100 Years of Solitude on Netflix

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LOS ANGELES — 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 said on Wednesday. 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 TV series, which will be filmed mainly in the author’s native Colombia. They said in a statement that the Nobel Prize winning novelist, who died in 2014, had been reluctant to sell the rights to the books for years. However, given what has been called a new golden age of television “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.” — Reuters