The return of the hit series premieres Tuesday, January 17 at 9pm/8c on Telemundo.

Telemundo is counting down the days to the premiere of the new season of the acclaimed franchise El Señor de los Cielos (The Lord of the Skies), starting Tuesday, January 17 at 9pm/8c. One of the most anticipated comebacks in television, fans will be left breathless by the shocking return of its notorious protagonist Aurelio Casillas, portrayed anew by superstar Rafael Amaya.

The return of the hit series premieres Tuesday, January 17 at 9pm/8c on Telemundo.

Audiences will be able to watch episodes live exclusively on Telemundo and the Telemundo app, or stream next day on Peacock and the Telemundo app.

In addition to the charismatic star Amaya, reprising their roles are fan favorites Carmen Aub (as Rutila Casillas,) Iván Arana (as Ismael Casillas,) Isabella Castillo (as Diana Ahumada,) and Alejandro López (as Super Javi,) with the special participation of Lisa Owen, Robinson Diaz, and Salvador Pineda. The series welcomes newcomers Rubén Cortada, África Zavala, and Yuri Vargas as recurring characters.

Maricela González, Karla Carrillo, Thalí García, Alan Slim, Karen Sandoval, Denia Agalianu, Carlos Corona, Daniel Martínez, Elsy Reyes, José Sedek, Wendy de los Cobos, Roberto Escobar, Sebastián González, Brenda Hanst, Daniel Martinez Campos, Renata Manterola, Mimi Morales, and Jorge Cárdenas complete the stellar ensemble.

At the start of season eight, all who know Aurelio Casillas, from his immediate family to the rest of the world, have no choice but to accept his spectacular death. Yet, some forces, like the best-kept secrets, never stay down. Hidden in the desert by his enemies in the DEA, the notorious Señor de los Cielos is alive, breathing new fire, and destined to take back his place of power. Striking a powerful union with allies from previous seasons, Casillas faces new romantic entanglements while dealing with unexpected family mysteries, risking all he’s ever held dear as he embarks on his cunning plan of revenge.

Set in Mexico and the Caribbean, this eighth season of El Señor de los Cielos is written by Luis Zelcowicz and directed by Juan Carlos Valdivia, Conrado Martínez, Mauricio Meneses, and Bernardo Mota. Telemundo’s Karen Barroeta, Ximena Cantuarias, and Harold Sánchez serve as the series’ executive producers.