In addition to the fiction series Súbete a mi moto, the latino boy band has now inspired the production of a competition show, to be developed by Mario Lopez and Universal Television Alternative Studio.
The nostalgic trend in television production, which encompasses both fiction and non-fiction content, continues to expand with new projects underway.
This Wednesday, Universal Television Alternative Studio, the unscripted division of Universal Television (NBCUniversal), announced the acquisition of rights to Menudo, a talent show inspired by the popular Latino youth band.
It will be a weekly contest that will seek to find and recreate one of the most iconic boy bands of all time, which marked the beginning of Ricky Martin’s career.
Behind the project is Via Mar Productions, the producer of Mario López, co-host of Access Hollywood, who will be executive producer of the new show.
“I grew up as a huge admirer of Menudo and I am delighted to be a part of bringing this iconic band around the world,” said Lopez.
Other executive producers will be Audrey Morrissey and Jayson Belt (Live Animals), Mark Schulman (3 Arts Entertainment) and Patrick Hughes, Paul Vasquez and Harvey Russell (Foundation Management).
Menudo’s premiere screen was not yet been announced.
The format joins the biographical series about Menudo, Subete a mi modo. Co-produced by Somos Productions, Endemol Shine Boomdog and Piñolywood Studios, it tells the group’s history from its inception in 1977 and its rise to international fame, until its dissolution.