NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, and the fastest growing cable network, will premiere “Niño Santo,” the popular Mexican original drama series, starring Karla Souza and Jose Maria de Tavira on Wednesday, January 11 at 10pm/9C.
The 14-episode series is inspired by the real-life story and mythic fame of José Fidencio de Jesus Sintora Constatino, known as El Niño Fidencio, one of Mexico’s most recognized healers. El Niño was known for performing surgery without anesthesia and without causing his patients any pain.
“Niño Santo” follows a group of young doctors sent to a remote village of Agua Azul, in the southern region of Mexico, to vaccinate the locals suffering from an unknown epidemic. Once there, they encounter resistance from the local community who is loyal to an unusual cult headed by a mysterious faith healer, “El Niño”.
The curiosity of the doctors leads them to become involved with this group in the name of science. As they witness extraordinary phenomena outside reality, the “miracles,” they begin to weigh scientific impossibility against the possibility of faith.
The series stars Karla Souza as Lucía Suarez, José María de Tavira as Damián”, Francisco De La Reguera as Farca, Harold Torres as Mateo and Gabino Rodríguez as El Niño.
“Niño Santo” is directed by Marc Vigil and is created by Mauricio Katz, Pedro Peirano and Pablo Cruz (Fear of the Walking Dead, Cesar Chavez). Cruz also shares credits as executive producer along with associate producers Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle, Neruda). The series was acquired from Engine Entertainment.
Fans can engage on social media by using the hashtag #NinoSanto and find more content about the show in Spanish on NBC UNIVERSO’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NBCUNIVERSO