Netflix to adapt Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children into a TV series
Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel Midnight's Children is going to become a Netflix series. According to reports, Netflix will adapt the British Indian author's fictional book about India's transition from British colonialism to independence into a new television series.
Midnight's Children is largely considered Rushdie's magnum opus (he was knighted in 2007 for services to literature), and the magical realist novel has won several awards since its publication, including the 1981 Booker Prize, the Best of the Booker twice — first in 1993 and again in 2008 — and the James Tait Memorial Prize.
The book was previously adapted as a Canadian-British film directed by Deepa Mehta in 2013. Midnight's Children follows the life of Saleem Sinai, who was born on the stroke of midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, the same time as India's independence.