The Spring of Evil (La primavera del mal) (TV Series)

Crime has no limits nor frontiers.

Early 20th century. The Chinese have control of the drug cartel over the border of Mexico and the United States. However, their domination is short lived when all the power they had is brutally stripped away from them. The revolution´s victorious coronels and militants have taken possession of all that was theirs, thanks to the complicity between the drug traffickers and the corrupt authorities from both countries. This is the catalyst for the opium and marijuana war, one of the most lucrative businesses in the world.

Benito Guadalupe Serrano is a revolutionary coronel, and together with the governor Maximino Ávila Camacho and the gangster Lucky Luciano, they offer protection for the drug traffickers. Benito only trusts two people in his life: his son and his godson.

Death, betrayal and passion: this novel is an immersion in Mexico´s world of drugs in the 30s, and its awakening from its revolution.


RELEVANT DATA: The Spring of Evil (La Primavera del Mal) is an epic noir about the origins of drug trafficking in Mexico. F.G. Haghenbeck is one of the most important authors of this generation, with many works on the international best-sellers list translated to more then 20 languages.

The author has won the Nacional de Novela ¨Una Vuelta de Tuerca¨ Award, the Nocte Award for Best Foreign Book, the Gourmand Award in France (thus becoming the first Latin American author to receive this distinction), the Bellas Artes de Novela Jose Ruben Romero Award, the LIJ Norma Award and the Bram Stoker Award for a novel adapted to Netflix’s  TV show “El Diablero”.


What the critics have said:

“We can trace the origin of the drug phenomenon in The Spring of Evil (La primavera del mal) between Mexico and the United States from the 30s to the 50s. The interests and secret agreements between the authorities of both countries; the wars for the territories; the complicities and betrayals whose consequences trace a trail of blood to this day.” –Clarín.

“This novel details how one of the most lucrative and now bloody businesses in the history of our country began: drug trafficking (…) We can say that it is a dark novel; where you can find the route of the problem”. –Animal político.

“In The Spring of Evil (La primavera del mal) it is clear that Washington´s policy was marked by doublé standards (…) while corruption prevailed in Mexico”. –Periódico Victoria.

“Haghenbeck knows how to mix real characters (…) with those in his imagination”. –Proceso.


AUDIOVISUAL POTENTIAL: In development for a TV Series format.