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Mark Burnett To Develop TV Series About Superstar Luis Miguel
By Veronica Villafañe, contributor /forbes.com

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum recording artist Luis Miguel, who has sold more than 100 million albums, sung duets with Frank Sinatra and Sheena Easton and has had widely publicized high-profile relationships with Mariah Carey and Daisy Fuentes, as well as Mexican actress Araceli Arámbula, the mother of two of his children, will soon share his life story on television.

An extremely successful performer whose popularity has earned him a loyal fan base and sold out concerts worldwide, Luis Miguel, who has lived in the limelight since he started his music career at just 11 years old, has given very few interviews and when he does, he avoids discussing his personal life.

His fans will get to learn more about that private side of the Mexican superstar in a television mini series about his life thanks to Mark Burnett, super producer and president of MGM Television, who was able to secure the exclusive rights to Luis Miguel’s story.

Burnett, producer of shows such as The Voice, Shark Tank and The Apprentice, will help develop the series as part of a new joint venture between MGM and Gato Grande Productions, helmed by Mexican entrepreneurs Miguel Alemán Magnani and Antonio Cue Sánchez Navarro. Alemán is a former Televisa executive and grandson of Mexican President Miguel Aleman Valdés. Cué, former owner of the Major League Soccer team Chivas USA, is the grandson of a founder of the Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo, which manufactures Corona beer.

“It has taken me a long time to want to tell my story and I have been looking for the right team to tell it the way it should be told,” Luis Miguel said in a written statement. “Mark and the Gato Grande team are the perfect partners for this.”

Burnett, who had been looking to expand into Latin America, will be working closely with Gato Grande (Big Cat), which will produce Spanish-language content for worldwide distribution. “We spent many hours at my home with Luis Miguel discussing ideas for how best to tell his story and we are thrilled to be in business with him,” said Burnett in a statement. “We see the value of premium content for the Spanish-speaking market throughout the world, and we look forward to many additional projects across all platforms that we can now develop with Antonio, Miguel and Gato Grande. This is only the beginning.”

The Luis Miguel miniseries will be in English and Spanish. Gato Grande’s Head of Development Carla González Vargas will oversee the project.