Screen Adaptation

2021 Book-to-Screen Adaptations

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE watching screen adaptations of books I’ve enjoyed. It gives me another chance to connect with characters I loved, and it lets me see them through the author’s eyes. Sometimes it’s just as I pictured it, and sometimes it’s nothing like my imagination.

Read on for 8 book-to-screen adaptations coming this year that I can’t wait for. Make sure to read these books ASAP so you’re prepared!

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Behind Her Eyes

behind her eyes sarah pinborough

Coming to Netflix in February, this miniseries will star Simona Brown as Louise, Eve Hewson as Adele, Tom Bateman as David, and Robert Aramayo as Rob.

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The Woman in the Window

woman in the window a j finn

Agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox (Amy Adams) witnesses something she shouldn’t while keeping tabs on the Russell family, the seemingly picture-perfect clan that lives across the way.

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Show date TBD.

Nine Perfect Strangers

liane moriarty nine perfect strangers

This show takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this ten-day retreat is the resort’s director Masha (Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine ‘perfect’ strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.

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Show date TBD.

Deep Water

deep water patricia highsmith

A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.

I haven’t read this one, but it looks great! I’ll have to squeeze in the book before the movie comes out in August.

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Anatomy of a Scandal

anatomy of a scandal sarah vaughan

Anatomy Of A Scandal is a six-part series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan and tells the story of a scandal among the British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake. It’ll be here in September!

The original 2017 book centers on a high-flying Westminster politician whose marriage unravels when he is accused of rape. Sophie is sure her husband is innocent, while prosecutor Kate is equally convinced he is guilty.

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A Spark of Light

a spark of light jodi picould

What appears to be another day of service to woman at the clinic, becomes tragic as a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, arrives at the scene just as gets a text that his 17-year-old daughter is inside the clinic. She is joined there by a nurse, a wounded woman, a doctor, a pro-life protester-tuned-patient, a young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy, as well as the disturbed gunman himself, vowing to be heard.

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Release date TBD.

You (Season 3)

you love me caroline kepnes

If you haven’t already watched You, you’re missing out. In addition to Caroline Kepnes’s third novel coming out this year, the third season of You is as well. Exact date TBD, but I loved the first season and can’t wait to see when the third one goes.

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What are you looking forward to watching this year? Are there any that I missed?

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January 24, 2021 at 11:10 pm

Hmm Behind Her eyes sounds good, looks like a thriller? I’ll have to take a look.

I’m curious about The woman in the Window. I mostly liked it, although i know there were some controversy issues with the author a while back. Trying to remember the details offhand…

I’m a huge Liane Moriarty fan so Nine Perfect strangers appeals to me, haven’t read it though yet…

    January 25, 2021 at 5:55 am

    Yeah, Behind Her Eyes was a thriller. Not your typical thriller though, but I don’t want to spoil it!

    I didn’t know there was controversy about AJ Finn, I’ll have to look it up. Thank you!

January 25, 2021 at 9:47 am

I think I would enjoy Behind Her Eyes more than I did the book. You have so many good ones on your list which I didn’t realize were becoming series or movies, thanks for this. Interesting I couldn’t get into You, the book or the series.

    January 25, 2021 at 10:33 am

    I’m glad you’ve found something new!! I watched You before I read the book (which I rarely do), I honestly don’t know if I would have liked the book if I read it first. It definitely can be a little over-the-top weird.

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