Posts tagged with television-adaptations

Jan 31 2023

Lockwood & Co.: The Series


I've read several reviews of Netflix's new adaptation of Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co. series that seem to have been written by people unfamiliar with the books, so I thought I'd chip in with a take by someone who adores the source material (and is picky about book-to-film adaptations): it's safe, fellow Lockwood & Co. fans! You're gonna like it...

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Nov 14 2019

Frank Miller will 100% find a way to make Nimue a stripper.


I'm mildly interested in the recently released "illustrated novel" Cursed, written by Thomas Wheeler and illustrated by Frank Miller. It's a retelling of Arthurian myth centered around Nimue, and set to become a Netflix series in 2020. (The show was announced more than a year ago, but I'm assuming the novel was published now in order to give it more real-book—versus "novelization" or "companion book"—cred.) It might work, too, but...

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Nov 6 2019

Single season for the WIN!


Ooh, according to THR, ABC is rebooting Revenge, their (very, very loose) TV adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. I fully approved of the glorious soapiness of Revenge when it premiered; sadly, it...

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Nov 5 2019

I'm sure they'll find a new dude to handle this woman-centric story.


So much drama for such a young series! According to THR, HBO Max has fired Jon Spaihts as the showrunner for Dune: The Sisterhood, an upcoming TV offshoot of the (also upcoming) feature film. They haven't found a new showrunner to replace him yet, but apparently they weren't happy with his early plans for the "female-focused take" on...

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Oct 30 2019

You don't deserve it, sir.


Well, it's almost Halloween, and this seems more than adequately horrifying to me: there are loads of rumors going around that Andrew Davies will be allowed to write a second season of Sanditon, his racy fanfic continuation of the unfinished Jane Austen novel...

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Oct 24 2019

At least there's no clowns


Another day, another Stephen King adaptation. Here's the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of King's The Outsider, premiering January 12th on HBO. The series is based on King’s 2018 novel of the same name, and...

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Oct 3 2019

It looks SO GOOD


The first official trailer is out for HBO and the BBC's adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, and it looks PHENOMENAL, creepy and atmospheric and elegant...

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Sep 25 2019

Modern classic


The Hollywood Reporter informs me that Andrew Scott—best known as the “Hot Priest” on Fleabag—has signed on to star as the title character in a Showtime series based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel...

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Sep 24 2019

Personal line in the sand


It's been more than a decade since I reviewed Tana French's novel In the Woods, but it stands out in my memory. The upcoming Starz adaptation of both In the Woods and French's followup, The Likeness, looks like they've put a lot of effort into capturing the novels' tone...

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Sep 24 2019

Like Tolkien, hopefully it's better on film


According to Deadline, A24 and producer Jennifer Fox have teamed up to turn Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea fantasy books into a television show. Before her death in 2018, Le Guin had given Ms. Fox permission to turn her books into a series of films, but...

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Sep 18 2019

If you were hoping for a happy ending? Tough luck.


Oh, YAY, more misery: according to Deadline, MGM Television and Hulu have already started developing The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, into a TV series...

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Sep 12 2019

Creepy animals galore


The trailer is out for Briarpatch, the TV series adaptation of the Ross Thomas novel of the same name. It looks super David Lynchian in style; I'm a little surprised it's going to be a TV series, rather than a feature film...

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Jul 3 2019

My hopes are medium-low.


The biggest film adaptation news of the week has arrived: according to THR, Netflix is making a TV series version of Neil Gaiman's Sandman, and apparently money is no object...

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Feb 12 2019



I just caught a trailer for the upcoming TV series The Boys, based on the aggressively gritty comic series of the same name by writer Garth Ennis and co-creator and illustrator Darick Robertson. I'm not sure why the world needs so many shows and movies about...

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Jan 17 2018

Saga, the musical?


Man, Brian K. Vaughan is having a moment: first Runaways on Hulu is a success, and now there are rumors floating around that Lin-Manuel Miranda might, just possibly, one day adapt Vaughan's space-opera comic series Saga into a musical...

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Jan 16 2018

No singing!


According to Deadline, Masterpiece and BBC One are working together on an six-part "event adaptation" of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables...

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Jan 16 2018

What happens next


The trailer is out for the second season of The Handmaid's Tale, which will take the series in a new direction now that they've covered the material in Margaret Atwood's book. I didn't watch the first season (because creepifying misery isn't my jam), but...

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Jan 11 2018

No, no, no


The trailer is out for the upcoming miniseries adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and it looks perfectly miserable. I can't imagine why anyone would want to watch this, but I guess it's targeted at people who just can't get enough of Cumberbatch playing insufferable rich characters...

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Jan 9 2018

First Riverdale, now Sabrina


According to Pajiba, the creators of Riverdale are planning a 20-episode-long spin-off series about Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Kiernan Shipka (of Mad Men fame) has signed on as Sabrina, and they will be basing their storyline on the comic line...

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