NBC’s ‘Superstore’ Getting a Spanish-Language Adaptation With Supersized Season 1 Episode Order


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The cancelled NBC comedy is getting a new life for international audiences.


NBC comedy Superstore is getting a new life with a Spanish-language adaptation that will be shown to international audiences. The English-language Superstore starred America FerreraBen FeldmanColton DunnNico SantosLauren Ash, and Mark McKinney as employees of the fictional big box store Cloud 9 in Missouri. The comedy premiered in 2015 and ran for six seasons, with its sixth season set to end on March 25. The Season 6 finale will also serve as the series finale for Superstore following the December 2020 announcement the show had been cancelled.

On Monday, Variety first reported Superstore would be turned into a Spanish-language comedy. The new adaptation is being made under the working title Supertitlan and has received an 48-episode order, with each episode running an hour long. (For a show that was originally a half-hour comedy with seasons typically clocking in at around 20 or so episodes apiece, this is a major expansion.) NBCUniversal Formats has partnered with Mexican production outfit Dopamine (Hernán, Amarres), making this collaboration the first co-production partnership based in Mexico and the first time one of NBCUniversal’s scripted titles will be adapted in Spanish for the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets.

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Colton Dunn, America Ferrera, and Ben Feldman in Superstore on NBC

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Variety also reports that a writer’s room for the Spanish-language Superstore adaptation has opened. Additionally, details including casting and a broadcast partner will be announced soon. There is currently no word on how Superstore‘s general plot, which focuses on a group of minimum-wage employees navigating the uneasy waters of a corporate chain, or its varying subplots — namely the show’s exploration of contemporary concerns like immigration, as seen through Santos’ undocumented character, Mateo — will be translated into this new adaptation.

Superstore has remained one of the most popular shows in NBC in its prime. As Variety points out, the Justin Spitzer-created comedy drew in 37 million viewers during its Season 5 run from 2019 to 2020. After playing a central role on the show for five seasons, Ferrera exited Superstore ahead of the start of Season 6 and her character was written off by Episode 2. Season 6 of Superstore has been one of the handful of TV shows actively tackling the COVID pandemic, continuing its ongoing interest in taking a contemporary look at today’s essential employees.

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