La traición (2008 TV series)

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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 language(s)Spanish
No. of episodes106
Executive producer(s)Hugo León Ferrer
Producer(s)Andrés Santamaría
Editor(s)Alba 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

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]

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 notes[edit]

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]


International releases[edit]

Country Alternate title/Translation TV network(s) Series premiere Series finale Weekly schedule Timeslot
 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
 Armenia Դավաճանություն Shant TV November 22, 2009 March 18, 2010 Monday to Friday 17:00

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