Velasco’s “Diablo Guardián” to Be Adapted for Spanish Television

Xavier Velasco’s popular book will soon get the Spanish telenovela treatment…

Xavier Velasco

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.

Diablo Guardián

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.

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