GABY ESPINO, AARON DIAZ AND CARLOS PONCE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS STARS OF THE NEW TELEMUNDO TELENOVELA “SANTA DIABLA,” PREMIERING THIS SUMMER

MIAMI, June 3, 2013 - Telemundo Studios is proud to announce that telenovela stars Gaby Espino, Aarón Díaz and Carlos Ponce will lead the cast of its new original production “Santa Diabla,” a story about a woman whose life takes a dramatic turn, forcing her to choose between love and vengeance. This original production, premiering this summer, marks the return of Espino and Ponce to the world of telenovelas on Telemundo, as well as Díaz’s debut on the network. Viewers can find exclusive content on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SantaDiabla, and follow the production on Twitter: @SantaDiablaTV: https://twitter.com/SantaDiablaTV. For more information, please visit http://www.nbcumv.com/, and Twitter: @TLMDMediaPR https://twitter.com/TLMDMediaPR.

About the cast:

Gaby Espino is without a doubt one of the best-known stars of telenovelas around the world. After her acclaimed participation as the host of Telemundo’s reality show “Yo Me Llamo,” she now returns to Telemundo’s “Santa Diabla.” The beautiful actress has starred in a number of successful Telemundo original productions, including “Más Sabe el Diablo,” “Sin Vergüenza” and “Ojo por Ojo.” She also hosted the first “Premios Tu Mundo” awards in 2012.

“Santa Diabla” is Aarón Díaz’s first production for Telemundo after signing an exclusive contract with the network. The well-known Mexican actor has gained a fan base around the world for his starring roles in telenovelas and the ABC series “Pan AM.” Díaz gained attention in 2002 in the popular series “Clase 406,” which set a record with its uninterrupted 19-month run. Since then, he has acted in such internationally successful productions as “Teresa,” Barrera de Amor” and “Lola Erase una Vez.”

Carlos Ponce is one of the most successful Latinos in show business, including music, television and film in both English and Spanish. He returned to telenovelas in 2007 with Telemundo’s “Dame Chocolate,” for which he also wrote and performed the theme song. Ponce in “Perro Amor,” in addition to hosting several Telemundo specials, including the popular reality show “Protagonistas de la Música,” the “Billboard Latin Music Awards” and the “Miss Universe” pageant, which he hosted four times. On the big screen, he appeared in the films “Chasing Papi,” “Complete Guide to Guys,” the comedy “Couples Retreat,” and the series “7th Heaven” and “Lipstick Jungle.”

“Santa Diabla” is an original story by José Ignacio Valenzuela (La Casa de al Lado, Dama y Obrero) taped at Telemundo Studios and on location in South Florida, with Carmen Cecilia Urbaneja as executive producer.