Mexican singer and actor Diego Boneta is set to star as Luis Miguel in the upcoming Telemundo bio-musical series based on the life of the Grammy-winning artist.
The casting announcement was made on Tuesday following the Telemundo upfronts in New York earlier this week. Boneta is known for roles in television shows such as Pretty Little Liars and Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens. On the big screen, he appeared opposite Tom Cruise in jukebox musical Rock of Ages. The 26-year-old singer has recorded two albums in his career, Diego and Indigo.
¡Qué sorpresa! @diegoboneta será el actor que personificará a #LuisMiguel en la única serie autorizada de su vida —— pic.twitter.com/6283JKNew3
— Telemundo (@Telemundo) May 17, 2017
The authorized series based on the life and career of the chart-topping artist, best known as “El Sol (The Sun),” will be produced by Gato Grande Productions and will air on Telemundo in 2018, and later streamed via Netflix in Latin America and Spain.
“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,” Luis Miguel said in a statement about the series, which joins other Telemundo biopic productions including Juan Gabriel‘s Hasta Que te Conocí (2016).