Books to Film: Two Bestselling Thrillers by Spanish Author Javier Castillo Head to TV

‘My novels are in the best possible hands,’ says Javier Castillo, a bestselling thriller writer now watching his first two titles go into development as a television series. (Sponsored)

Our last news of the Spanish author Javier Castillo arrived in April, when his new The Snow Girl had taken off just as the Pedro Sánchez government was initiating lockdowns in one of Europe’s most severe coronavirus COVID-19 outbreaks.

Having had only two days in bookstores before the shops all closed—and working to turn his planned 30-city tour of Spain and Latin America into a digitally delivered series of meetups with fans—Castillo and Gonzalo Albert, his Suma Hispánica and Aguilar publisher at Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial—were ecstatic with the 60,000-person turnout at the first of these online events.

Now, we learn that Castillo’s first and second of his four books are in development for television series in an agreement between DeAPlaneta and Mediapro Studio/Globomedia.

El día que se perdió la cordura (The Day Sanity was Lost,  2017) and its sequel, El día que se perdió el amor (The Day Love Was Lost, 2018) are headed in what looks to be the right direction for screen development, too.

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