TV is getting better and better and I personally think a big part of that is the realization that A LOT of book to film adaptations are actually much better served through turning it into a TV series. Obviously from last weeks books-to-movie post we all know that I’m a big believer in always reading the book first. And TV is currently exploding with both mini & full series adaptations which means my kindle wishlist is…. a mess to put it nicely😜
This year I’ve rounded up 9 of the books I’m most excited to read before they premiere on the ‘small screen’. A lot of these don’t have firm release dates yet but I’ll update this post when any new info comes out!! I’ll let you know on Twitter as well so make sure to give me a follow @alisonsteck
Plus at the bottom of this post is a bonus book & show that is currently my FAVORITE!!. It’s about to air season 4 but you can catch up on Netflix! I just binged all the seasons for like the third time to prepare😊😊
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1. ‘The ABC Murders‘ by Agatha Christie
Release Date: February 1; Amazon Prime
Starring: John Malkovich, Rupert Grint
2. ‘Catch-22’ by Joseph Heller
Release Date: May 17; Hulu
Starring: Kyle Chandler, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie
*this is one of the few books I genuinely enjoyed having to read for school!!
3. ‘Good Omens‘ by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Release Date: May 31; Amazon Prime
Starring: David Tennant, Martin Sheen
4. ‘The Perfectionists‘ by Sara Shepard
Release Date: March 20; Freeform (Season 1 now on Amazon)
Starring: Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish, Kelly Rutherford
*If these names seem familiar it’s because this series is a spin-off of Pretty Little Liars! Mona & Alison are leading the way.
5. ‘His Dark Materials’ by Philip Pullman (Watch Trailer)
Release Date: not yet listed; HBO, BBC
Starring: Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda
*The entire cast is exciting but I can’t wait to see what the little girl from Logan in something new!
6. ‘Deadly Class‘ by Rick Remender
Release Date: January 16; Syfy (season 1 now on Amazon)
Starring: Benjamin Wadsworth, Siobhan Williams
7. ‘The Witcher’ by Andrzej Sapkowski (Watch Trailer)
Release Date: not yet listed(Q4); Netflix
Starring: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Joey Batey
8. ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead
Release Date: not yet listed; Amazon Prime
Directed by Barry Jenkins
*This book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction!
9. ‘Nos4a2‘ by Joe Hill
Release Date: June 2; AMC (Season 1 can be found on Amazon)
Starring: Zachary Quinto, Andresito Germosen De La Cruz, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
BONUS: ‘The Magicians’ by Lev Grossman
Release Date: Season 4- January 23; Syfy
The first 3 seasons are all on Netflix!
Starring: Jason Ralph, Summer Bishil, Hale Appleman, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley
*This is currently my favorite show on TV!! I binge it like crazy on Netflix until new seasons are airing. I even broke my rule and watched it all before I read the first book🙈 The books are pretty similar though and totally worth reading!
If this isn’t enough check out my post all about the books I’m most excited for being turned into movies this year!