No More Boys And Girls is getting a Spanish remake. DRG has closed a format deal with Banijay’s Dlo/Magnolia, who will produce a five-part series for Movistar+. This marks the second format sale after DRG previously set up a German version with ZDF.
No More Boys And Girls, originally produced by Outline Productions for BBC Two, argues that being born a boy or a girl largely pre-determines the life you will end up experiencing. Using a pioneering approach from Sweden, Dr. Javid Abdelmoneim takes over a class of 30 seven-year-olds and creates a gender neutral school that turns conventions on their head so that, for example, not just boys play football.
“We are delighted that No More Boys and Girls is being remade for Movistar+, Spain’s largest and most successful SVOD platform”, said DRG’s Commercial Director Adam Barth. “And in Dlo/Magnolia, the company behind ratings-winning local adaptations of The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds and Supernanny, we have found a production partner that is not only at the top of its game, but one that is also experienced at working with children and really understands the sensitive subject matter at hand.”
While Amparo Castellano, Director of Entertainment at Dlo/Magnolia, added: “No More Boys and Girls is a brilliant factual format that neatly and credibly taps in to, and challenges, the zeitgeist issues around gender and the roles it plays in society. We are thrilled to be bringing DRG’s enlightening and entertaining series to the screen with Movistar+ and cannot wait to see the reaction from Spanish audiences when the series is made available.”