One Hundred Years of Solitude Is About to Get the Netflix Treatment
We’ve just heard that Netflix will be adapting Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude into a series.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude was first published in 1967. As you probably already knew or surmised, the novel was written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Since then the book has sold over fifty million copies, in a multitude of languages. The novel is based in a fictional town named Macondo and covers seven generations of characters. It explores life and death and is a blend of magic and realism. The novel is considered to be one of the seminal works in Latin American fiction.
The Netflix adaptation will be completely in Spanish, which is fitting. Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo Garcia Barcha are two of the executive producers of the series. They’re also Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s sons. So if anyone is going to ensure that the series does justice to the original novel, it’s these two men.
Most, if not all, of the filming will occur in Colombia. Unfortunately, we don’t actually know much more beyond that. It’s clear that the project is still in its early stages, so most of the important decisions (minus the executive producers) have not been settled yet.
We know that Gabrial Garcia Marquez felt strongly about making sure that any film or television adaptation would have to be in Spanish. So we know that the producers are honoring at least one of his requests. Marquez’s sons believe that now is the perfect time for the adaptation, between the availability of talent and the technology out there. With this, and the fact that his sons are heading the project, it feels safe to assume that they will also see to the rest of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s preferences and requests.
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