30 Binge-Worthy Netflix Shows That Were Adapted From Books

Team Books or Team TV, why not be both? Over the years, Netflix has brought some of the most dramatic and exciting adaptations to the small screen. Stars like Henry Cavill, Sienna Miller and Neil Patrick Harris have brought characters from your favorite pages into the real world. Murder mysteries, haunted houses, and incredibly tense chess matches have taken the streaming service by storm. Grab your popcorn and buckle up, because it’s time to trade in your dialer for the remote.

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Based on the book Lincoln Lawyer, youThis is no ordinary courtroom drama. It’s about a guy who runs his entire practice from the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Ugly Betty will recognize two of its stars: Becki Newton and Christopher Gorham.

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Henry Cavill took on the lead role of monster hunter Geralt of Rivia in this gripping fantasy show, based on the book series of the same name. Cavill reportedly asked Netflix for a meeting when he heard about the adaptation of the 8-book series, before being turned down and eventually hired. The actor called the part a “A dream come true“, and underwent intense sword training before filming.

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The futuristic crime series follows a prisoner who is brought back to life in a new body, 250 years later. To gain complete freedom, he must first solve a murder. The show was originally supposed to be a movie, but the producers found that the book trilogy was based on beingtoo dense” to squeeze in just two hours.

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This Netflix show was based on an award-winning movie that was based on a book. The drama follows a group of black college students who attend a predominantly white Ivy League university. “The show is about college kids, but it’s really about all of us. It’s a microcosm, but it’s about America,” said author and director Justin Simien. TO TURN.

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The successful miniseries is based on a 2003 novel by Walter Tevis, an avid chess competitor, who wanted to bring his love of the game to life. Unlike other adaptations, most it was the same as in the book, except for minor changes, such as the introduction of a new supporting character named Cleo.

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The fantasy series wowed Netflix viewers when it premiered in 2021. Supernatural powers like controlling wind and fire, combined with a game of Thrones-like war- makes it an addictive spectacle. the book trilogy came first, however, and has some marked differences.

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The Curse of Hill House

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The Curse of Bly Manor

If Victoria Pedretti didn’t scare you enough in The Curse of Hill House, this should do the trick. It’s packed with everything that makes a good horror series: ghosts, creepy kids, and murder. The show is based on a set of tales dating back to the late 1800s.

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In this gritty western, based on a Series of 18 books by Craig Johnson—A Wyoming sheriff tries to mourn the loss of his wife, while continuing to protect his small town. It quickly became a hit, especially after the streaming service picked up the show from A&E in 2014 and produced it as a Netflix original for three more seasons.

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A series of unfortunate events

Neil Patrick Harris took on many different characters during his two-year stint on A series of unfortunate eventsbased on the Lemony Snicket best selling books. Netflix went to great lengths for the production, spending a batch in the sets. “Every new book, it’s so unique. And it must be very expensive, but every new book is a new location. Not just a room but a setting,” Harris said. Observer.

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Another medieval fantasy series viewers couldn’t get enough of is 2020. Damned, starring Katherine Langford. It tells the legend of King Arthur and his magical sword, through the eyes of Langford’s character. In a very rare move, the show started filming prior to a book was even published—which made some big differences between the two.

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The period romance the world still can’t stop talking about is based on a Julia Quinn book series. The author was on set during filming for most of the first season. “I really felt like I was in such good hands that I didn’t need to micromanage in any way,” he said. Town Country.

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The miniseries about the fashion mogul’s rise to fame, which earned Ewan McGregor an Emmy Award, isn’t too different from the 1991 biography it’s based on. Simply Halston: The Untold Story. even the chilling story of a dead body found in the vents of Studio 54 actually happened.

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You will never get bored with this 22 book series and the spectacle that grew out of it. The characters, who help each other during the duel in a small town, are very relatable. Two of its main stars, Alexandra Breckenridge and Tim Matheson, also appeared in We are.

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The story began as a 1908 novel, and follows a 19th-century orphan as she finds an unexpected family. Despite being a great success (the hashtag #RenewAnnewithanE over a million times), the show was canceled after three seasons.

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