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Gina Rodriguez Will Produce Hulu Adaptation of Meg Medina Novel

Gina Rodriguez, who most know as the star of the show, Jane the Virgin, will be taking on a new project. Meg Medina’s YA novel, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass will be a Hulu original series courtesy of Rodriguez, Universal TV, and 3Pas. Hulu bought the project through Rodriguez’s production company, I Can and I Will. 

Medina’s novel centers around Piddy Sanchez, the new girl in school, who soon realizes that the school bully, Yaqui Delgado wants to beat her up – even though they’ve never met. Set in a diverse Brooklyn neighborhood, Medina’s novel tackles race and how to make tough decisions. 

Medina is set to work as a consulting producer on the project, and Rodriguez will be a co-executive producer. No release date or cast has been announced, but be sure to look out for more updates on the project!

 

 

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