La Piloto
Created byJörg Hiller
Written by
  • Jörg Hiller
  • Maria Cecilia Boenheim
  • Jorge Cervantes
  • Jairo Estrada
  • Carolina Barrera Meléndez
  • Carlos Bardasano
Directed by
  • Álvaro Curiel
  • Rolando Ocampo
  • Fernando Rovzar
  • David Ruiz
  • Alejandro Lozano
Music byCarlos Mármo
Opening theme"Buena vida"[a]
Ending theme"La Piloto" by Liza Quin[3]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes162 (list of episodes)
Executive producerPatricio Wills
Production locations
  • Mario Gallegos
  • Khristian Olivares
  • Marcia Valverde
EditorAlba Merchan Hamann
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
First shown inUnited States
Original release7 March 2017 (2017-03-07) –
7 October 2018 (2018-10-07)

La Piloto is a Spanish-language crime drama television series created by W Studios and produced by Lemon Films Studios for Univision and Televisa. It's an original story based on real-life events and it started airing on American broadcast channel Univision on 7 March 2017, and concluded on Mexican broadcast channel Las Estrellas on 7 October 2018.[5] The series tells the departures of Yolanda Cadena (Livia Brito) and all her efforts to become an airplane pilot.


The series tells the story of Yolanda (Livia Brito), a young Mexican flight attendant who is discovering how far she is able to reach in order to achieve her great dream: to be an airline pilot. The murder of her father gives her the impetus necessary to fulfill her goal. Her first contact with the world of aviation is to be stewardess, fighting against the multiple obstacles imposed by competing in a totally male environment. John Lucio, a drug lord, is held captive and is in dire need of a ransom, however Zulima, the head of the stewardesses, is unable to make the delivery, and asks Yolanda to do so. Yolanda is thrust into the drug business and John Lucio teaches her how to fly but Dave Mejia is a DEA Agent, whom she initially had feelings for, and puts her in the center of a burning love triangle.

Cast and characters

Main article: List of La Piloto characters


La Piloto premiered on 7 March 2017. On June 29, 2017, producer Billy Rovzar confirmed that the series would be renewed for a second season to be released on 18 June 2018 on Las Estrellas.[6][7]

Main article: List of La Piloto episodes

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
1807 March 2017 (2017-03-07)26 June 2017 (2017-06-26)Univision
28218 June 2018 (2018-06-18)7 October 2018 (2018-10-07)Las Estrellas


The series is created by W Studios of the renowned producer Patricio Wills and produced by Lemon Films Studios for Univision and Televisa.[8][9][10] It is written by Jorg Hiller who previously wrote Tiro de gracias and Porque el amor manda and is inspired by real-life events.[11][12] Filming of the series began on September 5, 2016.[13] For the filming of the series Livia Brito took aviation classes.[14]

On October 18, 2017, Patricio Wills of W Studios confirmed that the production of the second season of the series would begin in January 2018.[15] On January 26, 2018, the start of production of the second season was confirmed.[16] On February 1, 2018, Ilza Ponko was confirmed as the main villain of the second season.[17] A preview of the second season was released on 8 May 2018.[18]


U.S. rating

Viewership and ratings per season of La Piloto
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
Date Viewers
Date Viewers
1 80 7 March 2017 (2017-03-07) 1.92[19] 26 June 2017 (2017-06-26) 1.83[20] 1.66
2 56 29 July 2018 (2018-07-29)[21][22] 1.14[23] 18 October 2018 (2018-10-18)[24] 1.09[25] 1.03

Mexico rating

Viewership and ratings per season of La Piloto
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
Date Viewers
Date Viewers
1 67 21 May 2017 (2017-05-21) 14.7[26] 20 August 2017 (2017-08-20) 26.4[27] TBD
2 82 18 June 2018 (2018-06-18) 5.5[28] 7 October 2018 (2018-10-07) 2.9[29] 2.64

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2019 TVyNovelas Awards[30] Best Telenovela of the Year Carlos Bardasano Nominated[31]
Best Actress Livia Brito Nominated[31]
Best Antagonist Actress Ilza Ponko Nominated[31]
Best Direction Rolando Ocampo Nominated[31]
Best Musical Theme "Buena vida" (Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha) Nominated[31]
Best Cast La Piloto Nominated[31]


  1. ^ Performed by Manuel Ramos in the first season,[1] and Daddy Yankee & Natti Natasha in the second season.[2]


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  13. ^ Poza, Javier. "Livia Brito protagonizará "La piloto", se filmará en septiembre: Rovzar". (in Spanish). Grupo Fórmula. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
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  16. ^ González, Moisés. "Gaby Spanic regresa, La piloto con Livia Brito reanuda su vuelo y más de telenovela". (in Spanish). People en Español}. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  17. ^ González, Moisés. "La Piloto 2 tiene nueva villana, Sebastián Rulli se despide de Papá a toda madre y otras 8 noticias de telenovela". (in Spanish). People en Español. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  18. ^ @UniNovelas (9 May 2018). "Hay enemigos que no perdonan y Yolanda será testigo de ello 😱. ¡Muy pronto no te pierdas la segunda temporada de #LaPiloto ✈!" (Tweet) (in Spanish) – via Twitter.
  19. ^ Pucci, Douglas. "Tuesday Final Nationals: CBS and NBC Split Prime Time Victory as Both Far Outperform Their Competition". Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  20. ^ Pucci, Douglas. "Monday Final Nationals: NBC Narrowly Edges ABC for Adults 18-49 Leadership". Retrieved 28 June 2017.
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  22. ^ González, Moisés. "¿Sale Ana Brenda de Por amar sin ley? y otras 9 noticias ¡De telenovela!". (in Spanish). People en Español. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  23. ^ Pucci, Douglas. "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Roast of Bruce Willis' Original Telecast Draws 2.8 Million Across Four Viacom-Owned Networks; Led Cable in All Key Adult and Male Demos". Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  24. ^ González, Moisés. "Univision saca del aire antes de tiempo La piloto por su baja audiencia". (in Spanish). People en Español. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  25. ^ Pucci, Douglas. "Thursday Final Ratings: LeBron James' Lakers Debut on TNT Tops All NBA Games on Season Tip-Off Week". Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  26. ^ Woodside, Maxine. "Estreno de "La Piloto" triplica en rating a "Nada personal"". (in Spanish). Grupo Fórmula. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  27. ^ "La Piloto acapara rating en su final". (in Spanish). El Siglo de Torreón México. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
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  29. ^ "La Piloto 2 líder de audiencia en su capítulo final". (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  30. ^ @TVyNovelasMex (19 February 2019). "Esta es la segunda etapa de votaciones. Ellos son los nominados. ¡Elige a tus favoritos para #PremiosTVynovelas! El 10 de marzo se darán a conocer los ganadores" (Tweet) (in Spanish) – via Twitter.
  31. ^ a b c d e f Carmona, Liliana. "Premios TVyNovelas 2019: Lista completa de ganadores". (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 March 2019.