Series, Starring Verónica Orozco, Julián Arango and Santiago Alarcón, To Air in Colombia on RCN Television
MIAMI, FL and BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, January 12, 2015 — Sony Pictures Television announced today that it will produce “Anónima,” a new original series about two very unlikely people forced to come together as a family and take on a life of crime under the shadow of anonymity. The 70-episode, one-hour teleseries will air on RCN Television in Colombia later this year and is being sold by Sony Pictures Television across the rest of Latin America, the U.S. Hispanic market, and around the globe.
Sony Pictures Television has begun production on “Anónima” in Colombia, shooting the series completely on location in and around Bogotá.
“Anónima” follows Victoria Cuartas, a woman who decides to stay silent instead of turning in the man she loves, Ramiro Rocha, a haunting decision that sends her to prison for the next ten years of her life. Victoria emerges a different person with a hardened exterior and focused on putting her troubled past behind her. Fate however has other plans. In a tragic turn of events, Victoria takes on the role of mother to Max, a young boy to whom she has little connection, and is forced to return to the criminal world she desperately sought to escape in order for the both of them to survive.
“Anónima” stars Verónica Orozco (“A Corazón Abierto,” “Los Protegidos”) as Victoria Cuartas; Julián Arango (“Betty la Fea,” “El Cartel,” “Metástasis”) as Ramiro Rocha; and Santiago Alarcón (“El Man es German,” “La Vuida de la Mafia”) as Maximiliano “Max” Velandia. The teleseries is written by Juan Andrés Granados, Juan Francisco Dominguez and Gerardo Pinzon, and directed by Andres Bierman and Carlos Mario Urrea. Agustín Restrepo serves as executive producer.
“There is tremendous opportunity in Latin America for high-quality local productions, which is why Sony Pictures Television is continuing to invest in teleseries like ‘Anónima’. We immediately fell for this unique story of survival, so we have self-commissioned the project to bring it to broadcasters as quickly as possible,” says Angélica Guerra, senior vice president and managing director, production, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic for Sony Pictures Television.
“Sony Pictures Television continues to differentiate itself in this competitive TV market with a growing library of genre-defining teleseries. ‘Anónima’ is a smart, fast-paced drama -- the type of signature series that will appeal to audiences on a variety of platforms across the region and beyond,” says Alexander Marin, senior vice president, distribution, Latin America & U.S. Hispanic for Sony Pictures Television.
Sony Pictures Television develops, adapts, produces and co-produces hundreds of hours of original Spanish-language programming a year for audiences across Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market, as well as around the world. The studio pioneered the teleseries genre and today boasts a robust portfolio of high-quality, locally-produced programming that includes “Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas” and “Señorita Pólvora.” “Anónima” is the latest self-commissioned project from Sony Pictures Television, following “El Mariachi,” “Metástasis,” and “En la Boca del Lobo.”