Rebelde (English: Rebel) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Pedro Damián for Televisa, broadcast by Canal de las Estrellas (now known simply as Las Estrellas). It is a remake of the Argentine telenovela, Rebelde Way, adapted for the Mexican youth audience, leading to differences in characters' backgrounds. Rebelde originally aired from Monday, 4 October 2004, to Friday, 2 June 2006. It was replaced with Código Postal.

Rebelde
Genre
Created byPedro Damián
Based onRebelde Way
by Cris Morena
Written by
  • Iván Cuevas
  • Pedro Rodríguez
  • María Balmorí
Story byCris Morena
Directed by
  • Luis Pardo
  • Juan Carlos Muñoz
Creative directorAlexis Covasevich
Starring
Music by
  • Gerardo Rosado
  • Alejandro de la Parra
Opening theme
Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes440
Production
Executive producerPedro Damián
ProducerLuis Luisillo
Cinematography
  • Daniel Ferrer
  • Vivian Sánchez Ross
Editors
  • Noé Galindo
  • Luis Horacio Valdés
  • Juan Franco
  • Julio Abreu
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production companies
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
Release4 October 2004 (2004-10-04) –
2 June 2006 (2006-06-02)
Related

Rebelde is set in the Elite Way School, a prestigious private boarding school on the outskirts of Mexico City, with a major plot line revolving around six adolescent students – Mía Colucci Cáceres (Anahí), Roberta Pardo Rey (Dulce María), Miguel Arango Cervera (Alfonso Herrera), Diego Bustamante (Christopher von Uckermann), Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernández (Maite Perroni) and Giovanni Méndez López (Christian Chávez) – forming a band. Additional subplots involve the school's faculty and the students' parents. One trademark of the telenovela is the random use of English words and phrases, often used by fresa characters.

Another notable aspect is that the actors playing the band members are themselves in an actual group named RBD and perform most of the music used on the telenovela, including the opening theme song, "Rebelde". The group achieved international success from 2004 until their separation in 2009 and sold over 15 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling Latin music acts of all time.

Univision aired Rebelde weekdays afternoon at 3pm/2c from 21 March 2005, to 15 December 2006, replacing Corazones al límite. The last episode was broadcast on Friday, 15 December 2006, with Las dos caras de Ana replacing it on Monday, 18 December 2006.

In 2021, Netflix announced a reboot of the show, set for release the following year. The series, also titled Rebelde, was released on January 5, 2022, and is set 16 years after the end of the soap opera.

Caesars Entertainment Group announced that Rebelde will take residence at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas for six months in June 2024.[citation needed]

Plot edit

The Elite Way School is a private boarding school with international prestige where high-class students receive a high level of education to be prepared for a great future. The school has a scholarship program for people with low financial resources who have an excellent academic level. However, few even graduate since they are persecuted by a secret society called "La Logia" ("The Lodge"), whose purpose is to conserve the purity of the privileged class. Among the students are Mía (Anahí), Roberta (Dulce María), Miguel (Alfonso Herrera), Diego (Christopher von Uckermann), Lupita (Maite Perroni) and Giovanni (Christian Chávez). Six adolescents who, despite their differences, discover something that will unite them above all – their love for music.

Cast edit

Starring edit

Also starring edit

  • Felipe Nájera as Pascual Gandía
  • Pedro Weber "Chatanuga" as Pedro / Peter
  • María Fernanda García as Alicia Salazar
  • Manola Diez as Pepa
  • Xochitl Vigil as Rosa Fernández
  • Gabriela Bermúdez as Elena Cervera de Arango
  • Alejandra Peniche as Damiana Mitre de Ferrer
  • Lourdes Canale as Hilda Acosta / Profesora Hilda Bernard
  • Dobrina Cristeva as Yolanda "Yoli" Huber
  • Abraham Stavans as Joel Huber
  • Jorge Zamora as Maurice
  • Aitor Iturrioz as Esteban Nolasco
  • Tiaré Scanda as Galia Dunoff de Gandía
  • Roberto "Puck" Miranda as Cosme Méndez
  • Patricia Martínez as Luisa López de Méndez
  • Cynthia Coppelli as Mabel Bustamante
  • Salvador Julián as Carlos Velásquez
  • Liuba De Lasse as Catalina "Cata"
  • Yessica Salazar as Valeria Olivier (seasons 2–3)
  • Gerardo Klein as Fernando Ferrer (seasons 2–3)
  • Lisardo as Martín Reverte / Octavio Reverte (seasons 2–3)
  • Lourdes Reyes as Julia Lozano (seasons 2–3)
  • Claudia Schmidt as Sabrina Guzmán (seasons 2–3)
  • Alfonso Iturralde as Héctor Paz (seasons 2–3)
  • Roxana Martínez as Milagrosa (season 3)
  • Miguel Ángel Biaggio as Javier Alanis (season 3)

