VIS & Diagonal TV Enter Co-Pro for The Gypsy Bride Series


Viacom International Studios (VIS) and Endemol Shine Iberia’s Diagonal TV are working together on the development of La Novia Gitana (The Gypsy Bride), a scripted series based on the bestseller of the same name by Carmen Mola.

The book, distributed in seven countries, has sold more than 100,000 copies. Carmen Mola, a pseudonym for a mysterious writer, narrates the criminal investigation around the death of Susana Macaya—a gypsy bride educated in a non-gypsy environment who disappears after her bachelorette party. When her body turns up, the inspector in charge of the case discovers that Susana was brutally tortured and that her sister Lara, also soon to be married, was murdered in the same manner seven years before.

Laura Abril, senior VP of editorial for multibrand at ViacomCBS Networks Iberia and head of the VIS hub in Madrid, said: “It is really exciting to be part of a project based on such a successful story, and working with Diagonal TV and Endemol Shine Iberia makes it even more promising. This is a high-quality production with a great international potential, a perfect fit for our strategy and vision: investing in content with both local resonance and global reach.”

Jaume Banacolocha, Diagonal TV’s CEO, added, “We at Diagonal TV are thrilled to confirm this partnership with ViacomCBS on such an exciting project. We look forward to working together for many years to come and are excited for what the future holds for this collaboration.”