The groundbreaking novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is coming to the screen for the first time in a Spanish language series for Netflix, the streaming service announced recently.
The multi-generational family tale, published in 1967, is widely considered one of the most influential novels of the 20th century and an early example of the magical realism style embraced by other Latin American authors.
Garcia Marquez's two sons will serve as executive producers on the television series, which will be filmed mainly in the author's native Colombia.
Given what has been called a new golden age of television and the acceptance by worldwide audiences of shows in foreign languages, it is a great time to bring an adaptation to the extraordinary global viewership that Netflix provides.
The announcement follows Netflix's acclaimed black and white Mexican movie Roma, filmed in Spanish and indigenous Mixtec, which won three Oscars this year.