Gabriel García Márquez’s ‘One Hundred Years Of Solitude’ Is Coming To Netflix

One Hundred Years of Solitude

In yet another ambitious move, Netflix has acquired the rights to Gabriel García Márquez‘s literary classic One Hundred Years of Solitude. 

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The 1967 novel tells the story of the Buendia family and the fictional Colombian town, Macondo. 

While alive, Márquez never allowed the novel’s rights to be optioned because he didn’t believe the multi-generational story of the Buendia family or the novel’s magical realism could be properly adapted into a movie or series.

But now, his sons Rodrigo García and Gonzalo García think otherwise.

“For decades our father was reluctant to sell the film rights to Cien Anos 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,” the García family said in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter. 

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

Netflix’s One Hundred Years of Solitude will be a Spanish-language original series and will be shot in Colombia. Rodrigo and Gonzalo will serve as executive producers.

On Twitter, the streaming giant’s @seewhat’snext account said the partnership “marks the first and only time in more than 50 years that his family has allowed the project to be adapted for the screen.” 

Speaking of ambitious partnerships, Netflix recently announced they had snagged the rights to The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis. 

The almighty beings will turn stories from across the seven books into both series and films.

OH, we can’t forget about their other humongous deal with The Roald Dahl Story Company to create “animated event series” based on your favourite Dahl works. That’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, and George’s Marvellous Medicine to name a few.