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The Brazilian original mini-series José de Egipto has premiered on Argentina’s free-to-air (FTA) channel Telefe.

jose de egipto 03 january 2017Produced by Brazil’s Rede Record, the Biblical series has become one of Telefe’s main entertainment hits for the first quarter of the year, having only premiered on 2 January.

Through its release on Telefe, the series continues growing across the Americas. After being broadcast in Brazil by Rede Record, the show was released in the US through the Hispanic-focused networks MundoFox and Univision, on which it garnered almost five million viewers  during its final episode.

In Latin America, José the Egipto was broadcast by Mexico’s Imagen Television, Peru’s Frecuencia Latina and Chile’s public network TVN, and it is currently airing on Paraguay’s Telefuturo.

Through 40 episodes, the TV show tells the story of José, a Biblical character from ancient Mesopotamia.

Written by Vivian de Oliveira and directed by Alexandre Avancini, this is the third production of Rede Record which is based on the Old Testament, after Moises and La Tierra Prometida.