Disney Branded Television is developing science-fiction comedy “Sal & Gabi Break the Universe” from Eva Longoria and her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment production company.
Writer/producer Nelson Soler is attached to the project. There is currently no distribution platform set.
The project is based on the book of the same name written by Carlos Hernandez and published by Disney-Hyperion under its Rick Riordan Presents imprint.
The story revolves around teenager Sal Vidón, who discovers he has the ability to reach into time and space to retrieve things from other universes after meddling with his father’s scientific experiments. He quickly enlists his friend Gabi to set off on a quest to find and bring back his deceased mother, only to learn that tampering in alternate universes could ultimately put their entire universe at risk.
“It’s exciting to work with Eva and Ben on such an imaginative story full of heart and adventure that truly feels authentic in its storytelling and representation of characters,” Ayo Davis, executive vice president, Creative Development and Strategy at Disney Branded Television, said. “Carlos Hernandez’s heartwarming and humorous book is the perfect addition to our slate of development and is in expert hands with Eva and Ben’s production team.”
“We’re thrilled to see Carlos Hernandez’s ‘Sal & Gabi’ leap to the next level of development within The Walt Disney Company. It’s as if we took a page from the book, and our wish was pulled from the multiverse!” Tonya Agurto, senior vice president, publisher – Imprint and IP Development at Disney Publishing Worldwide, added.