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Universo Kicks Off Production On Season Two Of The Original Scripted Series "El Vato"

Feb. 27, 2017 – UNIVERSO, the fastest Spanish-language entertainment cable network in the U.S., announced today the official production kick off of the second season of its original scripted series “El Vato.” The 13-episode series slated to premiere this summer is a production of UNIVERSO and Endemol Shine Latino produced by Boomdog. To view and download a video of the lead cast doing the table read, click here. To download behind the scenes images, click here.

“We are thrilled to bring viewers the long-awaited season two of our original scripted series, El Vato,” said Bilai Joa Silar, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production, UNIVERSO. Fans can look forward to seeing El Vato and his entourage in more fun filled adventures as they encounter challenges in the cut-throat music industry…and for all music lovers stay tuned because this season has a lot of surprises in store.”

On this new season, the scripted-dramedy inspired by music star El Dasa’s incredible real life story follows El Vato (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. El Vato’s friends, as usual 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 moving forward with his friends. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to be back in production on our second season of ‘El Vato,’” said Endemol Shine Latino Executive Vice President Mauricio Piccone. “We’re looking to build off our successful first season and bring everyone along for an even more adventurous, fun ride when we return to UNIVERSO this summer.”

“El Vato” stars Dasahev López (El Vato), Cristina Rodlo (Mariana), Gustavo Egelhaaf (El Pollo), Ricardo Polanco (Brandon), Arcelia Ramírez (Tía Eli), Mauricio Martínez (Marcos), Horacio Castelo (Lolo), Giancarlo Vidrio (Joey) and Sebastián Ferrat (Filiberto Cisneros).

“El Vato” is executive produced by Fernando Gaston, VP of Production and Development for UNIVERSO, Sergio Lazarov for Endemol Shine Latino and Enrique Nuñez for Boomdog.

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Fans can start engaging on social media by using #ElVato and find more content about the show on Facebook and Instagram  

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  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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UNIVERSO is the fastest Spanish-language entertainment cable network in the U.S. bringing immersive original programming and the world’s top sports franchises to more than 40 million households. As one of the most widely available cable channels for U.S. Hispanic audiences, UNIVERSO delivers a thrilling mix of original scripted series, celeb-reality shows, mainstream signature series, blockbuster movies and exclusive sports action – including Liga MX, CONCACAF, Premier League, Confederations Cup, FIFA World Cup™, WWE and must-see live events on TV, online and mobile devices. UNIVERSO is part of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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