Paramount+ announced today that the Spanish-language original series Cecilia will premiere on Thursday, April 14, in the U.S., the Nordics, Canada and Australia, exclusively on the service.
Produced by VIS, the eight-episode series stars Mariana Treviño, Erick Hayser, Marimar Vega, Michel Brown and César Bono.
The series tells the story of Cecilia (Treviño), a creative, charismatic and daring woman who has transformed her parents’ bakery into a successful business through her talent and hard work.
However, Cecilia’s fears and conflicts have led to a family dynamic highly dependent on her, where love has been replaced by need.
Cecilia’s world seems to fall apart after her stressors cause her to suffer a stroke.
What at first seems like a tragedy ends up being an opportunity for Cecilia to create an environment for those around her to develop the skills and resources they need to be self-reliant.
The cast includes Erik Hayser, who plays Cecilia’s doctor, Dr. Jiménez; Michel Brown, who plays Germán, Cecilia’s second ex-husband; and Aminta Ireta and Natalia Coronado, who play Cecilia and Germán’s twins, Romi and Majo, respectively.
Additionally, Germán has a son, Simón, played by Leo Deluglio, from his first marriage to Sofía, played by Mayra Batalla.
Marimar Vega plays Ana, Cecilia’s younger sister; and César Bono and Lumi Cavazos play the respective roles of Don Jaime and Dulce, Cecilia and Ana’s parents and the former owners of the bakery that Cecilia now manages successfully.
Shot in Mexico City and based on an original idea by renowned writer and director Daniel Burman, the series is written by Clara Roquet, Mónica Herrera and Burman himself; directed by Ihtzi Hurtado; and executive produced by Inna Payán.
Additionally, singer Julieta Venegas wrote an original song inspired by the story for the series, appropriately titled Cecilia. Cecilia debuted last year in Latin America, exclusively on Paramount+.
Paramount+ has exclusively debuted several scripted premium and library Spanish-language originals produced by VIS in the United States, including The Envoys and Parot. The service recently announced plans to greenlight 50 new international scripted originals in 2022, which includes the second seasons of Cecilia and The Envoys.