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Netflix has announced two new series adapted from the novels of Javier Castillo, whose bestseller became this hit Spanish mystery thriller series The Snow Girl.

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Javier Castillo — Photo courtesy of Netflix

Following the success of The Snow Girl TV series, Netflix is collaborating again with author Javier Castillo, adapting two more of his mystery-crime thrillers for the screen: El juego del alma, the sequel to The Snow Girl, and Castillo’s latest title, El cuco de cristal.

Already in pre-production is the adaptation of El juego del alma (The Soul Game), which follows journalist Miren as she investigates a new case. In the novel, a teen girl s found crucified, after which Miren receives an envelope with a Polaroid picture of another teenager, bound and gagged. This sets Miren on the trail of the girl in the photo while also investigating the crucifixion.

Development on the adaptation of El cuco de cristal (The Crystal Cuckoo) will begin soon. The novel is already a bestseller in Spain, having sold nearly 100.000 copies since its release in February 2023. The plot concerns a medical student who, after having a heart transplant, accepts the invitation of the donor’s mother to learn more about her son’s life by visiting her home and the small town where he lived — the reader’s entry into a mystery that spans twenty years… and the disappearance of a baby from a public park…

Netflix’s Spanish TV series The Snow Girl reached the global top spot on the Non-English TV list during its release week, and was in the Top 10 in 77 countries for several weeks, including in the #1 spot in Spain, France, Sweden and Belgium, amongst many others.

Stay tuned for updates.


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Netflix Adapting Two More Novels by “The Snow Girl” Author Javier Castillo
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