Xavier Velasco’s popular book will soon get the Spanish telenovela treatment…
Televisa and Colombian producer RTI have acquired the rights for a television adaptation of the 47-year-old Mexican author’s award-winning novel Diablo Guardián (Guardian Devil).
Released in 2003, Velasco’s novel—the winner of the Premio Alfaguara, one of Latin America’s most prestigious literary prizes—centers on the adventures of a rebellious 15-year-old girl who flees her native Mexico and later finds herself immersed in a world of vice in New York.
Production on the television version of the novel will begin in a few months. The series brings together two big names in Spanish-language television: Televisa, the world’s largest producer of Spanish-language content, and Bogota-based RTI, producer of the hit narco telenovela La Reina del Sur, which stars Kate del Castillo.
Televisa and RTI recently signed a co-production pact good through 2019.