Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s latest novel Mexican Gothic which hit the shelves at the end of June is about to be made into a show. According to reports, Hulu has begun developing the novel for a limited series. The novel is about Noemí Taboada, a young aristocratic woman who’s dispatched to a remote mining town in central Mexico after her recently-wed cousin sends her family a disturbing letter. She says that there are ghosts in the house and that her new husband and his family won’t let her leave.
The series will come from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelo’s Milojo Productions, and ABC Signature, and Moreno-Garcia will serve as executive producer on the project. She noted that she’s “excited to see the novel come to life and to meet the talented, diverse crew and cast members that will take us on this journey.”
Coming to a screen (scream?) near you: Hulu, ABC Signature Studios and Milojo Productions have optioned MEXICAN GOTHIC. It will be adapted as a limited series. 🥰 https://t.co/srt5Hqak4R
— Silvia Moreno-Garcia (@silviamg) August 11, 2020
Talking about the show, Moreno said, “We did emphasize the need to have an actor in the lead role that was less well-known. Perhaps even [someone] completely new, who accurately represented the physicality of the performer,” Moreno-Garcia revealed. “Everybody is on board with finding somebody that does look like the character, as opposed to hiring somebody who is blonde and putting a wig on them. Still, Moreno-Garcia stressed that she “can’t cast” anyone herself.