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This telenovela is a prequel to El Senor de los Cielos. It details the rise of the drug lord El Chema, following his misadventures as he works as a drug trafficker in Mexico and the United States. The series debuted on Telemundo in December 2016. Mauricio Ochmann played the title role originally but was replaced by Alberto Guerra for the sixth season.

El Chema is a Drama series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (84 episodes). The series first aired on December 3, 2016. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

El Chema is available for streaming on the Telemundo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch El Chema on demand at NBC , NBC online.

Weekdays 10:00 PM et/pt on Telemundo
1 Season, 84 Episodes
December 3, 2016
Drama
7.0/10
Cast: Scarlet Gruber, Isela Vega, Sergio Bas
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El Chema Full Episode Guide

  • El Chema and El Rojo receive a special delivery. El Rojo goes crazy. Nelson is captured. El Chema tells Salma that he wants to retire.

  • El Rojo considers leaving the business. Ricardo claims responsibility for kidnapping Regina. El Chema and El Rojo order to have Blanca kidnapped.

  • Nelson goes against Regina and her children. U.S. planes bomb El Chemas people. Selma agrees to sleep with Ponce for investigative purposes.

  • Clark reveals that Almenar is responsible for the death of his wife. Selma tells Chema about Ponces intentions. El Chema and El Rojo go after Nelson.

  • Nelson flees with Regina. El Chema consolidates his business with help from the DEA and the CIA. Tob'as goes after El Chema. Nelson is acting strange.

  • Ricardo offers Nelson money to kill Regina and plots to finish off El Chema with Blanca. El Rojo is frightened for Regina. Amanda asks for a truce.

  • El Chema convinces Philip to negotiate with him. Salma thanks el Chema for the appointment. Narvez collaborates. El Rojo wants to retire.

  • Ponce frees Narvez and gets lynched. El Chema thinks he is the worlds best trafficker." Nelson wants to steal" Regina. El Chema confronts him.

  • Regina doesnt believe Rojo and Chema sows the seeds of doubt: Who got rid of Ins? Narvez makes a bribe and flees. Salma becomes Chemas accomplice.

  • Blanca threatens the journalist who wrote negatively about Ricardo and her family. Tob'as and his son find out that Ins was killed.

  • El Chema and his men attack Ricardo while he is meeting with Ins. The DEA and Ponce identify Martas assassin.

  • Regina makes love to Nelson. Joaqu'n is laid to rest, and el Chema swears to exact his revenge for his death.

  • El Chema surrounds Benito Narvez and those who protect him. Someone intervenes to stop the counterattack. Ricardo visits Tostao.

  • Benito Narvez wants el Chema to fall into the trap while he patiently waits for Joaqu'n. Meanwhile, Nelson flirts with Regina.

  • After losing a leg, Narvez uses Joaqu'n to exact his revenge. Meanwhile, Ponce and his men go to Sinaloa, where they are torturing el Chemas father.

  • El Chema expands his reach to flood Central America with drugs, and now counts on the CIA and death threats against Andrews.

  • The drug business finally makes it to the big leauges" Nelson Mart'nez swears allegiance to el Chema. Clark feels miserable because hes a killer.

  • Nelson Mart'nez gets around the security tape and enters into Martas apartment, who is the key witness in the case against Tob'as Clark.

  • After breaking up with Sal, Amanda looks for el Chema. A single question raises suspicions. Nelson may use an event at the racetrack as his alibi.

  • El Chema negotiates with Nelson and Tostao in order to find out and reduce Ricardos routes in Central America.

  • The drug enforcement agent has a witness and proof of movements that Tob'as Clark cant justify.

  • A round table defines Ricardo Almenar as the common enemy. Imelda confronts El Chema. Fabrizio detains Clark and Marta for an inquiry.

  • El Chema allows Ponce to live and decides to attack the corrupt leaders. Joaqu'n and Elvira are given a new chance as a couple. Ins rejects Ricardo.

