It will be a 10-part series derived from the original, which delved in an innovative way into topics such as womb surrogacy and gender identity.
Confirmed: the story of Little Victoria did not end with the broadcast of its last chapter, on December 11, 2019. Telefe’s successful telenovela will have, in a certain way, a new season: it will be un spin-off, that is, a story derived from the main one, in series format.
This was confirmed by the companies producing Little Victoria, ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) and Oficina Burman (The Mediapro Studio). The new installment of Little Victoria It will be a dramatic comedy of ten episodes, with a duration of half an hour each. It will be seen in 2021 on Telefe and will arrive in Latin America through Amazon Prime Video.
The story, an original idea by Erika Halvorsen and Daniel Burman, will feature on this occasion as showrunner –that is, responsible for the series- with the renowned scriptwriter and director Juan Taratuto, who will also direct several of its episodes.
The first season of Little Victoria aired between September 16 and December 11, 2019. The series innovatively delved into current affairs such as belly surrogacy, models of motherhood and fatherhood, feminism and gender identity.
The fiction is nominated for the International Emmy Awards in the category Best Telenovela. The winners will be announced on November 23 at a ceremony to be held in New York. The first full season is available on Amazon Prime Video for Latin America and the United States.
The story began with the birth of a baby who joins the paths of four women, very different from each other but with a common denominator: love for the little girl. Jazmín (Julieta Díaz) is a successful executive in her late 40s who clandestinely surrendered Bárbara’s (Natalie Pérez) womb in order to become a mother, without the pregnancy damaging her rising corporate career.
For her part, Barbara rented her belly in exchange for remuneration that would allow him to help his mother and his little brother who live in the south of the country. When he goes into labor, he asks for a car to go to the clinic and that is how he meets Selva (Inés Estévez) the driver who gets involved, accompanies him and decides not to separate from the baby.
Selva is the voice of experience: she raised her siblings practically alone. She is also present at the Emma clinic (Mariana Genesio) a transgender girl that, to the surprise of all the others, will be a fundamental part of this story, because she is the sperm donor.
The four women they violate surrogacy protocols and they decide to share the upbringing of little Victoria. Women find a healing bond that is not given by motherhood but by the relationship that the four build around their daughter.
Recently, Inés Estévez expressed on social networks her disappointment at not being part of the second season. Consulted in this regard by Clarion, the actress said: “The author retired, I think due to lack of a plot agreement, and in history ten years passed. Argumentally it is justifiable. The problem is the job expectation created and sustained, the fact of having rejected other projects for this one and that in the face of the change of course they do not take charge of what corresponds “.