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Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, known professionally as Bad Bunny can now add movie producer to his resume.
According to Deadline the music superstar is set to executive produce Netflix’s upcoming queer sci-fi series “They Both Die at the End”.
The series which is based on Adam Silvera's 2017 young adult novel of the same name was a competitive grab with 5 networks/streamers looking to nab the series rights.
The novel, set in a dystopian New York City, follows two queer teenagers, Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio, who both have been notified by an app called Death-Cast that they have 24 hours left to live.
Silvera reacted to the news via Instagram posting. “Death-Cast called and @Netflix answered!!!! I’m so hyped that we’re this much closer to Mateo and Rufus being brought to life for TV!! Biggest of shouts to Team TBDATE TV for all the hard work on this: @mrdrewsky + @msjax11 + @catchmeifyouspan + @chrisvandusen + @jrichman and now @badbunnypr (!!) 👥☠️🔚.”
Upon its release in Fall 2017 the novel made history becoming the first young adult novel with queer Latinx characters to hit No. 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list.
In April 2021 the novel saw a resurgence due to fans on TikTok, helping boost the novel back to the top spot on the NY Times Best Seller list.
Prior to being picked up at Netflix the series was previously announced to be in development at HBO with Chris Kelly set to direct and J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson tapped as executive producers.
Entertainment One, the studio attached to the project, originally acquired U.S. rights to the novel in the spring of 2021.
At eOne, the project will be overseen by studio Co-Head of US Scripted TV Development Jacqueline Sacerio.
Emmy nominated writer Van Dusen is set to write the pilot’s script. In addition to scribing duties Dusen will join Drew Comins, Silvera, and Ocasio as producer.