AceShowbiz - Netflix bosses have snapped up the rights to Salman Rushdie's novel "Midnight's Children" for a new series.
Rushie's 1981 bestseller centred around India's transition to independence after years of British rule.
"Midnight's Children is one of the great novels of the world, and its themes are still relevant to the India of today," Erik Barmack, the vice president of international originals at Netflix, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "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 of more people around the world to rediscover this story."