Netflix will adapt Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children” into an original series.
Rushdie’s novel details India’s transition from colonialism to independence through the story of Saleem Sinai, who is born at midnight on the day of India’s independence with telepathic powers.
“Midnight’s Children” is the winner of the 1981 Booker Prize and the James Tait Memorial Prize. Netflix’s International Originals VP Erik Barmack said the book “is one of the great novels of the world.” “The narrative continues to fascinate audiences decades after it was first published,” he said in a statement. “We are incredibly excited to translate this pioneering work of fiction that parallels the birth of modern India, for a global audience.”
“I am absolutely delighted that ‘Midnight’s Children’ will have a new life on Netflix and greatly look forward to working with them to help create it,” Rushdie said.
A premiere date is not yet set.