Much expectation has caused the production of the Malverde narcoseries and the choice of Fernando Colunga not to participate in it, but it was the same actor who explained to the entertainment journalist, Gustavo Adolfo Infante, what is behind this decision promoted by the executives from Telemundo.
“(Fernando) I signed with Telemundo since last year, they are taking my career, so they made the decision that I should not join this last minute project. They told me, ”revealed the driver of Firsthand and according to what the actor confided to him via phone call.
According to what the journalist narrated, Fernando contacted him remotely to share the reason why It will no longer be part of the Malverde narcoseries and announced that it will be part of other projects on television.
“'The executives told me' Fernando, we don't want you to do this project. We have others ahead 'and I say' by when? And he says 'later'. I ask him when later, if the end of the year. ' No, I think that in a couple of months I will be in a position to tell you, ” the communicator continued in his story.
The journalist stressed that Fernando Colunga does not want to travel to Mexico due to the health situation regarding COVID-19 and that the The country is facing a critical situation derived from contagion.
This weekend the US television announced that Colunga would leave the television project, which caused a wave of rumors about the reasons for his resignation. So far there has been speculation about an alleged fear of contracting coronavirus and alleged disagreements with the character and the project's production.
“Telemundo has made the creative decision to work with Fernando Colunga on other projects, so he will not be part of the cast star of Malverde. We are delighted that Fernando is part of the Telemundo family, and we are already developing two new projects by the end of this year, ” the television station reported.
Without revealing more details or uncovering more details about this change in production, Telemundo's informants They added that the complete and definitive cast will be known soon:
“ Malverde is one of Telemundo's biggest productions , and we are proud to bring this great story to Hispanics in the US. In the next few days, we will announce the complete cast of this original blockbuster. ”
On the other hand, the La Opinion portal got in touch with a person close to the series, who informed him that the replacement for Colunga is now ready and will begin record as soon as possible
Many were the names that were mentioned on social networks as possible candidates to embody the character, however, according to this unofficial information, the actor who would have signed the contract with the television station to play 'Malverde 'is Pedro Fernández.
Although this version has not yet been confirmed, the actor from the telenovela Hasta el fin del mundo could be the one who stars in the story of the "saint of drug traffickers", Jesús Malverde, a historical figure who is as venerated as he is controversial.
According to the source consulted Pedro Fernández had already signed the contract, and also would have appeared at his first meetings with the script in hand.
Without a doubt, this performance would also mark an important return for Fernández, who last participated in a production in 2014.
The artist was already part of Telemundo on previous occasions, when in 2015 and 2016, he participated as a coach in The kids voice . His last television appearance was in 2019, when he was a guest on the reality show La Academia.
At that time, his appearance caused a lot of excitement among viewers, as it was commented that Fernández looked somewhat changed for allegedly having undergone some aesthetic treatment.