Lotte is a Dutch telenovela television series. The series was broadcast by the commercial station Tien, upon which it was shown every weekday at 6:30 pm.
The series is based on the Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea and centres on the protagonist, Lotte Pronk, a business economics graduate who passed with honours and has trouble finding a job until she comes across a secretary job in an international fashion company called "Emoda", where at the same time a conflict is occurring in the business between two prospective CEOs.
She begins the series mocked by many of her colleagues for being "ugly", and as the series progresses she develops confidence, moves up the ladder and explores romantic interests. The series also features on the fellow Emoda employees, and their relationships and career problems.
Lotte is written by a team of writers led by Marciel Witteman, also known for the Dutch soap opera Goudkust, and scripts for the drama series Westenwind. The series was directed by Vincent Schuurman and Manin de Wilt.
Lotte is the first Dutch telenovela which in its original form was to consist of 200 episodes. On 11 December 2006, Tien officially announced that the series would get 35 extra episodes.Marciel Witteman wanted the extra episodes to round off the storylines of some of the characters. In the final episode all the characters were present.
On 9 April 2007, Lotte ended its run on Tien with its finale.
An average of between 250,000 and 300,000 people tuned in for each episode.
|Lotte Pronk||Nyncke Beekhuyzen||All episodes|
|Vico Maesland||Lars Oostveen||All episodes|
|Robert Maesland||Filip Bolluyt||All episodes|
|Daniel Valkenburg||Arent-Jan Linde||Until episode 200|
|Marcella Valkenburg||Janna Fassaert||Until episode 200|
|Mark Cremers||Geert Hoes||All episodes|
|Niek Mulder||Marc Nochem||All episodes|
|José Pronk||Lieneke le Roux||All episodes|
|Herman Pronk||Dries Smits||Until episode 200|
|Hugo Lombardi||Dirk Zeelenberg||Until episode 200|
|Patricia Frijling||Ilse Heus||All episodes|
|Mara Fontein||Marlous Dirks||All episodes|
|Marianne Santos||Sonja Silva||All episodes|
|Bianca Geurts||Anne-Marie Jung||All episodes|
|Sofia Rombouts||Nartan Meerlo||All episodes|
|Rolph Ypema||Oren Schrijver||From episode 201|
|Scarlett Zwaan||Mimi Ferrer||From episode 201|
|Alex van Weerden||Edwin Jonker||From episode 201|
|Dieudonnee||Vreneli van Helbergen||From episode 222|
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