Netflix are turning the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude into a TV series 3 years ago

Netflix are turning the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude into a TV series

It's been more than 50 years since it was first published.

Netflix have announced they are turning Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude into a Spanish original series.

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It will be the first time the novel has been brought to the screen, and  Márquez’s sons Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo García Barcha will serve as executive producers.

Garcia said in a statement [via TV Line]:

“For decades our father was reluctant to sell the film rights to Cien Años de Soledad because he believed that it could not be made under the time constraints of a feature film, or that producing it in a language other than Spanish would not do it justice.

“But in the current golden age of series, with the level of talented writing and directing, the cinematic quality of content, and the acceptance by worldwide audiences of programs in foreign languages, the time could not be better to bring an adaptation to the extraordinary global viewership that Netflix provides.

"We are excited to support Netflix and the filmmakers in this venture, and eager to see the final product.”

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Francisco Ramos, Netflix’s VP of Spanish Language Originals, said they were "incredibly honoured to be entrusted with the first filmed adaptation" of the novel.

He added:

“We know our members around the world love watching Spanish-language films and series and we feel this will be a perfect match of project and our platform.”

One Hundred Years of Solitude has sold more than 50 million copies since it was first published in 1967.

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It tells the story of the rise and fall of the town of Macondo thought the history of the Buendía family.