NBC and Fox to broadcast Spanish remakes
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 11 May 2014
NBC and Fox have confirmed they will broadcast the remakes of two Spanish productions. NBC will premiere The Mysteries of Laura, originally produced by Boomerang TV, and Fox is to finally air Filmax's Red Band Society.
Red Band Society is a project from Steven Spielberg's Ambling TV, which collaborated with ABC Studios for the series adaptation. The series will star Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable and Griffin Gluck.
Produced originally in Spain by Filmax and TV3, Red Band Society has achieved considerable audience success around the world. It has been broadcast in many Latin American countries and has been adapted in countries including Italy, Russia and Turkey.
Warner Bros will bring The Mysteries of Laura to NBC's audience, and according to TVE, which is currently showing the original production, it's the first time that NBC has bet on an idea from the Spanish industry.
The adaptation of the Boomerang TV story will start production in the coming weeks, with the first season due to be premiered in the autumn.
“I've always believed in this project's potential,” said Goyo Quintana, CEO of Boomerang. “And now one of our productions has become a milestone for Spain's industry.”
The Mysteries of Laura is to be filmed in New York and will star Debra Messing, Josh Lucas and Laz Alonso. The series' adaptation in the US market follows success in Russia, the Netherlands and Italy, as well as Bolivia, Peru, El Salvador and Ecuador. inShare0