HBO Latin America will develop series based on The Ashes of the Condor by Fernando Butazzoni
HBO Latin America announced on Wednesday, May 15 that it has signed an agreement with the award-winning Uruguayan author Fernando Butazzoni for the development of a series based on the book Las cenizas del Cóndor.
Published in 2014 by Editorial Planeta, the novel The Ashes of the Condor is based on real events and tells the story of a young man in search of the truth about his biological parents while discovering the secrets of his adoptive family, kept since the black years of dictatorships in Latin America.
The novel, finalist of the Vargas Llosa Prize, exposes the Machiavellian Plan Cóndor that opened the way to brutal repression during the dictatorships that controlled the countries of the Southern Cone in the 70s.
"We are delighted to work with such an important literary work in our region, written by an author of the highest caliber as Fernando Butazzoni," said Roberto Rios, Corporate Vice President of Original Productions at HBO Latin America. "We are very proud to be able to work together to take it to the HBO screen."
The new development of HBO Latin America follows the recent announcement of the new miniseries Entre hombres, based on another acclaimed title of Latin American literature, and a few weeks before the premiere of the second season of the hit original series The Bronze Garden, whose first season, developed from the homonymous book, was seen in more than 50 countries around the world.
"It's an electrifying part of my own life, having the entire HBO team to tell that story fills me with joy and responsibility," said Fernando Butazzoni. "But I will not be alone: I know I'm going to walk the road with the best company."