Recurring edit

Special guest stars edit

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2006 Premios TVyNovelas[3][4] Best Telenovela Pedro Damián Nominated
Best Lead Actress Ninel Conde Nominated
Best Lead Actor Juan Ferrara Nominated
Best Male Antagonist Enrique Rocha Nominated
Best Co-star Actress Leticia Perdigón Nominated
Best Co-star Actor Rafael Inclán Nominated
Best Young Lead Actress Anahí Nominated
Dulce María Won
Best Young Lead Actor Alfonso Herrera Nominated
Christopher von Uckermann Nominated
Best Musical Theme "Rebelde" by RBD Won
Best Direction Luis Pardo, Juan Carlos Muñoz and Felipe Nájera Nominated

Elite Way School uniforms edit

Casual edit

Both girls and boys wear red sport jackets with matching ties, and long-sleeved white dress-shirts. Boys wear blue jeans and black dress-shoes with their jackets and shirts, while girls wear blue denim miniskirts and black knee-boots. Moreover, girls often untuck and tie up their white dress-shirts, exposing their midriff. Girls also wear regulation underwear: full-cut black briefs with matching sport-bras, as demonstrated by Mia in the series' pilot. In the last season, girls wear denim blue skirts with blue knee boots.[citation needed]

Alternate casual edit

In later seasons, some girls wear a different ensemble with their white dress-shirts: ochre plaid miniskirts and brown sport jackets, with black Mary Janes and white knee-socks.

Formal edit

Both girls and boys wear black sport jackets with matching ties, and long-sleeved blue dress-shirts. Boys wear black dress-slacks with matching dress-shoes, while girls wear dressy black miniskirts with matching knee-boots. Girls rarely tie up their formal dress-shirts.

DVDs edit

Information
Rebelde: Primera Temporada (First Season)
Release date
  • August 2005 (Mexico)
  • December 2005 (Brazil)
  • November 21, 2006 (United States)
  • January 9, 2007 (US)
Rebelde: Segunda Temporada (Second Season)
Released
  • October 29, 2006 (Mexico)
  • April 10, 2007 (United States)
Rebelde: Tercera Temporada (Third Season)
Release date
  • June 30, 2007 (Mexico)
  • July 10, 2008 (United States)
Rebelde: La Serie Completa (The Complete Series)
Release date
  • November 13, 2007

RBD edit

One of the topics that marked the success of the telenovela was the formation of a group named RBD (abbreviation for "ReBelDe"). The production of the series conceived the idea of the musical group to promote both the characters and the show itself. The project quickly surpassed the telenovela in success, so much so that it can now be considered as a separate concept (as Erreway of Rebelde Way did in Argentina). The series was a great promotion for the group since it was able to reach all of Latin America, United States, and several European nations. The group is one of the most impressive in the Latin pop genre and has had great success in Hispanic countries, the U.S. and even Brazil, where the telenovela and the group were highly successful. The show's success was so great that during the third season, the producers decided to lengthen the time of the episodes to one hour and a half, being the first telenovela with such duration.

Main songs edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Hilary Duff participará en el gran final de la telenovela Rebelde". Los 40 (in Spanish). 18 May 2006. Archived from the original on 10 January 2022. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  2. ^ Cano, Natalia (19 May 2006). "Duff estará en Rebelde". El Universal (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 10 January 2022. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Más sobre la entrega de premios TV y Novelas 2006". Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  4. ^ "XXIV Premio TV y Novelas 2006". Archived from the original on 10 September 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2014.

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