Ana Serradilla, Lorna Paz, Lucia Mendez, Scarlet Ortiz, Julieta Rosen, Gabriela Vergara
Plans for the Spanish-language version of "Desperate Housewives" continue. Details after the jump. ..
The official release:
Univision and Disney-ABC International Television-Latin America today unveiled the star-studded international cast of its upcoming U.S. Spanish-language version of the critically acclaimed worldwide hit "Desperate Housewives" (Amas de Casa Desesperadas), which will make its debut on the network next season.
Produced in Argentina specifically for the U.S. Hispanic audience,
"Amas de Casa Desesperadas" will feature some of the most popular
television and movie stars in Spanish-language entertainment playing
"Latinized" versions of the "dramedy" series' most popular characters
who instead of living on Wisteria Lane, will be residents of Calle
Manzanares (Manzanares Street).
Marking her long-awaited return to U.S. primetime television is
the star of some of the most successful novelas and movies, Mexican
actress Lucia Mendez will portray the Mary Alice Young character named Alicia Arizmendi. Playing Susana Martinez, the Susan Mayer character, is Venezuelan actress Scarlet Ortiz, star of such recent international novela hits such as "Secreto de Amor" and "Mi Vida Eres Tu." Popular Mexican motion picture and television star Ana Serradilla will interpret the role of Gabriela Solis. Colombian actress Lorna Paz, who was in the original cast of the breakthrough hit "Yo Soy Betty La
Fea," will star as Leonor Guerrero, the Latin version of the Lynette
Scavo character. Regina Sotomayor, the character based on Bree Van de Kamp, will be played by Mexican novela actress Julieta Rosen, star of such hits as "Bajo las Riendas del Amor" and "El Amor no tiene
Precio." Rounding out the "housewives" is Venezuelan model and actress Gabriela Vergara, known for her roles in novelas such as "El Amor no tiene Precio," as the Latin version of the Edie Britt character named Roxana Guzman.
The men of Calle Manzanares will also feature some of Latin TV's
biggest male actors. Peruvian star of countless novelas, including the
recent international hit "Lorena," Diego Ramos will interpret the role
of the resident plumber Miguel Santini, the Mike Delfino character
from the original U.S. version. Rugged Peruvian leading man Bernie
Paz, star of "Todo sobre Camila" and most recently of Univision.com's
online novela hit "Mi Adorada Malena," will play Gabriela's husband
Carlos Solis. Peruvian heartthrob Diego Bertie has been tapped to play
the Tom Scavo character named Antonio Guerrero. Mexican motion picture and novela star Riccardo Dalmacci will portray Roberto Sotomayor, Rex Van De Kamp's Latin counterpart. The part of character Paul Young, named Pablo Arizmendi, will be played by Mexican novela veteran Leonardo Daniel. Argentinean actor Ezequiel Stremiz will interpret the role of the gardener Pedro Linares, based on the character of John Rowland in the original U.S. version.
"We are very excited about the all-star caliber of our cast," said
Otto Padron, Senior Vice President Programming & Promotions, Univision Television Network. "The worldwide success of 'Desperate Housewives' has been due in no small part to the actors who have brought these engaging characters to life. With this remarkable ensemble of talent that we are announcing today, we are confident our viewers will enjoy this exciting new production."
"There is no doubt that this joint production between Univision
and our company is going to have a significant impact on the U.S.
Hispanic television audience," said Leonardo Aranguibel, Senior
Production Manager, Disney-ABC International Television-Latin America. "And this cast is indisputable evidence of that."