The Spanish version stared Yon González and Amaia Salamanca
Eva Longoria's UnveliEVAble and ABC Studios are developing an American adaptation of the hit Spanish series. This is the fourth adaptation of the drama, which already has been adapted in Mexico, Italy and Egypt.
Already adapted in Mexico, Italy and Egypt, the Spanish series Grand Hotel could now have an American adaptation. According to reports, Eva Longoria's UnveliEVAble and ABC Studios are developing the project for ABC.
The news was published by Deadline, which announced Brian Tanen will be in charge of writing the scripts. Tanen is known for other adaptations like the US version of Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids.
For its US version, the show will be set in a hotel in Miami Brach and will follow the family that owns the place and the people that work there.
Tanen, Longoria and her partner Ben Spector will executive produce alongside Beta Film's Oliver Bachert and Christian Gocke. Beta Film distributes the show internationally and has already sold it to almost 70 countries.
In 2016 the format was under negotiation in Argentina and China. Televisa US, in turn, had announced in 2015 an adaptation for the US market that was to be set in the 50's before the Castro revolution. The project never came to fruition.
However, the Mexican adaptation by Televisa, the Egyptian one by Middle East's CBC and the Italian one by RAI, have all moved forward.
In addition, according to Deadline, this is the second adaptation attempt from UnveliEVAble, ABC and ABC Studios, which had developed a project for the last season under a different scriptwriter.
With this new project, Longoria and the network are hoping Tanen can finally hit the jackpot with his scripts.
Created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira, Grand Hotel was produced in Spain by Bambú Producciones and aired between 2011 and 2013 on Antena 3. Set in 1905, the show stared Yon González and Amaia Salamanca.
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