Disney Plus is a platform known for having the entire Disney catalog inside, from its classic movies to everything from Marvel Studios and Star Wars. However, for some time now, the VOD service has been trying to shed that sambenito, and therefore they create or acquire fictions that have nothing to do with their more mainstream catalog.
Among them are fictions such as Pam & Tommy or The Bear, and now a new Spanish fiction joins their formula: Yo, adicto. This title will be familiar to most readers: it is one of the best-selling books of 2021 in our country, and one of the most recommended by both critics and the public.
Now, Disney has announced its adaptation in series format, with the author of the book himself (Javier Giner) behind it along with Aitor Gabilondo, screenwriter of Patria, El Príncipe and Vivir sin permiso. The protagonist of the series will be Oriol Pla, known for his participation in series such as Merlí or La Ruta and films such as Truman or Petra.
What is Yo, adicto about?
The series will be shot entirely in Barcelona under the production company Alea Media, and will feature a luxury cast: Nora Navas, Ramón Barea, Marina Salas, Itziar Lazkano, Bernabé Fernández, Catalina Sopelana, Vicky Luengo and Omar Ayuso. But what is the series about? We leave you with the synopsis of the book itself:
“Javier Giner invites us not only to know and destigmatize the concept of addiction, but also to a journey to the deepest part of our being. Through a first-person account, we will enter the arduous road to recovery and discover the courage it takes to accept one’s own vulnerability and the incalculable value of forgiveness, to oneself and to others”.
It is, therefore, a journey through drug addiction in which we understand the origins, causes and consequences of this problem. “I hope and wish that our work opens debates, destigmatizes the patient and sheds light on the things that happen to us as human beings, but of which we only speak in whispers because they cause us pain and shame. And that, above all, it illuminates all those dark corners with a clear message: with help, work and effort, you can get out of the hell of addiction,” explains Giner.
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