Jelena (Serbian Cyrillic: Јелена) is the first Serbian telenovela ever shot. Series is shot for BK TV by PowerHouse Entertainment owned by Saša D. Karić.
|Created by||Joaquín Guerrero Casasola|
|Opening theme||"Sada znam" by Dušan Zrnić & Danica Karić|
|Country of origin||Serbia|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||110 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||~40 minutes|
|Production company||PowerHouse Entertainment|
|Original network||BK TV|
|Original release||October 18, 2004 –|
May 25, 2005
Belgrade in the 70's. Jelena, the daughter of a high ranked politician and Vuk, a poor young man decided to run away for her 18th birthday, but someone set them up. Jelena has been drugged and locked in her room and her father had been killed. The blame fell on Vuk and he ran from Yugoslavia. Thirteen years later he returns to Belgrade to clear his name.
|Jelena Stefanović||Danica Maksimović||Main|
|Vuk Despotović||Aljoša Vučković||Main|
|Ratko Milijaš||Irfan Mensur||Main|
|Mirjana Bajović||Ružica Sokić||Main||Recurring|
|Petar Savić||Ivan Bekjarev||Main||Recurring|
|Helen Despotović||Bojana Ordinačev||Main|
|Saša Milijaš||Srđan Karanović||Main|
|Tatjana Pantić||Iva Štrljić||Main|
|Sofija Jovanović||Srna Lango||Main||Recurring|
|Sandra Marković||Dragana Vujić||Main|
|Momir Đevenica||Vladan Dujović||Main|
|Gvozden Đevenica||Andrej Šepetkovski||Recurring||Main|
|Mejkl Despotović||Danijel Đokić||Recurring||Main|
|Miša Andrić||Slobodan Ćustić||Recurring||Main|
At the beginning of season 1 we meet the characters. Main characters in season 1 are Jelena, Vuk, Ratko, Mira, Petar, Helen, Saša, Tatjana, Sofija, Sandra & Momir. Character Momir's cousin Gvozden is introduced in episode 3, character of Boban, young man who works for Ratko and Jelena and lives with them is introduced in episode 1 and character of inspector Miša Andrić is introduced in episode 9.
At the beginning of season 2 character of Momir's cousin Gvozden became regular cast member. In episode 11 is introduced character of Vuk's son Majkl.
At the beginning of season 3 character of Vuk's son Majkl became regular from this season. In episode 15 is introduced character of Bane Jelena's boss. Ivan Bekjarev departed the cast at the end of the season.
In episode 19 is introduced character of Nemanja, Saša's friend and news photographer. Ružica Sokić and Srna Lango departed the cast at the end of the season.
At the beginning of the season characters of Boban, inspector Miša Andrić, Bane and Nemanja had become regulars and Mirjana Bajović and Sofija Jovanović became recurring characters. This is also the final season of the show.
- Writer: Joaquín Guerrero Casasola
- Series editor and script adaptation: Katarina Aleksić
- Series manager: Vladan Cvetković
- Executive producer: Hernan Moris (Seasons 2–5)
- Costume designer: Jasmina Sanader (Seasons 1–3), Irena Belojica (Seasons 4–5)
- Production designer: Ivana Protić
- Editor: Stevan Marić
- Director of photography: Draško Plavšić
- Director: Andrej Aćin (Seasons 1–4), Danilo Paškvan (Season 5)
- ^ Although she was in the main cast in all seasons she did not appear in a few last episodes of season 4.