4:38 am - Friday August 18, 2017

Azteca America announces the premiere of the brazilian telenovela “El Astro”‏

el astro
Professor Astro is an enigmatic and seductive man
hiding many secrets
 Azteca America  announces the premiere   of     El Astro, a Brazilian telenovela starring renowned actorRodrigo Lombardi.  El Astro tells the story of Herculano Quintanilha, a mysterious and seductive man, whose abilities as an illusionist make him irresistible to anyone who crosses his path. El Astro premieres Monday, October 20 at 10:00 pm / 9:00 pm C on Azteca America.Based on the hit series by Janete Clair, the legendary Brazilian telenovela writer, and produced by Mauro Mendonça Filho, El Astro will captivate the public with its dynamic storytelling and its uncommon storyline.  Filled with dramatically-charged and sensual scenes, this series won an International Emmy Award for best Soap Opera in 2012.

Herculano’s story begins when he and his friend Neco (Humberto Martins), plan a heist together.  When their burglary goes awry, his friend escapes with the money and Herculano ends up in jail.  It is there that he meets Ferragus (Francisco Cuoco), a master illusionist, who shares his knowledge with Herculano.

Years later, Herculano reappears as Professor Astro, the main attraction at a bohemian club in Rio de Janeiro where he performs illusions and telepathy.  Here he meets and falls in love with Amanda Mello (Carolina Ferraz), a love which will eventually bring him serious problems.

Herculano develops a friendship with Márcio Hayalla (Thiago Fragoso), the son of powerful businessman Salomão Hayalla (Daniel Filho).  Little by little, Herculano earns the trust of the Hayalla family and his talent and charisma help him rise to positions of greater power in their company.

The Hayalla family, noted for its drive to continually attain more and more, is dealt a blow by the mysterious death of Salomão.  Everyone is a suspect and the story begins to twist and turn and Herculano cannot escape the complications that ensue.  Salomão’s brother Samir, who is also in love with Amanda, levels accusations at Herculano.

Coincidentally, living in the same neighborhood as Herculano is Neco, his old friend who betrayed him.  Neco took the money he stole and opened a beauty salon.  His abilities as a con man have helped him get his sister-in-law Lili (Alinne Moraes) to work for him for free.

Tired of being exploited, Lili is hired by the supermarket chain the Hayalla family runs.  There she meets the powerful magnate Salomão, who falls madly in love with her.  But Lili’s true love will come later, in the form of Salomão’s son Márcio, bringing about more conflict for the family.

Starting this Monday, October 20 at 10:00 pm / 9:00 pm C, Azteca America invites you to watch a different kind of telenovela filled with drama, passion, hatred and betrayal: El Astro.

El Astro premieres Monday, October 20 at 10:00 pm / 9:00 pm C on Azteca America

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