A Brief History of Seven Killings is a famous book written by Jamaican author Marlon James. The book is James’s third novel that made its debut on 2 October 2014. The story transits several decades and analyzes the endeavored assassination of Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1976 and its aftermath via the crack wars in New York City in the 1980s and a modified Jamaica in the 1990s.
The book received the 2015 Man Booker Prize making James the first Jamaican-born author with such accomplishment.
Robert Nesta Marley, professionally known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. Marley’s contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide and made him a global figure in popular culture to this day. Marley became known as a Rastafari icon throughout his career, and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality.
Marley was the victim and survivor of an assassination attempt in his home in 1976. He supported the legalization of marijuana and advocated for Pan-Africanism which made the assassination appear politically motivated. Unfortunately, Marley lost a battle against acral lentiginous melanoma, and he took his final breath on 11 May 1981 at 36.
According to various rumors, the tv adaptation of this novel, inspired by real-life events, is potentially heading to Netflix. It is not the first time the words regarding its transformation have been aired. In 2015, Penguin Books released a press release that HBO had optioned the television rights.
Almost a decade later, the news has once again spread, and multiple production listings seem to attach the project to Netflix.
Netflix has yet to make an authorized statement regarding the project. According to sources, MXN Entertainment is behind this project, and MXN previously worked with Netflix in Arq back in September 2016. For further updates, stay tuned.