Top 10 Book to Tv Adaptations 2

So with too many to include into one post here’s the Top 10 Book to Tv Adaptations 2
coming out in the second half of the year!
It’s wintertime for us here in NZ so it’ll be perfect for a bit of binge watching.
But make sure to check out my previous post here if you’ve missed the first Top 10!

Killing Eve
Killing Eve by Luke Jennings

Eve’s is a bored, very smart, MI5 security officer also very desk-bound. Villanelle is a very talented killer, but mercurial in mood, who clings to the luxuries of her job. Eve and Villanelle go head to head in a fierce game of cat and mouse, each woman equally obsessed with the other as Eve is tasked with hunting down the psychopathic assassin. I so loved the first season of Killing Eve and can’t wait for the next!

Starring: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw
Release Date: 7th April
Watch the trailer here

Lucifer Season 4
Lucifer by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg

Lucifer has retired to Los Angeles, owns a night club and also helps the LAPD fight crime. Reminded me a lot of Castle in its first season – I love the banter and so I’m intrigued where the latest season will go now that Lucifer has switched networks. We’re also getting a shorter season dropped all at once and I can’t wait!

Starring: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt
Release Date: 8th May
Watch the trailer here

Catch 22 Joseph Heller
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Following the increasingly outlandish and bizarre exploits of US Air Force pilots during the second world war. Yossarian is a bombardier who is, above all upset that thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. The cast certainly has me hyped up for this limited series with George Clooney executive producer of this six-episode series based on the 1961 novel.

Starring: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Kyle Chandler
Release Date: 17th May
Watch the trailer here

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Set in Gilead, ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, also faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. So in a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. Offred is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and also find the daughter that was taken from her. So looking forward to binging seasons one and two to catch up!

Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Joseph Fiennes
Release Date: 5th June
Watch the trailer here

Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Firstly a continuation on the events of season one, the women of Monterey are dealing with the events after Perry’s death – dodging detectives and also dodging new family members who come to town. SO CANNOT WAIT. Subsequently moving past the book it will certainly be interesting to see where this season takes us but I loved the first. This will certainly be one to binge watch for sure.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley
Release Date: 9th June
Watch the trailer here

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

Developed by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer from one of my favourite series! SO looking forward to this one. Myfanwy Thomas wakes up in a park with no recollection of who she is and consequently must uncover a supernatural traitor in a secret British organisation. However, check out my review of The Rook’s sequel here for more info!

Starring: Olivia Munn, Paula Patton, Adian Lester, Joely Richardson
Release Date: 30th June
Watch the trailer here

His Dark Materials Phillip Pullman
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Yusss so excited!! I really enjoyed The Golden Compass and am subsequently super pumped for the series. I’m not sure if we will actually see it in 2019 as we have no date yet but keen as a bean for when we do! But if you’ve read His Dark Materials series check out my review of the prequel here. However, READ THIS SERIES it’s amazing!!

Starring: Lin-Manuek Miranda, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson
Watch the trailer here

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Watchmen explores a world where superheroes became a prominent part of American culture and then their downfall and treated as outlaws. A murder of a prominent superhero with government ties reawakens the superhero hive and after that, they vow to uncover the truth about his death. I’m certainly keen to check out what they’ll do with the comic series in a tv format.

Starring: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr
Watch the trailer here

The Expatriates by Janice Y K Lee

Following a close-knit group of women expats in Hong Kong and so far being compared to Big Little Lies. Many of the women live affluent lives and their affluence also means that their struggles also play out in public. Consequently, a story about building and rebuilding lives in a place that wasn’t always home. I’m intrigued so far – and hopefully, we’ll get before the end of 2019.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

A mini-series set in Shaker Heights, Ohio about families whose children further connect them and a controversial adoption of a Chinese-American baby whose birth mother lives and works in the area. Reese Witherspoon’s production company snapped the rights up so I’m excited to see where she’ll take it. Certainly an interesting premise and Instagram favourite this will definitely be one to check out.

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