MTV Latin America Developing 'Popland' Telenovela

1:27 PM PST 01/26/2011 by John Hecht

The Spanish-language series would be the network's first fully produced scripted show.

MEXICO CITY -- MTV Latin America has begun development on the Spanish-language telenovela Popland, its first fully produced scripted series.
 
The network announced out of the Miami NATPE conference on Wednesday that it has greenlit 75 one-hour episodes of Popland, which focuses on a small town girl who lands a job as a paparazzi in the big city.
 
MTV Networks International's sales arm will handle worldwide distribution for the new series and the network says it has slated a Latin America pan-regional premiere for later this year.
 
Popland is MTV Latin America's second telenovela production. Its first original novela, dubbed Ninas Mal, was co-produced with Sony Pictures Television. 

Ninas Mal was shot on location in Colombia. Locations, cast and crew for Popland will be announced at a later date. El Capo scribe Marcelo Camano is co-writing Popland with Ninas Mal screenwriter Claudia Bono

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