La traición (2008 TV series)

La Traición (Betrayed) is a Colombian-American telenovela co-produced by United States-based Telemundo and RTI Colombia. Telemundo debuted this serial on January 29, 2008, replacing Madre Luna. This show is also known as Betrayed.[1]

La Traición
Title card
Created byJosé Fernando Pérez
Developed byTelemundo
RTI Colombia
Directed byMauricio Cruz
Agustin Restrepo
Santiago Vargas
StarringMario Cimarro
Danna García
Theme music composerNicolas Uribe
Oliver Camargo
José Carlos Maria
Opening theme"Me frena una razon"
Salvatore Casandro
Paola Vargas
Country of originColombia
United States
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes106
Executive producerHugo León Ferrer
ProducerAndrés Santamaría
EditorAlba Merchan Hamann
Camera setupMulti camera
Running time42-45 minutes
Original networkTelemundo
Picture formatSDTV, 480i
Original releaseJanuary 29, 2008 - June 27, 2008
Preceded byMadre Luna
Followed byEl Juramento

Traición is based on the Colombian novel El Caballero de Rauzán, written in 1887 by Felipe Pérez. RTI Colombia made another adaptation of the story in 2000, titled Rauzán. As with most of its soap operas, Telemundo broadcast English subtitles as closed captions on CC3. Filming in Bogotá, Colombia, began in late October, 2007.[2]

BTV started to air this telenovela on August 26, 2008 in Bulgaria. RTV Pink started to air this telenovela on January 26, 2009 in Serbia. TV Puls will start to air this novela on August 31, 2009 in Poland.


This romantic saga features Hugo de Medina, a handsome, mysterious swordsman, with a reputation as a womanizer. His life crashes around him when he finds he suffers from catalepsy, an incurable condition marked by loss of voluntary motion. The same disease felled his father years before.

This dashing young man meets Soledad de Obregon, a gorgeous, refined girl and the two are bound together by sudden passion, though matters are complicated by Hugo's desire to hide his infirmity.[3]

As the adoring couple prepares to marry, tragedy strikes again.[4] Hugo's sinister brother, Alcides, who has always been in love with Soledad, betrays him and steals his betrothed. The rest of the telenovela deals with first Hugo's quest for vengeance and then his attempts to regain the trust and love of Soledad.[5]

Production notesEdit

This telenovela was originally announced with Mario Cimarro, Sandra Echeverría and Gabriel Porras as stars.[6] Danna García replaced Echeverría and Salvador del Solar replaced Porras, who took the male lead in Madre Luna. Telemundo began airing ads promoting this show in September, before filming began. It apparently shortened the series from the original plan of 130 to 106 episodes.[7]

Telemundo also took a shot at rival network Univision by having Michelle Vieth appear in first-run episodes of this show, while Univision aired Al Diablo con los Guapos from 2007. This highlights that the competition rebroadcasts serials that already aired in Mexico several months ago, while Telemundo usually airs original programming. Michelle Vieth is thus one of the few soap performers to appear on competing US networks at the same time.[8]


  • Mario Cimarro .... Hugo de Medina / Alcides de Medina. Main hero/His twin-brother, Main Villain. Killed each other with Arturo
  • Danna García .... Soledad de Obregón.
  • Michelle Vieth....Michelle Phillips.
  • Ismael La Rosa... Daniel Von Sirak.
  • Harry Geithner .... Francisco/Paco/Paquito. Villain. Arrested by the police.
  • Cesar Mora .... Guillermo Burke.
  • Virna Flores....Eloísa Renán. Villain. Killed by a trap of Alcides
  • Rossana Fernández-Maldonado .... Beatriz de Linares. Villain. Killed by Alcides.
  • Mónica Franco .... Rebeca Montenegro. Villain. Killed by a trap of Alcides.
  • Luz Estella Luengas .... Esther de Obregon.
  • Germán Rojas .... Lucas de Obregon
  • Victoria Góngora .... Helena Burke.
  • Flavio Peniche .... Boris.
  • Natalia Giraldo .... Tia Antonia. Villain at first. Later good.
  • Indhira Serrano .... Ursula
  • Liliana Zalazar .... Marina - Villain, Boris's wife, killed by Arturo.
  • Sergio Gonzalez .... Doctor Max - Villain, killed dr. Sirak, wants to find the medicine of catalepsy
  • Tiberio Cruz .... Hercules - Arturo's ex-servant, in love with Margot. Villain, later good
  • Salvador del Solar .... Arturo de Linares - Villain, wants to enact revenge on Alcides. Killed by Alcides, because of defensing Soledad, Hugo and Aurorita
  • Paulo Quevedo... Vladimir.
  • Ricardo Saldarriaga
  • Diego Camacho
  • Rene Figueroa
  • Tommy Vásquez
  • Andrés Martínez
  • Esmeralda Pinzón .... Matilde.
  • Tania Falquez .... Alcides' and Hugo's mother.
  • Bastian Madiedo
  • Javier Zapata
  • Cesar Vargas
  • Oscar González
  • Mauricio Bravo
  • Sigifredo Vega
  • Juan Carlos Bedoya
  • Laila Viera .... Margot
  • Luís Fernando Bohórquez
  • Alberto Sornosa
  • Juan Carlos Arboleda
  • Eduardo Carreño
  • Diego Giraldo

International releasesEdit

Country Alternate title/Translation TV network(s) Series premiere Series finale Weekly schedule Timeslot
  Turkey İhanet Star TV (Turkey) October, 2008 2009 March Monday to Friday (Day Change) January, 2009 Saturday Sunday October, 2008 14:00 (Day Change) January, 2009 Saturday Sunday 13:40
  Bulgaria Предателство bTV August 26, 2008 January 30, 2009 Monday to Friday 13:30
  Serbia Izdaja RTV Pink January 26, 2009 April 28, 2009 Monday to Friday 14:00
  Romania Tradarea Acasa TV Monday to Friday
  Philippines La Traicion (The Betrayal) ABS-CBN November 17, 2008 July 3, 2009 Monday to Friday 3:30 PM PST
  USA La Traicion Telemundo January 29, 2008 June 27, 2008 Monday to Friday 12:30 PM
  Armenia Դավաճանություն Shant TV November 22, 2009 March 18, 2010 Monday to Friday 17:00
  Azerbaijan Xəyanət Public TV


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