Mexican Drama Series, ‘Niño Santo,’ to Premiere January 11th on NBC Universo
MIAMI – December 16, 2016 – NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, and the fastest growing cable network, today announced the premiere of “Niño Santo” the popular Mexican original series, starring Karla Souza and Jose Maria de Tavira on Wednesday, January 11 at 10pm/9C. The 13-episode series is inspired by the real-life story and mythic fame of José Fidencio de Jesus Sintora Constatino, known as El Niño Fidencio, one of Mexico’s most recognized healers. El Niño was known for performing surgery without anesthesia and without causing his patients any pain.
“NBC UNIVERSO is a great risk-taking network that brings to the audience the best Spanish speaking entertainment available today” stated Pablo Cruz, Executive Producer. “We are honored to have our Niño Santo be a part of it.”
“Niño Santo” follows a group of young doctors sent to a remote village of Agua Azul, in the southern region of Mexico, to vaccinate the locals suffering from an unknown epidemic. Once there, they encounter resistance from the local community who is loyal to an unusual cult headed by a mysterious faith healer, “El Niño”. The curiosity of the doctors leads them to become involved with this group in the name of science. As they witness extraordinary phenomena outside reality, the “miracles,” they begin to weigh scientific impossibility against the possibility of faith.
“We are excited to present this suspense filled drama that blends science, faith and superstition with elements that will provoke viewers to discover the mystical religious story of the Mexican healer,” said Bilai Joa Silar, Senior VP of Programming and Production
“Niño Santo” is directed by Marc Vigil and is created by Mauricio Katz, Pedro Peirano and Pablo Cruz (Fear of the Walking Dead, Cesar Chavez). Cruz also shares credits as executive producer along with associate producers Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle, Neruda). The series was acquired from Engine Entertainment
Fans can engage on social media by using the hashtag #NinoSanto and find more content about the show in Spanish on NBC UNIVERSO’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/
Besides enjoying the episodes on TV, subscribers of NBC UNIVERSO on participating cable, satellite, and telco services will also be able to view episodes of “Niño Santo” through Video on Demand and on NBC UNIVERSO NOW apps by entering the subscriber’s log-in information.
To find NBC UNIVERSO on your satellite, telco or cable TV channel lineup, go to Channel 410 on DIRECTV; Channel 838 on DISH Network; Channel 3009 or 3010 on AT&T U-verse; and visitwww.nbcuniverso.com/encuentra
NBC UNIVERSO is currently available to 40 million households across the U.S. The network is telecast in HD nationwide on DirecTV; Western U.S. markets served by Comcast Xfinity TV; throughout Bright House Networks’ cable television footprint; and select Cox Communications markets.