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Rebelde Way
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Genre Drama, Telenovela
Created by Cris Morena
Written by Patricia Maldonado
Directed by Cris Morena, Martín Mariani
Starring Camila Bordonaba, Benjamin Rojas, Luisiana Lopilato, Felipe Colombo, Fernán Mirás, Catherine Funlop. Martin Seefeld, Miguel Ángel Cherutti, Arturo Bonín, Boy Olmi, Pablo Heredia, Hilda Brenard
Theme music composer Lina Samedin Maldonado, Cris Morena
Opening theme Rebelde Way, Resistire (season 1); Tiempo, Para Cosas Buenas, Vas a Salvarte (season 2)
Ending theme Rebelde Way
Composer(s) Erreway
Country of origin Argentina
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 318
Executive producer(s) Augusto di Benedetto
Producer(s) Cris Morena
Production location(s) Argentina
Cinematography Various
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Cris Morena Group, Yair Dori Media Group
Original network Canal 9, America 2
Original release 27 May 2002 – 10 November 2003
Preceded by Chiquititas: Rincón de luz
Followed by Casi Ángeles
Related shows Erreway: 4 caminos

Rebelde Way is a Martín Fierro Award-nominated Argentine telenovela created and produced by Cris Morena. It was originally broadcast from 27 May 2002 to 10 November 2003. The soap opera was broadcast in many countries, including Paraguay, Perú, Germany, Israel, Spain, Uruguay and Greece, achieving widespread success. Numerous remakes of Rebelde Way have been made, most notably Rebelde by Televisa in Mexico.

Rebelde Way is set in the Elite Way School, a prestigious private boarding high school near Buenos Aires. The students are the members of Argentina's wealthiest families, as well as gifted students with scholarships. The series follows the lives of the students, their parents and their professors, and it also features the regular use of English language and phrases by the upper class. Its central characters are Marizza Pía Spirito, Mía Colucci, Pablo Bustamante and Manuel Aguirre, portrayed by, respectively, Camila Bordonaba, Luisana Lopilato, Benjamín Rojas and Felipe Colombo. The four form a band named Erreway, in order to pursue their dreams. The band enjoyed great success in Argentina, Spain, Greece and Israel, selling close 2 million records and achieving several platinum records. As well as a series of merchandising, Cris Morena Group also released a spin-off movie, Erreway: 4 Caminos (Erreway: 4 Roads), in 2004. The adult protagonists are Catherine Funlop, Martin Seefeld, Susana Ortíz y Fernán Mirás. The antagonists are Boy Olmi, Pablo Heredia, Inés Palombo, Gimena Accardi, Mariano Bertolini and Adriana Salonia.

Cast and characters

Plot summary

Season 1 (2002) The Elite Way School is an internationally prestigious private secondary boarding school. For this reason, the regulation is very demanding. In the morning, the students take classes, and in the afternoons they dedicate themselves to improvement workshops, sports and the hectic social life of teenagers. The students are mostly children of the richest families in the country, and other scholars. The latter discriminated against by the former, and in the sights of a secret organization which wants them out of the school, which the teachers believe fictitious. Despite the differences and fights that exist between Marizza Pía Spirito (Camila Bordonaba), Mía Colucci (Luisana Lopilato), Manuel Aguirre (Felipe Colombo) and Pablo Bustamante (Benjamín Rojas), they manage to form a band in secret from their parents and school, given that the only thing they have in common is the love of music.

Season 2 (2003) The third graders are now in fourth grade. New students are joining the Elite Way School. They are: Laura (Muni Seligmann), Dolores (Lis Moreno), Sol (Inés Palombo), Francisco (Francisco Bass) and Rocco (Piru Sáez). Among the teachers, Carmen Menéndez, a literature teacher and former student of the Elite Way School, where she always felt discriminated against because of her lack of beauty. Marizza, for her part, manages to channel her rebellion into a solidarity task, thanks to the appearance of Martín Andrade (Miguel Cherutti), a new teacher who makes her believe in herself. The band, still together, are not content with singing in hiding. The feeling for the group to exist and prosper is so strong that they fight for it with utmost motivation. They soon realize that the "outside" is not the strongest enemy, what threatens the union of the group are themselves. In the midst of this reality, these young people must face and survive the most difficult battle: that of forging their destiny and achieving their dreams without ceasing to be themselves.


Erreway was an Argentine band formed during the television series Rebelde Way, consisting of Camila Bordonaba, Felipe Colombo and Benjamín Rojas. Originally, it consisted of Bordonaba, Colombo, Rojas and Luisana Lopilato, who left the group in 2005. They released three studio albums – Señales, Tiempo and Memoria.

Film sequel

Worldwide syndication

International remakes

The format was sold for various countries across the globe. In 2003, the Spanish public broadcaster TVE bought the rights to adapt the show. It did not go into production because of disagreements between the executives and Cris Morena Group. Also in 2003, Destiny, an independent company in Brazil, bought the rights and produced a pilot but it was not picked up by any network.

One of the first remakes to be made was Remix in India. Produced by Rose Audio Visuals, it was broadcast on the Star One channel. A hit among teenagers, it has returned on the same channel. In 2008, a Portuguese version of the same name was made by the SIC channel. Its first season started in September, but the second season was cancelled due to poor ratings. Corazón Rebelde is the Chilean remake of the show that was broadcast from August 2009 on Canal 13 with the name of S.O.S. and "Corazón Rebelde" as the slogan. Two weeks after the start of the show the name was changed to its previous title. It has had a good reception since it was released.

Original characters  Argentina  Mexico  India  Portugal  Chile  Brazil
Mía Colucci Luisana Lopilato Anahí Shweta Gulati Joana Anes Luciana Echeverría Sophia Abrahão
Marizza Pía Spirito Camila Bordonaba Dulce María Priya Wal Joana Alvarenga Denise Rosenthal Lua Blanco
Manuel Aguirre Felipe Colombo Alfonso Herrera Karan Wahi Nelson Antunes Ignacio Garmendia Micael Borges
Pablo Bustamante Benjamín Rojas Christopher Uckermann Raj Singh Arora Tiago Barroso Augusto Schuster Arthur Aguiar


Rebelde was the Mexican remake of the show, initially broadcast in Mexico on Televisa. Although the school had the same name, the band around whom the show's storyline revolved was renamed RBD. Rebelde was also internationally successful, and has been shown in Philippines, Mexico, the United States, Brazil, Poland and other Latin American countries. It was one of the most successful and most popular novelas in Televisa history. It lasted three seasons (440 episodes) from 2004 to 2006. The band RBD was also extremely successful, releasing more than five albums, and touring Mexico, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Europe and Asia. The band announced its split in 2009.

Awards and nominations

  • 2003 — Martín Fierro Award for Best Telenovela — nomination
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