El Señor de los Cielos

El Señor de los Cielos
Genre Telenovela
Created by
  • Luis Zelkowicz
Story by
  • Mariano Calasso
  • Andrés López
Directed by
  • Danny Gavidia
  • Walter Doehner
  • José Luis García Agraz
  • Carlos Villegas
Theme music composer Marco Flores
Cardenales de Nuevo León
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 342 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Martha Godoy
  • Marcela Mejía
Producer(s) Ana Graciela Ugalde
Running time 42-45 minutes
Original network Telemundo
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Original release April 15, 2013 (2013-04-15) – present
Related shows El Chema
External links

El Señor de los Cielos (English title: The Lord of the Skies),[1] is an American telenovela co-produced by Argos Comunicación and Telemundo. The first season of the series was co-produced by Telemundo and Caracol Televisión. The series is based on the life and work of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the former leader of the Juarez Cartel.

El Señor de los Cielos premiered in United States on April 15, 2013. The first season comprised 74 episodes, the second 84, and season three 104; it is the first super series produced by Telemundo in having four seasons.[2]

Series overview

Season 1 (2013)

El Señor de los Cielos is a fictional story inspired by true events, the series chronicles the life of Aurelio Casillas, the biggest drug lord in Mexico during the 1990s, whose great ambition was to become the richest and most powerful man in Mexico and its surroundings.

Season 2 (2014)

When the world thought Aurelio Casillas had died trying to change his face, El Señor de los Cielos was already a legend. However, he returned from the shadows to eliminate his enemies, and without obstacles, to extend his narcotics network worldwide.

Season 3 (2015)

El Señor de los Cielos is imprisoned in a bunker of the Mexican Navy. He has spent months locked in a cell without knowing if it is day or night, withstanding the hard punishment of torturers who seek out the names and whereabouts of his accomplices.

Season 4 (2016)

Aurelio Casillas, associated with political strategists, has successfully placed a puppet of his allies in the chair of Pines, finally reaching the site both craved: the summit of power. But this season will not be the law but its own body that will put limits to their aspirations.

Future seasons and Spinoff

On May 12, 2015, Telemundo confirmed the fourth season of the series, during the presentation of Upfront 2015-2016.[3]

Actor Mauricio Ochmann confirmed that there will be a fifth and sixth season.[4]

Telemundo confirmed on May 15, 2016 that the series would see a spinoff based upon actor Mauricio Ochmann's character 'El Chema'.[5]


Actor Character Season
1 2 3 4 5
Rafael Amaya
Aurelio Casillas Main [lower-alpha 1]
Ximena Herrera
Ximena Letrán Main
Robinson Díaz
Miltón Jiménez "El Cabo" Main Recurring
Raúl Méndez[6]
Víctor Casillas "Chacorta" Main
Gabriel Porras
Marco Mejía Main
Carmen Villalobos
Leonor Ballesteros Recurring Main
Mauricio Ochmann[7]
José María "Chema" Venegas Guest Main [lower-alpha 1]
Fernanda Castillo
Mónica Robles Recurring Main [lower-alpha 1]
Marlene Favela[8]
Victoria Navárez "La Gober" Main
Carmen Aub
Rutila Casillas Recurring Main [lower-alpha 1]
Maritza Rodríguez [9]
Amparo Rojas Main
Sabrina Seara[10]
Esperanza Salvatierra Recurring Main [lower-alpha 1]
Vanessa Villela[11]
Emiliana Contreras Main [lower-alpha 1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 The status of this actor/character in season 5 has not been confirmed.


Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes Premiered Ended Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale viewers
(in millions)
1 Monday to Friday 10pm/9c 74 April 15, 2013 2.346[12] August 5, 2013 N/A n/a
2 84 May 26, 2014 2.739[13] September 22, 2014 3.186[14] 3.2[15]
3 104 April 21, 2015 2.681[16] September 21, 2015[17] 2.958[18] 3.3[16]
4 80 March 28, 2016[19] N/A July 18, 2016 N/A

Awards and nominations

See also


  1. "El Señor de los Cielos (The Lord of the Skies)". Telmundo.com. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  2. Telemundo Los Ángeles. "El Señor de los Cielos recibe la primavera". Telemundo (in Spanish). Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  3. Armando Tinoco. "Telemundo Upfront 2015/2016 Photos: 'El Señor De Los Cielos' Rafael Amaya, Kate Del Castillo, Blanca Soto And More!". Latintimes. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  4. Aroa Díaz. "Comienzan las grabaciones de 'El señor de los cielos 4'". Teleprograma.fotogramas.es (in Spanish). Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  5. "Mauricio Ochmann es el protagonista de la súper serie "El Chema"". Telemundo.com. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  6. "Raúl Méndez 'Chacorta' En 'El Señor De Los Cielos' Confirma Que No Participará En Temporada 3" (in Spanish). Novela Lounge. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  7. Aroa Díaz. "Comienzan las grabaciones de 'El señor de los cielos 4'". Teleprograma Fotogramas (in Spanish). Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  8. "'El Señor de los Cielos' regresa para una segunda temporada" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  9. Yolaine Díaz. "Maritza Rodríguez cambiará el rumbo de El señor de los cielos". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  10. "El Señor de los Cielos tercera temporada inicia sus grabaciones" (in Spanish). Telemundo. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  11. González, Moisés. "Vanessa Villela buscará vengarse de El señor de los cielos". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  12. Sara Bibel. "Telemundo's Premiere of 'El Señor de los Cielos' Delivers Over 2.3 Million Viewers". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  13. Sara Bibel. "Telemundo's 'El Señor de Los Cielos' Season Two Premiere Reaches Over 2.7 Million Viewers & 1.7 Million Adults 18-49". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  14. Amanda Kondolojy (September 24, 2014). "Telemundo's 'El Señor de los Cielos' Second Season Finale Ranks #1 in Spanish Language TV at 10PM". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  15. Amanda Kondolojy. "Telemundo's 'El Señor de los Cielos' Second Season Finale Ranks #1 in Spanish Language TV at 10PM". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  16. 1 2 Amanda Kondolojy. "Telemundo Super Series 'El Señor de los Cielos' Delivers Highest-Rated Premiere in Network History". Tvbythenumbers. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
  17. "TelemundoFANS twitter account". Twitter. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  18. "Episodio final de El Señor de los Cielos 3 fue visto por casi 3 millones de televidentes". produ.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  19. "¡YA SABEMOS CUÁNDO SE ESTRENARÁ 'EL SEÑOR DE LOS CIELOS 4'!". espectaculos.televisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 March 2016.

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