With so many streaming platforms fighting to host and produce the best series, there’s never been a better time for television. And, luckily for book lovers like us, the book-to-show pipeline has become increasingly popular. In fact, some pretty impressive shows were sparked by books. From thrilling limited series like Queen's Gambit to high-stakes multiple-season dramas with cult followings like Game of Thrones, we have great literature to thank for their creation.
One thing is clear: great reads make great TV. And gripping page-turners are almost destined to become binge-able watches. Sometimes we see elements of literature or classic tropes infused in our favorite media. Perhaps the best example is Shakespearian themes coming to life in epic modern-day tv shows. From star-crossed lovers like Romeo and Juliet to pursuit of power stories like Macbeth, many shows heavily draw from the Bard’s writing.
We have so many small-screen adaptation recommendations that you’ll never have to mindlessly scroll through streaming platforms ever again. With hot new trailers, scathing reviews, and book lists based on your favorite shows like The Handmaid's Tale, we’ve got all you’ll ever need in one place. Find your next TBRs and add them to your streaming queue!
Read the best from the author of The Man Who Fell to Earth and The Queen’s Gambit.
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By Kara Brand
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The iconic author's fourth (and favorite) novel is getting a limited series adaptation.
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Partly inspired by his father's secret past, author Patrick Gale has written a powerful, multi-generational gay love story for the small screen.
Dan Simmons' story of Arctic carnage is finally getting the series it deserves.
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The new TV special debunks the crazy mysteries surrounding the horror icon's death.
An excerpt from the memoir by Gerald Durrell that inspired the PBS hit, "The Durrells in Corfu."