‘The Good Bandit’ or ‘Un Bandido Honrado’ is a Colombian telenovela that first premiered on Caracol Televisión on June 10, 2019. Created by Juan Manuel Cáceres and written by Elkin Ospina and Hector Alejandro Moncada, it credits Mario Ribero
and Andrés Marroquín as the directors.
Branded as a narco comedy-drama, ‘The Good Bandit’ is about a notorious drug kingpin, who after a near-death experience, wishes to change his life. He wants to repent for all his wrong choices in the past while rectifying his former crimes and sins. Netflix soon picked up the series to air for its international audience. Here is everything that we know about this hilariously addictive show.
The Good Bandit Cast: Who is in it?
‘The Good Bandit’ stars Diego Vásquez as Emilio de Jesús “El Crespo” Ortega Rangel. A highly corrupt drug lord, Emilio is also involved in several crimes such as bribery and conspiracy. However, due to lack of proof, he always slips right past the law. But, after he is charged with the murder of his enemy Diego Raigoso, Ortega is sentenced to 20 years in prison. While serving his time, he suffers from an accident that leaves him dead for a few moments. This is when the realization hits him that he should embrace honesty. Later, it is also revealed that Raigoso never died and Ortega is completely free to follow his new principles of life.
Carolina Acevedo plays Milena Aponte de Ortega. A vain lady and Ortega’s trophy wife, she turns a blind eye to her husband’s activities and prefers to immerse in the luxuries instead. Later, she does lend her support when Ortega reveals his vision of straight, simpler life. Norma Nivia stars as Natalia Peralta, the lawyer of Ortega. A shrewd and calculating woman, she seeks opportunities while dealing with her clients. Gradually, she starts falling for Ortega, which slowly develops into a full-fledged obsession.
Ana María Arango plays Doña Raquel Rangel de Ortega, Ortega’s mom. Doña wishes that her son joins the family restaurant business. On the other hand, she does not have a good relationship with her daughter-in-law and often chides Ortega for having married a woman with no ambitions. Álvaro Bayona is Horacio Muñoz, Ortega’s personal accountant and a marvel with numbers. What Horacio lacks is in luck with women. Equally corrupt like his boss, he believes that Ortega’s new approach to life is just a mask to carry on with his illicit activities.
Katherine Porto plays Jopini — an expert hitman and the chief of security for Ortega. Jopini has spent her entire life protecting drug lords and is now confused after her boss abandons his criminal ways. Tiberio Cruz is Daniel Alberto Rodriguez “Pichuchas”, Ortega’s personal secretary and a good friend. Felipe Calero stars as Andrés Morales, a corrupt politician and Natalia’s cunning, prejudiced friend. Jimena Durán is Detective Consuelo Martínez, a rookie investigator, and Andrés Toro is Detective Ramírez, the main man responsible for Ortega’s capture. Sebastián Sánchez is Dylan Julián Ortega Aponte (Ortega’s eldest, rebellious, and spoilt son) and Isabella Barragan is Mati Ortega Aponte (Ortega’s youngest daughter and the princess of the house).
All the main cast members are expected to return for season 2.
The Good Bandit Plot: What is it about?
‘The Good Bandit’ is a Colombian telenovela that introduces us to a most-wanted drug lord, Emilio Ortega. However, after coming face to face with death and actually experiencing the afterworld for a few moments, he decides to abandon his life of crime and infidelity. This surprises everyone close to him.
Once the repentant drug kingpin embarks on a quest to rectify his past crimes and sins, he has to face multiple obstacles. Things are not easy when you decide to completely leave your corrupted past and set on a path to redemption. There are temptations to resist and confrontations to deal with. Additionally, Ortega also has to face the obstacles that life poses, primarily in the form of his lawyer Natalia Peralta and detective Ramírez.
Season 2 is expected to continue following Emilio Ortega and his attempts to lead a normal life.
The Good Bandit Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘The Good Bandit’ season 1 premiered on Caracol TV in Colombia on June 10, 2019. It premiered for its international audience on Netflix on August 30, 2019. The show is a telenovela (soap opera), and to date, it has spanned 63 episodes on its parent platform, which was what Netflix released as season 1. As the show continues running on its parent network, expect Netflix to group together the new batch of episodes and present them to its audience as season 2. So, it is a matter of time before the show gets officially renewed. Our best guess is ‘The Good Bandit’ season 2 should release sometime in August, 2020.
The Good Bandit Trailer:
You can watch the official trailer for season 1 of ‘The Good Bandit’ on Netflix.
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