Monday, October 15, 2018
South Africa to possibly get a local version of Colombia's Ugly Betty as Known Associates Entertainment options the right to an adaptation.
South Africa could possibly get a local version of Colombia's Ugly Betty after the recently established production company Known Associates Entertainment acquired the option from Colombia's RCN to adapt Betty La Fea for South African viewers.
A South African version of Ugly Betty could land at M-Net (DStv 101), e.tv or even the cash-strapped public broadcaster SABC where it could become a drama series or longer telenovela like the original.
Known Associates Entertainment plans to make Ugly Betty in South African languages.
South African viewers watched the American version of Ugly Betty with America Ferrera created by Silvio Horta that started in 2006 and that was executive produced by Salma Hayek and Ben Silverman on VUZU, M-Net, SABC3 and The Sony Channel (DStv 127).