Netflix shares trailer for promising ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ adaptation
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Netflix shares trailer for promising 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' adaptation

In 1967, the Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez achieved one of the greatest literary triumphs of the 20th century by publishing his magnum opus, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Netflix has now announced an adaptation series set to hit the screens in 2024. 

Set in the mythical town of Macondo, One Hundred Years of Solitude follows the Buendía family through several generations. The Modernist literary movement stylistically inspires the story, but as a Hispanic tale, also the Cuban Avant-Garde movement. 

Above all else, the mystical plot examines human nature. Márquez untangles the complexities of human emotion, existential philosophies, technological advancement, and political ideologies in one of the most comprehensive and engaging tales in modern literature. The book was an immediate success and has only grown in popularity. It is now available in 46 different languages and has sold over 50million copies. 

Naturally, adapting such a literary tour de force is no simple task, and no screen adaptation will ever cover all bases. However, with the late García Marquez’s family on board to help bring the story to life, fans of the book can expect a faithful update. 

Shot in Colombia, the Spanish-language movie is directed by Alex García López and Laura Mora, and will be available on Netflix services around the world with subtitles available. 

The screenplay was handled by José Rivera, Natalia Santa, Camila Brugés, María Camila Arias, and Albatrós González. Meanwhile, the cast includes the immense talent of Claudio Cataño, Jerónimo Barón, Marco González, Leonardo Soto, Susana Morales, Ella Becerra, Carlos Suaréz, Moreno Borja and Santiago Vásquez. 

Netflix attained the adaptation rights in 2019 and first mentioned the project with a brief teaser in 2022. The taser coincided with the 40th anniversary of García Marquez’s Nobel Prize win for Literature.

The streamer has now shared a more detailed look at the adaptation in its first-look trailer, which you can watch below.