Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas played 'El Mariachi' in sequels 'Desperado' and 'Once Upon A Time In Mexico.' SonyTV

A television series based on the "El Mariachi" character from the Robert Rodriguez film franchise is in the works. Sony Pictures Television is set to produce along Colombian producer Teleset, according to Deadline.

“Much like the film, El Mariachi offers audiences a unique blend of high-stakes action and romance,” Angélica Guerra, SPT SVP and managing director, production, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic said in a statement Tuesday. “Staying true to the story, we are producing the series in Mexico shooting in magnificent locations and utilizing some of the country’s best talent.”

The series is based on the original movie "El Mariachi" about a musician traveling around Mexico looking for a job. When he arrives in a small tow he is mistaken by an escaped convict who has been hunting down his former associates with a guitar case full of weapons. For "El Mariachi" things get personal when these men kill the love of his life and the tables turn around as he seeks revenge.

Antonio Banderas rose to fame for playing this role in the two sequels, "Desperado" and "Once Upon a Time In Mexico," after originally being played by Carlos Gallardo. In the adaptation, Iván Arana will play the lead character while Martha Higareda is set for Celeste Sandoval and Julio Bracho for Fernando Sandoval.

For Sony Television this isn't the first time they adapt a Hollywood movie for a Latino audience. In 2007, in partnership with Telemundo, they produced an adaptation of "Zorro" as a telenovela format titled "Zorro, La Espada y La Rosa." This past May Sony also announced that they would be co-producing with Univision a remake of hit-series "Breaking Bad" in Spanish called "Metastasis."

"El Mariachi" will air on the Sony channel across Latin America this fall.

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