Lovers of melodramas are celebrating and it is not precisely because of his return to Netflix -where for several months it was consecrated as one of the most watched programs in Mexico-, but because of the news of a possible return of I am Betty the Ugly one where 20 years after her first broadcast, you could tell what happened in her life as the wife of Don Armando.
Colombian journalist Carlos Ochoa broke the news: “I am Betty the Ugly, 20 years later, I hope it is true,” he said. From that moment on, every detail about the possible new plot has caused a stir on the internet, since it is important to emphasize that said melodrama has an important record, it is the telenovela with the most adaptations in historyeven entering the book of Guinness World Records.
In more than 180 countries where it was broadcast, it was dubbed into 25 languages and, most importantly, it had at least 28 adaptations counted until 2010, when it was awarded the distinguished recognition. For these reasons, if the news is true, retaking a project so loved by the public implies one of the greatest challenges of the Hispanic entertainment industryadding a factor that plays against it: the creator of the novel, Fernando Gaitán, passed away.
According to what was stated by ‘The Bible of Television’, as the communicator is known, now the plot would relate the life of the daughter they had Armando Mendoza Y Beatrice Pinzon, the main characters. It is very important to point out that the intention that the main actors return may be the final factor in whether or not the continuation of Ecomoda.
“The history It would focus on the little girl, who would now be 20 years old, but the most shocking thing is that everything would start with the divorce of this couplethe most beloved of soap operas”, he commented.
For more than one, the news of having a continuation has gone into the background, because knowing that Betty Y Don Armando they did not have a “happily ever after” would not only give a realistic touch to the story, but also current since the divorce rate is much higher than the approval number for a marriage between young people. So having a third of the franchise, the main focus will be on answering: What happened?
Despite the fact that for more than a year the program remained in the top 10 of the most watched programs of Netflix Mexico, it seems that the streaming monster did not come at the price because one of the nascent networks -and its competition- would be in charge of making the script now in charge of Juan Carlos Perez -the person responsible for writing the new version of Till money do us part– and the manager Mario Riveroresume the most successful project in the history of Colombia and RCN Television.
“It would be a commissioned production and they say it could be seen in Amazon Prime Video Could it be that they also pass it by RCN Television? I think so, otherwise they would be crazy,” she added.
After the disastrous reception by critics and the public -although in Colombia it did have very good audience levels- that the continuation of I am Betty the Ugly one with the title Ecomodahaving only 35 chapters unlike the 156 of the firstadapting the story again to more than 20 years implies a very big risk not only for the production house and the sponsors, since surely yes or yes it will be widely seen, but mainly for the cast of original actors that with a bad story could not meet expectations and “dirty” the image that is already had of the beloved characters.