Thursday, September 29, 2016

'Velvet' Set to Premiere October 4 on UniMás

Miguel Ángel Silvestre as Alberto Márquez and Paula Echeverría as
Ana Ribera in Velvet series on UniMás.
Galerías Velvet, a high-end fashion house in 1950s/1960s Spain, is the setting for this stylish story of powerful young love that has captivated audiences in Spain and around the world. An exceptionally lavish production featuring art deco inspired sets and authentic period soundtrack, Velvet will make its debut Tuesday, October 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on UniMás.

From the creators of Spain's hit period drama "Grand Hotel," Velvet is a production of Ramón Campos and Teresa Fernández-Valdés from Bambú Producciones for Antena 3. The cast also includes, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (Doña Blanca), Manuela Velasco (Cristina Otegui), Marta Hazas (Clara Montesinos), Javier Rey (Mateo Ruiz), Cecilia Freire (Rita Montesinos) Adrián Lastra (Pedro Infantes), Asier Etxeandía (Raúl de la Riva), and Max Iglesias (Maximiliano Expósito).

Alberto (played by striking galán Miguel Ángel Silvestre of Sense8) and Ana (Paula Echeverría) meet as children, after Ana’s mother dies and she is forced to move to the big city to live with the only family she has left, her uncle Don Emilio (José Sacristán), the head of staff at Galerías Velvet. As the heir to the fashion empire Alberto’s budding love for Ana was forbidden by Don Rafael, Alberto’s father, and he is sent to study abroad.

When Alberto returns to take over the family business and get the love of his life back, jealous relatives and other outside forces keep interfering. In a world of haute-couture dresses and cutthroat competition, Alberto and Ana have to fight not only for their long-awaited life together, but for the very life of Galerías Velvet itself - even if it means Alberto entering into a loveless marriage of convenience. While Alberto rebels against the expectations made of him, Ana dreams of becoming a designer and struggles to assert herself as a creative personality. And both must defy the outdated conventions of a society resistant to change.

Velvet episodes will air Monday through Friday during the 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot.

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