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Robert Rodriguez, Diego Boneta to Adapt Mexican Comic ‘El Gato Negro’ for Apple TV+

”Alita: Battle Angel“ filmmaker set to direct and executive produce the series, which would star Boneta

Robert Rodriguez and Diego Boneta are adapting Mexican comic book “El Gato Negro” into a TV series for Apple TV+, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

The MGM Television-produced project, which is in the early stages of development at the forthcoming streaming service, would be directed and executive produced by Rodriguez and star Boneta, who would also executive produce. “Supergirl” writer Eric Carrasco is writing the script, with Joel Novoa set as a co-producer for the potential series.

Created by Richard Dominguez, the “El Gato Negro” comic is set in South Texas and centers on the intergenerational exploits of two crime-fighting heroes: one a young man who takes up the mantle of a fabled local hero to avenge the death of his best friend, the other his grandfather, a lucha (Mexican wrestler) who went into the vigilante business years before.

Apple declined TheWrap’s request for comment.

Apple TV+ finally got its long-awaited release date and price during Apple’s event Tuesday. The streaming service will debut Nov. 1, cost $4.99 per month and launch with one documentary film and eight original shows, including Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s drama “The Morning Show,” Ronald D. Moore’s “For All Mankind,” the Hailee Steinfeld-led comedy “Dickinson” and the Jason Momoa sci-fi series “See.”

News of the project was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.