|Also known as||Yago, pasión y venganza|
|Created by||Larissa Andrade|
|Based on||The Count of Monte Cristo|
by Alexandre Dumas
|Creative director||Jorge Gaska|
|Composer||Giacomán de Neymet Alejandro|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||65|
|Executive producer||Carmen Armendáriz|
|Production location||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
|Original release||May 2 –|
September 5, 2016
|Related shows||Ezel (2009–2011)|
Yago (formerly known as Yago, pasión y venganza) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carmen Armendáriz for Televisa. It is an adaptation (drastically changed) of the 1844 French novel, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, and is also a remake of the Turkish series, Ezel. The series featured 65 episodes.
The series stars Iván Sánchez as Yago, Gabriela de la Garza as Sara, Flavio Medina as Lucio and Pablo Valentín as Abel.
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". 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.
The series primarily films in Mexico City and in other locations in Mexico. Production officially began on January 18, 2016. The series completed filming in mid-June 2016. 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.
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. 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. 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. On August 23, 2016, Yago premiered in Mexico on Las Estrellas at 10:30 pm.
|2017||35th TVyNovelas Awards||Best Series||Carmen Armendáriz||Nominated|
|Best Actress in Series||Gabriela de la Garza||Nominated|
|Best Actor in Series||Iván Sánchez||Nominated|