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Netflix Debuts First Look at One Hundred Years of Solitude

Netflix has revealed a first look at One Hundred Years of Solitude, the series based on Gabriel García Márquez’s masterpiece novel.

In this sneak peek, we hear Aureliano Babilonia as he reads from the mythical diary of Melquiades and is transported to Macondo to witness Colonel Aureliano Buendía standing before a firing squad while he remembers that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

Netflix Debuts First Look at One Hundred Years of Solitude

What follows are breathtaking scenes of José Arcadio Buendía and Úrsula Iguarán’s journey in search of happiness, fleeing the curse placed upon their lineage.

Directed by Laura Mora and Alex García López, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most ambitious film projects in Latin America to date, brought to life by talented artists from Colombia and LATAM. It was filmed entirely in Spanish and shot in Colombia with the support of Gabriel García Márquez’s family.

Married against their parent’s wishes, cousins José Arcadio Buendía and Úrsula Iguarán leave their village behind and embark on a long journey in search of a new home. 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.

Published in 1967, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the emblematic works of Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Considered a masterpiece of Spanish-American and universal literature and receiving enormous popular acclaim, it has sold over 50 million copies and translated into more than 40 languages.

The artists in the teaser (in order of appearance) include 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), and Santiago Vásquez (Aureliano Buendía adolescent).

The directors are Alex García López and Laura Mora. The writers include José Rivera, Natalia Santa, Camila Brugés, María Camila Arias, and Albatrós González.

Diego Ramírez Schrempp, Juliana Flórez Luna, Andrés Calderón, Josep Amorós, Carolina Caicedo, Alex García López, Laura Mora, José Rivera, Rodrigo García, and Gonzalo García Barcha executive produced the series.

Consisting of 16 episodes, One Hundred Years of Solitude debuts on Netflix in 2024.