With just a quick research I found so many that sound brilliant, so here’s just five (plus a bonus series you can start watching now!) that are based on books, and that I can’t wait to check out.
5 Books Adapted to TV Series Coming in 2018
05. Castle Rock
Starring André Holland, Sissy Spacek and Melanie Lynskey
Adapted from Characters Created by Stephen King
A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse that weaves a saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.
04. Watership Down
Starring James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, John Boyega and Daniel Kuluuya
Adapted from Watership Down by Richard Adams
A band of rabbits takes a perilous journey to find a new home in this adaptation of the beloved novel.
03. Patrick Melrose
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving
Adapted from The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
For more than twenty years, acclaimed author Edward St. Aubyn has chronicled the life of Patrick Melrose, painting an extraordinary portrait of the beleaguered and self-loathing world of privilege over the course of five novels. By turns harrowing and hilarious, these beautifully written works dissect the English upper class as we follow Patrick Melrose’s story from child abuse to heroin addiction and recovery.
02. Good Omens
Starring David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin and Jon Hamm
Adapted from Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist and a doom-saying witch.
01. Sharp Objects
Starring Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson and Chris Messina
Adapted from Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Big Little Lies), with scripts from Marti Noxon and Flynn.
Bonus: The Alienist
Starring Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans
Adapted from The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.