A Cinderella-style story with a Big Apple twist, Maid in Manhattan, is set to arrive to Telemundo (DStv Channel 118) on 7 November at 4.20pm CAT.
Inspired by the eponymous movie, the 167-episode telenovela presents Mexican singer and actress Litzy, who steps into the figurative glass shoes of Marisa Luján Villa in the lead role.
Before she becomes a maid in Manhattan, Marisa Lujan is a mom in Michoacan, Mexico, where things are starting to get dangerous. Fearing for the welfare of her son, Lalo, she packs their bags for the U.S., and they make their way from California to New York. Then Marisa lands a job as a maid at a luxurious Manhattan hotel, where she works hard to build a life for her and her son while dreaming of a brighter future. But she couldn’t have ever dreamed up what happens next…
Marisa has a chance encounter with a high-profile guest at the hotel, Cristobal Parker – played by the enigmatic Eugenio Siller (If Only I Were You, Queen of Hearts). Luckily, she just so happens to be dressed in a guest’s glamourous garb at the time, and she must keep her true identity as a hotel maid a secret from him. But it’s going to be harder than she thought, as Cristobal has fallen deeply in love with her and is desperate to see her again.
Expect a captivating tale of the labyrinth that leads to love, fraught with omissions, misgivings, doubt, and hard choices. It will have you in fits of laughter one moment, and dabbing at your eyes with a tissue the next. Follow the steps of the fated couple, while getting to know the other exciting characters, including Marisa’s mother (Ana Sobero), ex-husband (Paulo César Quevedo), her highly intelligent son (Jorge Eduardo García) and Sara Montero (Vanessa Villela), who will do anything to win Cristobal’s affections. Maid in Manhattan premieres on Monday 7 November 2016 at 4.20 pm CAT on Telemundo (DStv Channel 118).