Bia (TV series)

Bia is an Argentine telenovela produced by Pegsa y Non Stop for Disney Channel Latin America in collaboration with Disney Channel Europe, Middle East & Africa.[1] It premiered on 24 June 2019.[2] Its first season consisted of 60 episodes and concluded on 8 November 2019.

Bia
GenreTelenovela
Created by
  • Jorge Edelstein
  • Marina Efron
  • Carmen López-Areal
Written by
  • Marina Efron
  • Carmen López-Areal
  • Matias Rodríguez
  • Laura Farhi
  • Ignacio Campón
  • Andrés Rappaport
Directed by
  • Jorge Bechara[1]
  • Daniel De Filippo[1]
Narrated byIsabela Souza
Country of originArgentina
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes120 (list of episodes)
Production
Production locationsBuenos Aires, Argentina
Running time33–42 Minutes
Production companies
  • Non Stop Producciones
  • Pegsa Group
DistributorBuena Vista International Television
Release
Original networkDisney Channel
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original release24 June 2019 (2019-06-24) –
24 July 2020 (2020-07-24)
Chronology
Related showsSoy Luna
Violetta

In October 2019, it was announced that the series was renewed for a second season,[3] which premiered on 16 March 2020 and concluded on 24 July 2020 after 60 episodes.[4][5]

In November 2020, a special episode titled Bia: Un mundo al revés was officially announced.[6] It came exclusively to Disney+ on 19 February 2021.[7]

PlotEdit

The plot focuses on the 16 year old Beatriz "Bía" Urquiza, a girl who likes to draw. When Bía was very young, she loved making music with her older sister Helena. Helena was herself a singer and a member of the band MoonDust, which included her boyfriend Víctor and his little brother Lucas Gutiérrez. One day the band got into a traffic accident in which Lucas and apparently Helena died and only Víctor survived, who is now paraplegic and has to sit in a wheelchair. Bía still suffers from the loss of her sister ten years later, and neither have the Urquiza or Gutiérrez families processed the loss of their children or siblings. There has been hostility between the two families since the accident, particularly the Gutiérrez make life difficult for the Urquiza because they make Helena responsible for the accident.

The situation escalates when Bía and Manuel fall in love because Manuel is the cousin of Víctor and Alex Gutiérrez. While their love meets with little approval within their families, they both try to make the best of the situation and fight for their love. But among other things, Alex does everything to separate the two and makes life hell for them. The two find support from their friends and from Víctor, who best copes with Manuel from his family, and vice versa. In addition, a mysterious young woman named Ana appears in the Residence Kunst, who has a connection to what has happened in the past. And after a short time it turns out that there are some secrets and intrigues in the Gutiérrez family that reveal terrible deeds.

Will Bía and Manuel be able to overcome all obstacles? Who is Ana really? Will Manuel learn the truth about his origins? What secret do Víctor and Antonio hide about the accident? Will Bía be able to continue her sister's legacy? And will the whole story still have a happy ending, or will it end tragically like Romeo and Juliet?

CastEdit

Legend
  = Main cast (credited)
  = Recurring cast (2+)
  = Guest cast (1)
Character Portrayed by Seasons
1 2 Special episode
Main
Beatriz "Bia" Urquiza Isabela Souza Main
Manuel Gutiérrez Quemola Julio Peña Main
Helena Urquiza / Ana Gabriella Di Grecco Main
Víctor Gutiérrez Fernando Dente Main
Celeste Quinterro Agustina Palma Main
Chiara Callegri Giulia Guerrini Main
Carmín Laguardia Andrea de Alba Main
Alex Gutiérrez Guido Messina Main
Isabel "Pixie" Ocaranta Daniela Trujillo Main
Daisy Durant Micaela Díaz Main
Mara Morales Julia Argüelles Main
Pietro Benedetto Jr. Alan Madanes Main
Thiago Kunst Rhener Freitas Main
Guillermo Ruíz Esteban Velásquez Main
Marcos Golden Rodrigo Rumi Main
Jhon Caballero Luis Giraldo Main Archive footage[a] Does not appear
Aillén Valentina González Main
Jandino Main
Antonio Gutiérrez Sergio Surraco Main Guest
Alice Urquiza Estela Ribeiro Main Guest
Mariano Urquiza Alejandro Botto Main Guest
Paula Gutiérrez Mariela Pizzo Main Guest
Luan André Lamoglia Does not appear Main

