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This page was updated: 8/12/23
About The Book:
After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemí’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.
And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.
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Current Production Status:
This limited series is still in the early stages of development.
Mexican Gothic Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first published in June 2020 to critical acclaim and landed on multiple best-seller lists.
In August 2020 it was revealed that Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos had optioned the book under their production company Milojo Productions, with plans for a limited series on Hulu.
Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia said in interviews that she expects the series to be between 8-10 episodes.
There have been no further updates on the project since Summer 2020.
Who Owns The Rights:
Milojo Productions (Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos) acquired the rights to the book. They have a production deal with ABC Signature making this series in development with Hulu.
Who Is Attached:
As of Summer 2023 there have been no casting announcements or names attached to the film.
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With the project still in the very early stages of development there are currently no known filming locations yet.
There is currently no estimated release timeframe made public as of Summer 2023 for when this movie will come to our screens.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This book has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
Mexican Gothic is the first of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s books to be picked up for adaptation.
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