While streaming fans in India are waiting for Sacred Games to release in July, Netflix has announced that it will also adapt Salman Rushdie’s Midnight Children into a series. Speaking about this new development, the author was elated.
On his official twitter account, the author shared his excitement
I’m absolutely delighted about this: so delighted that I’m tweeting about it after a very long tweet-silence. https://t.co/VjGbtkJ1CN
— Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie) June 28, 2018
The book Midnight Children was launched more than three decades ago in 1981. It also won the 1981 Booker Prize, the Best of The Booker and the James Tait Memorial Prize. It follows the life of Saleem Sinai who is born on the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947 when India got independence.
In an official statement, Erik Barmack, Vice Principal, International Originals, Netflix said that this is one of the greatest novels, and its theme is still relevant to today’s India. Though it was published many years ago, Eric opined that the narrative still fascinates the readers.
The streaming service is all set to premiere its first ever Indian web series Sacred Games in July. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte and Saif Ali Khan, it is set in the 90s underworld of Mumbai.