Televisa has started pre-production of the telenovela that will replace "Lo que la vida me robó" once it concludes. In charge of the series is Nicandro Díaz who has made hits like "Mañana es para siempre," "Soy tu dueña" and "Amores verdaderos." It is the breakout star from this last soap, Marjorie De Sousa, who has been cast as one of the leads for this new production tentatively titled "Sangre de guerreras" ("Blood Of Warriors"). The producer als told radio show "Fórmula espectacular" that Danna Paola and Claudia Álvarez will round out the female leads.

There was much speculation on who the main role would go to with Silvia Navarro's name thrown into the various actresses with a possibility to star in the Televisa soap. Nicandro said that the project was always seen as a starring vehicle for De Sousa and he never had any talks with Navarro. He also said that Danna Paola signed up for a movie, but believes that it wont interfere with the production schedule in Mexico. Claudia Álvarez seemed excited as her dream of starring in a Televisa novela finally came through after being the villain in "Porque el amor manda." I can finally announce it! I am starting a project with Nicandro Díaz and I am very happy for this great opportunity," she gushed on her Twitter feed.

"Sangre de guerreras" is based on the Argentine telenovela "Dulce amor" by Quique Estevañez, Marcelo Nacci and Laura Barneix that was produced in 2012. The production is from the same people that made "Amor en custodia" which was the basis of Nicandro's last melodrama, "Amores verdaderos." The premise of this novela revolves around the Bandi sisters, who own a famous candy factory, but face a tough economic time. Victoria, the oldest sister, is the one responsible of the family business along with her boyfriend Lorenzo. What she doesn't know is that her lover is actually working behind her back and scheming to make the business fail. One day she hires Marcos, a former race car driver, as her driver and soon a special bond starts to form to her disliking. "Sangre de guerreras" is set to start production in April with a premiere date for August of this year.