With 2022 shortly coming to an end, cinephiles and bibliophiles had an abundance of amazing series and movies to watch this year based on their favorite books. As 2023 quickly approaches, it appears that we are in for even more things to stream that will intertwine your love for reading and watching. Here are some much anticipated adaptations coming to you in the upcoming year.
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Daisy Jones & The Six based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
TJR fans are finally getting their first adaptation with the Amazon Prime Video miniseries based on the 2019 novel. Produced by Amazon Studios and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, the series will star Riley Keough, Suki Waterhouse, and Sam Claflin. Set to be presented in a documentary style, this is the fictional story of a rock band in the 1970s from their rise to stardom, becoming one of the most famous bands in the world, down to what caused the band to breakup when they were at their peak.
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret based on the novel by Judy Blume
With the book being out since 1970, Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is slated to hit theaters in April 2023 directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig with a cast including Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates. This story is about Margaret Simon, a sixth grader whose family has just moved from NYC to New Jersey. Margaret has one Jewish parent and one Christian parent, sending her on a quest to find her religious identity.
Killers of the Flower Moon based on the book by David Grann
With rave reviews from literary critics, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann is in good hands for its adaptation. Set to premiere at Cannes in May 2023 from Martin Scorsese, featuring a cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Brendan Fraser, fans of the book will be anxious to stream this one. This book explores the story of people in the Osage tribe located in northeastern Oklahoma who were murdered in the 1920s under suspicious circumstances. These murders sparked an FBI investigation led by J. Edgar Hoover and former Texas Ranger, Tom White.
The Last Thing He Told Me based on the novel by Laura Dave
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine strikes again picking up the rights to this NYT best-selling mystery. With Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dave, and lead star Jennifer Garner executive producing, the miniseries is set to air on Apple TV+ in 2023. Based on the novel The Last Thing He Told Me is about a woman named Hannah who forms an unexpected bond with her stepdaughter as the two try to figure out what happened when Hannah’s husband disappears unexpectedly in the middle of an embezzlement investigation, leaving behind a cryptic note.
Mayfair Witches based on the series by Anne Rice
In 2023, AMC+ is set to air a series based on the trilogy Lives of the Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice. Set to star Alexandra Daddario, Harry Hamlin and Jack Huston, the eight-episode series will premiere in January. The show is to follow Dr. Rowan Fielding, a neurosurgeon who discovers she is related to a dynasty of powerful witches that have been haunted by an unspeakably terrifying spirit.
Will Trent based on the series by Karin Slaughter
With the success of the Pieces of Her adaptation on Netflix, fans of Karin Slaughter have something to look forward to in 2023! The Slaughter Squad’s favorite GBI Special Agent Will Trent is coming to your house! ABC has began production on the Will Trent series starring Ramon Rodriguez as Will Trent and Erika Christensen. The series will follow George Bureau of Investigations Special Agent Will Trent, who was abandoned at birth and raised in the foster care system in Atlanta. Trent has the highest clearance rate in the GBI. Along with Rodriguez, Christensen will star as Trent’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Angie, a detective with the police department who has known Will since the two were children.
Red, White & Royal Blue based on the novel by Casey McQuinston
Amazon Studios is set to bring the popular queer romance Red, White & Royal Blue to screen produced by Berlanti Productions. Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine are set to play the two male leads with Uma Thurman also starring. The novel is about Alex Claremont-Diaz, who is the son of the first female president, having to pretend to be friends with Britain’s Prince Henry to avoid a media crisis after an incident at a royal wedding. Eventually, the two do become friends which leads to a romance as Henry reveals he’s gay and Alex realizes he is bisexual.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Another adaptation will be released in 2023 for TJR fans based on the novel The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, which will be coming to Netflix. The 2017 novel tells the story of Evelyn Hugo, the most popular actress in Hollywood who had an exciting and scandalous life. When an unknown magazine reporter gets the chance of a lifetime to tell Evelyn’s story from her rise to stardom to what led to her disappearing from the spotlight, Monique Grant jumps at the chance for this assignment. Once she meet Evelyn, Evelyn does not hold back from how she arrived in Hollywood to how her career ended in the 80s, including the seven husbands she had along the way.
Lessons in Chemistry based on the novel by Bonnie Garmus
While this book was just published in 2022, Apple TV+ has the TV show adaptation starring Brie Larson ready to go. The novel follows chemist Elizabeth Zott in the 1960s as the reluctant star of a cooking show. Her scientific approach to cooking makes her show a hit, but not everyone is happy. Elizabeth isn’t just teaching women to cook, but to challenge the status quo and their place in society.
Dune: Part Two based on the novel by Frank Herbert
The sequel to Warner Brother’s highly successful movie, Dune, is set to premiere in 2023 and continues the story of Herbert’s novel, which was published in 1965. While the cast is already incredible, with Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya just two of the big names, more stars are entering the scene, including Florence Pugh and Austin Butler. The science fiction novel explores the fight for power in an interstellar society and address themes of politics, religion, ecology, and human emotion.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) based on the novel by Suzanne Collins
This prequel takes place 64 years before The Hunger Games series and follows Coriolanus Snow, played by Tom Blyth, as he prepares for his one chance as a mentor in the games. The odds are stacked against him as he is given the worst assignment—the female player from District 12. Their fates are now connected and every step Snow takes can lead to triumph or ruin. Also starring in the movie from Lionsgate are Hunter Schafer, Viola Davis, Rachel Zegler, and Peter Dinklage.
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