‘Scorpion’s Kiss’ Gives Azteca a Digital-Only Telenovela

Azteca América is now offering a Lisbon-set tale of the scorpion’s kiss as an online exclusive.

The Spanish-language broadcast network on Sept. 2 premiered a dubbed-in-Spanish version of the TVI telenovela O Beijo do Escorpião (“The Kiss of the Scorpion”) across its digital platforms.

The series, written by Antonio Barreira and Joao Matos, aired in Portugal from February-October 2014; it was also successful in Brazil. Curious U.S. viewers can now check out a new episode each day at Azteca’s website, AztecaAmerica.com.

Known in Spanish as El Beso del Escorpión, the telenovela tells the story of Rita and Alice, two women who discover they are sisters after their mother dies, setting off a conflict between the two women. Alice wants to have Rita’s life, while Rita wants to include Alice in the life she has built with her husband, Fernando. The well-intentioned Rita does not suspect that her sister is actually a monster who has come into Rita’s life to exact revenge by taking her place and destroying everything Rita has built.

O Beijo do Escorpião was produced by Plural Entertainment Portugal.

Azteca did not comment on as to why the series will be an online-only offering in the U.S.

The Spanish-language version of the telenovela is also airing in Chile, where it debuted on Canal 13 in  late August.