Yago poster.jpg
Also known asYago, pasión y venganza
Created byLarissa Andrade
Based onThe Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
Written by
  • Fernanda Eguiarte
  • Alejandra Olvera
  • Tania Tinajero
  • Julio Cérsar Mármol
Story by
  • Ay Yapım
  • Karem Deren
  • Pınar Bulut
Directed by
  • Rodrigo Curiel
  • Eric Morales
  • Alfredo Kassem
Creative directorJorge Gaska
Opening theme"Yago"
ComposerGiacomán de Neymet Alejandro
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes65
Executive producerCarmen Armendáriz
ProducerAbraham Quintero
Production locationMexico City, Mexico
EditorRodrigo Morales
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkUnivision
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original releaseMay 2 (2016-05-02) –
September 5, 2016 (2016-09-05)
Related showsEzel (2009–2011)

Yago (formerly known as Yago, pasión y venganza) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carmen Armendáriz for Televisa.[1][2][3] It is an adaptation (drastically changed[4]) of the 1844 French novel, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas,[3] and is also a remake of the Turkish series, Ezel.[5][6][7] The series featured 65 episodes.[7]

The series stars Iván Sánchez as Yago, Gabriela de la Garza as Sara, Flavio Medina as Lucio and Pablo Valentín as Abel.[8][9][10]


Omar, a young man from Mexico City, is betrayed by his fiancée, Sara, and two close friends, in a failed robbery plot where he was framed as the perpetrator. After being unjustly imprisoned for 11 years and faking his death to escape during a prison riot, he undergoes plastic surgery to alter his appearance and plots revenge under his new identity, "Yago".[11][12] Quite different from Dumas' plot, Yago is not empowered by discovering a treasure on an island, but by a mafioso type gang lord who has a long running feud with another mafioso type. In a tale of violence, gore, with sadistic torture and murder; the story explores the blessing vs curse of vengeance, as opposed to forgiveness.[13]





The series primarily films in Mexico City and in other locations in Mexico.[11] Production officially began on January 18, 2016. The series completed filming in mid-June 2016.[15][3] The telenovela was originally called, Yago, pasión y venganza, but it was later changed to Yago. A teaser trailer and promos were released in early April 2016.[16][17][18]


Due to lackluster viewership, the show was initially cancelled and slated to be moved to Univision's sister network, UniMás. However, on May 23, 2016, it was announced that the program would remain a part of Univision's evening lineup with a time slot switch to 10 p.m. E.T.,[clarification needed] beginning on May 30.[19] The program took a one-week hiatus from its usual broadcast, with the premiere of the telenovela drama, Tres veces Ana, taking over its original time slot.[19][20] Because of continued low ratings following its new time slot, the series was moved permanently to UniMás and episodes airs at midnight E.T., beginning June 27, 2016.[15][21][22] On August 23, 2016, Yago premiered in Mexico on Las Estrellas at 10:30 pm.[23]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2017 35th TVyNovelas Awards[24][25] Best Series Carmen Armendáriz Nominated[24][25]
Best Actress in Series Gabriela de la Garza Nominated[24][25]
Best Actor in Series Iván Sánchez Nominated[24][25]


  1. ^ "Serie de Carmen Armendáriz se llamará "Yago, pasión y venganza"". lmshow.entravision.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ "'Yago, Pasión y Venganza' Titulo De Telenovela De Carmen Armendariz, Protagonizada Por Iván Sánchez". novelalounge.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Maxine, Woodside. ""Yago, pasión y venganza" estrenará 27 de mayo por Univision: prod". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  4. ^ Yago, telenovela aired by Univision, summer, 2016, widely distributed on broadcast TV and available at Univision.com.
  5. ^ "'Yago' De Televisa Es Un Refrito De 'Ezel', Telenovela Turca, Conoce Su Historia". novelalounge.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  6. ^ Rubio, Flor. "Posponen inicio de "Tres veces Ana" en Univision; entra "Yago"". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Iván Sánchez protagonizará "Yago", una serie de pasión y venganza". publimetro.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  8. ^ Rubio, Flor. "Iván Sánchez hará gira de "Nunca es tarde para aprender francés"". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  9. ^ Woodside, Maxine. "Gaby de la Garza protagonizará "Yago, pasión y venganza"". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  10. ^ Woodside, Maxine. "Flavio Medina se integra a serie de Carmen Armendáriz". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Carmen Armendáriz presenta "Yago", una serie de pasión y venganza". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Conoce la historia de Yago". univision.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  13. ^ Yago, telenovela (primary source) Univision.com.
  14. ^ Woodside, Maxine. "Cassandra Sánchez Navarro se integra a serie de Carmen Armendáriz". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Yago' Telenovela Finale: Iván Sánchez Series Ends Production In México". latintimes.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Mira el tráiler de Yago, la nueva apuesta estelar de Univisión con Iván Sánchez". mastelenovelas.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  17. ^ Poza, Javier. ""Yago", el formato más llamativo de Televisa: Iván Sánchez". radioformula.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Yago, la nueva serie de Televisa (Fotos)". mastelenovelas.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  19. ^ a b "'Yago' Staying On Univision, 'Tres Veces Ana' Telenovela Takes Over Time Slot". latintimes.com. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Yago cede su espacio a Tres veces Ana para regresar con nuevo horario". peopleenespanol.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  21. ^ ""Yago" regresará el 30 de Mayo". univision.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  22. ^ "Univision Cancels 'Yago', Moves It To UniMás; 'A Que No Me Dejas' Premieres In Its Place". latintimes.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  23. ^ "'Yago' llega a 'Las Estrellas' para cobrar venganza". televisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  24. ^ a b c d "¡Conoce a los nominados de los Premios TVyNovelas 2017 y vota por tu favorito!". television.televisa.com (in Spanish). Televisa. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  25. ^ a b c d "Lista completa de ganadores de Premios TV y Novelas 2017". laopinion.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 April 2017.