WATCH: Netflix Reveals First Footage for Gabriel García Márquez Series ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

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One Hundred Years of Solitude, one of the most iconic works in Latin American literature is coming to Netflix in 2024, and we’ve finally gotten the first look at the series, filmed entirely in Spanish and shot in Colombia and Latin America with the support of Gabriel García Márquez’s family. The series, directed by Laura Mora and Alex García López is set to debut on Netflix in 2024.

In the sneak peek, we hear Aureliano Babilonia reading from Melquiades’ mythical diary, in the same words that make up the famous first lines from the book by Gabriel García Márquez: “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”

As he reads, we are transported to Macondo to witness Colonel Aureliano Buendía standing before a firing squad as he remembers that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. The series then follows the Buendía family, “tormented by madness, impossible love, war, and the fear of a curse that condemns them to solitude for a hundred years in the mythical town of Macondo.”

The show, which is set to have 16 episodes, is an adaptation of the novel of the same name published in 1967 and considered one of the emblematic works of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Márquez passed away in 2014. Considered an exemplary piece of magical realism, the novel has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than 40 languages. 

One Hundred Years of Solitude stars Claudio Cataño, Jerónimo Barón, Marco González, Leonardo Soto, Susana Morales, Ella Becerra, Carlos Suaréz, Moreno Borja and Santiago Vásquez.

You can check out the first footage below: