MIAMI – August 23, 2017 – UNIVERSO, the fastest growing Spanish-language entertainment cable network in the U.S., premieres second season of its original scripted series “El Vato”, Sunday, August 27 at 10pm/9C. The 13-episode dramedy follows El Vato (El Dasa) and his unconditional friends Mariana (Cristina Rodlo), El Pollo (Gustavo Egelhaaf) and Brandon (Ricardo Polanco) as they face challenges with humor along their journey to achieve the American dream. This season will feature celebrity cameos including appearances by Chiquis, Cheyo Carrillo, Roberto Sosa, Andrea Martí, Azucena Cierco, Jorge Bernal and Erika Angel. The premiere episode will be followed by a Behind the Scenes special at 11pm/10C. To download the promotional video featuring cameo appearances, click here or go to this Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/elvatotv/videos/703624803169634/. To view and download press materials, click here www.image.net/ElVato2.
On this new season, the scripted dramedy inspired by music star El Dasa’s incredible real life story follows El Vato (El Dasa) and his friends as they continue fighting for their dreams in Los Angeles, in pursuit of a coveted spot in the Regional Mexican music world. After signing a contract, El Vato realizes he is trapped. Lolo Lozada (Horacio Castelo) the owner of his contract, only signed him to stop him from competing with other ‘Norteño’ singers in his record company. As usual, El Vato’s friends will accompany him on these adventures. El Vato will have to face people who want take him down, juggle various love interests and do the impossible to continue the fight with his friends.
The weekly dramedy stars Regional Mexican singer El Dasa, Cristina Rodlo, Gustavo Egelhaaf, Ricardo Polanco, Mauricio Martínez, Horacio Castelo, Arcelia Ramirez Sebastian Ferrat and Giancarlo Vidrio.
In addition to playing the lead role of El Vato, El Dasa composed the theme song “El Hijo del Desierto” which deals with themes of perseverance, friendship, roots and immigration. Using footage from the second season of “El Vato” along with footage from El Dasa singing the song inside a studio with his friends, “El Hijo del Desierto” communicates, in a passionate yet honest way, what the El Vato story is all about. To view the music video, click this YouTube link https://youtu.be/jJMXDbNZ1Zg
Viewers and fans can keep up with the latest news about the production on https://www.facebook.com/ElVatoTV and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ElVatoTV, and join the conversation on social media by using #ElVato.
To find UNIVERSO on your satellite, telco or cable TV channel lineup, go to Channel 410 on DIRECTV; Channel 838 on DISH Network; Channel 3009 or 3010 on AT&T U-verse; and visit www.encuentranbcuniverso.com for the UNIVERSO channel number on your local cable TV listings.
UNIVERSO is currently available to 40 million households across the U.S. The network is telecast in HD nationwide on DirecTV; Western U.S. markets served by Comcast Xfinity TV; throughout Bright House Networks’ cable television footprint; and select Cox Communications markets.
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