“Bajo el Mismo Cielo” with the English title, Under the Same Sky premieres today, Monday, January 8.
The American telenovela created by Perla Farías for Telemundo is a loose adaptation of the 2011 American drama film, ‘A Better Life’ directed by Chris Weitz, but inspired by the screenplay El jardinero, created by Roger L. Simon
The telenovela tells the story of Carlos Martinez (Gabriel Porras), an undocumented immigrant widower living in Los Angeles. He is a good and hardworking man who wants his two children to have a better future and to seize the opportunities he never had.
In his struggle for the American dream, both Carlos and his two sons will face difficulties and dangers.
Carlos’ life is full of sacrifices and hardships and takes a turn when he meets Adela Morales (María Elisa Camargo), a beautiful and troubled gang member. Their connection is instantaneous, but their love will be threatened by street violence, injustice and fierce opposition from Felicia, his eternal admirer.