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Netflix's Spanish-language adaptation of One Hundred Years Of Solitude premieres later this year

One Hundred Years Of Solitude,Screenshot: Netflix/YouTube

For the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gabriel García Marquez’s seminal 1967 novel One Hundred Years Of Solitude is coming to the screen. The Netflix adaptation doesn’t yet have a release date (it’s set to premiere sometime in 2024), but a teaser released on Wednesday previews the story of the Buendía dynasty. Directed by Alex García López and Laura Mora, the series was filmed entirely in Spanish and largely in the writer’s native Colombia, with the blessing and involvement of his family.

“Married against their parents’ wishes, cousins José Arcadio Buendía and Úrsula Iguarán leave their village behind and embark on a long journey in search of a new home,” reads the synopsis from Netflix. “Accompanied by friends and adventurers, their journey culminates with the founding of a utopian town on the banks of a river of prehistoric stones that they baptize Macondo. Several generations of the Buendía lineage will mark the future of this mythical town, tormented by madness, impossible loves, a bloody and absurd war, and the fear of a terrible curse that condemns them, without hope, to one hundred years of solitude.”

One Hundred Years of Solitude | Official Teaser | Netflix

One Hundred Years Of Solitude will be told in 16 installments, a hefty episode order for Netflix. But the longer format is what convinced the author’s family to sign off on the project, according to his son Rodrigo García (who is an executive producer on the project alongside his brother Gonzalo García Barcha). “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,” Rodrigo said in a statement when the series was announced in 2019. “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. We are excited to support Netflix and the filmmakers in this venture, and eager to see the final product.”

One Hundred Years Of Solitude is written by José Rivera, Natalia Santa, Camila Brugés, María Camila Arias, and Albatrós González. The series stars Claudio Cataño (Colonel Aureliano Buendía adult), Jerónimo Barón (Aureliano Buendía child), Marco González (Jose Arcadio Buendía), Leonardo Soto (José Arcadio son), Susana Morales (Úrsula Iguarán), Ella Becerra (Petronila), Carlos Suaréz (Aureliano Iguarán), Moreno Borja (Melquiades), Santiago Vásquez (Aureliano Buendía adolescent).

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