Silvia Moreno-Garcia‘s Mexican Gothic is getting a television series adaptation courtesy of Hulu. The news will be welcome for fans of the novel, which many hailed as a gamechanger in the popular perception of Mexican genre literature.
For many, the associations of Mexican genre stories were solely associated with magical realism. Mexican Gothic aimed to change all that, presenting readers with a gut-churning horror-thriller with a uniquely Mexican flavor.
The planned series adaptation will come from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions and ABC Signature.
“Mexican Gothic follows Noemí Taboada, a young socialite who travels to the Mexican countryside and the mountains of Hidalgo in hopes of rescuing her cousin, who has recently married into a reclusive mining family, after receiving a frantic letter in the mail. Noemí seeks to unveil the family’s violent and menacing secrets, but her confidence is quickly threatened and there may be no escaping the walls of her strange, new home.”