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref
2019 Produ Awards Teen Series BIA Nominated [8]
Billboard Argentina Best Ibero-American Musical Series BIA Won [9]
Meus Prêmios Nick 2019 Favorite TV Show BIA Nominated [10]
Favorite TV Actress Isabela Souza Nominated
Tú Awards Favorite Actor Julio Peña Nominated
Favorite Actress Isabela Souza Nominated
2020 Nickelodeon Meus Prêmios Nick Favorite TV Show BIA Won [11]
Prêmios Gardel Best children's album Así yo soy Nominated [12]
Best album by sound film / television Así yo soy Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Actress Isabela Souza Won [13]
Favorite Actor Julio Peña Nominated
Favorite Series BIA Nominated
Produ Awards Teen Series BIA Nominated [14]
2021 Lo Más Escuchado Awards Best TV Series BIA Won [15]
Best TV Actress Isabela Souza Won
Best TV Actor Julio Peña Nominated
Latin Plug Actor - Actress from the year Rodrigo Rumi Nominated [16]
Micaela Díaz Nominated
Valentina González Won
SEC Awards Best Teen Series BIA Nominated [17]
Best Teen Series Actor Julio Peña Won
Best Teen Series Actress Isabela Souza Won
Gabriella Di Grecco Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Actress Giulia Guerrini
Favorite Show Bia: Un mundo al revés
Favorite actor Julio Peña
Guido Messina

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16020June 24, 2019 (2019-06-24)[18]July 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)
20August 19, 2019 (2019-08-19)[19]September 13, 2019 (2019-09-13)
20October 14, 2019 (2019-10-14)[20]November 8, 2019 (2019-11-08)[21]
260March 16, 2020 (2020-03-16)[22]July 24, 2020 (2020-07-24)

MusicEdit

Walt Disney Records has released three soundtrack albums containing the music from Seasons 1 and 2.[23]

Title Soundtrack details
Así yo soy
Si vuelvo a nacer
  • Released: November 8, 2019[25]
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Format: digital download
Grita
  • Released: March 6, 2020[26]
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Format: CD,[27] digital download
Bia: Un mundo al revés
  • Released: February 12, 2021
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Format: digital download

DistributionEdit

In the United States, the show was made available on Disney+ on November 20, 2020, with English subtitles.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Disney Channel Latin America inicia producción de la serie "Bia"". yucatan.com.mx (in Spanish). 21 August 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  2. ^ Gustavo Cheluje (24 June 2019). "Série "Bia", da Disney, estreia com interatividade pelas redes sociais" (in Portuguese). GazetaOnline. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Serie 'Bia' tendrá segunda temporada". El Diario NTR (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Bia Temporada 2 AVANCE 2020". DisneyChannelLA (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Fecha de estreno para la segunda temporada". Spoiler Time (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Disney+ presenta: Muchas historias, un mismo lugar" [Disney+ presents: Many stories, only one place] (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 November 2020 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "DISNEY+ ESTRENA EN EXCLUSIVA LA PRODUCCIÓN ORIGINAL LATINOAMERICANA BIA: UN MUNDO AL REVÉS, UN CONTENIDO INSPIRADO EN LA SERIE DISNEY BIA" [Disney+ Exclusively Premieres the Original Latin American Production Bia: Un Mundo al Revés, Content Inspired by the Disney Series Bia]. Disney PressPack (in Spanish). 26 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Finalistas de los PRODU Awards 2019". PRODU (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  9. ^ "Conocé a los ganadores de Billboard 2019: Iberoamérica". Billboard (in Spanish). 2020-01-06. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  10. ^ OFuxico (17 October 2019). "Vem conferir os vencedores da 20ª edição do Meus Prêmios Nick". www.ofuxico.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  11. ^ "Confira a lista de ganhadores do Meus Prêmios Nick 2020!". www.trendybynick.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  12. ^ de 2020, 18 de Septiembre. "La lista de ganadores de los Premios Gardel 2020: David Lebón se quedó con el Oro". infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  13. ^ "¡Los Kids´ Choice Awards México 2020 ya tienen ganadores!". Nickelodeon (in Spanish). 2020-03-11. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  14. ^ "PRODU Awards 2020 revela a sus finalistas". PRODU (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  15. ^ "Premios "Lo más escuchado" - 2020". Lo más escuchado (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  16. ^ "Premios Latin Plug, de soñadores para soñadores: Mejor actor - actriz del año". Latin Plug (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Conheça todos os indicados do SEC Awards 2021". Series Em Cena (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  18. ^ Gustavo Cheluje (24 June 2019). "Série "Bia", da Disney, estreia com interatividade pelas redes sociais" (in Portuguese). GazetaOnline. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  19. ^ "¿Qué pasa con el episodio 21? | Disney Planet News #92". DisneyChannelLA (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Disney estrena nuevos episodios de Bia". Totalmedios (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Bia se acerca al final". Informador.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Fecha de estreno para la segunda temporada". Spoiler Time (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  23. ^ "BIA Música". Disney Latino (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Ya está disponible "Así yo soy", el primer álbum de Disney Bia". TotalMedios (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  25. ^ "Con nuevo disco y gira en vivo, termina la primera temporada de Bia por Disney Channel". Grupo la Provincia (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  26. ^ "Nueva temporada de Disney Bia llega con una verdad que "sorprende a todos"". Meganoticias (in Spanish). 18 March 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  27. ^ "CD Bia Grita". Sanborns (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 January 2021.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Video footage of the character is shown during the second season, but is not credited.

External linksEdit