  • El Chema shoots at the army and flees. Joaqu'n confronts Ponce and is shot. El Chema looks to Central America as a new route.

  • Everything has to be ready once war is declared. Ricardo passes information to Fabrizio Ponce, who arrives in Sinaloa to catch El Chema dead or alive.

  • El Chema orders a ceasefire against Ricardo, who wants to continue the war. Centenos disappearance is under investigation.

  • Colonel Centeno faces serious consequences when he is caught in bed with Blanca. El Chema grants El Rojo the honor of killing his ex-boss.

  • Mabel decides to go to the south of Italy to leave everything behind. Centeno doesnt find El Chema but claims a different victim.

  • El Chemas confrontation of Gary and Mabel doesnt end well. Don Ricardo asks Nelson to become his partner and infiltrate El Chemas men.

  • The capture of el Chema is now an affair of state, but Don Ricardo now has him in his sights. The DEA works for Jos Mar'a who now eyes Mexicali.

  • El Chema and Andrews make a pact. The DEA agent receives money in exchange for finding Roberts. El Chema is thankful for Amanda. Regina is locked up.

  • With more equipment, el Chema gets rid of Jones and Torres and leaves Andrews alive in order to keep an ally in the DEA.

  • El Rojo and his man set out to free el Chema. Amanda also completes her objective and distracts the DEA high command. The Colombians trap Torres.

  • Now that el Chema is behind bars, Amanda has a new mission: helping him escape from prison. Mabel goes to Jos Mar'as cell, but he rejects her.

  • Severely compromised, el Chema realizes that now is the time to negotiate, but makes sure to do so with guile.

  • In order to trap el Chema, the DEA searches for a collaborator. Amanda and Ins are happy to finally see Regina and her two daughters.

  • Mabel falls victim to the trap and must reveal where el Chema is hiding in order to win her freedom. Ricardo goes after Ins, but she evades him.

  • Historia basada en la vida del narcotraficante Chema Venegas, donde se relatan sus inicios en el crimen organizado, su ascenso al poder y su lucha para convertirse en el líder del cartel. Spin-off de la exitosa serie 'El Señor de los Cielos'.

  • El Chema visits Elvira and discovers a disturbing truth. El capo prepares to clean" the zone. Regina finally speaks with Ins after four years.

  • After a great deal of time, el Chema and Amanda make love. She wants to have children with him, although she has to keep this a secret for now.

  • Elvira demands a death toll. The mother-son relationship is damaged, but he will always protect his mother. Regina is pregnant.

  • Elvira and Amanda hug and kiss, Don Ricardo and el Chema lock eyes. Elvira says her goodbyes to Joaqu'n. Los Paiva come across Regina after a mission.

  • El Chema mounts a revolution in the drug business and decides to confront Don Ricardo. Torres wants to become a member of the DEA.

  • scar Cadenas remains faithful to el Chema and Gary. Leslie tries to remove him from the business. Don Ricardo seduces Ins.

  • Chema is occupied with their sponsor while Don Ricardo and Gary are about to betray him. This mistake could become a mortal sin.

  • Everything started out as a game but now Mabel confesses her feelings. Jos Mar'a Venegas expands his networks and will soon start working in Miami.

  • Mabel is willing to leave her husband but Chema cant stop thinking about the business. Cadenas turns himself in on one condition. Ponce gets nosy.

  • Torres returns to the Roberts and Chema without a wire but the DEA keeps observing him. Even though his family is far away, they are still in danger.

  • Chema and the Roberts get away with it. Mabel gets involved with Jos Mar'a Venegas. Ricardo looks for Centenos wife in the bar.

  • Mabel calls Torres to give him information. Regina joins the team. Centeno doesnt want to see Blanca. They kidnap scar Cadenass sister.

  • Don Ricardo makes it to the Roberts ranch where he asks for information about the DEA and confronts Rojo. Mabel helps Regina. Torres wants immunity.

  • Mabel confirms Chemas suspicion: the DEA knows about the operation. They open new routes and get rid of those in trouble to save the business.

