“Hurricane Season”, Fernanda Melchor's novel, will be adapted by Netflix

Five years after its publication, the literary success of the Mexican writer will be brought to the catalog of the streaming platform by Elisa Miller and Daniela Gómez

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In 2017, the Mexican Fernanda Melchor published Hurricane Season, a fiction that recounts the events surrounding the murder of the witch of the fictional village La Matosa. This place, completely seized by poverty, becomes the stage where the novelist portrays the violence and sexism that is experienced every day in her native country. Five years after its release, the Netflix platform announced that it will develop an adaptation of the story.

The project will be developed by renowned filmmaker Elisa Miller (See Rain) and Daniela Gómez. “Let Mexican cinema reach the whole world! I want Mexico to be seen, that's why 'Hurricane Season' will arrive on Netflix, directed by the Mexican Palme d'Or winner Elisa Miller, and based on the book by the author, also Mexican, Fernanda Melchor,” said the giant of the “N” in an official statement published on his social networks.

El proyecto se confirmó con un anuncio oficial el pasado 13 de abril. (Twitter/@NetflixLAT)
El proyecto se confirmó con un anuncio oficial el pasado 13 de abril. (Twitter/@NetflixLAT)

About Fernanda Melchor and her famous literary work

Melchor is a Mexican writer and translator born in Veracruz, Mexico. She began her studies at the Universidad Veracruzana (UV) with a specialty in journalism and, later, she graduated as a teacher of Aesthetics and Art at the Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla. He has written in various media outlets such as Excélsior, Vice Latin America, GQ Latin America, Vanity Fair Latin America and the French magazine Le Monde Diplomatique.

His first publications date back to 2013 with the chronicle Aquí no es Miami and his first work of fiction called False Hare. Her second and greatest work to date is Hurricane Season (2017), the book that led her to international recognition. Years later, in 2021, she released her third literary title, Paradais.

Fernanda Melchor ganó reconocimiento a nivel internacional tras la publicación de "Temporada de huracanes", la segunda obra de ficción de su carrera literaria. (EFE/Armando Escobar)
Fernanda Melchor ganó reconocimiento a nivel internacional tras la publicación de "Temporada de huracanes", la segunda obra de ficción de su carrera literaria. (EFE/Armando Escobar)

Read the official synopsis of Fernanda Melchor's novel that will soon be released to television on Netflix:

“A group of children find a corpse floating in the murky waters of an irrigation canal near the La Matosa rancheria. The body turns out to be that of the Witch, a woman who inherited this trade from her deceased mother, and whom the inhabitants of that rural area respected and feared. After the macabre discovery, suspicion and gossip will fall on a group of young people from the village, whom a neighbor saw a few days earlier as they fled the sorceress's house, carrying what appeared to be an inert body. From there, the characters involved in the crime will tell us their story while readers immerse ourselves in the life of this place beset by misery and abandonment, and where the violence of darker eroticism and sordid power relations converge.”

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