Televisa, RTI Acquires Rights for TV Adaptation of Novel 'Guardian Devil'

The Mexican broadcaster and Colombian producers are teaming up for TV version of best-selling book.

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican broadcaster Televisa and Colombian producer RTI have acquired rights for a television adaptation of the award-winning novel Diablo Guardian (Guardian Devil).

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Winner of the Alfaguara, one of Latin America's most prestigious literary prizes, Mexican author Xavier Velasco's popular book 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 begins in several 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-novela La Reina del Sur (Queen of the South).

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Televisa and RTI recently signed a co-production pact good through 2019.