Sofia Vergara is having a killer year.
Within the last three months the Colombian actress has celebrated her 40th birthday in Mexico (with 108 of her closest family members), become engaged to beau Nick Loeb, been named TV’s highest paid actress, launched a new collection for her K-Mart clothing line, graced the cover of Lucky magazine, had a memorable night at the Emmy’s (strutting her best assets) where ‘Modern Family’ came out on top, and now….(let us catch our breath)…she’s going to executive produce a show for ABC.
That’s right. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vergara and her entertainment company Latin WE will work alongside producer Ben Silverman to bring an English language version of the Argentine series “Mujeres Asesinas” (Killer Women) to the small screen.
The Latin American series, originally aired in 2005 by Canal 13, is an adaptation of Marisa Grinstein’s trilogy of the same title, which is based on true stories of Argentine women driven to murder by various forms of abuse.
The Argentine company Pol-Ka Producciones produced four seasons and adaptations of the series have been made in Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, and Italy already. Vergara’s project (to be titled ‘Killer Women’) will revolve around a female Texas Ranger, and the script adaptation will be written by Hannah Shakespeare (“The Raven”).