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8 Books That Are About to Become Your New Favorite TV Shows in 2018

Saturday 27/January/2018 - 09:13 AM
Sada El Balad

Hear that? It's the sound of a new year، and while we're unsure about what the future holds IRL، thankfully، the land of make-believe is providing us with some much-needed respite in the form of movies and TV. Books، long the safe place for your brain، are also inspiring some of 2018's most exciting movies and TV shows. Last year's book-to-TV adaptations included Big Little Lies، 13 Reasons Why، and The Handmaid's Tale، so 2018 has some big shoes to fill. Looking at this list، you'll be pretty confident that these series are up to the task، pop sugar reported.

1 Drama High by Michael Sokolove
What it's about: The adaptation، which has been retitled Rise، follows high school drama teacher Lou Mazzuchelli and his talented students.
Who's starring: How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor is playing Lou; Rosie Perez and Moana's Auli'i Cravalho also costar.
When it premieres: March 13 on NBC

2 Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
What it's about: Young NY newbie Tess gets a job at a high-profile restaurant، only to have her career expectations، palate، and love life expanded.
Who's starring: British actress Ella Purnell will play Tess.
When it premieres: October on Starz

3 Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
What it's about: Before Gillian Flynn penned Dark Places and Gone Girl، she wrote 2006's Sharp Objects. In the story، a troubled journalist returns to her hometown to investigate a bizarre string of murders.
Who's starring: Amy Adams will play Camille، Patricia Clarkson will play her mother، and Chris Messina is playing Detective Willis.
When it premieres: Summer on HBO

4 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
What it's about: Adapted previously and famously، this time the iconic horror story gets the Netflix treatment. In the classic book، several strangers converge at a haunted house، including a doctor investigating fear.
Who's starring: Henry Thomas، Elizabeth Reaser، Carla Gugino، Michiel Huisman، and Kate Siegel are starring.
When it premieres: TBD on Netflix

5 Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV by Brian Stelter
What it's about: Stelter's book about the real world of morning news is inspiring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston's untitled new series، which will depict a New York-based morning show. The series has already been picked up for two seasons.
Who's starring: Witherspoon and Aniston will star and executive produce.
When it premieres: TBD on Apple

6 Dietland by Sarai Walker
What it's about: Our society's fixation on impossible beauty standards will get skewered in this adaptation، in which magazine writer Plum is recruited into an underground feminist organization.
Who's starring: Julianna Margulies is playing Kitty Montgomery، and Joy Nash will play Plum Kettle.
When it premieres: TBD on AMC

7 You by Caroline Kepnes
What it's about: Twenty-something bookstore manager Joe uses his technology know-how to try to get to the woman he's in love with.
Who's starring: Penn Badgley is playing Joe opposite Elizabeth Lail.
When it premieres: TBD on Lifetime

8 The Dangerous Book For Boys by Hal Iggulden
What it's about: After the McKenna siblings lose their father، they get absorbed in the titular book he leaves behind to have a new spate of adventures.
Who's starring: Chris Diamantopoulos is playing Patrick and his twin brother Terry، Erinn Hayes is playing McKenna mom Beth، and Gabriel Bateman will play Wyatt.
When it premieres: TBD on Amazon

9 Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin
What it's about: A country singer returns home to the girl he left behind — and finds that he left behind a lot more than he knew.
Who's starring: Alex Roe is playing Liam and Jessica Rothe is playing Josie.
Watch the trailer for Forever My Girl.
Release date: Jan. 19

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