Posts tagged with miniseries

Aug 29 2019

Finally, the one I care about


We're ending with the trailer I am most excited about: ITV's adaptation of Jane Austen's Sanditon. Frankly, I have a lot of concerns about this show (starting with petty stuff, like why the heroine is constantly wearing her hair down, and working up from there), but I'm still gonna watch it, even if...

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Aug 27 2019



There have been a flurry of trailers released recently, and I'm, oh, 40% intrigued and 60% confused by this AppleTV trailer for Dickinson. Are they really attempting the full-blown A Knight's Tale-style anachronistic take...

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Aug 6 2019

Quick fix


More news about the upcoming The Stand miniseries: according to Deadline, Stephen King is writing a "continuation" that will provide this version with a new ending. King reportedly didn't love his original finale, so...

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Jul 30 2019

Stephen King, version 3.0?


According to Collider, there are a lot of big-name actors rumored to be signing up for CBS All Access's upcoming 10-episode miniseries adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand...

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Jul 18 2019

Back to the Future


According to Deadline, Amazon is taking their questionably-gotten Prime Day gains and buying a full season adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's comic Paper Girls...

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Jul 16 2019



How is there still demand for this? HOW? There is going to be another round of Lifetime movies inspired by V.C. Andrews books. This time it's the Casteel series, and the trailer looks like the filmmakers were working with a clear checklist...

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Jun 25 2019

Future so bright


I really enjoy these photographs of the cast of the upcoming "adaptation" of Jane Austen's Sanditon. I have no idea how the actual film will turn out...

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Jun 13 2019

I can wait. Forever, if need be.


There's a good interview over on Collider about the recent Amazon adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's classic novel Good Omens. The article sounds pretty gushy, and I watched the first few episodes of the show with mild interest, but...

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May 30 2019

It's not all about lake monsters, though. (Alas.)


According to Lithub, Hulu has ordered a series based on Nathan Ballingrud’s Shirley Jackson award-winning short story collection North American Lake Monsters. The book has great reviews and an even better cover...

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Apr 2 2019



Somehow, I missed the first trailer for George Clooney's miniseries adaptation of Catch-22, which will air on Hulu on May 17th. It looks good—appropriately unsettling...

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Mar 21 2019

Living dangerously for an Austen nerd


Deadline just posted a casting update on the Jane Austen project I'm most curious about: the upcoming ITV/PBS Masterpiece adaptation of Austen’s unfinished final novel Sanditon. I'm concerned about the description of the heroine...

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Mar 20 2019

How many princesses can she have left?


The trailer is out for The Spanish Princess, the latest adaptation of Philippa Gregory's endless series of historical novels about British royal women. I know that Henry VIII was considered quite a looker in his youth, and...

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Mar 5 2019

I'll even consider shelling out for HBO


How did I miss this? HBO is working on a Perry Mason miniseries, and it will apparently star The Americans' Matthew Rhys in the title role. The show is being produced by Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey, and...

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Mar 5 2019

Respectable move, Netflix


According to The Mary Sue, Netflix has ordered a ten-episode adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club, and put it in the capable hands of Rachel Shukert, the showrunner of G.L.O.W....

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Feb 1 2019

Right show, wrong network


The New York Times recently took a look at the unexpected success of Netflix's You, based upon Caroline Kepnes's novel of the same name. I keep hearing the show described as a "Netflix Original" (it's right there on the cover!), but...

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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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