Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children' to be adapted as Netflix series


Award-winning author Salman Rushdie's acclaimed novel Midnight's Children is all set to be adapted as a TV series.

Rushdie's magnum opus, which is about India's transition from British colonialism to independence, will be turned into a new television series by Netflix.

"Midnight's Children is one of the great novels of the world, and its themes are still relevant to the India of today," said Erik Barmack, vice president of international originals for the streaming giant, as reported by Variety.

"The narrative continues to fascinate audience 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 of more people around the world to rediscover this story."

The British-Indian novelist took to Twitter to express his delight. "I'm absolutely delighted about this: so delighted that I'm tweeting about it after a very long tweet-silence," he wrote.