COCONUT GROVE, Florida, May 13 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (NASDAQ: SBSA) announced today that José Luis Rodriguez, or “El Puma” as he is commonly known, has joined the cast of “Gabriel,” the highly anticipated vampire-themed miniseries produced by MegaTV that will begin airing in September of this year.
In “Gabriel”, the renowned Venezuelan actor and singer will play Pizarro, the bloodthirsty Spanish conquistador-turned-nightstalker. In the storyline, Pizarro is cursed by an Incan priestess as revenge for destroying her village. Gabriel (played by international superstar Chayanne) is a modern day vampire and a tortured soul whose only hope of salvation lies in reuniting with his reincarnated soulmate, Eva (played by Mexican starlet Angelica Celaya), who was herself murdered by Pizarro over 300 years ago. Upon learning of her reincarnation, Pizarro sets out once again to rob Gabriel of his long-lost love.
An accomplished actor and singer, Jose Luis Rodriguez has played the lead role in most of the 18 soap operas in which he’s appeared. Rodriguez earned the nickname “El Puma” due to his characteristic “wildcat” performance on stage during a singing career that has spanned three decades.
“Jose Luis Rodriguez is truly a rare, once-in-a-lifetime talent,” said Cynthia Hudson, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President of Spanish Broadcasting System. “We are proud and honored to have ‘El Puma’ play a leading role in the miniseries and we are equally confident that he and Chayanne will make ‘Gabriel’ a winner!”
Mega TV has achieved unprecedented ratings with entertainment-based reality programming since its launch in 2006. “Gabriel” is the first originally scripted miniseries for Mega TV and Megafilms, the new film entertainment division of Spanish Broadcasting System.
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, including the #1 Spanish-language radio station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City, as well as 4 of the Top 8 rated radio stations airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Hurban format genres. The Company also owns and operates Mega TV, a television operation serving the South Florida market with national distribution through DirecTV Más. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In addition, the Company operates www.LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company’s corporate Web site can be accessed at http://www.spanishbroadcasting.com .
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