‘Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown’ by Almodóvar will be a series by Apple TV + (and already has the successor of Carmen Maura)

A bilingual adaptation that will feature the filmmaker himself as producer and that will be his first foray into television.

Women at the edge of a nervous attack, the iconic 1988 film signed by Pedro Almodóvar, It will be a series from the hand of Apple TV +. This is how he publishes it exclusively The Hollywood Reporter, whose sources maintain that the gigantic company has acquired the rights to develop a television fiction based on the famous feature film. The first that led the director from La Mancha to opt for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

It has also been possible to learn about the project, which is still in a very early stage, that the film adaptation will be bilingual, mixing English with Spanish. Likewise, Almodóvar himself will be linked to the Apple TV + series, in which he acts as executive producer with his production company El Deseo.

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Another important detail about the series of Women at the edge of a nervous attack is that there is already a first name attached to its rows. The one who will lead the cast of actors and actresses in charge of getting into the skin of the iconic characters of Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco and Rossy de Palma. The cast of the adaptation will be led by Gina Rodriguez, the young American actress of Puerto Rican origin who became world famous for her work in Jane the Virgin.

The interpreter will be in charge of giving life to Pepa, the character played by Carmen Maura in the film. In addition, Rodriguez will also be the executive producer of the project together with Pedro Almodóvar, in a team that will be led by screenwriter Noelle Valdivia (Masters of Sex, Mozart in the Jungle), who writes and will be ‘showrunner of the series.

Women at the edge of a nervous attack, a key film in Almodovar’s career and that placed the filmmaker on the international scene, was not only nominated for an Oscar, but also for the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs and won five Goya Awards in its edition. In the comedy, Carmen Maura plays Pepa, a dubbing actress who, from one day to the next, is abandoned by her partner and colleague, Iván (Fernando Guillén). Desperate to inform him of something important, Pepa spends most of the film in a neurotic state trying to track him down. Along the way, a very disparate group of characters ends up making their adventure as extreme as it is fun.

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And Women at the edge of a nervous attack continues on Apple TV+ will mark the acclaimed filmmaker’s first foray into television, which is currently preparing its first film entirely shot in English: Manual for cleaning women, starring Cate Blanchett.

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