I love TV adaptations of books as much as I hate movie adaptations. Â Obviously, a TV adaptation is required to have the time to get absolutely EVERY DETAIL from the book in.
Here are some upcoming book to TV adaptations that I’m excited about.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
You may find this over-dramatic but occasionally I think sadly back to the time when it was announced that Terry Gilliam was going to direct a movie version of this Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman book. Â The plot revolves around the angel and demon left in charge of Earth who decide to work together to prevent the rise of the Antichrist because Earth is a cushy job and they don’t want to lose it. Â Jonny Depp and Robin Williams were going to be the leads. Â I think of this as the biggest missed opportunity ever.
But now, now, it has been announced that there will be a TV adaptation with David Tennant playing Crowley the demon. Â I wanted to squeal when I heard but I couldn’t because other people were sleeping.
Discovery of Witches
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
I reread this series a lot. Â It is comfort food for me. Â That makes me a little nervous about the adaptation that is in the works at Bad Wolf studios in Wales. Â Don’t screw it up. Â The author, Deborah Harkness, is very involved so hopefully it will be ok. The first book takes place in Oxford so it should be pretty.
This is a world of witches, daemons, and vampires. Â A medieval scholar who has suppressed her witch heritage is drawn into conflict when the library gives her access to a book that has been hidden for centuries.
Who Fears Death
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Anyone who has been around here a while knows that I love me some Nnedi Okorafor and that Who Fears Death was my first book of hers. Â I love it but I don’t know if this was the one I’d have chosen to adapt. Â She has others that seem more TV-friendly.
This is a post-apocalyptic story about racism and sexism in a brutal world in the African desert. Â There are magical battles but also a lot of rape and violence.
I am looking forward to depiction of the tribe that lives in the middle of the sandstorm. Â I love them!
I actually have mixed feelings about this one.Â I feel like I totally missed the takeaway of Octavia Butler’s series.Â What I got from it was that humans are horrible and probably need to be exterminated.Â Apparently she meant it as a ode to humans triumphing over slavery.Â Pretty big difference of opinion there.Â
Because of that I feel like this adaptation will probably just frustrate me as the humans go around being absolutely hateful and we are supposed to root for them.Â Am I the only person who read this series that feels this way?