Book adaptations can be a blessing… or a curse. From terrible scripts to poor acting choices, watching your favorite book get pulled apart limb from limb on screen isn’t very fun. (I’m looking at you, Eragon…).
An amazing TV series that stays true to its source material? I know. It sounds impossible. But I’ve found three series that you can stream right now! From Hulu to Netflix, I’ve got your adaptations covered.
Alias Grace (Book Adaptation #1)
Shy maid or cunning murderess? In Alias Grace, it depends on who you ask.
Alias Grace pulls most of its dialogue straight from Margaret Atwood’s iconic novel: “If we were all on trial for our thoughts, we would all be hanged.”
Grace Marks, the doe-eyed culprit, takes viewers on a puzzling ride in this TV series. Is she a merciless killer, if she can’t even remember getting blood on her hands? Can we believe her at all?
Eager for a series equal parts mysterious and historical? Head to Netflix to stream Alias Grace.
The Terror (Book Adaptation #2)
Can you name anything worse than being stuck in the Arctic with sub-zero temperatures?
How about being hunted by a blood-hungry monster? At the same time?
That’s the plot of The Terror. Originally created by Dan Simmons, the book finds its way on the small screen in this chilling adaptation.
Looking for another period TV show to add to your collection? Head to Hulu to stream this series!
Killing Eve (Book Adaptation #3)
Villanelle isn’t the only female assassin on our list—but she’s making waves on the small screen.
She’s a steadfast killer… until Eve enters the equation. Their obsession with each other is palpable. Unhealthy. Yet, it’s hard to stop watching.
Jodie Comer (Villanelle) won an Emmy for her role in this series. Sandra Oh (Eve) won hearts in Gray’s Anatomy.
Ready for your next thrilling TV series based on a book? Then stream Killing Eve on Hulu.
Finding a great TV series sometimes feels like a battlefield. With so many disappointing adaptations out there, it’s overwhelming knowing where to start!
Hopefully, this list helped you, so you can start streaming today! Which adaptation will you watch next? Which ones didn’t make the list? What’s your favorite TV series based on a book? Let me know in the comments!