  • Mabel and Gary are a couple but that doesnt stop her from putting herself at Chemas disposal. Tobias and Ins suspect Regina. Torres is worried.

  • Chema goes to Tuscon for business. Torres, the authorities informant, meets Jos Mar'a Venegas and records everything. Regina leaves with Rojo.

  • Alcohol brings out the worst in Don Ricardo, who succumbs to Regina. He also accuses Chema of stealing control. Blanca is crazy about Centeno.

  • Chemas independence plan is almost ready. Chema takes over at the business and Don Ricardo appears weak. Joaqu'n resurfaces drunk.

  • The big day. Amanda has a private conversation with Don Ricardo. Chema and his boss take the opportunity to do business with their competitors.

  • Amanda wants a bachelorette party with Chema before marrying Sal. Things get complicated: he made Wendy return and gets involved with her daughter.

  • Chema starts thinking about how to expand his business. He orders a tunnel to be built and puts Juan Lee in charge of half a ton of heroin.

  • Chema lays a trap for Pas. Don Ricardo warns Chema that he wont deal with Centeno. Chema works with Juan Lee to enter the Chinese market.

  • Rojo and his allies rescue Chema in prison. An earthquake in Mexico distracts the security guards. Don Ricardo orders them to let him escape.

  • Don Ricardos and Centenos play is complete. Chema is arrested for Oteizas death and Wendy visits him. Elvira discovers the truth and breaks down.

  • A high level council requires an explanation of the situation after Oteizas death. Centeno and Don Ricardo have a plan for Chema.

  • Amanda becomes Blancas accomplice and finds out about her relationship with Centeno. She also meets Wendy, her rival.

  • Chema defeats the Cuban narcos in Miami. Imelda offers him twice what he earns with Ricardo but he stays loyal to his boss. Ricardo fires Rojo.

  • Chema takes Wendy away from prostitution. In Miami he meets Imelda Rosado and must give her a trophy. Amanda says yes but asks Sal for time.

  • Sal confronts Chema and demands that he stay away from Amanda. A determined Chema gets Ricardos permission and asks for her hand.

  • Amanda takes revenge on Chema and tells him that she and Sal are dating. Regina and Amanda get in on the plan. Jos Mar'a congratulates Sal.

  • Chema defines his strategy for trafficking arms and undocumented immigrants. He leaves the merch with the boss. Ricardo and Amanda make amends.

  • Regina is Ricardos lover but he knows that Rojo is crazy about her. They go to the bosss office and make love. Chema swears loyalty to his boss.

  • Once she finds out Ricardo is her father, Amanda demands her inheritance. Elvira tells the boss that Chema has found out Amanda is his daughter.

  • Chema receives five times what he earns and dreams of becoming leader. Ricardo knows that he wants to go out on his own. Amanda isnt his priority.

  • Blanca tells Elivra that Chema slept with Amanda. Ricardo threatens Tobias with revealing his support for the organization.

  • Oteizas death shakes the narcos foundations and the basis of corruption. Ricardo doesnt trust Chemas accomplice. Chema confronts Ricardo.

  • Chema takes the next step and uses his toy in his first murder. Amanda goes on a date with Chema in the stables. Joaqu'n gets beat up.

  • Jos Mar'a is promoted in the organization and gets a present. Oteiza is his first challenge. Elvira and Don Ricardo face off for Chemas toy.

  • Just as he promised, El Chema tells Auristela his life story. His parents enemies, Joaqu'n and Elvira, make their presence known.

  • Auristela and Chema both score. She gets her interview and he seduces her. The narco finds protection, more business and secret routes in Venezuela.

  • Auristela calls Chema for an interview in Venezuela but the FBI follow the journalists tracks and capture the narco. Rutila falls for Chema.

  • Jos Mar'a Chema" Venegas stands up to the authorities and starts a riot in the jail. After, he flees through the tunnel built just for him.

  • The president sends Chema a message in jail. The boss orders his men to kidnap the prison directors family to delay his transfer to the USA.

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