Endemol Shine Boomdog and Cholawood Productions, led by Kate del Castillo, announce the acquisition of Revolution, the latest book by the successful writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Press Release

January 24, 2024

Endemol Shine Boomdog, part of Banijay Americas and leader in content and production, is thrilled to announced today its recent acquisition of the rights to the highly acclaimed novel Revolución by renowned Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The series will be produced by Endemol Shine Boomdog along with Cholawood Productions, who will serve as executive producers. Kate del Castillo will also have a role in the series. Published in October 2022, Revolución takes readers on a gripping journey into the heart of human nature and adventure against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution during the era of Emiliano Zapata and Francisco Villa.

This novel marks the latest addition to Endemol Shine Boomdog’s impressive portfolio. The company has revealed its plans to adapt Revolución‘ into a captivating Spanish-language series tailored for the Mexican market. This adaptation aims to build upon the success of recent productions such as HBO’s, Como Agua Para Chocolate, while offering a compelling storyline designed to captivate audiences.

Alejandro Rincón, the CEO of Endemol Shine Boomdog, expressed his excitement about the project: “We are thrilled to have secured the rights to Revolución. Arturo Pérez-Reverte is a masterful storyteller, and this endeavor is an exceptional addition to our diverse slate. We see a big potential in adapting this narrative into a captivating series that will resonate with our audience.”

The acquisition of Revolución by Endemol Shine Boomdog marks an exciting advancement in bringing this great narrative to life on screen. Pérez-Reverte himself expressed his satisfaction with the project: “I am interested in seeing how the Endemol Shine Boomdog team brings the characters and moments of this novel to a series that will likely satisfy both new and loyal readers and followers. It’s a fresh approach to a story of action, love, and adventure that I hold dear since I conceived and wrote it, and I am sure its outcome will be excellent,” said Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

Cholawood Productions, is delighted to join the project as executive producers, bringing their expertise and vision to this exciting adaptation. Kate del Castillo, co-founder of Cholawood Productions, expressed their enthusiasm for the collaboration: “I am extremely excited to join forces once again with Arturo Pérez-Reverte, especially in a story set in my country. Arturo is undoubtedly a great lover of Mexico’s history… a history that I learned and love thanks to my father and my roots. Arturo and I share a successful professional partnership, and I am confident that Revolución will strengthen that success.”

Endemol Shine Boomdog looks forward to bringing Revolución to life on screen, offering a view into an important era in Mexican history while capturing the essence of adventure, love, loyalty, and life. Further details regarding the series production, cast, and release are yet to be announced.


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