On May 17, ViX premiered their newest star-studded telenovela, El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar, starring Angelique Boyer and Sebástian Rulli. The telenovela, also known by its English title The Strange Return of Diana Salazar, is a Mexican remake of the alluring 1988 production of the same name. Streaming now on ViX, El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar has captivated audiences across the globe, gaining great popularity since its release.

A Story About Eternal Love 

Taking place in different time periods — the1600s and present day — the telenovela tells the love story of Leonor de Santiago (Angelique Boyer), a prestigious woman from a prosperous family, and Eduardo de Carbajal (Sebastián Rulli), an educated man from an equally respected family. 

Accused and persecuted for witchcraft at the time, Leonor meets Eduardo, who promises her love for eternity despite the era’s intolerance. The soon-to-be-married couple suffers a tragic end but crosses paths again centuries later. 

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In modern Mexico City, Diana and Mario (Boyer and Rulli) live as a doctor and a scientist, respectively. Having known each other in a different life, the fated lovers confront the remnants of their past lives to be together and battle the forces determined to keep them apart. As it unfolds, El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar explores a central question: can love truly transcend centuries? 

Setting El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar apart from traditional storylines, the plot incorporates supernatural elements, historical drama and the exploration of eternal love. 

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Star-Studded Cast

Mexican actors Angelique Boyer and Sebastián Rulli bring to life this captivating story. The dynamic duo has starred together in multiple telenovelas, becoming household names across Latin America and making headlines for their joint work as far back as 2010. One of Boyer and Rulli’s most notable team-ups is the iconic 2010 telenovela Teresa, where they first starred as a romantic couple, catapulting their careers. 

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Not only do they play lovers on screen, but the actors have maintained a romantic relationship in real life since 2014. Known for portraying twin flames across multiple universes with unmatched chemistry, Boyer and Rulli have raised great expectations for this telenovela about soulmates.

The famous duo is accompanied by actors Arap Bethke, portraying an unconventional psychologist named Joaquín Núñez, and Cassandra Sanchez as Irene Vallejos, an ambitious doctor willing to climb to the top no matter the consequences. Together they become intertwined in a world of drama, romance, and mystery. 

Where to Watch 

Viewers can now tune in to this fantasy-fueled telenovela on the streaming site ViX. Owned by TelevisaUnivision, ViX has become a force to be reckoned with among streaming sites. According to TelevisaUnivision, the new Spanish language media powerhouse has garnered over 50 million users, marking a 70% year-over-year increase since 2023. 

All eight episodes of El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar are now streaming on ViX. Dive in to see if Diana and Mario’s love can truly transcend centuries. 

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