Black comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which premiered in 1988, is becoming an Apple TV+ series. So they say from The Hollywood Reporter, where they assure that an adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar’s film has just begun its journey on the streaming service. It thus becomes the first series of the Spanish director, which will be a remake of the film which made it international.
An adaptation of Women on the Verge… for Apple TV+
Sources say Apple exercised its right to develop a TV series based on the film that earned the director and screenwriter the first Oscar nomination. […] If development continues with Apple, it would be Almodóvar’s first series after a career in which the writer-director earned seven Oscar nominations and two awards for best foreign film and best screenplay.
Apple has exercised right to execute this story, which has only just begun the process of bringing us a series of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Gina Rodriguez will star in her role as Pepa, played by Carmen Maura. Eugenio Derbez, star of the Acapulco series, which premiered last October, and actor in Apple TV+’s CODA, is also involved as a producer.
Gina Rodríguez, protagonist of the series, at a film festival.
Almodóvar’s role will be executive producer through his production company El Deseo. The director is currently making the rounds of festivals to promote his latest film, Parallel Mothers. The series will have dialogues in both Spanish and English, so we can expect the story to take place in the United States, possibly in a state near Mexico.
Being in the early stages of production, there are no start dates and there is no more confirmation than the lead actress. The rest of the cast as well as the address are unknown.
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