Yago (telenovela)

Also known as 'Yago, pasión y venganza'
Genre Telenovela
Created by Larissa Andrade
Based on The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
Written by
  • Fernanda Eguiarte
  • Alejandra Olvera
  • Tania Tinajero
  • Julio Cérsar Mármol
Story by
  • Ay Yapim
  • Karem Deren
  • Pimar Bulut
Directed by
  • Rodrigo Curiel
  • Eric Morales
  • Alfredo Kassem
Opening theme "Yago"
Composer(s) Giacomán de Neymet Alejandro
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 65
Executive producer(s) Carmen Armendáriz
Producer(s) Abraham Quintero
Location(s) Mexico City, Mexico
Editor(s) Rodrigo Morales
Production company(s) Televisa
Original network Las Estrellas
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Stereophonic sound
First shown in United States
Original release May 2 (2016-05-02) – September 5, 2016 (2016-09-05)
Related shows Ezel

Yago (formerly known as Yago, pasión y venganza) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carmen Armendáriz for Televisa.[1][2][3] It may be considered a spin-off (drastically changed[4]) on the French novel, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas,[3] and is also a remake of the Turkish series, Ezel.[5] It premiered on May 2, 2016 on Univision.[6][7]A total of 65 episodes were confirmed as of March, 2016.[7]

The series stars Iván Sánchez as Yago, Gabriela de la Garza as Sara, Flavio Medina as Lucio and Pablo Valentín as Abel.[8][9][10]


Omar, a young man from Mexico City, is betrayed by his fiancée, Sara, and two close friends, in a failed robbery plot where he was framed as the perpetrator. After being unjustly imprisoned for 11 years and faking his death to escape during a prison riot, he undergoes plastic surgery to alter his appearance and plots revenge under his new identity, "Yago".[11][12] Quite different from Dumas' plot, Yago is not empowered by discovering a treasure on an island, but by a mafioso type gang lord who has a long running feud with another mafioso type. In a tale of violence, gore, with sadistic torture and murder; the story explores the blessing vs curse of vengeance, as opposed to forgiveness.[13]


The series primarily films in Mexico City and in other locations in Mexico.[11] Production officially began on January 18, 2016. The series completed filming in mid-June 2016.[14][3] The telenovela was originally called, Yago, pasión y venganza, but it was later changed to Yago. A teaser trailer and promos were released in early April 2016.[15][16][17]





Due to lackluster viewership, the show was initially cancelled and slated to be moved to Univision's sister network, UniMás. However, on May 23, 2016, it was announced that the program would remain apart of Univision's evening lineup with a time slot switch to 10 p.m. E.T., beginning on May 30.[19] The program took a one week hiatus from its usual broadcast, with the premiere of the telenovela drama, Tres veces Ana, taking over its original time slot.[19][20] Because of continued low ratings following its new time slot, the series was moved permanently to UniMás and episodes airs at midnight E.T., beginning June 27, 2016.[14][21][22] On August 23, 2016, Yago premiered in Mexico on Las Estrellas at 10:30 pm.[23]


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  2. "'Yago, Pasión y Venganza' Titulo De Telenovela De Carmen Armendariz, Protagonizada Por Iván Sánchez". novelalounge.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 Maxine, Woodside. ""Yago, pasión y venganza" estrenará 27 de mayo por Univision: prod". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  4. Yago, telenovela aired by Univision, summer, 2016, widely distributed on broadcast TV and available at Univision.com.
  5. "'Yago' De Televisa Es Un Refrito De 'Ezel', Telenovela Turca, Conoce Su Historia". novelalounge.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  6. Rubio, Flor. "Posponen inicio de "Tres veces Ana" en Univision; entra "Yago"". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  7. 1 2 "Iván Sánchez protagonizará "Yago", una serie de pasión y venganza". publimetro.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  8. Rubio, Flor. "Iván Sánchez hará gira de "Nunca es tarde para aprender francés"". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  9. Woodside, Maxine. "Gaby de la Garza protagonizará "Yago, pasión y venganza"". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  10. Woodside, Maxine. "Flavio Medina se integra a serie de Carmen Armendáriz". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  11. 1 2 "Carmen Armendáriz presenta "Yago", una serie de pasión y venganza". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  12. "Conoce la historia de Yago". univision.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  13. Yago, telenovela (primary source) Univision.com.
  14. 1 2 ""Yago' Telenovela Finale: Iván Sánchez Series Ends Production In México". latintimes.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  15. "Mira el tráiler de Yago, la nueva apuesta estelar de Univisión con Iván Sánchez". mastelenovelas.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  16. Poza, Javier. ""Yago", el formato más llamativo de Televisa: Iván Sánchez". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  17. "Yago, la nueva serie de Televisa (Fotos)". mastelenovelas.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  18. Woodside, Maxine. "Cassandra Sánchez Navarro se integra a serie de Carmen Armendáriz". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  19. 1 2 "'Yago' Staying On Univision, 'Tres Veces Ana' Telenovela Takes Over Time Slot". latintimes.com. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  20. "Yago cede su espacio a Tres veces Ana para regresar con nuevo horario". peopleenespanol.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  21. ""Yago" regresará el 30 de Mayo". univision.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  22. "Univision Cancels 'Yago', Moves It To UniMás; 'A Que No Me Dejas' Premieres In Its Place". latintimes.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  23. "'Yago' llega a 'Las Estrellas' para cobrar venganza". televisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 August 2016.

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