A&E Network is working with Mexican actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna to develop a drama based on the Mexican spiritual medical drama “Niño Santo,” Deadline.com reports.
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV is producing with A+E Studios and Canana, the original show’s producer, the story says. The project has been given an order for multiple scripts and is being placed in fast-track development, the piece adds.
The story notes, “‘Niño Santo’ follows a group of young doctors who are sent to vaccinate the locals in a remote village, where they encounter an unusual cult headed by an enigmatic faith healer. The curiosity of the doctors leads them to become involved with this group in the name of science. As they witness Niño’s ‘miracles,’ they begin to weigh scientific impossibility against the possibility of faith.”
Gael Garcia Bernal