What do TV execs do when they run out of ideas for shows? Borrow existing properties from Latin America. This time, they’re “re-imagining” the classic novela Rubi as a brand new series for American primetime.
As you may remember, this formula has been tried many times before. ABC had a hugely successful run with Ugly Betty and several other classics are also being considered for English makeovers.
Rubi was a huge hit back in 2005 and drew nearly eight million viewers for its final episode. According to NBC Latino, the American version will follow the same basic story of a poor woman’s journey to fame and fortune.
Devious Maids producer Michael Garcia will be backing the project and, as of right now, no cast has been announced. Hardcore Rubi fans are already petitioning for original star Barbara Mori to be given a role, which could definitely help stir up the buzz.
by Carolina Moreno