The 1981 novel “Midnight’s Children” by British-Indian author Salman Rushdie is being developed into a series for Netflix. The novel, a fictional story about India becoming independent after British Colonisation, has won various awards since its release and has also been made into a film in 2013.
The story follows Saleem Sinai who was at born exactly the same time as India gained independence in 1947 who has telepathic powers linking him to the other 1,000 children born at the same time and who also have magical powers.
“Midnight’s Children is one of the great novels of the world, and its themes are still relevant to the India of today. The narrative continues to fascinate audiences decades after it was first published. We are incredibly excited to translate this pioneering work of fiction that parallels the birth of modern India, for a global audience. The rich experience and talent of Indian creators combined with the global reach of Netflix have the potential for millions more people around the world to rediscover this story.”
– Erik Barmack, vp international originals at Netflix
Source: Hollywood Reporter