Posts tagged with miniseries

Oct 31 2018

No, thank you


In honor of Halloween, I've been reading several article about The Haunting of Hill House, Netflix's miniseries adaptation of Shirley Jackson's novel. I'm way too much of a chicken to actually watch the series (even still shots give me the heebie-jeebies), but...

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Oct 16 2018

Bit of a letdown


I can't believe I missed this: next week, PBS is going to start airing a BBC One adaptation of Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White. (You can see a brief trailer here.) My parents' copy...

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Oct 9 2018

Fingers crossed


And in other comic book adaptation news, the full trailer is out for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Riverdale spin-off (kind of?) that will be released on Netflix on October 26th. It looks dreamy, all rich colors and vintage clothes, so...

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Sep 25 2018

Nothing new


This is unexpected: according to THR, Zoe Kravitz is going to star in a gender-swapped "re-imagining" of Nick Horby's 1995 novel High Fidelity. This new version will be a 10-episode miniseries that will air on Disney's forthcoming streaming service...

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Sep 11 2018

Next rainy weekend


Pajiba has just posted a review of the first three episodes of ITV/Amazon's adaptation of Thackeray's Vanity Fair. They make the show sound pretty fun, but...

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Sep 5 2018

Depressing, so no.


The teaser trailer for HBO's miniseries adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend is out, and I'm concerned that it features multiple scenes of children being slapped. It all looks very elegant and...

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Aug 23 2018

Bold move


There was an interesting article in Vogue recently about HBO’s upcoming adaptation of Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend. While Ferrante's books have achieved international popularity, apparently the miniseries will be shot...

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Jul 31 2018

Nothing new under the sun


According to Collider, HBO has given a straight-to-series order for a TV show adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel The Time Traveler’s Wife, to be produced by Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat. The book was already adapted for film in 2003, but...

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Jul 18 2018

Will absolutely watch


Koala's Playground recently posted a description (with some images) of an upcoming k-drama adaptation of the webcomic Ring When I Like You. The concept sounds cute, I like the prospective lead actress, and...

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Jul 12 2018

Maybe? If I'm in the right mood?


I just saw the trailer for Netflix's upcoming miniseries adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel Sacred Games, and I'm thinking of checking it out. My mother is fond of foreign cop procedurals, but I usually decline to watch any series that centers around...

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Jun 26 2018

Not a new idea


In very different adaptation news, Deadline reports that Syfy is developing a TV series based on Clive Barker’s short-story collection Cabal. The material has been filmed before (as the 1990 movie Nightbreed), and sounds a little like the recent movie Bright...

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Jun 13 2018

Reserving judgment


There is promising casting news coming out regarding the BBC's upcoming miniseries adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy: James McAvoy will play Lord Asriel. I like McAvoy a lot, but...

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May 10 2018



The long-simmering effort to turn John Green's debut novel Looking For Alaska has finally borne fruit: Hulu shelled out for an eight-episode limited series based on the book, which will be produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire...

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Apr 17 2018

In case you were wondering what happened...


Pajiba posted an update yesterday on the upcoming HBO adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects. The series was originally slated to become a feature film in 2014, but then executive producer Marti Noxon pitched it as an 8-part series instead...

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Apr 3 2018

If only Edward Gorey was still around to illustrate the credits...


And speaking of Neil Gaiman, Deadline has just announced that FremantleMedia North America has purchased the rights to the adapt Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy, and Gaiman will serve as a "non-writing executive producer" on the project...

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Feb 22 2018

Wake me when they start filming


There are signs of life for the BBC's long-dormant television adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. I'm not counting on anything (there doesn't seem to be any news on the cast, director, filming timeline, etc.), but...

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Feb 6 2018

The wonderful world of Stephen King


I keep seeing commercials for Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu miniseries that appears to mash together loads of Stephen King stories into a single world. The show will feature a bunch of actors who have appeared in movie adaptations of King's books, from Sissy Spacek to Bill Skarsgård, although...

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Jan 23 2018

Could be worse


Last week it was announced that George Clooney's upcoming miniseries adaptation of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 has been picked up by Hulu. I'm having trouble imagining how well Heller's story will translate to TV, but if I had to pick someone to direct it, I probably would have chosen...

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Feb 3 2015

The Casual Vacancy approaches


The trailer is out for the BBC's upcoming TV adaptation of J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. At first glance, it doesn't seem to have much in common with her Harry Potter series (apart from the presence of Michael Gambon, of course), but I think I can already see some of Rowling's fondness for obsessive detail and slightly exaggerated characterization...

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Sep 23 2014

At the very least, the costumes will be great.


According to Variety, Hulu has placed a direct-to-series order for a nine-hour-long adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling time-travel novel 11/22/63. The miniseries will be produced by King and J.J. Abrams, and a premiere date has not been set...

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