Canela Media Announces a Second Season of Its Highly Successful Reality Series ‘Secretos De Villanas’ Along with an all-new Spin-Off Series, ‘Secretos De Protagonistas’ for 2023

New York, NY, January 12, 2023 – Canela Media, a leading, minority-owned technology driven media company committed to redefining digital media and entertainment experiences for the Latino community, has announced a second season of its highly successful original reality series ‘Secretos de Villanas’, as well as an all-new spin-off series ‘Secretos de Protagonistas’, both of which are slated to premiere in 2023.

 “We are thrilled that ’Secretos de Villanas’ and the six iconic telenovela superstars featured in the series were so well received by our audience and the industry. The series has surpassed our expectations becoming Canela Media’s most successful series since our launch. And along with the buzz and social love ‘Secretos de Villanas’ has garnered the series has become a part of the pop culture zeitgeist.” said Jerry Leo, Chief Content Officer of Canela Media “Piggybacking on the success of ‘Villanas’, we are very excited to venture into ‘Secretos de Protagonistas’ with some of the most beloved telenovela leading ladies later this year.”

 The second season of Canela Media’s Original ‘Secretos de Villanas’ will feature the return of some of the fan favorite villanas from the first season, as well as additional iconic telenovela villains ready to join the drama. The cast of villanas will bring distinct personalities and experiences, new secrets and unresolved conflicts that will add to the group dynamic.

 ‘Secretos de Protagonistas’, the spin-off of ‘Secretos de Villanas’ and a Canela Media Original exclusive, will bring together telenovela stars in this much anticipated reality series. As with the villanas, this project will give these iconic telenovela women the opportunity to share their experiences in the industry, discover the similarities that connect them and reveal some of their most kept secrets, all while sharing with fans what they are really like when they are not acting on set.

 Both series ‘Secretos de Villanas’ and ‘Secretos de Protagonistas’ are produced by Canela.TV in association with Enrique Sapene and Rubén Consuegra of River Waves Productions.

Executive Producers Rubén Consuegra and Enrique Sapene added, “The series clearly tapped into something the public was hungry for, so it’s especially satisfying to be able to not only return with a second season of ‘Secretos de Villanas’ that’s full of surprises and shocking revelations, but with an equally sensational spin-off with ‘Secretos de Protagonistas’.”

 ll episodes from the first season of ‘Secretos de Villanas’ are available to stream for free on Canela.TV.

 Launched in 2020, Canela.TV, one of the first advertisement-based video on demand streaming services for U.S. Hispanics/Latinos, is now approaching 10 million downloads. Canela.TV also has a wide distribution of FAST channels through partners such as Samsung, XUMO, and LG. Additionally, Canela Media launched Canela Music in 2021 with a variety of music genres and original content, and Canela Kids, an extension of Canela.TV with a variety of Spanish content for kids.

 Canela Media is the single largest funded, Latino and female-owned company with the 4th largest amount of funding for a female in the media industry, with over 50 million users across their OTT products and 180 Spanish content sites.

 About Canela Media Canela Media is a leading digital media technology company offering brands a complete ecosystem to connect with multicultural audiences starting with its free streaming platform service, Canela.TV, which enriches the new generation of U.S. Latinos with free access to unique, culturally relevant content. In addition to TV content, Canela Music features a unique blend of Latin music programming, featuring various genres from Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Classics, Romantic, and more.

 Canela Media reaches more than 50 million unique Hispanics across its 180+ premium Spanish-language sites. Combined with the company’s proprietary data, Canela Media possesses in-depth knowledge and understanding of how to establish meaningful and culturally relevant connections with the new mainstream – U.S. and Latam Hispanics. Headquartered in New York, Canela Media is ranked as the third-largest Hispanic ad-focused company and the only female- and minority-owned certified digital company. For more information, please visit

About River Waves Productions

Los Angeles based and newly founded River Waves Productions is a new venture created by veteran producers Rubén Consuegra and Enrique Sapene who are responsible for hit shows such as ‘The Q Agenda,’ ‘Glitterbomb,’ and ‘Rica, Famosa, Latina.’ With decades of experience in the production and development of diverse and inclusive content under their belts, the founders of River Waves Productions in partnership with Canela Media, produced the first season of the much-anticipated docu-series ‘Secretos de Villanas,’ and in 2023, the spin-off ‘Secretos de Protagonistas’ and the second season of ‘Secretos de Villanas.’


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