Salman Rushdie 'Midnight's Children' to be made as a series

Salman Rushdie 'Midnight's Children' to be made as a series

Salman Rushdie's iconic novel 'Midnight's Children' is going to be adapted by Netflix for an international series.  Reacting to the news, Rushdie took to Twitter to say, "I am greatly looking forward to working with them to help create it.  I am absolutely delighted about this: so delighted that I’m tweeting about it after a very long tweet-silence." 

The 1981 novel deals with "India's transition from British colonialism to independence and the partition of British India. It is considered an example of postcolonial, postmodern, and magical realist literature," says a Wiki post.  "The story is told by its chief protagonist, Saleem Sinai, and is set in the context of actual historical events. The style of preserving history with fictional accounts is self-reflexive," it continues.  

Netflix has a subscriber base of 125 million across the world.  With Rushdie's acclaimed novel being adapted, the writer and his book are bound to get more popular than ever before.