MundoFox announced its newest original series “La Mariposa” (“The Butterfly”), set to air Monday through Friday at 9PM/8C starting Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.
“La Mariposa” will reach U.S. viewers for the first time after a successful run in Latin America, where it became a hit with audiences and critics alike. The series is based on an original story by investigative reporter, Gerardo Reyes, about the life of an attractive and intelligent woman notorious for being one of the most wanted international fugitives pursued by the United States government. In this fictional interpretation, viewers are introduced to Alicia Benitez, better known as ‘La Mariposa,’ a woman in charge of a money laundering ring created to support the drug trafficking trade between the United States and Colombia. Alicia Benitez is played by Maria Adelaida Puerta, also known for her highly acclaimed role as “La Perrys” in “El Capo.”
“The second season of ‘El Capo’ set the bar high among MundoFox viewers. So much so that the program that follows in its timeslot has to measure up to those standards at a minimum. La Mariposa is that product,” said Adriana Ibanez, EVP of Programming for MundoFox. “A superb storyline shot across Miami, Mexico and Colombia, a star-studded cast and state-of-the art production values are by definition Latino entertainment, American attitude. And that is what ‘La Mariposa’ is all about.”