La tempestad: Synopsis

Genre: Telenovela, Romance, Drama
Format: Serial drama
Created by: Humberto "Kiko" Olivieri (original)
Written by: Liliana Abud (original), Mauricio Aridjis (adaptation)
Directed by: Monica Miguel, Eric Morales
Starring: William Levy, Ximena Navarrete, Iván Sanchez, Laura Carmine, Mariana Seoane, Daniela Romo, Cesar Evora
Opening theme: "Hoy tengo ganas de ti" by Alejandro Fernández feat. Christina Aguilera
Ending theme: "Para Soñar" by Daniela Romo feat. Francisco Cespedes, Pensar En Ti by Daniela Romo feat. PandOra
Composer(s): Luis Alberto Diazayas
Country of origin: Mexico
Original language(s): Spanish
No. of episodes: 47 (aired)

La tempestad (International translation The Tempest, but dubbed as The Storm by Univision) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Salvador Mejía Alejandre for Televisa. It is loosely based on the Colombian telenovela La Tormenta, produced by RTI Colombia for Telemundo and Caracol TV.

William Levy and Ximena Navarrete star as the protagonists, while Iván Sanchez, Laura Carmine, Cesar Evora and Mariana Seoane star as the antagonists. Daniela Romo is also confirmed to star. Previously, Jessica Coch and Adriana Louvier were originally confirmed to star as the antagonist.

As of May 13, 2013, Canal de las Estrellas is broadcasting La tempestad, replacing Amores verdaderos. Production of La tempestad officially started on April 4, 2013. The 2013 remake of Bodas de Odio will replace La tempestad on November 4, 2013.

On June 11, 2013, Univision confirmed a July 2013 broadcast. A July 29, 2013 broadcast was confirmed on July 16, 2013.

Marina is the manager to a Hotel in the city. Her executive career is going through a rough patch when she is informed that her mother, Beatriz Reverte, suffers from a disease that compromises her life.

At the same time, in the town "Nuestra Señora del Mar", lives Damian Fabre; a young captain who owns a fishing boat called "La Tempestad". Damian is in charge of supplying merchandise for a canned food manufacturer called "Neptuno". Esthercita, the mayor's daughter, is obsessed with Damian, and after some incisive flirting, he finally corresponds her without having a clue of what is coming close to him.

Mercedes Artigas, a mysterious and elegant woman, shows up in the city. She is "Neptuno's" owner and she desperately needs someone who helps her save the factory from going bankrupt. She offers Marina the chance to recover her professional life by taking care of the factory's financial and administrative management. Although she was a little skeptic at the beginning, Marina accepts to move to the town, especially when she is advised that her mother's health would get worse in the city.

Mercedes keeps a big secret: she is Marina's real mother, but she had to quit her daughter in the past. She used to be really poor and Ernesto, who was a mobster ever since then, fell in love with her, but Mercedes didn't correspond to him because she was in love with Leonardo and got pregnant with his child. Furious, Ernesto killed Leonardo. Mercedes ran away and a short later she gave birth to twin sisters. Ernesto stole Magdalena, and regardless of being a girl, he abused her and condemned her to a life of prostitution. To keep Marina from having the same luck, Mercedes decided to give her in adoption.

Hernan, a wealthy and good-looking man, has always been obsessed with Marina. He has enough power to make everyone in the town surrender to him; completely different to the Hernan, Marina met in school. In order to provoke Damian's jealousy, Marina accepts going out with Hernan, although she mistrusts him which she can't explain why. This is because Hernan has a dark life that he shares with Fulgencio, the town's mayor and Esthercita's father. Hernan works with the mafia and has some problems with fishing boats, especially with Damian Fabre's, "La Tempestad", which has complicated his business' management.

Damian and Marina are forced to make a truce in order to defend themselves from their common enemies, who want to destroy them; this struggle makes them realize they have fallen in love and they start a romance.

Esthercita, on the other hand, is still obsessed because Damian doesn't correspond to her love and, in her eagerness to get him, she claims in front of her father to have been raped by Damian. Fulgencio arrests him, forcing him to marry Esthercita in order to keep his daughter's honor in front of the villagers. However, that marriage doesn't last much and tragically Esthercita disappears when Hernan puts a bomb in the boat trying to get rid of Damian.

The day for Mercedes to rescue Magdalena has come, and she decides to stay next to her and make her the owner of an exclusive bar in the city.

Marina and Damian decide to get married but Esthercita reappears and prevents that marriage from taking place, since Damian is still married to her legally.

Marina discovers she is pregnant and suffers and accident in which she loses her baby. From then on, Marina doesn't want to hear from Damian. Disappointed because Marina has rejected him, Damian enters "la Casa de las Muñecas" bar, where Magdalena works. Searching to be loved, she gives in to Damian who being drunk, mistakes her for Marina. Magdalena finds out that she has a twin sister and that it is because of her that Damian is depressed. However, as time goes by, Magdalena has started to love Damian, too.

Hernan convinced Marina to marry him. Damian tries to recover Marina's love, but Hernan manages to put him against her, and decides to lock her up. Marina asks Hernan to remove the guardians in exchange for accepting him and allow her to say good bye to Damian. When he sees her arrive to "La Tempestad", Damian is surprised. Thrilled, they make love. After that, Marina asks him to forget her and go on with his life.

