“Like Water For Chocolate” to be adapted for TV by Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine Studios has acquired the rights to Laura Esquivel’s novel “Como Agua Para Chocolate” (“Like Water for Chocolate”) to adapt as a global TV franchise.

The story is being developed as an English language series with plans to adapt it in other languages, as well. “It fills me with joy to know that Like Water for Chocolate will be brought to television screens throughout the world by a studio that bets on quality in producing content for each of its projects,” says Esquivel.

In turn, Endemol Shine Studios President Sharon Hall, commented: “The opportunity to adapt this beloved novel is a privilege” because this “epic love story has all the ingredients of a breakthrough drama”.

The novel was first published in 1989 and quickly became a global sensation. “Like Water for Chocolate” spent a year and a half on the New York Times Bestseller list and has been published in 45 languages. Endemol Shine Studios is the scripted division of Endemol Shine North America.