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NEWS x MUSE Manny Gomez talks with Jose Ron about his latest on ViX, El Gallo de Oro now showing on the platform.

ViX, the world’s leading Spanish-language streaming service, announced today that EL GALLO DE ORO, its new original series, will premiere on October 20. All ten episodes will be available exclusively on premiere day on the service’s premium plan. In addition, the first episode will be available on ViX’s free plan. EL GALLO DE ORO marks Lucero’s great return to acting and is also the renowned actress and singer’s first starring role in a series.

With locations in Hidalgo and San Luis Potosí, the drama stars Lucero (“Soy tu dueña” [A Woman of Steel], “Por ella soy Eva” [Me, Her… and Eva!], “Mañana es para siempre” [Tomorrow is Forever]), José Ron (“La mujer del diablo” [The Devil’s Woman], “La desalmada” [Heartless]) and Plutarco Haza (“La mujer de nadie” [A Woman of Her Own], “Silvia Pinal, frente a ti” [This Is Silvia Pinal]). The drama features performances by Alejandro Avila, Luis Felipe Tovar, Adriana Williams, María Aura, Axel Alcántara, Roberta de la Portilla, Pablo Abitiia, Santiago Colores, and lead actor Alberto Estrella.

The W Studios series is executive produced by Patricio Wills and CarlosBardasano, and the adaptation is written by Lina Uribe (“Hasta que la plata nos separe” [Until Money Do Us Part], “La reina del sur” [The Queen of the South]), Darío Vanegas (“El Mariachi”, “La reina del sur”) and Daniela Richer(“El dragón” [El Dragón: Return of a Warrior], “Los ricos también lloran” [The Rich Also Cry]). Directed by Chava Cartas (“La Rebelión” [The Rebellion], “Mexzombies”, “Mirreyes contra Godinez 2, ‘El Retiro’” [Mirreyes vs. Godínez 2, ‘The Retreat’]) and with Beto Casillas (“Mexzombies”, “Mirreyes contra Godinez 2, ‘El Retiro’”, “Hernán”) as director of photography.

Chance will play an important role in this series when a shy town crier, Dionisio Pinzón (José Ron) crosses paths with Bernarda (Lucero), a famous fairground singer known as “La Caponera”, causing both of their fortunes to change forever.

EL GALLO DE ORO will proudly portray the mystique and richness of Mexican heritage and popular culture and a universe full of palenques, card games, cockfights, gambling, and the wandering life in rural villages that create the atmosphere of this unforgettable story intertwined with the original soundtrack performed on stage by Lucero.

EL GALLO DE ORO is an adaptation of the short novel by Juan Rulfo, one of the most important references of universal literature of the 20th century and precursor of magical realism. The story takes place in Mexico in the 1940s, when the convulsion of the revolution was still shaking and the poverty and changes it brought about were being overcome.

Watch El Gallo de Oro now on ViX by following the link