Mumbai: With quotable gens such as We all owe death a life and For every snake, there is a ladder; for every ladder, a snake; author Salman Rushdie's acclaimed novel, Midnight's Children, is a must-read for every bibliophile.

Now, even those lacking an affinity for the written word can enjoy the book courtesy the upcoming Netflix Original series based on the groundbreaking literary tour de force by Rushdie. Veteran filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj will be the showrunner and executive producer of the series. 

He says, "The opportunity to translate one of the greatest works of literature in a medium that is accessible to millions of people around the world is incredible, and I’m delighted to partner with Netflix in bringing Midnight’s Children to life on screen. I’m confident that taking this quintessentially Indian epic that transcends generations and genres, combined with the production values and creative freedom that Netflix offers, will contribute to an unforgettable series that is Indian at heart and global in reach."