Cane is an American television drama series created by Cynthia Cidre which chronicles the lives and internal power struggles of a powerful and wealthy Cuban-American family running an immensely successful rum and sugar cane business in South Florida.
The series aired in the USA on CBS from 25 September to 18 December, 2007. There are 13 hour-long episodes in the series. On May 14, 2008, CBS officially cancelled the series.
Cane originally aired in South Africa on DStv's Hallmark channel from 9 April to 2 July, 2008, on Wednesdays at 21h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Cane premiered on SABC3 on Tuesday 25 May 2010, at 21h00. New episodes air from Mondays to Wednesdays. An omnibus of episodes from the week is on Saturdays at 23h45 (after the movie).
Pancho Duque is the family patriarch who has built himself a multi-million dollar sugar empire as a result of his hard work and efforts since arriving in the United States from Cuba.
The show chronicles the lives and internal power struggles of this powerful and wealthy Cuban-American family running an immensely successful rum and sugar cane business in Florida.
It is a lusty, bloody tale of sex, rum and good old fashioned (sibling) rivalry.
Featuring Emmy Award-winner Hector Elizondo as Pancho, the story focuses on the lucrative but questionable deal offered by his bitter adversaries, the Samuels.
He is faced with a difficult choice: should he cash out of the sugar business and focus solely on rum, which would please his biological son, Frank Duque? Or should he protect the family legacy that he built from the ground up by refusing to sell?
This would involve siding with his son-in-law, Alex Vega - who despises the Samuels and foresees multi-billion dollar profits from future ethanol contracts.
Alex's and Frank's approaches to business are as different as their approaches to life. While Frank focuses on chasing women, Alex is devoted to his beautiful wife, Isabel Vega.
Married to him when she was just 17 years old, Isabel chooses not to involve herself in the family business, focusing instead on raising their three children, who are determined to forge their own paths outside the family.
Will family allegiance come first or will their secrets and acrimonious conflicts over love, lust and money lead to their downfall?
For a synposis/preview of each episode, please see: Cane Episodes.
(There are 13 episodes in one season)
Channel: Hallmark | Premiere: 9 Apr 2008 | Finale: 2 Jul 2008 | Wednesdays, 21h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 25 May 2010 | Finale: 22 Jun 2010 | Mon-Wed, 21h00