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Preso No. 1, Telemundo’s New Political-Drama Premieres July 30


An Innocent Man Fights to Clear His Name and Unmask the Corrupt Political System Conspiring Against Him

Miami, FL – June 20, 2019 – Telemundo has announced that the new political-drama, Preso No. 1, will premiere on Tuesday, July 30, at 10pm/9c. Led by Erik Hayser, together with Arturo Peniche – in his return to Telemundo after more than a decade – Alejandra Ambrosi, Mariana Seoane, Alejandro de la Madrid and Angélica Celaya, the original series also includes special appearances by Damián Alcázar, Roberto Sosa, Luis Felipe Tovar and Emilio Guerrero. For updates on Preso No. 1 please visit or follow on Instagram @Preso1 and Twitter @CarmeloMexico.

A gripping narrative and convincing performances by Hayser, along with the rest of the a-list cast, come together to create a thrilling story that will captivate audiences from the beginning as they uncover the dark underworld of politics.

The political-drama centers around Carmelo Alvarado (Hayser,) a man of humble origins and firm values who, thanks to his charisma and intelligence, ends up becoming the president of Mexico. Carmelo is falsely accused of a millionaire fraud that leads to his incarceration, causing a media frenzy and an uproar in the country. However, Carmelo will not go down without fighting back against the corrupt system behind this scheme and clearing his name for the sake of his country and his family.

A Telemundo Global Studios production, Preso No. 1 was co-developed with Keshet International (creators of the hit series Prisoners of War upon which Homeland is based).  The series was written by Luis Felipe Ybarra, directed by Pitipol Ybarra, Javier Patron Fox and Javier Solas, with Marcos Santana, Mariana Iskandarani and Marcel Ferrer as executive producers for Telemundo with Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad, Avi Nir, Karni Ziv and Kelly Wright as executive producers for Keshet International.

The stellar cast is completed by Otto Sirgo, Fernando Ciangherotti, Guillermo Quintanilla, Luis Gatica, Roberto Ballesteros, Carmen Beato, Aldo Gallardo, Eduardo Victoria, Alexis Valdés, Fabiola Guajardo, Erick Chapa, Claudio Lafarga, Diego Klein, Tomás Goros, David Ostrosky, Paulina Maros, Estefanía Coppola, Laura Palma, Rocío Verdejo, Luz Ramos, Ale Muller, Claudia



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