An officially authorized TV series based on the life of reclusive Mexican superstar Luis Miguel has a found a home on the Telemundo network. The series, whose production was announced late last year, will have its world premiere on Telemundo, which has the exclusive U.S. broadcast rights.
The series will be produced by Gato Grande Productions, a new joint venture between MGM and Mexican entreprenuers Miguel Alemán Magnani and Antonio Cué Sánchez Navarro.
At the core of the production is Mark Burnett, who will develop the series. Burnett is MGM's President, Television Group and Digital.
Announcement of the series premiere on Telemundo comes just two days after Luis Miguel was arrested and released on bail in Los Angeles in connection with a dispute in which he has been ordered to pay more than $1 million to his former manager.
According to published reports, Luis Miguel was sued by a former manager, William Brockhaus, and ordered to pay more than $1 million in July 2016 by a federal judge in New York. Luis Miguel had refused to accept court summons or appear for court hearings. On May 2, he surrendered to U.S. Marshalls and appeared before a federal judge in Los Angeles after he was cited for contempt. The singer posted bail the same day.
The episode is just one more in what has been a hugely scrutinized but equally private life. Luis Miguel rarely gives interviews or allows glimpses into his personal matters. The artist's social media activity is particularly minimal, considering he’s one of Latin music’s biggest stars of all time. His verified Instagram account, for example, has only 170 posts, but 235k followers.
On Twitter, Luis Miguel hadn’t posted anything since Jan. 21. Today, he posted a cryptic one-word message: "Desactivas" (Deactivates).
— Luis Miguel (@LMXLM) May 4, 2017
Whether that meant he’s deactivating his account remains to be seen -- or perhaps, it will only be seen on the TV series.
Check out the new trailer here:
"For decades I have been asked to tell my story, many have created their own versions, now I have decided to tell the true story of my life." said Luis Miguel in a statement released by Telemundo. "I am ready to revisit my past and its many aspects that have sparked so much curiosity and speculation. People will travel alongside with me through a surprising, unexpected and emotional journey that has shaped the artist and the person that I am today."
This will be Gato Grande’s first scripted project for the U.S. Hispanic market.