Some of your favourite books are being turned into TV adaptations in 2022! Check out the most exciting ones below.
Book to TV adaptations are looking up in 2022. After the industry faced devastating setbacks due to COVID-19, the new year has brought a hot flash of anticipation for many book lovers.
From Sally Rooney to Marvel heroines, we covered some of the most exciting adaptations to hit screens in 2022. Check them out below.
Conversations with Friends – Sally Rooney
Fans of Normal People, rejoice. The team behind the astonishingly successful book to TV adaptation of Rooney’s second novel is set for a 2022 release of her first, Conversations with Friends. Sasha Lane (American Honey), Joe Alwyn (The Favourite), Jemima Kirke (Girls), and newcomer Alison Oliver, make up the chaotic central quartet of the novel.
House of the Dragon – George R.R. Martin
How do you follow the most successful book to TV adaptation ever? A prequel, of course! House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events that take place in Game of Thrones — but what can viewers expect from this upcoming HBO series? Well, with directors who have already lent their talents to the Game of Thrones series, as well as other lore-rich spectacles like The Witcher, one can predict more of the same. Which isn’t a bad thing, right?
Everything I Know About Love – Dolly Alderton
Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love is being adapted into a seven-part BBC series by the author herself and stars Emma Appleton (The Last Letter to Your Lover), Bel Powley (The Morning Show), Marlie Siu (Alex Rider), and Jordan Peters (Gangs of London).
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Another year, another exciting addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ms. Marvel is based on the Marvel Comics character Kamala Khan / Ms. Marvel, and stars newcomer Iman Vellani as the eponymous lead, Matt Lintz (The Walking Dead), and Aramis Knight (Ender’s Game).
Olga Dies Dreaming – Xochitl Gonzalez
In a rare instance, Olga Dies Dreaming is a book to TV adaptation of a novel that was picked up before the novel was published. The eponymous novel was the subject of a 10-way manuscript bidding war — eventually won by Flatiron books — and is the debut novel of American writer Xochitl Gonzalez. Exploring the novel’s complex Latinx identities, Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), and Ramón Rodríguez (The Wire) are set to star in the adaptation.
Amid a raging pandemic, @XochitltheG (21MFA) sold her first novel, secured a pilot for the screen adaptation of her story on @hulu, and graduated from the @uiowa‘s esteemed @IowaWritersWksp. Her debut novel, Olga Dies Dreaming, releases today. https://t.co/RRN26PYont pic.twitter.com/d1gMzFPi9T
— University of Iowa Center for Advancement (@UIAdvancement) January 4, 2022
Three Women – Lisa Taddeo
Adapted by the writer herself, the TV adaptation of Lisa Taddeo’s best-selling portrait of female desire is set to star Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies), Gabrielle Creevy (In My Skin), Betty Gilpin (GLOW), and DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It). It’s slated to land on screens in late 2022.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 2, 2019
The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham
John Wyndham‘s sci-fi horror The Midwich Cuckoos tells the story of the quiet town of Midwich, where on one strange night, everyone within the town falls unconscious, and upon awakening, the women are all pregnant. As the children of the ‘phenomenon’ grow, it becomes clear they are no ordinary children. Classic Wyndham sci-fi horror at its best. Starring Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley.
Daisy Jones & the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid
An engrossing story that follows the rise of an iconic 1970s rock group Daisy Jones & The Six, and their beautiful lead singer. Everyone knows the band, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the height of their popularity…until now. Produced by Resse Witherspoon, the book is currently being adapted into a 13-part limited series for Amazon. Starring Riley Keough and Suki Waterhouse.
The cast of Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ series adaptation, now in production. pic.twitter.com/Ugb2kzdF1I
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) September 27, 2021