Read then Watch: New & Upcoming Adaptations

This year has been great for adaptations. Check out this list of new and upcoming movies and TV shows based on books, then grab one and get reading! 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

May 20, 2018 (HBO)

Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Davis, Sofia Boutella

August 10, 2018

Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Michiel Huisman

Crazy rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

August 15, 2018

Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

August 17, 2018

Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish

Bel canto : a novel by Ann Patchett

September 14, 2018

Julianne Moore, Christopher Lambert, Ken Watanabe

September 21, 2018

Cate Blanchett, Jack Black

October 12, 2018

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke

The hate u give by Angie Thomas

October 19, 2018

Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby

Boy erased : a memoir by Garrard Conley

November 2, 2018

Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton

The girl in the spider's web by David Lagercrantz

November 9, 2018

Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant

Queen of Scots : the true life of Mary Stuart by J. A. (John Alexander) Guy

December 7, 2018

Gemma Chan, Margo Robbie, Saoirse Ronan

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

December 14, 2018

Hugo Weaving, Robert Sheehan, Hira Hilmar

December 19, 2018

Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth

March 22, 2019

Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Kristen Wiig

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

December 25, 2019

Timothee Chalamet, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan


The jungle book by Rudyard Kipling

TBA 2019

Peter Mullen, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale


The Alienist by Caleb Carr

January 2018 (TNT)

Daniel Bruhl, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans

March 2018 (Amazon) 

Chris Diamantopoulos, Gabriel Bateman, Drew Powell

The terror : a novel by Dan Simmons

March 2018 (AMC)

Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciaran Hinds

Show title: Patrick Melrose, May 2018 (Showtime)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugo Weaving, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

May 2018 (Starz)

Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge

Dietland by Sarai Walker

June 2018 (AMC)

Joy Nash, Tamara Tunie, Julianna Margulies

The cuckoo's calling by Robert Galbraith

June 2018 (Cinemax)

Show title: C.B. Strike

Based on the series by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)


Tom Burke, Holliday Grainger, Kerr Logan

Sharp objects : a novel by Gillian Flynn

July 2018 (HBO)

Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina

Red rabbit by Tom Clancy

August 31, 2018 (Amazon)

Show title: Jack Ryan

John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce

You : a novel by Caroline Kepnes

September 9, 2018 (Lifetime)

Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan

The haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

TBA (Netflix)

Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Violet McGraw

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

TBA 2019 (Hulu)

Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, George Clooney


Looking for Alaska by John Green

TBA 2018 (Hulu)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna

The rook : a novel by Daniel O'Malley

TBA 2019

Emma Greenwell, Adrian Lester, Olivia Munn