Celebrate World Book Day by binge-watching these web series based on books
Do you know that many of your loved television shows are adaptions from books? This World Book Day, we take you through popular shows based on books.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
The recently launched John Karasinski starrer Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is an adaptation from the fictional Ryanverse, written by Tom Clancy. There have been various Jack Ryan adaptions that have turned into films, but this is the first time Jack Ryan is featured in a gripping series.
Game of Thrones
With the 8th season now available for viewing, fans would know that the epic series Game of Thrones is based on George RR Martin’s series of books A song of Ice and Fire. The first season was closely adapted from the first novel of the series; A Game of Thrones. The other seasons, however, have had substantial changes in the storyline. Martin did contribute to one script per season.
Sex and the City
The story of Carrie Bradshaw and her friends living the New York life is not something we are unfamiliar with. The drama series filled with controversies ran from 1998 to 2004 and was based on Candace’s Bushnell’s series of essays: Sex and the City.
With Netflix hinting at a season 2, Sacred Games has taken the Indian audience by storm. It is based on the book written by Vikram Chandra by the same name. The series brings out a story of the dark side of Mumbai and evokes strong emotions of friendship and betrayal.
The Man in The High Castle
Amazon Prime Original Series, The Man In The Castle is loosely based on the alternate history novel by the same name, written by American historian Phillip K. Dick. The series takes a look at what the world would look like if World War II turned out differently where Germany and Japan won WWII.
An American fantasy drama based on Neil Gaiman’s book American Gods has been adapted into a television series and is a war between the Old Gods and the New. Gaiman is known for his absurd storylines and science fiction literature.
Pretty Little Liars
The cult television series that got its viewers engrossed in knowing A’s next move, is adapted from Sara Shepard’s novel series Pretty Little Liars. The series follows the lives of four high school best friends, who are threatened by a stranger named A. The series is loosely taken from the book, though the series and the book share similarities, they have been altered as the story plays out.
The highly anticipated series Good Omens is all set to stream on Amazon Prime video and is an adaptation from Neil Gaiman’s book Good Omens. It revolves around a story of an angel and demon duo, who put their differences aside to team up to prevent the world from ending.