Paying tribute to his legacy, Vicente Fernández’s story will be adapted to a bio series titled El Charro de Huentitán exclusively through major television networks Televisa and Univision. Although the casting or release date details are yet to be revealed, we know that it will be based on the book El Último Rey (The Last King), according to the networks’ press release that was published on January 13, 2022.
Fernández “was one of Mexico’s most emblematic performers, an idol who, through his talent, crossed borders and was acclaimed worldwide. Fernandez is admired by millions of fans across the world and leaves behind a rich musical legacy that has inspired new generations,” the Televisa and Univison press release states.
What we do know about the bio series is that based on the book itself, it’s going to be inevitably controversial. The reporter and journalist who wrote El Último Rey, Olga Wornat, wasn’t authorized and has already been brewing up controversy within the Fernandez family since the book’s release in 2021. Now we know that controversies are not new to the family. We know that there are many presumably hushed subjects that surrounded the icon, especially details of those that we’ve already seen surface throughout his lifetime. Bottom line is that it’s okay to mourn, pay tribute, and still remember the controversial parts of the late musician.
Nevertheless, we are curious to see what will be portrayed in the anticipated bio series. A Twitter fan commented: “It is not about basing a series on authorized or unauthorized biographical content. It is about the accuracy of a character’s life and Olga Wornat lied in the book she wrote about Fernández. LIED, invented, and made up a lot of situations.”
Another Twitter user commented: “Vicente Fernández has just died and they have already confirmed the bioseries of him. They won’t let the man rest!”
Regardless of the television series outcome, the heavyweight ranchera music icon will forever be known for his music that transcended languages, barriers, and who became globally known since his start in the 1950s. His death continues to be internationally mourned and is being paid respect in tributes such as this bio series, another one being produced by Netflix, and others like a proposition to rename a street to his name in Los Angeles, CA.
“El Charro de Huentitán” aka Vicente Fernández will live on forever.