Watch: New Trailer for Telemundo’s Miniseries on “Queen of Salsa” Celia Cruz

Telemundo's 'Celia' Key Art

Telemundo’s ‘Celia’ Key Art

¡¡¡Azúúúcaaarrr!!! This fall, Telemundo will honor the late Celia Cruz , “La Reina de la Salsa,” with a 80-hour biopic miniseries, simply titled Celia.

Set in the midst of the Cuban revolution, Celia will follow the story and legacy of a woman who began her career in salsa’s white male-dominated music scene.

She would go on to become the most influential female figure in the history of Cuban music, collaborating with legends such as the late Tito Puente and Fania All-Stars bandleader Johnny Pacheco , whose group she joined after their hit LP, Celia y Johnny (1974). 23 of Celia’s 70+ recorded albums went gold and she won seven Grammy awards.

She passed away from brain cancer at age 77 on July 16, 2003.

Puerto Rican actress Jeimy Osorio ( Fast Five ) will take on the role of young Celia, while Cuban actress/singer Aymée Nuviola will portray her in later years.

Celia’s late husband Pedro Knight will be played by Modesto Lacen ( Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights ) and Willie Denton .

The cast also includes Abel Rodriguez, Carolina Gaitan, Aida Bossa, Margot Velasquez, Jonathan Islas, Luciano D’Alessandro, Michel Guillo Casals, Alberto Pujol, Jorge Cardenas, Indira Serrano, Brenda Hanst, Carlos Manuel Vesga, Jose Narváez, Moises Angulo, Luis Gerardo, Mijail Mulkai, Mauricio Cujar, Orlando Diago, Laura Peñuela, Luis Eduardo Arango, Diana Wiswell, Constanza Gutierrez, Bárbaro Marín, Jean Phillipe Laurent, Marcela Gallego, Félix Antequera, Pedro Calvo, Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Juan Alfonso Baptista, Carolina Sabino, Andy Caicedo, Ariel Díaz, Ivette Zamora, Tirza Pacheco, Julián Díaz, Sharing Martínez, Mauro Mauad, Adrián Makalá, Leopolda Rojas, Amalfi De Armas, Claudia De Hoyos, Lady Noriega, Patricia Padilla, Arnold Cantillo, Jose Rojas, Thadeuss Phillips, Andrés Echavarria, Victoria Mosquera, Luly Bossa, Daniela Tapia, Luis Caballero, Maria Cecilia Sánchez, Luis Enrique Roldán, Camila Ramos, Bakty Arroyo, Nancy Murillo, Juan Pablo Franco and Victor Gómez .

Directed by Victor Mallarino and Liliana Bocanegra from a screenplay by Paul Rodriguez and Andres Salgado , Celia is executive produced by Nelson Martinez . It is a Fox Telecolombia Telemundo production.

NBCUniversal Hispanic Group unveiled a first trailer (with English subtitles) in May. Now Telemundo has followed with an extended new trailer. Watch below and keep up with the series via Facebook .

Celia llegará muy pronto para llenar tu noches de música y sabor.

Posted by Telemundo on Thursday, August 20, 2015

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