The Telefe series will be adapted by Paramount TV and Viacom International Studios for Showtime in the US.
100 Days to Fall in Love, the comedy from Viacom International Studios (VIS) Americas that premiered in Argentina in 2018 to record-setting ratings, is being developed by VIS and Paramount TV for an English-language series for Showtime in the US.
This is the third adaptation for the original series, which will also be adapted by Telemundo for the US Hispanic market and by Mega in Chile.
Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount Television, said: “100 Days to Fall in Love has such universal themes and characters that it’s no surprise that it was such a tremendous success in Argentina.”
“We are thrilled to be partnered with our sister company, Viacom International Studios on such a translatable format that will resonate beautifully with an English-speaking audience.”
“We launched Viacom International Studios in 2018 and quickly became a leading producer of Spanish language content and formats. Since then, we’ve expanded to the UK and Europe and now to the US with 100 Days,” said Pierluigi Gazzolo, President of VIMN – Americas.
“Bringing 100 Days to the US is a testament to our team’s ability to create captivating content for global audiences.”
100 Days to Fall in Love, written by Ernesto Korovsky, Silvina Frejdkes and Alejandro Quesada, premiered in May 2018 in primetime in Argentina, maintaining a 45% share throughout its 125 episodes.
The final episode reached a 56.8% share, breaking audience records. The new English-language format is being developed for Showtime Networks, Inc.
The original comedy tells the story of best friends, Laura and Antonia, who after almost twenty years marriage, each decide to take a 100-day break from their respective spouses.
During this hiatus, they examine their relationships and explore what it means to date in the modern world. After the “100 days,” they must decide on whether or not to remain in their respective marriages.
100 Days to Fall in Love was co-produced by Telefe and Underground and recently won six awards at the Martin Fierro Awards, including the “Martin Fierro de Oro 2018” award, the highest award given by the Argentine Association of Journalists of Television and Radio.