SA to get its own Ugly Betty remake

2018-10-16 09:59
America Ferrera in Ugly Betty.

Cape Town – The popular ABC comedy drama Ugly Betty is getting a South African remake.

Variety reports that local production company Known Associates Entertainment (Keeping Score, Hustle) has acquired the option from RCN who owns the rights of the show. 

The deal was announced at Mipcom – an annual entertainment content market. 

Known Associates chairman Joel Phiri says that they intend to make it along the same lines as other versions but with a local flavour and in South African languages. 

They are still looking for a broadcaster for the series.

The American version starred America Ferrera and ran for four seasons. Ferrera won an Emmy for her role as Betty Suarez. 

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