Hold on to your hats everyone! Netflix has announced that they will be releasing Las Chicas del Cable on April 28, 2017 WORLDWIDE!!!! Check out the teaser below.
A Blast From the Past...
Posted November 23, 2016
Since the Yon drought continues, perhaps we can use this time of sparse news to recall some past interviews... Here is a very nice video clip of Yon in 2009 before the airing of the sixth season of El Internado, on a show called "Tal Qual lo Contamos". In this clip Yon answers fan questions such as "what do you carry in your pockets?" and "have you ever been caught in the act?" Being the honest man he is he tells it like it is. Enjoy!
Call to Action!!
Posted October 17, 2016
Calling all Yon fans!! For some reason, Netflix USA and Netflix Canada will be removing Grand Hotel from its streaming repertoire on November 15, 2016. If you want to make sure that it is brought back, you have to go here and suggest Grand Hotel as desired title. I do not know whether Netflix will be removing the series in any other countries, but the process to have it brought back is the same. So, Yon fans... do your duty!
Posted October 13, 2016
In the absence of news about Yon, let's take a minute to enjoy some Yon Art.. This is a modified version of a 2014 modeling gig he did for La Kiin accessories with his brother Aitor Luna. You can see the original picture here.
Posted July 28, 2016
Hello Yon fans! Time show your support for Yon's work. Now listen close... Antena 3 Internacional, the channel that has brought us Grand Hotel and El Internado, is 20 years old this year.. and to celebrate, they have invited everyone to vote for their favorite programs of the past twenty years. Click here to show them how much we appreciate Yon's work and his talent in Grand Hotel and El Internado. You can vote once a day for any or all of the programs on the list. The top twenty will be part of the Antena 3 Internacional 20th anniversary special.
What are you waiting for?! Go to it!
In the News...
Updated February 12, 2016
[February 12, 2016] Filming for La Catedral Del Mar has been delayed to summer. Sonia Martínez, the director of fiction at Atresmedia told Vertele in a recent interview that filming would begin the June-July timeframe. She attributed the delay to production and infrastructure complexities.
[January 11, 2016] Exciting news Yon fans!! Yon González confirmed that he will be playing the role of Arnau Estanyol, the hero of Ildefonso Falcones best selling epic novel, La Catedral del Marin the made for television miniseries by Antena 3 and Diagonal TV's. He confirmed this during a press event in advance of the release of the second season of his current television series, Bajo Sospecha. Filming for Catedral begins in March and is set to be released this year.
Vertele reported earlier that Megan Montaner ( 'Sin Identidad' and 'Grand Hotel') and Michelle Jenner ('Paco's Men' and 'Isabel') could also be protagonists in the series. The series will be directed by Jordi Frades and will be filmed on location in Barcelona and surrounding areas. This story takes place in 14th century Barcelona, at its moment of greatest prosperity. A group of local fishermen decide to build the largest ever known Marian shrine: Santa Maria del Mar. It is at this time that Arnau, a servant fleeing the abuses his feudal lord, takes refuge in Barcelona becoming a free man. There, young Arnau works as a groom, a stevedore a soldier and finally a moneychanger. With this privileged position he becomes the envy of his peers, who plot to put him in the cross hairs of the Inquisition.
Cathedral of the Sea is a plot in which loyalty and revenge, betrayal and love, war and plague intersect. It recounts a time when the world is marked by religious intolerance, material greed and social segregation. In short, it is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by Antena 3 and Diagonal TV.
We are thrilled that Yon will lead the cast of this magnificent project, and we are sure that he will do it great justice. Congratulations Yon! We can't wait to see you in it.
[12 de Febrero 2016] El rodaje de La catedral del Mar se ha retrasado hasta el verano. Sonia Martínez, el director de la ficción en Atresmedia Corporación dijo Vertele en una entrevista reciente que el rodaje comenzaría el plazo de junio a julio. Ella atribuyó el retraso a la complejidad de producción y de infraestructura.
