“The Lord of the Skies” revives with “new stories and intrigues”

“The Lord of the Skies” revives with “new stories and intrigues”

The Mexican series “El señor de los cielos”, inspired by the life of drug trafficker Amado Carrillo Fuentes, returns with its eighth season, in which the protagonist, played by rafael amayawill come back to life and will feature never-before-seen visual narratives.

The actors filmed some of the new scenes this week in a housing complex in the Tlalpan mayor’s office, in the south of Mexico City, where Amaya explained in an interview with EFE that the new season is “basically the same, but improved and updated.” , with new stories and intrigues».

«The visual narrative was adapted to what is being seen now, there are many guidelines, many parallel narratives. I can’t say much, but we are innovating and trying to create something that has been seen very little or has not been seen,” said the actor born in the city of Hermosillo, capital of the state of Sonora, in 1977.

However, he stressed that the main novelty is that his character, Aurelio Casillas, is alive, after being presumed dead in the seventh season.

“We are storytellers, we are fortunate to be able to manipulate space and time,” he said to justify his “resurrection.”

reflection of reality

The series was released in 2013 and has more than 600 episodes, during which time Amaya has blended into his role inspired by Amado Carrillo Fuentes, who earned the nickname “The Lord of the Skies” for the fleet of planes that used to distribute his drugs.

“Carrillo is part of our culture, he was a very famous and successful drug trafficker, even though he was a criminal. And we see drug trafficking and violence every day on the news, that’s reality,” he commented.

And the actors, “as spectators of reality”, dramatize it and vomit it on the screen “for entertainment purposes”, he added.

“It is a mirror of what is happening in our country, but we are not paying tribute to anything or anyone,” he clarified.

The eighth season of “El Señor de los Cielos”, produced by Telemundo, is scheduled to premiere on January 17.

new faces

In addition to Amaya and other familiar faces from the series, such as the Mexicans carmen aub and Iván Arana or the Colombian Alejandro López, the new season will feature the addition of África Zavala, Yuri Vargas and Rubén Cortada.

Zavala (Mexico City, 1985), in an interview with EFE, confessed to feeling “nerves” about joining such an acclaimed series.

“It has been a very cool (nice) challenge to enter such a successful series and the truth is that everyone has been incredible with me, they made me feel at home from the first moment,” he stressed.

The Mexican will assume the role of Mecha, “a very hard-working woman, very forward, who does not like injustice and who is going to have her romance with Aurelio.”

He considered that his character is different from what has been seen previously in the production and that it shows a facet of Mexicans that had not been included until now.

Precisely, the place where they filmed this week is Mecha’s house, an inn where she cooks and which, in the series, is located in Mexicali.

«(The kitchen) is what I had to rehearse the most. Because cooking is not that good for me, I had to really want it and very funny things have happened in those kitchens, “he joked.

A shoot between everyday life

The set chosen to situate the inn is a labyrinth of low and colorful houses, in which last Thursday morning the movement of the recording equipment was mixed with the neighbors, who took their children to school and walked their dogs .

“The truth is that it is very pretty and picturesque,” said Zavala as he showed the house where his inn is located.

In addition, he stressed that it is a location where they record every week, because “Mecha’s house is a place where many things happen throughout the series.”

The two-story house is decorated in a humble way, just as the family that lent it for filming lives in it.

“El Señor de los Cielos” was written by the Venezuelan Luis Zelcowicz and the episodes of the eighth season were directed by Juan Carlos Valdivia, Conrado Martínez, Mauricio Meneses and Bernardo Mota.

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