10 TV series based on books that will arrive in 2022

Many fantastic stories on television originally began on the page. Books can be a goldmine when it comes to well-rounded characters, clever storytelling, and beautiful settings. Adapting the books to television also means bringing a new audience to established series, such as game of Thrones, shadow and bone, and Bridgerton.

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If you’re a reader, you’ll be excited to learn that there’s a list of TV series based on books coming in 2022. They’re from a variety of genres, including suspense, fantasy, and mystery. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss these shows!

‘bright girls’


Shining Girls - Kirby walking with backpack and headphones

bright girls it’s a time traveling murder mystery based on the book of lauren beukes about a reporter looking for a killer. A tramp opens the door to other times, but at a price. He ends up killing “shiny girls” in different eras and is up to Kirby (elisabeth moss), survivor of his attacks, to catch him.

The book takes place in Chicago from the 1930s to the 1990s and it looks like the show will follow a similar timeline. Described as a mind-bending thriller, the cast includes Wagner Mora, jamie belland philipa soo. bright girls It will premiere on April 29 on Apple TV +.

‘heart stopper’

Heartstopper - Nick and Charlie looking at each other
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Based on the romantic teen drama heartstopper It’s just in time for spring. introverted and gentle Charlie (joe locke) befriends the popular rugby-loving Nick (kit connor) at an all-boys school, but their friendship unexpectedly turns into something more.

The series tackles topics such as self-discovery, acceptance, and peer pressure. With a thriving fan base online, adaptation of the successful series of graphic novels by Alice Osseman is paramount to being successful. It will begin streaming on Netflix on April 22.

‘The Sandman’

The Sandman - Tom Sturridge
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One of the most anticipated television series of 2022 is The Sandmanbased on the beloved fantasy comic published by DC Comics and written by Neil Gaiman. The book has been in development since 1991, and it’s finally coming to the screen, starring tom sturidge, gwendoline christieand Joely Richardson.

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The show tells the story of a powerful being, Dream, who decides to take back his kingdom after escaping from decades of imprisonment. The Sandman It will stream on Netflix with a date to be announced.


Roar - Nicole Kidman

Created by the same team behind Netflix BRIGHTNESS, Roar it’s a dark feminist fables anthology series about women’s experiences. The eight episodes will tackle topics such as gaslighting, identity, and gender roles.

The star-studded cast includes Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivoand alison brie. There are thirty stories in the book of Cecilia Ahern, so it will be interesting to see which stories are selected to feature on the show. Roar It will debut on April 15 on Apple TV +.

‘The man who fell to earth’

The man who fell to earth - Faraday and Justin looking at the sky
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The man who fell to earth is a science fiction show about the arrival of an alien on Earth at an important time in human evolution. He must learn about humanity while fighting for the survival of his species. The show is inspired by the original novel by walter tevis as well as the 1976 film adaptation starring David Bowie.

Developed by alex kurtzman (Star Trek: Discovery), the series starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as a titular foreigner, together with noomi harris, jimmy simpsonsand bill nighty. The show will premiere April 24 on Showtime.

‘The old man’

The Old Man - a man holding a gun
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Spy fans, this one is for you! The old man by Thomas Perry it’s about a former CIA agent living oroff the grid who is in the crosshairs of people who want to kill him. He has to come to terms with his past in order to survive.

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This adaptation, starring jeff bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brennemannand Alia Shawcat, television production has been on and off since 2020 due to the pandemic and Bridges’ cancer diagnosis. The action thriller is expected to premiere June 16 on FX.

‘dark winds’

Fargo - Zahn McClarnon

dark winds it’s a black western from the famous series of books by tony hillerman, with two fictional Navajo policemen. The plot revolves around a double murder investigation in the American Southwest in the 1970s. There are 18 books in the series, so there are many stories available for the television adaptation.

dark winds he is notable for hiring Native American writers and casting Native American actors for the roles of Joe Leaphorn (McClarnon tooth) and Jim Chee (kiowa gordon). The show will premiere on AMC, with a release date to be announced.

‘The Peripheral’

The Peripheral - Chloe Grace Moretz

executive produced by Western world creators jonathan nolan and smooth joy, the peripheral is a science fiction thriller involving multiple timelines and alternating between the past and the future, based on the novel of the same name by William Gibson.

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A worker at the Flynne printing press (Chloe Grace Moretz) takes over a security guard job while his brother Burton (jack reynor) is far. She witnesses an incident that she thought was a virtual reality but it turns out to be something worse. the peripheral It doesn’t have a release date yet, but it will stream on Amazon Prime Video.

‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

The Time Traveler's Wife - Henry and Clare looking at each other
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Another time travel series that comes to your screen is The time traveler’s wife. You may remember the 2009 film adaptation starring eric banana and Rachel McAdams, and the new TV show is a new version of the sci-fi romantic dramabased on the book of audrey niffenegger.

the stars of the show theo james as Henry, a man with the ability to travel through time who falls in love with Clare (pink leslie). Their relationship faces challenges as they deal with Henry’s unpredictable moves. The time traveler’s wife is scheduled for release in May on HBO.

‘The Midnight Club’

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The creator of horror television series such as The Curse of Hill House and Midnight mass He comes back with another scare. mike flanagan rudders the midnight club, a series based on the fan-favorite 90s adult horror book series by Christopher Pikewith a cast that includes samantha sloyan, Zach Gilfordand Magnet Benson.

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The series centers on a group of terminally ill young adults in a hospice who gather every midnight to tell scary stories. But when one of them dies, strange events begin to happen. Netflix has yet to announce a date. but the midnight club sounds like the perfect show to watch on Halloween.

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