5 Books Adapted to TV Series Coming in 2018

Books Adapted to Tv Series Coming in 2018

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This week’s Thursday Movie Picks is a TV Special about books adapted to tv series. Initially, I had planned on picking my favourites but, seeing as how it’s the start of a new year, how about we talk of the very exciting tv shows that are (probably, hopefully) premiering this year?

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.

10 episodes are set to premiere this year on Hulu

Watership Down 2018

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.

A four episode animated miniseries is set to premiere during the second half of 2018 on Netflix/BBC

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.

A five-part limited series is set to premiere later this year on Showtime

Good Omens 2018 TV Show

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.

A six-part miniseries is set to premiere this year on BBC Two/Amazon Prime

Sharp Objects HBO 2018

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.

Set to premiere this summer on HBO

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.

The first season is already airing on TNT!
What books adapted to TV series are you most looking forward to watching this year?
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  1. January 25, 2018 / 2:52 PM

    Okay, so the ones that stand out for me are Castle Rock and Good Omens. The others, I’ll have to see what people think and then I might watch them. Good Omens though, … I remember when everyone was so excited about American Gods and well that didn’t turn out well because there’s almost no hype around it. I watched one episode, and then gave up.

    • January 26, 2018 / 3:06 PM

      I KNEW you’d like Castle Rock, it looks like just your thing! Plus it has Bill Skarsgård.

      Good Omens has an insane cast imo, so I really hope it’s good. I have friends who really like American Gods so I’ll check it out, but now idk if it will *my* thing.

  2. January 25, 2018 / 3:23 PM

    I can’t wait for Sharp Objects and Good Omens! The others sound interesting as well.

    • January 26, 2018 / 3:06 PM

      Can’t wait either, they sound so good!

  3. Sonia (A Film A Day)
    January 25, 2018 / 4:57 PM

    I haven’t read any of these but I’m really looking forward to see Patrick Melrose because of Benedict Cumberbatch.

    • January 26, 2018 / 3:08 PM

      Haven’t read any of them either, though I knew about Good Omens and Sharp Objects. I’m rooting for Melrose too, Cumberbatch deserves it! Plus Hugo Weaving, I always enjoy his work.

  4. January 26, 2018 / 7:02 PM

    Yaaasss Sharp Objects! I can’t wait for that. I enjoyed The Alienist’s pilot on Monday too so I’ll keep up for that. I’m interested in seeing what they do with Watership Down too

    • January 27, 2018 / 8:03 PM

      I’m intrigued by Watership Down also because I didn’t grow up with the original, never even heard of it, so I find it all fascinating ? Also of course, that cast!

  5. January 27, 2018 / 11:33 AM

    Never heard of any of these titles, but gives great inspiration! Thanks for the introduction ^^

    • January 27, 2018 / 8:04 PM

      That’s why I’m here! Hope you catch at least some of them, and that they’re good 😀

  6. January 31, 2018 / 3:39 AM

    Oh so many sound so good. The Alienists sounds excellent but I am intrigued by the one with Benedict Cumberbatch and the one with the angel Andy demon which sounds fun in a weird way. I don’t have Netflix or most of these sites. I get PBS so I hope I get to see a couple of these.

    • January 31, 2018 / 12:05 PM

      Hope you get to see some of them! I only have Netflix, but usually Portuguese tv channels pick up these foreign shows sooner or later, so here’s hoping for me, too.

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