It looks like NBC could be the latest network to get into the telenovela remake business…
The network has given a script plus penalty commitment to A Year to Remember, a drama based on the Telefe telenovela Un Año Para Recordar, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Telefe USA.
It marks the first network sale for Telefe USA since the LA-based outpost of Argentina’s largest broadcaster, Telefe, was launched in March.
The adaptation, written by Michael Folley, is a crime procedural that centers on a Boston homicide detective who’s confronted by her husband over an affair she’s having with her partner. In their ensuing fight, she accidentally kills him – only to wake the next day to find it’s a year earlier — her husband still alive, the affair not yet begun. Given a second chance, she somehow must find a way to keep the memory of that tragic night from becoming reality.
The original telenovela, which aired in Argentina in 2011, starred Carla Peterson and Gastón Pauls.
Kaplan has experience with Latin American formats. His company developed and produced the well-reviewed Freeform drama series Chasing Life, which was based on a Televisa telenovela.