Starring Macarena Achaga and produced by W Studios, the series is the first of two ViX+ adaptations of novels by Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.

TelevisaUnivision today announced that Macarena Achaga will star in its upcoming romantic series, Travesuras de la Niña Mala (Bad Girl) on ViX+, the new global Spanish-language subscription streaming service set to launch in July.

The original series is the first of two book adaptations from Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa set to appear exclusively on the new SVOD tier.

Adapted from the 2006 novel written by Mario Vargas Llosa, Travesuras de la Niña Mala will be produced by W Studios. The scripted series tells the epic love story between Arlette, a nonconformist and adventurous woman, and her teenage love, Ricardo, a man trapped in a predictable routine, who, thanks to Arlette, slowly learns to get out of his comfort zone. These two characters’ lives will intertwine over forty years through reunions across Lima, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, London, and more. The “bad girl” invites us to challenge our life in auto pilot, transform ourselves and take charge of who we want to be, and seek happiness while feeling immortal because what is life without those moments when we forget that everything has an end?

“Travesuras de la Niña Mala proves that my purpose of seeking equity and projection of our female voices attracts characters ready for anything, questioning everything at all times,” said Macarena Achaga. “This time, I will be a voice that comes from the 60s that I got through the people I love and respect most in the industry. Overwhelmed with pride, I can’t wait to share this journey of rebellion and revolution with lots of love to the world from ViX+.”

ViX+ will also adapt Mario Vargas Llosa’s comedic novel Pantaleón y las visitadoras (Captain Pantoja and the Special Service), as an exclusive Spanish-language series.