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Sri Rao to Adapt Venezuelan Telenovela For NBC

General Hospital: Night Shift Season 2 showrunner Sri Rao is jumping back into the soap game. NBC has tapped the popular scribe to adapt The Black Widow, an English-language version of the Venezuelan telenovela La Viuda Joven.


The series centers on a mysterious woman who winds up a celebrity after she marries a famous baron. The vixen becomes a person of interest with authorities after her fourth husband dies, and her vast wealth comes to light.

The Black Widow is a one of three telenovelas NBC has partnered with Electus to create. The project has already been given a 13-episode order. The original series debuted in 2011, garnering record ratings in Argentina, Canada, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain and the United States. Rao will share co-executive producer duties with Electus' Ben Silverman and Jimmy Fox.

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