Top 10 Book to Tv Adaptations 2019

2019 has some excellent book to tv adaptations coming out that I’m super excited for!! We’ve got a few new ones hitting the small screen this year and some epic returns. So whether you read before or after here are 10 book to tv adaptations coming out in 2019…
Book to tv adaptation The Passage Justin Cronin
1. The Passage by Justin Cronin

A young girl called Amy is chosen to be a test subject at a facility where scientists are experimenting with a virus that could potentially cure all diseases. However, the federal agent put in charge of her decides to protect her. Uhhhhh I am not sure if I’m excited or not for this. The Passage is one of my favourite series and judging by the trailer I’m just not sure they’re going to be able to do it justice. But keeping an open mind… at least trying to.

Starring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Brianne Howey
Release Date: 14th January
Watch the trailer here

2. Roswell, New Mexico by Melinda Metz

Based on the Roswell High series of books, this is the second adaptation. Liz moves back to her hometown to learn that her high school crush is an alien and has hidden abilities his entire life, but he’s not the only extraterrestrial in Roswell. Fear and hatred in the town threatens to expose the aliens. I looooved the original series growing up and as such am a little hesitant to delve into this one. I think this series will follow the book’s storyline a little more closely.

Starring: Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Lily Cowles
Release Date: 15th January
Watch the trailer here

3. Deadly Class by Rick Remender

Deadly Class centers around an elite training school for assassins. The world’s top crime families send their kids to and recruit an orphan with a dark past. Created by Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo makes me really excited about this one! The premise sounds excellent and looks like it will be R rated.

Starring: Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, Benedict Wong
Release Date: 16th January
Watch the trailer here

4. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

The series follows Diana Bishop as she stumbles upon a magical manuscript which awakens her powers as a witch. Vampires and Daemons have been searching for this manuscript which puts her in danger and forces her to form a relationship with a vampire to help protect it. I’m hoping this will be better than the series of books but I know they have a loyal fan base. I love the premise and looking forward to checking this series out!

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Alex Kingston
Release Date: 17th January
Watch the trailer here

5. The Umbrella Company by Gerard Way

A comic book series from My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way is being adapted into a Netflix series. About 43 babies born on the same day in 1989 to women who weren’t pregnant the day before. Seven of the babies are adopted by a millionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy to build a team of superheroes. The team disbands but later is brought back to the academy after their adoptive father’s death.

Starring: Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper
Release Date: 15th February
Watch the trailer here

6. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West

Annie is an overweight journalist in New York City who finds herself being passed over for better opportunities because of her weight. She is trying to get ahead but refuses to change anything about herself – a stance she re-evaluates when she realises the full extent of her disadvantage.

Starring: Aidy Bryant, Luka Jones, John Cameron Mitchell
Release Date: 15th March
Watch the trailer here

7. The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

A spinoff from Pretty Little Liars. A group of young college women, all battling their own inner demons, realise they hate a guy who made their lives absolute hell at school. They joke about the ways they would kill him given the chance – but then turns up dead exactly the way they described. And of course, someone starts setting them up for a crime they didn’t commit…

Starring: Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish, Sofia Carson
Release Date: 20th March
Watch the trailer here

8. Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

So we’ve obviously passed the books but some may want to do a reread before or after the final season. I CANNOT WAIT. Eighth and final season!! And it will be movie length episodes too. Think I’ll wait till after the season before reading – after years of waiting for The Winds of Winter I don’t think I can be bothered now as series is SO GOOD.

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Lena Heady
Release Date: 14th April
Watch the trailer here

9. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

A supernatural suspense/horror adapted by AMC. Vic McQueen has the power to open portals to other places. She escapes from a supernatural killer called Charlie Manx who kidnaps children and takes them to his alternate world called Christmasland. Vic escapes Manx and must then protect her son from him.

Starring: Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Release Date: 30th April
Watch the trailer here

10. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

A mini-series based on the 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.  Good Omens will be set in 2018 and is a story about the apocalypse. A demon and an angel team up to try and prevent the Antichrist from coming because they’ve grown to love their lives on earth. I’m super excited about this one!! The husband and I have bought so many copies of this book over the years due to lending it out constantly 😉

Starring: Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, Nick Offerman
Release Date: 31st May
Watch the trailer here

Here’s a link to last years list if you’re in need of some inspo and shout out in the comments below if I’ve missed any crucial ones! Which book to tv adaptations are you looking forward to the most?

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