El Pantera (English: The Panther) is a Mexican television series that aired on Canal 5 from May 14, 2007 to November 26, 2009. It is based on a comic book of the same name. It narrates the life of Gervasio, a young man who fights crime in Mexico City. The title role is performed by Luis Roberto Guzmán.[1]

El Pantera
GenreDrama
Written by
  • Enrique Rentería
  • Alfredo Félix Díaz
Directed by
  • Alejandro Gamboa
  • Gustavo Loza
Starring
Theme music composerJ. Baez
Opening themeEl Pantera "Anagrama"
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes43 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Rodolfo De Anda G.
  • Alexis Ayala P.
Producers
  • Beatriz Girón O.
  • Andrea Salas
Production companyTelevisa
DistributorTelevisa Internacional
Release
Original networkCanal 5
Picture format
Original releaseMay 14, 2007 (2007-05-14) –
November 26, 2009 (2009-11-26)

The character of El Pantera was created in the 1970s by the writer Daniel Muñoz and artist Juan Alba for Mundo Vid. A novel called El Pantera, or La Noche del Pantera was written by Muñoz in the 1990s, followed by El Misterio de la Amenaza Negra.

PlotEdit

Gervasio Robles Villa, son of a white man and a Oaxacan Indian woman, is imprisoned for assassinating his fiancée, a crime that he did not commit. During the time he was in jail, he learned Wushu from a mysterious man called "El Indio" (a Native American convicted for tax evasion). The Main General of the police, Porfirio Ayala, convinced of Villa's innocence, decides to release him and return him the life he was taken from. Nevertheless, this act of kindness is conditional. Gervasio will be able to remain free under one condition: he must work secretly with the police and to catch criminals who inhabit the city. Now, El Pantera must find himself, recover his life and discover what his destiny is, to be known as “The Panther”. Once in the city he meets a beautiful woman named Lola. Despite the fact that Lola has a past that not every woman would be proud of El Pantera falls in love with her.

In the 2nd Season, El Pantera must confront a new truth, that his girlfriend Rosaura was not killed, but faked her death in order to ascend to the title of "Reina del Narco" loosely translated as "Queen of the Drugtrade", as daughter of "El Rubio Barrios" she was in charge of running the Gulf Drug Cartel. El Pantera then must fight against Police, the Mexican Army, the Pacific Cartel, Korean Mafias and the DEA to save the woman he still loves from torture, death, and even her own ambition.

CastEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

  • Gerardo Taracena as El Mandril
  • Javier Escobar as Tereso
  • Vanessa Mateo as Lolet
  • Cristina Bernal as Lolet
  • Fernanda López as Fernanda
  • María Rocio García as Lolet
  • Oscar Bonfiglio as Godinez
  • Andrés García as El Rubio Barrios
  • Irán Castillo as Rosaura
  • Luis Gatica as El Procurador
  • Issabela Camil as Virginia
  • Luis Couturier as El Secretario de Defensa Alconedo
  • Rodolfo de Anda as Santos
  • Isela Vega as Procuradora
  • Salvador Zerboni as Gabriel
  • Alexis Ayala as Comandante Orozco
  • Ximena Herrera as La Reina
  • Fidel Zerda as Ausencio
  • Roxana Rojo de la Vega as Paulina
  • Thaily Amezcua as Mayra
  • Nancy Taira as Ana
  • Lila Aviles as Raquel
  • Alessy as Sofía
  • Krizia as Camila
  • Joss as Brenda

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113May 14, 2007 (2007-05-14)August 6, 2007 (2007-08-06)
213May 5, 2008 (2008-05-05)July 26, 2008 (2008-07-26)
317August 6, 2009 (2009-08-06)November 26, 2009 (2009-11-26)

Season 1 (2007)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air date
11"Regreso a casa"Alfredo Félix Díaz & Olga de la FuenteMay 14, 2007 (2007-05-14)
22"Prestamistas"Alfredo Félix Díaz & Olga de la FuenteMay 21, 2007 (2007-05-21)
33"Hoteles del centro"Ángel Pulido & Olga de la FuenteMay 28, 2007 (2007-05-28)
44"Pirañas de asfalto"Gilberto de AndaJune 4, 2007 (2007-06-04)
55"La monja"Enrique RenteríaJune 11, 2007 (2007-06-11)
66"Call girls"Ángel PulidoJune 18, 2007 (2007-06-18)
77"Loco yo"Enrique RenteríaJune 25, 2007 (2007-06-25)
88"Madre Rusia"Enrique RenteríaJuly 2, 2007 (2007-07-02)
99"Confianza rota"Enrique RenteríaJuly 9, 2007 (2007-07-09)
1010"Rabia"Enrique RenteríaJuly 16, 2007 (2007-07-16)
1111"Jaulas"Enrique RenteríaJuly 23, 2007 (2007-07-23)
1212"Desencuentro"Enrique RenteríaJuly 30, 2007 (2007-07-30)
1313"Revelaciones"Enrique RenteríaAugust 6, 2007 (2007-08-06)

Season 2 (2008)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
141"El imperio de la reina"May 5, 2008 (2008-05-05)
152"La cruzada"May 12, 2008 (2008-05-12)
163"La última función"May 19, 2008 (2008-05-19)
174"Salvar al enemigo"May 26, 2008 (2008-05-26)
185"Asuntos de familia"June 2, 2008 (2008-06-02)
196"Cara a cara"June 9, 2008 (2008-06-09)
207"Por los viejos tiempos"June 16, 2008 (2008-06-16)
218"Padre e hija"June 23, 2008 (2008-06-23)
229"Alianza"June 30, 2008 (2008-06-30)
2310"Danza mortal"July 7, 2008 (2008-07-07)
2411"El mundo es un negocio"July 14, 2008 (2008-07-14)
2512"Feliz cumpleaños"July 21, 2008 (2008-07-21)
2613"La traición"July 28, 2008 (2008-07-28)

Season 3 (2009)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
271"Jaque a la reina"August 6, 2009 (2009-08-06)
282"Nirvana: parte 1"August 13, 2009 (2009-08-13)
293"Nirvana: parte 2"August 20, 2009 (2009-08-20)
304"Muerte al general"August 27, 2009 (2009-08-27)
315"Viene el coco"September 3, 2009 (2009-09-03)
326"Cosecha de amapolas"September 10, 2009 (2009-09-10)
337"Servicios de internet"September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17)
348"Arte"September 24, 2009 (2009-09-24)
359"Túneles"October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)
3610"El día de la bestia"October 8, 2009 (2009-10-08)
3711"Las bellas y la bestia I"October 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)
3812"Las bellas y la bestia II"October 22, 2009 (2009-10-22)
3913"La noche de la bestia"October 29, 2009 (2009-10-29)
4014"Persecución a primera vista"November 5, 2009 (2009-11-05)
4115"40 horas para morir"November 12, 2009 (2009-11-12)
4216"Nunca digas nunca"November 19, 2009 (2009-11-19)
4317"El intercambio"November 26, 2009 (2009-11-26)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'El Pantera' será adaptado ahora en Estados Unidos". www.milenio.com.

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