Cisneros Kids, Trustbridge Entertainment to Adapt Book Series


Cisneros Kids and Trustbridge Entertainment are set to co-develop a live-action adaptation of Meg Medina’s Merci Suárez book trilogy.

The book series follows the journey of Mercedes “Merci” Suárez, a Cuban-American tween navigating the challenges of middle school. She grapples with personal relationships, family dynamics and community interactions.

“I’m over the moon to know that the world I created in the Merci Suarez novels is in the hands of Trustbridge Entertainment and Cisneros Kids, whose team has shown such vision and passion for the project right from the start,” said Medina. “The Suárezes are a large and loving Latino family who won readers’ hearts. Now, I look forward to seeing the many talented storytellers and actors who’ll help bring them to life on screen.”

Bob Higgins, president of Trustbridge Entertainment, added, “Meg Medina’s Merci Suárez is a beautifully authentic exploration of family and growing up…it’s funny, heartfelt and real. The team at Cisneros really gets it and has an intimate understanding of Merci’s Cuban-American experience, which made this partnership ideal.”