The new company led by Isaac Lee, former director of Content at Univision and Televisa, will bring Elvira Lindo’s iconic character to TV.

To mark his 25th anniversary, Manolito Gafotas, the emblematic Spanish character created by Elvira Lindo, will star in a new TV series.

The fiction will be created by Exile Content Studio, a company founded in 2018 by Isaac Lee, Daniel Eilemberg, Tere Pérez, Alejandro Uribe and Julia Saenz, devoted to the development, packaging and production of premium series in Spanish and English for the global market.

“When I wrote the first Manolito I could not have imagined that his adventures would go so far, and now he is coming to Hollywood! I must admit I’m overwhelmed with emotion,” said Elvira Lindo, author of this series of Spanish novels.

“With Manolito Gafotas, Elvira created an original character with a unique voice in Spanish literature,” said Daniel Eilemberg, president of Exile Content. “His wisdom and humor have fascinated children and adults around the world. The opportunity to take it to a new format and a new generation is very exciting.”

Although the series will be produced in the US, it will be set in Carabanchel Alto, the Madrid neighborhood where Manolito lives. “The series has to be here. This is his world, if not, he’d be another character,” said the creator of the newspaper El País.

Manolito Gafotas is the protagonist of a total of eight novels. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and have been published in 22 territories: Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania , Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, USA, Vietnam and in Arab countries.

With a presence in Los Angeles and Miami, the award-winning Exile team has worked on the three seasons of El Chapo (Netflix) and Science Fair, the critically acclaimed documentary, winner of an Emmy and the Audience Award at the Sundance Festival in 2018. Exile also produced The Traffickers for Netflix and ten other docuseries and documentaries.