El Clon is the title of a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo and Rede Globo. It is a remake of O Clone, a Brazilian series that originally aired on Globo in 2001 and on Telemundo in 2002. This limited run melodrama, which stars Mauricio Ochmann and Sandra Echeverria, deals with topics such as drug trafficking, cloning and Islam.
Telemundo executive Mark Santana called El Clon "the most ambitious telenovela in the history of television." This melodrama features a love triangle featuring Lucas, a handsome hero, challenging his clone for the love of an enticing, exotic woman. Lucas is young when he falls for a young Arab girl named Jade. She is caught between modern values and her Islamic upbringing. They separate and two decades pass. Then a strange turn of luck brings the pair together. Then Jade meets the clone, who is just like Lucas, but twenty years younger. She must choose between the man she loved and the memory she cherishes.
The remake is expected to debut in the first quarter of 2010. It will be filmed in Morocco, with some scenes shot on location in the Middle East, as well as Colombia and Miami, although the main setting is Los Angeles. It includes several members of the original production team, including screenwriter Gloria Perez and director Jayme Monjardim.
Telemundo will likely air the serial from Monday to Friday over about 26 weeks. As with most of its other soap operas, the network will broadcast English subtitles as closed captions on CC3.. As part of the production deal, Globo agreed to embargo distribution of the original Portuguese version for five years.
Main Credits In Order of Appearance
Secondary Cast in Order of Appearance
Adaptation and Screenplay
Hector Cardona Jr.
Alba Merchan Hamann
Jose Carlos Maria
"The Gipsy Man"
Hugo Leon Ferrer
Original Scenery Written by
Screenplay and Original Format
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