NBC has given a script plus penalty commitment to A Year to Remember, a drama based on the Telefe telenovela Un Año Para Recordar, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Telefe USA. This marks the first network sale for Telefe USA since the LA-based outpost of Argentina’s largest broadcaster, Telefe, was launched in March.
The adaptation, written by Michael Foley (How to Get Away with Murder), is a crime procedural that centers on a Boston homicide detective who’s confronted by her husband over an affair she’s having with her partner. In their ensuing fight, she accidentally kills him – only to wake the next day to find it’s a year earlier — her husband still alive, the affair not yet begun. Given a second chance, she somehow must find a way to keep the memory of that tragic night from becoming reality.
Foley executive produces with Kaplan, Dana Honor, Telefe USA head Diego Piasek and Telefe’s global content chief Tomás Yankelevich.
Kaplan has experience with Latin American formats. His company developed and produced the well reviewed Freeform drama series Chasing Life, which was based on a Televisa telenovela. Kaplan just set up comedy Next Summer at ABC, based on a Norwegian format, with writer Hilary Winston. Other notable sales for his Kapital Entertainment this broadcast development season include comedies Me, Myself and I, from writer Dan Kopelman, which has a pilot production commitment at CBS; Charlie Foxtrot, from Sam Sklaver, which has a put pilot commitment at ABC; and 9J, 9K, and 9L, from Dana Klein and Mark Feuerstein, with a significant penalty at CBS, as well as drama The Underlings, from Leila Gerstein, at Fox, also with penalty.
Foley, whose series credits also include Revenge and Brothers & Sisters, is repped by UTA.