Readers, rejoice. If you’re a book lover who enjoys seeing your favorite titles turned into TV shows, 2022 will be a really good year. From an HBO Max series based on a true crime book about the notorious Texas murder to the new season of the foreigner, There are plenty of book TV adaptations coming to the small screen next year.
Here are the book’s television adaptations that we look forward to in 2022:
‘Around the world in 80 days’
Release date: January 2 on PBS.
Start the year off with a bit of adventure with the new PBS adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1872 book Around the world in 80 days. David Tennant plays Phileas Fogg, who is betting £ 20,000 that he can fly around the world in less than three months. He is accompanied by two companions, his French valet Passepartout (Ibrahim Koma) and the intrepid reporter Abigail “Fix” Fortescue (Leonie Benesch). The trio set out from London on a frantic journey, encountering a number of obstacles along the way.
“All creatures, great and small”
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Release date: January 9 on PBS
A second season of PBS’s period wellness drama All creatures big and small (based on the books by James Herriot) premieres on January 9. James (Nicholas Ralph) returns to the quaint village of Darrowby in Yorkshire to continue his work as a country vet – and his budding romance with Helen (Rachel Shenton). Most of the cast from Season 1 will return, but Patricia Hodge will play Ms. Pumphrey, owner of Beijing darling Tricki Woo. She replaces the late Diana Rigg, who died in 2020.
‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 3
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Release date: January 8 on AMC +
The supernatural fantasy series A discovery of witches ends with its third season, which will air in early January. From the book by Deborah Harkness The book of life, fans will see Diana (Teresa Palmer) and Matthew (Matthew Goode) return to the present day to take on members of the Congregation who seek to destroy them.
‘Outlander’ Season 6
Release date: March 6 on Starz
Droughtlander ends in early March, when the sixth season of the time-traveling romance arrives on Starz. While the foreigner doesn’t strictly follow Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling novel series, fans can expect season 6 to draw heavily on A breath of snow and ashes. (Although this book also provided some important plot points for Season 5). This includes the arrival of the Christie family at Fraser’s Ridge, which creates more problems for Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan).
‘The Lord of the Rings’
Release date: September 2, Prime Video
Fans have been waiting for years The Lord of the Rings, The Prime Video series is set during the Second Age of Middle-earth. It is based on elements from the epic trilogy of fantasy novels by JRR Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The king’s return. But it will take place long before the events seen in the award-winning Peter Jackson film. trilogy.
The series follows both new and familiar characters as they face a re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth. “From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that will live on for a long time. after their departure, ”reads the official description of the show.
‘Bridgerton’ Season 2
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Release date: 2022, Netflix
The Duke of Hastings may have left the cat, but Bridgerton is not going anywhere. A second season of Netflix’s steamy period drama arrives in 2022. It is based on Julia Quinn The viscount who loves me and focuses on Bridgerton’s older brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and his romance with stubborn Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley).
‘House of the Dragon’
Release date: 2022, HBO
This is not a revamp of the much maligned Game of thrones Season 8, but the prequel series Dragon house will bring viewers back to the fantasy world created by George RR Martin. From the author’s book Fire and blood, it takes place 200 years before the events of Game of thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen. The cast includes Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicante Hightower, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen.
“Interview with the vampire”
Release date: 2022, AMC and AMC +
Sink your teeth into Interview with the vampire, a new adaptation of AMC’s Anne Rice book of the same name. Sam Reid plays Lestat and Jacob Anderson plays his fellow vampire Louis. The network actually owns the rights to all of the books in the Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series, including The vampire Lestat, queen of the damned, and The story of the body thief, So there is a lot of material to build on for possible future seasons. Additionally, AMC is also planning another adaptation of Rice, The life of the witches of Mayfair, for a first in 2022 on AMC and AMC +.
Release date: 2022, HBO Max
Elizabeth Olsen stars as church-going Texas woman turned ax murderer in this limited series inspired by the real crime book Proof of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs as well as a collection of articles from Texas Monthly. Love death also stars Jesse Plemons and Krysten Ritter.
‘The Sand Man’
Release date: 2022, Netflix
Neil Gaiman’s cult graphic novel series The sand man is finally making his way to the screen in this highly anticipated Netflix adaptation, due out in 2022. Tom Sturridge plays Dream (aka Morpheus), one of seven siblings known as Endless. These powerful beings – who also include death, desire, and despair – rule over different aspects of human life. In a teaser, we see occultist Roderick Burgess (Charles Dance) performing a ritual in an attempt to capture death, only to summon Dream instead.
Release date: 2022, IMDbTV
Bosch, Prime Video’s longest running series ended in 2021. But fans will be able to follow more stories involving Harry Bosch, the LAPD sleuth created by author Michael Connelly, in the upcoming spinoff series. Bosch: Legacy. He focuses on the character after he leaves the police and settles down as a private investigator. Season 1 will be based on the book The bad side of the farewell.
Adaptations of the book on television that we could see in 2022
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In addition to shows that have a confirmed release date of 2022, there are a number of other adaptations of the book on TV on the horizon, although we don’t know for sure that they will be released next year. . They include:
- Conversations with friends, The Hulu adaptation of Irish author Sally Rooney (Normal people) first novel.
- Anatomy of a scandal, a Netflix series by Big little lies creator David E. Kelley on a scandal among members of the British elite. It is based on a novel by Sarah Vaughan.
- The wife of the time traveler is a new HBO adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s successful novel, previously adapted for theaters in 2009. Starring Theo James and Rose Leslie.
- Kinship, an FX adaptation of Octavia Butler’s sci-fi novel about a black woman who is brought back to the 19th-century plantation where her ancestors were enslaved.
- The Essex Serpent, The AppleTV + adaptation of Sarah Perry’s book about a woman investigating reports of a mythical sea serpent in Victorian England. Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes are the stars.
- Daisy Jones and the Six, based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s book, talks about the drama surrounding a Fleetwood Mac-esque band in the 1970s. It will air on Prime Video.
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