The Emmy winner is taking the lead in the comedy about a hypochondriac who receives a fatal diagnosis and sets off on a path of destruction in pursuit of her "authentic self".

The original series, La Hipocondriaca, aired in 2012 in Colombia, the homeland of Bowen's Modern Family co-star Sofia Vergara.

This will be Bowen's debut as an executive producer, and she will share duties with The Middle's Robin Shorr, who also adapted the show for American audiences.