HBO LatAm To Develop Series Based on the Works of Uruguayan Author

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After flirting with cinema, the awarded novel by Fernando Butazzoni will finally reach the small screen

by @todotvnews the 15/05/2019
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The work by Uruguayan writer Fernando Butazzoni will become the latest series from HBO Latin America. Based on real events, Las cenizas del Cóndor tells the story of a young man who discovers big secrets regarding his adoptive family during the dictatorship. 

HBO Latin America announced on Wednesday the signing of a deal with award-winning Uruguayan author Fernando Butazzoni for the development of a series based on his book Las cenizas del Cóndor.

Published in 2014 by Editorial Planeta, the book is based on real events and tells the story of a young man in search for the truth about his biological parents while discovering the secrets of his adoptive family, kept since the dark years Latin American dictatorships.

The novel, a finalist for the Vargas Llosa Prize, exposes the Machiavellian Plan Cóndor, which opened the way to a brutal repression during the dictatorships that controlled most of the countries in the Southern Cone during the 70s.

"We are delighted to work with such an important literary work in our region, written by an author of the highest caliber as is Fernando Butazzoni," commented Roberto Rios, Corporate VP of Original Productions at HBO Latin America. "We are very proud to be able to work together to bring it to HBO screens."

"It's an electrifying part of my own life. Having the entire HBO team working on the story fills me with joy and also responsibility, "says author Fernando Butazzoni. "But I will not be alone: I know I'm going to walk hand in hand with the best company."

HBO Latin America’s newest development follows the recent announcement of new miniseries Entre hombres, based on another acclaimed piece of Latin American literature, and also a few weeks before the premiere of the second season of hit original series The Bronze Garden. The show’s first season, developed from the book of the same name, was seen in more than 50 countries around the world.

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