Caracol Televisión and Propagate Content announce an agreement with FX to develop The Girl series format adaptation for the United States market. Hillary Bettis (The Americans) will write and adapt the Caracol series.
The Girl, written by Juana Uribe (Pablo Escobar, the Drug Lord and Bolivar, Una Lucha Admirable) is based on real facts. It is the story of a young girl that struggles to reintegrate to society after having been forcibly recruited by the Colombian guerilla and live the war horror. The Girl had an indisputable success in Colombia where it reached 33 share points and 11 rating points, widely overcoming its main competitor and becoming prime time number one series. It has been sold to more than sixty countries.
Lisette Osorio, Caracol Television International Sales Vice-president highlighted the importance of this agreement: “At Caracol we are committed to write universal stories that can be adapted in every market. We are very pleased to associate again with Propagate and FX to take the adaptation of one of our most successful series to US screens”.
“Propagate’s objective is to bring the world’s best stories to the United States market and beyond”, said Ben Silverman, Chairman and Co-CEO, while Howard T. Owens, Co-CEO said: “We are feel very pleased to work with our partners Caracol, FX and Hilary Bettis on the adaptation of The Girl for the American market”.
Bettis is an awarded writer that has worked on TV, movies and theatre. Her credits include Seventy-Two Miles to Go, Queen of Basel, Blood & Dust, The Ghosts of Lote Bravo, The History of American Pornography and “Alligator.” In 2018 she was nominated to the Writer’s Guild of America Award for her work in FX series The Americans of which she wrote the last two seasons…