HBO Latin America announces the development of a new series based on the book “Las Cenizas del Cóndor” by Fernando Butazzoni

By HBO Latin America | Posted on 2019-05-15

Published in 2014, the novel by the award-winning Uruguayan author narrates the details of “Operation Condor,” created by the dictatorships of Latin America in the 1970s.

Miami, FL. – HBO Latin America announced today that it has signed an agreement with acclaimed author, Fernando Butazzoni, for a new series development based on his book “Las Cenizas del Cóndor” (has not been translated to English). Based on real-life events, the novel tells the story of a young boy in search of his biological parents, as he uncovers secrets that his adoptive family has hidden since the years of the military regimes in Latin America.  

Finalist of the Vargas Llosa Award, “Las Cenizas del Cóndor” exposes the Machiavellian plan titled “Operation Condor,” which opened the path to a brutal repression in the 70s, in a time of dictatorships controlled by the countries in the Southern Cone.

“We are thrilled to work on a story that is so significant to our region, written by such an important literary figure as Fernando Butazzoni,” commented Roberto Rios, Corporate Vice President of Original Productions for HBO Latin America. “We are proud to work together to bring this important novel to the HBO screen.”

“It’s an electrifying part of my life. Having the whole HBO team tell this story fills me with joy, but also responsibility,” says author Fernando Butazzoni. “But I won’t be alone: I know I’ll be embarking on the journey with the best company.”

This new series development for HBO Latin America follows the recent announcement of ENTRE HOMBRES, a new miniseries in production based on another highly regarded novel of Latin American literature. It also comes a few weeks before the premiere of the second season of its original series EL JARDÍN DE BRONCE, based on the novel of the same name, and which its first season was seen in 50 countries around the world.