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Televisa Takes Two More Scripted Formats from Keshet International


Keshet International (KI) has licensed two additional scripted formats, Mythological Ex and The A Word, to Televisa to be adapted in Mexico.

The A Word focuses on a family’s painful, and often humorous, journey of denial and introspection after their 5-year-old son is diagnosed with autism. Televisa’s adaptation is expected to have 41 hour-long episodes.

Based on the Israeli series created and written by Segahi Avin, Mythological Ex is a comedic drama about a woman who—after a psychic tells her she’s already dated her future husband, and that she’ll remain single unless she can locate him within the next 12 months—decides to revisit all her past relationships to determine who was, and will be, the love of her life. The adaptation of Mythological Ex will premiere later this year in a late-night comedy slot on Televisa’s Las Estrellas.

These two most recent orders are part of a larger strategic multi-project partnership between the two companies, in which Televisa commits to acquire rights to adapt four of KI’s scripted formats. As with the two previous deals—for the comedy dramas Loaded and Easy Money—both of these latest Spanish-language adaptations will air in Mexico.

Kelly Wright, KI’s VP of distribution and new business for Latin America, said, “We’ve loved the way Televisa’s visionary scripted team has already adapted Loaded and Easy Money, and we’re really looking forward to seeing how they work their magic on Mythological Ex and The A Word. Their adaptations are bold, stylish and bear the Televisa hallmark of warm, laugh-out-loud crowd-pleasers.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.


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