by Elia Esparza
“Turner Network TV (TNT) has acquired Pulitzer nominated, award-winning author’s Luis Alberto Urrea’s adventurous novel ‘Into The Beautiful North’ to develop into an epic television series.
The drama will bring to life a 19 year-old, athletic, bright, strong-willed, and charmingly naïve Nayeli, who works at a taco shop in her Mexican beachside village and dreams about her father who journeyed to the U.S. to find work. It dawned on her that her dad wasn’t the only man who had left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village—they’d all gone north. One day while watching the old classic film, ‘The Magnificent Seven’, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men—her own ‘Siete Magnificos’—to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the drug-dealing thugs who had recently begun to target the village, anxious to profit from drug-buying American surfers who frequent the nearby beaches. She persuades her loyal band of friends to accompany her on the dangerous journey, and thus the quest begins.”
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