Marina and Hernan get married, but on their way back home they are victims of an attempt in which Hernan is seriously hurt. Marina dedicates her life to look after him affectionately but doesn't allow their marriage to consummate. He promises to retire from the mob little by little.

Facing the love Magdalena is offering to him, Damian decides to take the chance of being with her and asks her to move together. She accepts joyfully.

Now, being in such different paths and in order to be together, Damian and Marina will have to defeat the obstacles that destiny has put in front of them, because only their love has a tempest's strength to achieve whatever comes.

William Levy as Captain Damián Fabre/Michel Fabre (deceased), Captain of La Tempestad, Mercedes' worker, Claudio's mentor, Esthercita's ex- husband, Eusebia's godson, Fulgencio and Hernán's enemy, Michel's brother, Bagre's friend, Ursula's love interest, in love with Marina, he served life in prison after he was charged of Esthercita's attempted murder, cut his short hair, injured by a stabbing wounds
brother of young Damian, mauled to death by a shark .
Ximena Navarrete as Marina Reverte/Magdelena Artigas, Beatriz's adopted daughter, Mercedes' biological daughter, Magdelena's biological twin sister, ex-hotel worker, in love with Damian, Hernan's former classmate/love interest, Mayuya, Fulgencio and Ursula's enemy, Rebeca's niece, Ariel's daughter,
Mercedes daughter, Marina's biological twin sister, kidnapped as a baby.
Iván Sánchez as Hernán Saldaña, Fulgencio and Ursula's ally, Marina's former classmate/love interest/enemy.
Laura Carmine as Esther "Esthercita" Salazar Mata, Fulgencio and Delfina's daughter, Ursula's cousin, Damian's ex-wife, Mayuya's friend/accomplice, sold by Macario to Ernesto, has amnesia when the boat exploded.
Mariana Seoane as Úrsula Salazar, Fulgencio and Delfina's niece, Esthercita's cousin, Marina's enemy.
Daniela Romo as Mercedes Artigas viuda de Saldaña, Owner of Neptuno, Marina's biological mother, Magdalena's mother, Fulgencio's ex-love interest, Jose and Damian's boss, Alicia's friend.
César Évora as Mayor Fulgencio Salazar, Esthercita's father, Damián and Marina's enemy, corrupted/ruthless mayor of Nuestra Señora del Mar, Ursula's uncle, Mayuya's lover, Delfina's husband, Mercedes' ex-love interest. Valdiva, Nereo and Lara's henchman, Hernan's ally.
Arturo Peniche as Ariel Reverte (deceased), Marina and Magdalena's father, killed by Ernesto.
María Sorté as Beatriz vda. de Reverte, Marina's adoptive mother, Rebeca's sister.
Nora Salinas as Tia Rebeca, Marina's aunt, Beatriz's sister.
Lucero Lander as Delfina Mata de Salazar, Esthercita's mother, Fulgencio's wife, Ursula's aunt.
Malisha Quintana as Mayuya Canseco, Esthercita's friend, eavesdropper, Fulgencio's lover, Marina's enemy, She gets a makeover to look like Esthercita.Ursula's slave
Manuel Ojeda as Ernesto Contreras, Rich and powerful man, Macario's boss, served time in jail after abusing a hotel waitress. He buys Esthercita when she has amnesia. Responsible for the deaths of Hernán's parents and Ariel.
Sharis Cid as Candeleria "Candy", Owner of the bar La Doña in Nuestra Señora del Mar.
Luis Manuel Ávila as Olinto, Administrator of Neptune, admires Damián and La Tempestad.
Alejandro Ibarra Bagre as Damián's right-hand man and friend.
Latin Lover as El Oso, Sailor and crew member of La Tempestad
Alfonso Iturralde as "Padre Tomás", The town's priest, Lazaro's uncle.
Arturo Carmona as Jose Manríquez, Mercedes' bodyguard and driver, loyal to Marina.
Amor Flores as Jazmín, Kidnapped by the mafia, in love with Lazaro
Monica Miguel as Madre Eusebia, Damian's godmother, she has the power to go in trans and see the future, the town psychic.
Salvador Ibarra as Lagarto, Sailor and crew member of La Tempestad
Fernando Robles as Lara, Devoted police officer trying to dismantle the mafia and prostitution operations in the town, Fulgencio's henchman, Hernan's boss.
Francisco Martin as Lolo, Sailor and crew member of La Tempestad
Enrique Zepeda as Lázaro, Sailor and crew member of La Tempestad, goes into Nereo's business as an undercover spy.
Adalberto Parra as Valdivia, Corrupt police officer, Fulgencio's henchman, Hernan's boss,
Eduardo Liñan as Dr. González, doctor.
Amparo Garrido as "Alicia", Mercedes's friend and confident, she is also her secretary.
Jose Antonio Ferral as Toribio, Town police officer.
Gilberto de Anda as "Nereo", Member of la mafia, kidnaps and forces young girls into prostitution, Fulgencio's henchman, Hernan's boss.
Sergio Reynoso as "Comandante Robles", Devoted police officer trying to dismantle the mafia and prostitution operations in the town
Mar Contreras as Enriqueta    
Janet Ruiz        
Fernando Larrañaga as Dr. San Miguel, a town doctor.
Tony Vela as Macario, Ernesto and Hernan's boss.
Rosita Bouchot
Rene Casados as Claudio Salvatore Petrone, Damian's boss, friend and a mentor.


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