[11 de Enero 2016] Noticias emocionantes, fans de Yon! Yon González confirmó que hará el papel de Arnau Estanyol, el héroe de la novela épica de Ildefonso Falcones, La Catedral del Mar, en producción para crear la miniserie de televisión de Antena 3 TV y de Diagonal. Esto se confirmó durante una conferencia de prensa antes del estreno de la segunda temporada de su serie de televisión actual, Bajo Sospecha. El rodaje de la Catedral del Mar comienza en marzo y se fija para ser lanzado este año. Vertele informó anteriormente que Megan Montaner ('Sin identidad' y 'Gran Hotel') y Michelle Jenner (‘Los hombres de Paco' e 'Isabel') podrían también ser protagonistas de la serie. La serie será dirigida por Jordi Frades y será rodada en Barcelona y sus alrededores. Esta historia tiene lugar en el siglo XIV en Barcelona, en su momento de mayor prosperidad. Un grupo de pescadores locales deciden construir el mayor santuario mariano jamás conocido: Santa María del Mar. Es en este momento que Arnau, un siervo que huye de los abusos de su señor feudal, se refugia en Barcelona, convirtiéndose en un hombre libre. Allí, el joven Arnau trabaja como mozo de cuadra, un estibador, un soldado y finalmente un cambiador de dinero. Con esta posición privilegiada se convierte en la envidia de sus compañeros, que conspiran para ponerlo en la mira de la Inquisición.
Updated December 14, 2015 (Original Post December 3, 2015)
[December 14, 2015] The Goya 2016 Award nominations have been released. Unfortunately, the González Luna brothers were not among the list of nominees, however, Matar El Tiempo did receive a nomination for the Best Original Song. The full list of nominees can be viewed at this link. For now, it's on to the next project for Yon. Keep on doing what you're doing Yon, your fans are here in droves to support you.
[December 3, 2015] El Pais reports that Yon González and his brother Aitor Luna are both candidates for the Goya Award for their performances in Matar El Tiempo. The Goya Award isSpain's main national annual film awards given by Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science). It is akin to the Academy Awards (Oscar's) in the United States. The list of final nominees will be announced on December 14, 2015. This is wonderful news for both Yon and Aitor. We are delighted that the Spanish film industry is recognizing Yon's great talent especially on the heels of his triumph at the MIM Series Festival. Congratulations Yon! Your fans are rooting for you.
One day only! Lucky fans in Madrid can see a re-showing of Matar El Tiempo, Yon González's movie, Tuesday November 24, 2015 atOFF de la Latina Cinema in Madrid. Matar El Tiempo, written and directed by Antonio Hernandez, is a thriller about an American on business in Madrid who through an internet dating site runs into an untenable situation. Through the webcam installed on his computer, he watches as his "date" is exposed to violence. It stars Ben Temple, Yon González, Frank Feys, Esther Mendez and Aitor Luna. The movie explores the world of voyeurism combined with new technology. Yon and his real-life brother Aitor Luna play two criminals who are also brothers.Antonio Hernandez wrote the roles of Boris and Diego specifically for Yon González and Aitor Luna. Go see it and tell us all about it!
'El Jurado' Update
Posted November 3, 2015
In September we posted that Yon González would be in a play, 'El Jurado', but we have just found out that unfortunately Yon has bowed out from the play due to other commitments around the same timeframe. Even though we are disappointed that we will not see Yon in the play, we are delighted that he has other projects next year! We can't wait to see him in his new projects and to support him in any way we can. And surely, there will be other opportunities for Yon to grace the stage.. Best of luck on all of your endeavors next year Yon!
Yon González will play Arnau Estanyol in La Catedral del Mar
The made for television adaptation of Ildefonso Falcones best selling epic novel, La Catedral del Mar is set to begin filming in Summer of 2016. Yon González will be Arnau Estanyol, the fugitive serf turned prominent citizen in this 8 part miniseries depicting the richness and glory of 14th century Barcelona. The series will be filmed on location and is a cooperative endeavor between the media conglomerate Antena3, and Diagonal TV. The series is expected to air in 2016.
[October 26, 2015] Yon González was asked by his friend Carlos Leal (Noiret) to be in a music video.. the video is called Relax Jack.
