Heights' Quiara Alegria Hudes to Write and Produce "Interactive Telenovela" for MTV

News   Heights' Quiara Alegria Hudes to Write and Produce "Interactive Telenovela" for MTV
Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Quiara Alegria Hudes is set to write and co-executive-produce "Pedro & Maria," a bilingual series for MTV that is described as an "interactive telenovela," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Quiara Alegria Hudes
Quiara Alegria Hudes

The series, which will follow the romances in a contemporary Latino community, will allow viewers the opportunity to vote on the direction and outcome of storylines and character development.

The show will be developed and co-produced by MTV, Electus (the multimedia studio owned by Ben Silverman), and America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") and her production company, Take Fountain. Jarred Weisfeld and Ian Kleinart of Objective Entertainment and Proctor & Gambe Productions will also produce.

In a joint statement, the production companies said that the show "will be the first-ever multicultural, interactive series built for the digital age."

David Jonollari, executive vice president of scripted development for MTV, also said in a statement, "The Latino population is an under-represented and under-served segment of the audience, and I am excited to help bring this relevant show to MTV."

Hudes received her Tony nomination for writing the book for In the Heights and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue.

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