable talent carried him through a melodious, yet stormy life, as it seemed he was predestined to take an important place in the musical history of Mexico and Latin America.

7. Los Guerrero (The Guerreros) (WT): Tells the story of a dysfunctional yet very loving family of five siblings who are left in the U.S. to survive alone after their father passes away and their mother is deported to Mexico. Suddenly their American dream becomes a nightmare of survival. The line between right and wrong becomes blurred as they struggle to make ends meet. Their one ray of hope is Marisol, the middle sister, who through her passion for soccer reignites their belief that dreams can be achieved.

8. Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso (Without Breasts There Is Paradise): Starring Carmen Villalobos, Fabian Rios, Catherine Siachoque, Majida Issa and Carolina Gaitan. Season two picks up after older Catalina (Carmen Villalobos), who everyone believed to be dead for many years, returns. With the help and support of secret agents, Catalina, now an anti-narcotics agent herself, captures and extradites La Diabla to the United States. La Diabla manages to evade authorities and flees to Colombia. Now, Catalina and La Diabla, once inseparable friends, face off as mortal enemies.

9. El César (Cesar) (WT): The official story of Mexico’s legendary and worldwide boxing idol, Julio César Chávez, a man who remained undefeated for 13 years, 11 months and 14 days. Julio César Chávez has everything: family, fame, money and legions of followers. However, his accessibility to the world of drugs, love affairs with Hollywood stars, the highest levels of political power and addictions to alcohol and drugs, will end his career and also almost end his life. The series will bring viewers into the Mexican Grand Champion’s stormy life both inside and outside of the ring, as he walks through the rough path that will eventually lead him to becoming an idol to millions.

10. El Ganador (The Winner) (WT): Nicky Jam’s official and authorized true story, from his humble origins in Boston, his turbulent life in the streets full of violence and vices, to his rise to become the King of Reggaeton, one of the most popular musical genres in the world. El Ganador is a story about overcoming obstacles, the pursuit of success and about having to start from zero with everything against you, again and again. It’s about losing everything and recovering it by doing what you love, until fulfilling your dreams.

11. El Secreto de Selena (Selena’s Secret) (WT): Based on the bestselling book by Emmy Award-winning journalist María Celeste Arrarás, tells the revealing story behind the tragic death of beloved Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla. There is no doubt that Yolanda Saldívar pulled the trigger on the superstar, but does anyone know what really happened moments before the crime took place? El Secreto de Selena pulls together the pieces of this puzzle and depicts what really happened on that rainy day in March of 1995.

12. Luis Miguel (WT): The official authorized TV series based on the life of the internationally renowned music super star, 10-time Billboard Latin Music Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist. The TV series will have its world premiere on Telemundo and will be produced by Gato Grande Productions. MGM's President, Television Group and Digital, Mark Burnett, will help develop the series and lead Gato Grande in its first scripted project designed to tackle the growing U.S. Hispanic market.

13. Partido a Partido (One Game at a Time) (WT): A thriller that tells the story of a serial killer who assassinates some of the most prominent personalities in the elite world of Spanish professional soccer. It will be up to a young and inexperienced sports journalist, Patricia, to stop him. Patricia is married to Diego, a professional soccer player, who is shot in the middle of a game and is left in a coma. The world of sports is in complete disarray with no clue as to why, until surprisingly, the serial killer contacts Patricia and asks for her to be his voice.

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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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