Screengrab from Cien Años de Soledad Trailer
Screengrab from Cien Años de Soledad Trailer Screengrab from Cien Años de Soledad Trailer

Netflix has finally revealed the trailer for its highly-anticipated adaptation of "Cien Años de Soledad" (100 Years of Solitude), the beloved Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel published in 1967.

The preview introduces us to Colonel Aureliano Buendía, played by Claudio Cataño in his adult version, as he stands before the firing squad and the famous first words of the novel are uttered: "many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice." The clip then transitions as his mind soars and Aureliano witnesses the odyssey of his ancestors until they reach the mythical Macondo.

The official plot of the show reads:

"By marrying against their parents' wishes, cousins José Arcadio Buendía and Úrsula Iguarán leave their village behind and embark on a long journey in search of a new home. Accompanied by friends and adventurers, their journey culminates with the founding of a utopian town on the banks of a river of prehistoric stones they name Macondo. Several generations of the Buendía lineage will mark the fate of this mythical town, tormented by madness, impossible loves, a bloody and absurd war, and the fear of a terrible curse that condemns them, without any hope, to a hundred years of solitude," indicates the official synopsis of the series.

Under the direction of Laura Mora and Alex García López, "Cien Años de Soledad" represents one of the most ambitious projects in Latin American history, an adaptation of a once considered unadaptable book.

Filmed entirely in Spain and Colombia, with the support of the family of Garcia Marquez, the first season will have 16 episodes. The cast is lead by the aforementioned Claudio Cataño, Jerónimo Barón (child Aureliano Buendía), Marco González (Jose Arcadio Buendía), Leonardo Soto (José Arcadio son), Susana Morales (Úrsula Iguarán), Ella Becerra (Petronila), Carlos Suaréz (Aureliano Iguarán), Moreno Borja (Melquiades), and Santiago Vásquez (teenage Aureliano Buendía).

Netflix has not yet announced the release date of the series, although it will happen at some point in 2024.

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