NEOX Fan Awards 2015...
Posted October 9, 2015
Well the results are out. Thanks to everyone who voted, over and over again.. Yon González fans will be happy to learn that he is in the top five in two categories: El Prota de la Tele (Best Actor in Television for his role in Bajo Sospecha) and El Prota de Peli (Best Actor in a Movie for his role in Perdiendo El Norte). His movie, Perdiendo El Norte, is also in the top five best movies for the year (La Peli del Año). The awards ceremony was held on October 28, 2015 at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid .
The tour schedule for Yon González's new play, El Jurado is as follows:
April 2, 2016: Teatro Tomás y Valiente in Fuenlabrada (Madrid) April 7, 8 and 9: Teatro Principal in Zaragoza. April 14 to May 15: in the Sala Fernando Arrabal of las Naves de Matadero/Teatro Español (Madrid) May 19, 20, 21 and 22: Teatro Lope de Vega in Sevilla
Yon has always said he wants to act in front of a live audience with actors who know what they are doing... in theater. Well, he finally gets the chance to live out his dream.. The Avanti Theater created by Eduardo Velasco (Pedro in the series El Internado ) will be releasing its theater production of El Jurado in April, 2016. El Jurado, a play written by the Spanish playwright Luis Felipe Blasco Vilches, is inspired by Reginald Rose's play 12 Angry Men made famous by Henry Fonda in the 1957 movie directed by Sidney Lumet. Avanti's play will be directed by the Spanish director Andrés Lima and will feature Pepón Nieto, Eduardo Velasco, Cuca Escribano, Usun Yoon, Luz Valedenebro, and our very own Yon González. El Jurado will have a showing in Madrid and is scheduled for a showing May 19-22, 2016 in the Teatro Lope de Vega in Seville, Spain. Other cities on the tour include Málaga, Fuenlabrada, and Zaragoza. The dates for the tour will be announced in mid-October, so check back with us because we will be sure to post them. Congratulations Yon, on this excellent opportunity! Here's to a wonderful run. We can't wait to see this new aspect of you!
*Yon did do two very brief stints in theater before, but it looks like this is a more substantial opportunity and features a stellar cast.
Perdiendo El Norte, Yon González' hit comedy released this year in Spain will be making its way to the U.S.! The Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts of Spain (ICAA) and the American Cinematheque and EGEDA will showcase Perdiendo El Norte as part of its screening of most outstanding recent Spanish films at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles. The film screening will take place October 17, 2015. The movie which is one of the biggest box office hits of 2015, reunites Yon González with his co-star from the hit Spanish language series El Internado, Blanca Suárez. The movie is directed by Nacho G. Velilla and also stars Julián López and Miki Esparbé. Hugo (Yon González) and Braulio (Julián López) are educated young Spaniards with no jobs. They leave Spain for Germany in hopes of finding a better life. But they find out that what looked like a land of opportunity is a lot more challenging than they bargained for. The film will be shown in Castillan and German with English subtitles. Click here for more information.
Since Perdiendo El Norte will be making its limited debut in the U.S. in October (see the above post), I thought I would highlight some of Yon González's interviews about the movie. In this particular interview he is with his co-stars Julían López and Miki Esparbé. The trio talk about the making of Perdiendo El Norte and their experiences in Berlin during the shoot. The interview was conducted by Atresmedia Videoencuentros and originally published on February 26, 2015. Click on the picture to watch the interview. For more interviews with Yon about Perdiendo El Norte click here. Subtitles by Juliana Marchand.
El Internado on Netflix...
Yon González' hit TV series, El Internado is now available on Netflix with English Subtitles. This is the series that catapulted Yon to fame. It centers on a group of students at a boarding school who discover that the school is full of mysteries and secrets. The series which ran from 2007-2010 in Spain to large audiences, can be viewed in more than a dozen countries-- and now US audiences can also enjoy it.
Yu Interview May 25, 2015 with Yon González and Aitor Luna- English Transcription
YU Interview Part 1, May 25, 2015 (Click here to follow along with the transcript)