TELEMUNDO KICKS OFF PRODUCTION OF THE THIRD SEASON OF AWARD-WINNING SUPER SERIES “EL SEÑOR DE LOS CIELOS” For the First Time in Its History, Telemundo Produces a Third Season of an Original Super Series The First Season of the -Highly Rated Super Series Was Awarded the First Ever- International Emmy for a Non-English Language US Primetime Program MIAMI, FL- February 5, 2015 – Telemundo announced the production kick-off of the third season of its award-winning hit super series “El Señor de los Cielos,” starring Rafael Amaya. The show marks the first time in the network’s history that Telemundo produces a third season of an original series. The mega production frequently ranked number one in its time slot and won the first International Emmy in the category of Best Non-English Language US Primetime Program in 2014. “El Señor de los Cielos” illustrates the innovative concept of Telemundo’s SUPER SERIES – scripted stories driven by innovative storytelling and high production values, placing Telemundo at the forefront of Spanish language television in the United States. The Season two finale of “El Señor de los Cielos” ranked number one in Spanish-language television, and number one regardless of language in Los Angeles and Miami among adults 18-49. Season two was also Telemundo’s most successful series on digital platforms, reaching three million users online and on mobile devices as well as generating 52 million page views and 21 million video views. Season three of this exciting series brings new innovations and characters to complement the successful plotline, creating an explosive combination of action, romance and suspense. The star-studded cast includes familiar faces from seasons one and two as well as new talent. Led by Rafael Amaya as Aurelio Casillas, the series features Mauricio Ochmann, Carmen Villalobos, Fernanda Castillo, Carmen Aub, Lisa Owen, Sabrina Seara, Gala Montes and Sergio Mur. Joining them are Manuel Balbi, Tommy Vazquez, Alejandro de la Madrid, Tomás Goros, Daniel Rascón, Sahit Sosa, Ari Sebastian Brickman, Edgardo González, Jorge Luis Moreno, Sandra Beltrán, Alejandro López, Jesús More, Sebastian Ferrat, Alejandro Peniche, Leonardo Daniel, Fernando Sarfati, Carlos Torres, Veronica Montes, Mauricio Garza, Arnulfo Reyes, Sebastián Caicedo, Sandra Diaz, Marina de Tavira, Veronica Falcon and Vivana Serna, among others. One of Telemundo’s most ambitious productions to date, “El Señor de los Cielos” tells the story of Aurelio Casillas, a prominent Mexican drug lord. In this new season, Aurelio is being held in a maximum-security marine prison in Mexico, enduring tortures by his interrogators, all while plotting his escape. A series of betrayals ensues in this atmosphere of cruelty and suspicion as Aurelio, driven by a thirst for revenge and power, shows his willingness to break all limits to rise “higher than the sky” once again. Ultimately, when he least expects it, there is nothing Aurelio can do to avoid falling into a trap of his own creation. The third season of “El Señor de los Cielos” is a Telemundo Studios original production filmed in Mexico by Argos Televisión. Danny Gavidia and Carlos Villegas are directing the script by Luis Zelkowicz, with Joshua Mintz, Mariana Iskandarani and Marcela Mejía as executive producers. Viewers and fans of the series can follow the production on Facebook and Twitter: @SrDeLosCielosTV.