Bajo el mismo cielo (TV series)

Bajo el mismo cielo (English title: Under the Same Sky[1]), is an American telenovela created by Perla Farías for Telemundo.[2][3] The telenovela is an adaptation of the 2011 American drama film A Better Life directed by Chris Weitz by the screenplay Eric Eason.[4]

Bajo el mismo cielo
Bajo el mismo cielo poster.jpg
Created byPerla Farías
Based onA Better Life
by Chris Weitz
Written by
  • José Vicente Spataro
  • Cristina Policastro
  • Sergio Mendoza
  • Iralyn Valera
  • Gustavo Bracco
  • Perla Farías
Directed by
  • Claudio Callao
  • Nicolás Di Blasi
Creative directors
  • Maria Eugenia González-Naranjo
  • Valeria Fiñana
Theme music composerLas Cafeteras
Opening theme"La bamba rebelde" by Las Cafeteras
Country of originUnited States
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes122 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Rafael Villasmil
  • Judy Martinez
  • Jairo Arcila
  • Luisa Ibáñez
  • José Luis Velarde
  • Miguel Font
EditorHader Antivar Duque
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production companyTelemundo Studios
Original networkTelemundo
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original releaseJuly 28, 2015 (2015-07-28) –
January 25, 2016 (2016-01-25)
Preceded byTierra de reyes
Followed byEva la trailera


Carlos Martínez (Gabriel Porras), an undocumented immigrant living in Los Angeles, is a good, hardworking man who wants to give a good future and better opportunities to his children. Carlos is a widowed man who only lives with his youngest son, Luis (Alejandro Speitzer). His oldest son, Rodrigo (Luis Ernesto Franco) became a gang member and left the house years ago, during his teenage years. Carlos faces several difficulties and dangers because of his legal situation, but remains optimistic and tries to live honestly and decently, working as a gardener. He has a relationship with a Mexican-American woman named Felicia (Erika de la Rosa) who owns a bar and is desperately obsessed with him. On the other side of the story, Adela Morales (María Elisa Camargo)is a young and beautiful woman who lives in Lancaster with her brother Matías (Carlos Ferro) and her alcoholic mother Laura (Rosalinda Rodríguez). Like Carlos, Adela came into the United States as a young girl and is also undocumented. Adela and Matías joined a gang named La Colonia since they were teens. La Colonia is led by Colmillo (Julio Bracho) and his right-hand, who is actually Rodrígo, now known as "El Faier". One day, one of Carlos co-workers and friend tells him that he is leaving the United States and will go back to México, so he wants to sell Carlos his old truck, so Carlos can continue working as a gardener and also start his own gardening business. Carlos borrows the money from his sister, María (Liz Gallardo) and purchases the truck. Meanwhile, Adela and Matías are taken prisoners by La Colonia, after the gang discovered that Matías is having deals with a rival gang. Noemí (Cristina Mason), another gang member, accuses them both to cover herself because she has been stealing drugs from La Colonia. Matías is killed by the order of Rodrígo, who ordered his death from jail, and Adela is marked down in her belly as a traitor. Adela escapes from La Colonia, and they start hunting her to kill her. One day, Carlos stops in a store to buy some supplies and parks his new truck outside. Adela is walking nearby, hiding from La Colonia. Suddenly she sees some members of La Colonia, and desperate to escape, she sees Carlos's truck and steals it. Carlos runs behind the truck and is able to get himself attached to the door. Carlos and Adela, despite the situation, fall in love at first sight, and from that moment starts their story together.




  • Cristian Adrian as El Alacrán
  • Cristina Figarola as Oficial Ramírez
  • Juan Pablo Llano as Erick Vilalta
  • Braulio Hernández as Pedro Solís
  • Nicole Arcí as Lupita Solís
  • Michelle Posada as Estela
  • Xabier Rubalcaba as Young Rodrigo Martínez
  • Roberto Escobar as Alan Landonie
  • Carlos Ferro as Matías Morales[5]
  • Adriana Bermúdez as Vanessa
  • Susy Rosado as Ximena


Viewership and ratings per season of Bajo el mismo cielo
Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
Date Viewers
Date Viewers
1 Mon–Fri 9pm/8c 122 July 28, 2015 (2015-07-28) 1.71[6] January 25, 2016 (2016-01-25) 2.01[7] TBD TBD


Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated works Result
2016 Premios Tu Mundo[8] Premios Tu Mundo for Novela of the Year Bajo el mismo cielo Won
Premios Tu Mundo for Favorite Lead Actor Gabriel Porras Won
Premios Tu Mundo for Favorite Lead Actress María Elisa Camargo Nominated
The Best Bad Girl Erika de la Rosa Won
The Best Bad Boy Luis Ernesto Franco Won
Favorite Actress Ximena Ayala Nominated
Favorite Supporting Actor Alejandro Speitzer Won
The Perfect Couple María Elisa Camargo and Gabriel Porras Nominated
Revelation of the Year Oka Giner Nominated


  1. ^ Amanda Kondolojy. "Telemundo's 'Bajo el Mismo Cielo' Premiere Delivers 1.72 Million Total Viewers and 928,000 Adults 18-49". Tvbythenumbers. Archived from the original on August 4, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "María Elisa quiere dejar las telenovelas y actuar en el cine". El Universo (in Spanish). Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Gabriel Porras será protagonista de El Jardinero" (in Spanish). Espectaculostiempo. Archived from the original on July 13, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  4. ^ Weitz, Chris (2011-07-28), A Better Life, retrieved 2016-03-03
  5. ^ "Carlos Ferro realizó una actuación estelar en la nueva telenovela de Telemundo 'Bajo el mismo Cielo". (in Spanish). Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "Telemundo's 'Bajo el Mismo Cielo' Premiere Delivers 1.72 Million Total Viewers and 928,000 Adults 18-49". Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Telemundo's "Bajo El Mismo Cielo" Finale Ranks As #1 Spanish-Language Program At 9pm Delivering 1.2 Million Adults 18-49". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ Oyola, Michelle. "Premios Tu Mundo 2016: Lista de Nominados y Ganadores". (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 May 2017.

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