I have previously written about films that were based on books but after finding out a book that I have read was being turned into a TV series I thought I would make a list of some of the ones available.
- ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series by George R.R. Martin. The very famous series ‘Game of Thrones’ were based on these books.
- ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ by Lemony Snicket is now a popular TV Series
- ‘Orange is the new Black’ is also based on a book that was written by Piper Kerman
- ‘Sherlock Holmes’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has many different adaptions including a popular TV Series.
- The Handmaids Tale is based on a book of the same name by Margaret Atwood in 1985
- ‘Outlander’ was the inspiration for the TV series of the same name which has proved to be very popular
And the reason I decided to write this list was after I read that ‘The Power’ by Naomi Alderman was being turned into a TV Series. It will be a 10 part adaptation that has been green-lit by Amazon. I am really excited to see how this book will be adapted onto the screen and fingers crossed it will work!
Many thanks, Caitlin Dermidy
(PS please comment any other series that are based on a book or your opinion of ‘The Power’ being adapted for TV