Series Based on Favorite Books


Did you know that some of the series that lock millions of screens are actually adaptations from books? Today, we have listed the series adapted from the books and reached millions of viewers.

Some of the TV series that we follow fondly or that we finish in one breath may actually be adapted from books. For example, did you know that Netflix’s The Witcher is actually based on books and short stories, not the game? Some series adaptations are criticized a lot because they are too far from the book or because they cannot have the same effect as the book. However, there are some productions that get full marks from the audience.

In this news, we will look at the series adaptations that have been appreciated by users and received high ratings on both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

Series adapted from popular books:

  • Pretty Little Liars
  • The Outsider
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Elementary
  • Orange Is The New Black
  • The Witcher
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Outlander
  • Mindhunter
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Vezir Gambiti)
  • Westworld
  • Anne With An E (Green’s Daughter Anne)

Teen mystery series: Pretty Little Liars

Vision date: June 8, 2010
IMDb score: 7,4
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %81

american writer Sara ShepardBased on the book series of the same name by Pretty Little LiarsAlthough the IMDb rating was a bit low, it was a long-running series that lasted seven seasons. The story begins when four friends, one of the band members, get together after one year. How long will they be able to keep their secrets after the group members start receiving disturbing messages from someone nicknamed “A”? This series was on Star TV in 2015. Pretty Little Liars was published under the name.

Stephen King continues to stretch the audience: The Outsider

Vision date: January 12, 2020
IMDb score: 7,8
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %91

Master pen of horror and thriller genres Stephen KingAdapted from the book of the same name, this mini-series seems to be about the murder of a young boy, but over time, things take a dark and supernatural turn.

A series that lives up to its name: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Vision date: January 13, 2017
IMDb score: 7,8
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %96

Children’s series A Series of Unfortunate Events known for Daniel HandlerAdapted from the series of the same name, this production was released as a Netflix series in 2017. The series is about three children whose parents have died, investigating the mysterious deaths of their parents and falling into the hands of a malicious guardian named Count Olaf.

A different Sherlock Holmes series: Elementary

Vision date: January 12, 2020
IMDb score: 7,9
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %95

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘a Sherlock Holmes The book series has been adapted into many movies and television series, but very few of the productions Elementary made so much noise. In Elementary, a modern adaptation of the original book series, we see Sherlock Holmes move to New York to assist the New York Police Service. We also see the character of Watson in the series. Watson plays the role of a former doctor hired to assist Holmes.

We watch a prison plot: Orange Is The New Black

Vision date: 11 July 2013
IMDb score: 8,0
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %90

american writer Piper Kerman‘s memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year In a Women’s Prison Based on the book, Orange Is The New Black doesn’t just focus on the character of Piper. It has a multiplayer (ansambl) staff like La Casa de Papel. The producers of the series attribute their success to this. The series, which was released in 2013, ended in 2019.

Not actually adapted from the game: The Witcher

Vision date: 29 December 2019 July 2013
IMDb score: 8,2
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %67

Witcher If you think that the series is adapted from the video game series, you are wrong. witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski It is a series adapted from 6 books and 15 short stories, the first of which was published in 1993 and the last in 2013. It’s about Geralt, a monster hunter. Geralt struggles to find a place for himself in a world where humans are even worse than the monsters he hunts…

Dystopian series like dystopia: The Handmaid’s Tale

Vision date: April 26, 2017
IMDb score: 8,4
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %82

Margaret Atwood‘s novel set in a feminist dystopia The Handmaid’s TaleIt takes place in a totalitarian society that sees women who can give birth as “property”. The serial version of this work, which Atwood wrote in 1985, garnered great success thanks to successful acting. Of course, like many book adaptation productions, The Handmaid’s Tale evolves from the book to a slightly different point and handles different things.

A time travel-inspired series: Outlander

Vision date: August 9, 2014
IMDb score: 8,4
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %89

american writer Diana GabaldonBased on the book series of the same name by Outlander The series is about a war nurse living during the Second World War who suddenly travels back in time to 1743 Scotland. While trying to solve the complex structure of time travel, he also tries to protect his own life. And when she falls in love with two different men from two different time periods in which she lived, things get really messy…

The story of real FBI agents: Mindhunter

Vision date: October 13, 2017
IMDb score: 8,6
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %95

Netflix’in Mindhunter The series was inspired by the experiences of retired FBI agents John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit from his book.

In the series set in the 1970s, we watch the interviews of two FBI agents with serial killers. One of their goals in doing this is to understand how their brains work. Throughout the show’s first two seasons, Agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench devise their own methods of understanding the motivations behind sociopathic minds. It is a mystery for now whether the third season of the series will come.

The Queen’s Gambit

Vision date: 23 October 2020
IMDb score: 8,6
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %97

Walter TevisBased on the novel of the same name by The Queen’s Gambitchronicles the story of orphan Beth Harmon, who turns into a famous chess player. In both the book and Netflix miniseries production, we see how Beth pays the price of mastery. The series, which has attracted great attention since its release on Netflix, is the company’s most popular mini-series.

We are in the year 2058: Westworld

Vision date: October 2, 2016
IMDb score: 8,6
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %81

HBO’s science fiction series Westworld, American writer Michael CrichtonAdapted from the 1974 book of the same name. The action-packed series, which was released in 2016, touches on how robots should be treated and the ethics of corporate boundaries.

A series that opens us up with its visuals: Anne With An E

Vision date: 12 May 2017
IMDb score: 8,7
Rotten Tomatoes puanı: %60

Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery Written in 1908 by Anne of Green Gables adapted from the book Anne With An E, of course, a slightly more modern version of the book. We watch how Anne, an orphaned little girl living in the late 19th century, directs her new life on Prince Edward Island…

Source: Insider, Screenrant