Book adaptations are a must-have, whether it’s a movie or a TV / OTT series. For those who always say ‘the book is better’, experiencing the adaptations on the screen sometimes becomes almost irresistible, if only to criticize the work. While movies try to encapsulate the broad subject matter in books within hours, TV series, on the other hand, give directors an opportunity to do justice to the original work.
Whether the very popular series Game Of Thrones, which made a distinct identity beyond the literary work, or the recent mystery series YOU which hooked audiences, these series created a huge fan base.
Here is a list of books suitable for OTT series:
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
The BBC series created by Heidi Thomas is based on the memoir of the same name by author Jennifer Worthâ ????. The story takes place in early 1957 and revolves around a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London. The period drama scored high marks in its first series and garnered praise for tackling various social and economic topics such as teenage pregnancy, poverty, religion and faith, racism and genital mutilation. female.
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– Call the midwife (@ CallTheMidwife1) May 25, 2021
Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
The 2018 thriller was also adapted as a BBC series but with a different title – Kill Eve. The series follows a British intelligence investigator, Eve Polastri, who is obsessed with the psychologies of female murderers. When Polastri is recruited by MI6, she crosses paths with the international assassin Villanelle. However, rather than focusing on the mission, these two women delve into each other’s details.
– Kill Eve (@KillingEve) May 26, 2021
The Mysterious Benedict Society of Trenton Lee Stewart
When a guardian at the Stonetown Orphanage for Gifted Children, four children come together to investigate an institution called LIVE. These children are on a mission to stop the secret messages being transmitted through people’s minds through television and radio signals. The adventure series based on the young adult book series will debut on Disney + on June 25 of this year.
The Mysterious Benedict Society – New 8-episode web-series coming to Disney +, June 25.
The story of a group of gifted orphans who are recruited by an eccentric benefactor to go on a secret mission. pic.twitter.com/gwdpzqCJgK
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Nancy Mitford’s pursuit of love
The novel written by Nancy Mitford is part of a trilogy centered around an upper-class English family. Set in the interwar period, the story explores the romantic life of Linda Radlett, as told by her cousin, Fanny Logan. The recent series which premiered on May 9 stars Lily James in the lead role.
From Pursuit of Love, BBC / prime adaptation
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Gossip girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
After the popular original series, titled by Blake Lively, the creators are now ready for a reboot. The old series is re-launched by WarnerMedia’s streaming service, HBO Max. The 10-episode series will air in July 2021.
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– Gossip Girl (@gossipgirl) April 28, 2021
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The novel written by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee is a historical fiction that revolves around a Korean family who immigrated to Japan. The National Book Award winning novel is set in the 1980s and talks about topics like racism, stereotypes and power. The television series for Apple TV + will feature Lee Min-ho in a central role.
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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The 2020 novel made it to the New York Times best-selling fiction list, and HBO is now on the cusp of developing a limited series based on the book. The critically acclaimed book follows a multigenerational family and focuses on identical twin sisters Desiree and Stella Vignes. The limited series will address the themes of race, family and identity.
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
The Work of Sally Rooney Normal people have already come to life onscreen. The Irish author’s debut novel explores the relationship between four people â € “ narrator Frances, her best friend Bobbi and a married couple Melissa and Nick. The 12-part series will air on Hulu in 2022.
– Conversations with friends (@ConvosOnHulu) April 26, 2021
Sacred games by Vikram Chandra
The detective drama series that aired on Netflix was quick to gain immense popularity among Indian viewers. The 2006 novel of the same name was adapted into Netflix’s first Indian original series. The series starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan expands after a policeman receives a mysterious call for a gangster who is subpoenaing in 25 days to save the city of Mumbai.
Selection day by Aravind Adiga
The Indian sports drama that follows the life of two brothers Radha and Manju, forced to play cricket with a sport-obsessed father. Their father eventually moved to Mumbai to make his sons a great pair of cricketers.
– Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) April 11, 2019
Leïla de Prayaag Akbar
The Netflix series is set in a dystopian country and follows the story of a mother on a mission to find her missing daughter in a totalitarian regime. The show stars actor Huma Qureshi in the lead role and Siddharth, Rahul Khanna, Sanjay Suri in key roles.
When Dimple met Sandhya Menon’s Rishi
The recent popular series starring YouTube celebrity Prajakta Koli and actor Rohit Saraf is based on a romance novel written by Sandhya Menon. Two teens who have totally different dreams in life meet inside their college campus. In the coming of age series, Rishi falls in love with Dimple and pursues her in the traditional way.
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– Prateek Kuhad (@prateekkuhad) November 11, 2020
Six suspects by Vikas Swarup
Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia is working on the upcoming Six Suspects series based on the book of the same name. Vikas Swarup’s second novel expands after the son, Home Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, assassinated bartender Ruby Gill. The series will feature Richa Chadha and Partik Gandhi in key roles.
Me, Phoolan Devi by Phoolan DeviÂ
Phoolan Devi, also known as the Queen of Bandits, is a bandit and a politician. The autobiography of Phoolan Devi will be adapted into a web series by Namah Pictures. the logline of the book reads: “During a three-year campaign that rocked the government, she brought justice to rape victims and robbed the rich to give to the poor, before negotiating surrender to her Throughout her years of imprisonment without trial, Phoolan Devi remained a beacon of hope for the poor and oppressed, and in 1996, amid popular support and media controversy, she was elected in the Indian Parliament.
Rita Ferreira series by Vish Dhamija
The detective novels written by author Vish Dhamija will be adapted into a multi-season digital series. Vikram Malhotra directed-Abundantia Entertainment acquired the rights to the Rita Ferreira series which includes the books Bhendi Bazaar, Doosra and Lipstick.