Jessica, Preston | September 1, 2021
Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ have really stepped up their game over the past couple of years. With such high demand for content, more and more books are being adapted for the small screen.
Check out our “Now Streaming” booklist of the latest streaming releases based on books, and then read on for our most anticipated upcoming book-to-series adaptations:
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn: Filming for the second season of Netflix’s hit show “Bridgerton” is well underway, and this time they’re adapting the second book in Julia Quinn’s beloved romance series. While most of our favourite characters will be back, the story will mainly focus on Antony Bridgerton as he sets out to find a wife.
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney: After the massive success of “Normal People,” it’s no surprise that Hulu has also decided to adapt Rooney’s debut novel. Alison Oliver, Sasha Lane, Jemima Kirke, and Joe Alwyn star as a pair of young women and the married couple with whom they become entangled.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: The format of “Daisy Jones,” told entirely through interviews with the members of a fictional 1970s rock band, really lends itself to a screen adaptation, so we can’t wait for this series to premiere on Amazon Prime Video. Riley Keough will star as the eponymous rock goddess.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: If you felt a little let down by the lackluster 2009 film adaptation of this beloved love story, stay tuned for HBO’s more in-depth small-screen version. Theo James and Rose Leslie will star as Henry, the involuntary time traveller, and Clare, his extremely patient wife.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel: Mandel’s brilliant novel about a devastating flu pandemic came out in 2014, but the story couldn’t be timelier. Perhaps that’s why HBO Max has ordered a 10-episode series, which is rumoured to premiere in 2022. It will star Mackenzie Davis as Kirsten, a survivor of the pandemic and member of the Travelling Symphony.
This is only a sample of the many upcoming exciting book-to-screen adaptations. Check out our “Coming Soon” booklist for more titles!