The lifestyle cable network mun2 has announced the US television premiere of Mexico’s highly buzzed about series, “Soy Tu Fan” (I’m Your Fan).
The hour-long romantic comedy premieres Sunday October 17 at 10pm ET/PT and airs Sundays at 10pm ET/PT, exclusively on mun2 and subtitled in English.
A passion project for Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, the Mexican stars of Oscar-nominated “Y Tu Mama Tambien” and “Rudo y Cursi,” “Soy Tu Fan” introduces viewers to a group of young friends searching for love, sex and themselves in Mexico City.
Famed actress Ana Claudia Talancon (Tear this Heart Out) also serves as Producer and stars in the lead role as the romantically challenged Charly.
“‘Soy Tu Fan’ offers a unique, edgy take on relationships, sex and every-day life which fits perfectly with mun2’s uniquely American programming,” says Diana Mogollon, general manager for mun2.
“The series tells a relatable, entertaining and surprising story that viewers will identify with immediately.”
Charly – young, attractive and freshly dumped by her cheating boyfriend, is on the rebound. Her best friends are busy trying to find the perfect relationship, split between a fear of commitment and finding the perfect man.
They aren’t helping. Unaware of her beauty, depressed by the break-up, and afraid of never finding true love, Charly finds herself moping around her apartment alongside her dog, drinking scotch with her grandma, and venting out to her therapist week after week.
Charly’s swinging soap star brother Diego (Diego Garcia) has problems of his own, namely juggling several groupies and keeping them a secret from his co-star and girlfriend.
“The series is another opportunity to further create a unique platform for US Latinos, mun2 is all about celebrating the two worlds we live in day in and day out,” says Flavio Morales, SVP Programming and Production for mun2.
“This show further demonstrates that whether original or acquired, it can live as a uniquely American experience, para todos.”
In the first episode, Charly meets her biggest annoyance, Nicolas, who has become her biggest fan. He’s not exactly her idea of prince charming – “I hate the way he dances, the way he talks, his shoes!” she admits to her therapist. She isn’t sure he’s what she wants. But he may just be what she needs.
Each episode takes viewers through a scenic, colorful tour of Mexico City. From the trendiest cafes and hottest night clubs to-date, to the cities oldest, most-visited landmarks and avenues, “Soy Tu Fan” showcases Mexico City as one of the series’ rich and vibrant characters.
The company says mun2 will champion the US premiere of the romantic comedy by including in-show mentions, and episodic updates of the series throughout its original properties, including “18 and Over,” “The mun2 Shuffle” and “Reventon Countdown.”
And mun2 resident hosts Yarel Ramos, Guadalupe Venegas and Pico will connect with “Soy Tu Fan” viewers through their respective shows, unveil sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, share their exciting thoughts throughout the season, and invite viewers to share their favorite “Soy Tu Fan” moments via holamun2.com/fan.
“Soy Tu Fan” premiered in Mexico April 2010. It is produced by Canana Films, FOX and Once TV Mexico.
The announcement was made by mun2 today, Oct. 7.
About mun2 (moon-dos): It is the lifestyle cable network for today’s culture connectors (C2s) – bicultural Latinos 18-34, and is part of the Telemundo Communications Group, a division of NBC Universal.