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‘Gossip Girl: Acapulco’ coming in July

Via: Vulture

In perhaps the most random TV-related story to hit the net today, it appears that Mexico is mounting its own version of the recently-departed Gossip Girl. Not content simply to pull a Baywatch and dub the episodes over, producer Pedro Torres has mounted a full-scale remake of The CW hit.

Take this photo for consideration:

Credit: Vulture

Credit: Vulture

Starting in the back row, from left to right, we have Vanessa (whose surname is now García), Serena (now Sofía López-Haro), Jenny (now Jenny Parra), and Blair (now Bárbara Fuenmayor). Up in front, we have Dan (Daniel Parra), Nate (Nico de la Vega), and Chuck (now Max Zaga).

As peculiar as this might seem, this isn’t the first attempt at reimagining Gossip Girl for an international market. Last year, Warner Bros. teamed with two Chinese production companies to mount a Mandarin-language version of the series titled (I swear I’m not making this up), China Girl. The show’s Mexican counterpart is set to begin airing in July, with all the fashion, fights, and hook-ups as the American original – except with more rolled Rs. Sexy.

And if you’re in the mood for one last bit of mind-screwery, check out these side-by-side comparisons of the original Gossip Girl cast with their Acapulco counterparts.

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grbrst
grbrst

I live in Mexico, I can recap it for you. But seeing who the producer will be, it's going to suck and will be very very diluted and not scandalous enough.

Trey_
Trey_

lol for some reason I thought it was a gossip girl spin off show. That dude looked just like Ed Westwick in the thumbnail. 

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@Trey_ That's what I thought too. With the title, I thought they were somehow turning it into a reality show where good-looking young folk competed to see who could make the others' lives most miserable. With no grand prize accept their own sense of smug self-satisfaction. And possibly getting to marry Blake Lively.

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@Rickey @NickRoman1 @Trey_ I don't think I could even if I wanted to. A) I've severely overexaggerated the proficiency of my Spanish, and B) none of the stories I've read online say which network this is going to air on, so I doubt I could even get it. 

It's be a wall-to-wall disaster. A sexy disaster with fiery intensity, well-quaffed hair, and slick fashion, sure. But still a disaster.