Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ Coming To Netflix
Netflix is set to adapt Gabriel García Márquez’s masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude into a Spanish-language series.
This marks the first and only time the family has allowed the project to be adapted for the screen.
García Márquez’s literary classic about the Buendia family is finally coming to the big screen.
Netflix has acquired the rights to Gabriel García Márquez’s masterpiece “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and will adapt it into a series. This marks the first and only time in more than 50 years that his family has allowed the project to be adapted for the screen. pic.twitter.com/HUX1miRAJs— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) March 6, 2019
The book follows seven generations of the Buendia family, from patriarch José Arcadio's founding of Macondo, a fictional, isolated town in Colombia, to the family's strange and ultimate demise.
García Márquez passed away in 2014, but his sons Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo García Barcha will keep a close watch on the series as executive producers, The Decider reports.
“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.”
Francisco Ramos, Vice President of Spanish Language Originals for Netflix responded:
"We are incredibly honored to be entrusted with the first filmed adaptation of One Hundred Years of Solitude, a timeless and iconic story from Latin America that we are thrilled to share with the world."