What if your best friend stole your life?
Ultimo Año is set in the world of high school adolescence. Martin, an apparently ideal teenager, arrives at an elite school as part of a student exchange program. He lives with Benjamin, a popular kid who takes him under his wing and soon the two become best friend. And then they both fall in love with the same girl. And mistrust develops, when a conniving Martin steals Benjamin’s friends, his popularity and his entire life.
Faced with disbelief from family and friends, Benjamin begins to wage a solitary battle at unmasking the real Martin. The 70-episode novela starred Mauricio Hénao, Kendra Santa Cruz, Martín Barba, and Iliana Gomez. The novela’s opening titles are sung by Mexican pop star Dulce Maria.
Último Año aired on MTV Trés. The network partnered with Population Media Center and Wise Entertainment employees to help integrate influential messaging into the novela’s dialogue and creative with the intention of introducing characters who evolve into role models for viewers. The daily format addressed the consequent realities of unprotected sex, peer-pressure, STDs, domestic violence and cyber bullying, among other social issues.