The 10 we can’t wait to see

Books are always a valuable source for those who want to adapt a good story into a TV series: we have selected ten titles, based on novels, that we look forward to on the small screen.

Whether it is love stories, Detective stories And thriller, fantasy sagas you hate science fictionthe books have inspired hundreds of TV series, especially in recent years. There are many Hollywood screenwriters who cannot resist the temptation to adapt for TV stories that have left their mark on the hearts of passionate and loyal readers. Often it is about bestselling novels which have become global successes and which, with their television version, are preparing to make new converts. Also in the coming months on the main video platforms in stream they will come different series based on beloved novels which have become real literary cases and which we too look forward to. Selecting just 10 was really difficult (so much so that we are already thinking about a second installment of this column). But here is our list with the 10 TV series based on books that we can’t wait to see.

10 unmissable TV series taken from books coming in streaming

  • Burning city
  • Black dessert
  • The Lions of Sicily
  • The last thing he said to me
  • The last night of our lives
  • M. The son of the century
  • Never trust appearances
  • Electric girls
  • Silo
  • All the light we don’t see

City on Fire (City on Fire)
From the book by: Garth Risk Hallberg
Where and when it comes out: Apple TV+ – May 12

Burning city is a story that starts from Samantha (Chase Sui Wonders), a student at New York University who is shot in Central Park on July 4, 2003. The girl is alone, there are no witnesses and the evidence is scant. As the crime is investigated, she is revealed to be the crucial link between a string of mysterious fires throughout the city, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown family about to fall under the weight of the many secrets they keep. The series is written by Josh Schwartz And Stephanie Savagenames behind the success of teen dramas such as Gossip Girl And OC.

Black cake (Black Cake)
From the book by: Charmaine Wilkerson
Where and when it comes out: Hulu (USA) – coming soon

Written by the screenwriter of The Handmaid’s Tale And Thirteen Marissa Jo Cerar and executive produced by the Queen of American TV Oprah Winfrey, Black Cake is a family drama centered around a murder mystery. Set in Jamaica, Rome, Scotland, England and Southern California, the story tells of the disappearance in the late 1960s, in the waves off the Jamaican coast, of a runaway bride named Covey (Mia Isaac), and the death fifty years later, in California, of Eleanor Bennett, a widow in her 60s who leaves her two children (one played by Ashley Thomaspictured above) a USB stick containing untold stories from his past that will challenge everything they thought they knew about their family’s origins.

The Lions of Sicily
From the book by Stefania Auci
Where and when it’s out: Disney+ – coming soon

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A great epic that takes place in 19th century Sicily until the unification of Italy in 1861, The Lions of Sicily is the story of a family, the Florios. 8 episodes long, the series focuses on the brothers Paolo and Ignazio, two small spice traders who fled from Calabria to Sicily to reinvent their future. There they set up a thriving business that Paolo’s young son, Vincenzo (Michael Riondino), with its revolutionary ideas, will later transform into an empire. But the disruptive Giulia takes care of turning Vincenzo’s life upside down (Miram Leone), a strong woman and in contrast with the rules of the society of the time.

The Last Thing He Told Me (The Last Thing He Told Me)
From the book by Laura Dave
Where and when it comes out: Apple TV+ – April 14th

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The last thing he said to me follows Hannah (played by Jennifer garner), a woman who must form a relationship with her sixteen-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (Angourie Rice) to find out the truth behind her husband’s mysterious disappearance. Owen, the man she’s married for a little over a year, for whom she moved from New York to a houseboat in San Francisco Bay, hasn’t returned from work and isn’t answering his phone. Where did it go? Together, Hannah and Bailey will realize they must piece together a mysterious past that will inevitably change their future as well.

The Last Night of Our Lives (They Both Die at the End)
From the book by Adam Silvera
Where and when it’s out: Netflix – coming soon

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One of the tales young adult most popular in recent years, The last night of our lives tells a devastating but also very emotional story. It is September 5th and, shortly after midnight, the Death-Cast service contacts Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they will die during the day. The two don’t know each other but they use an app, Last Friend, to look for a friend with whom to share one last great adventure: living a whole life in one day. The novel is adapted for TV by the former showrunner of Bridgerton Chris Van Dusen.

M. The son of the century
From the book by Antonio Scurati
Where and when it comes out: Sky and NOW – coming soon

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With Luca Marinelli as Benito Mussolini, M. The son of the century tells the story of the birth of fascism in Italy and the rise to power of the Duce. It traces the entire story, from the foundation of the Fasci Italiani in 1919 to Mussolini’s infamous speech in parliament after the murder of the socialist deputy Giacomo Matteotti in 1925. In the meantime, it also offers an insight into Mussolini’s private life, focusing on some of the figures who they were next to him. The series is written by Stefano Bises And David Serino and is directed by Joe Wright.

Never trust appearances (Apples Never Fall)
From the book by Liane Moriarty
Where and when it comes out: Peacock (USA) – coming soon

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From the author of books that have already become successful miniseries Big Little Lies And Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriartyalso comes Apples Never Fallbased on the novel in Italy published with the title Never trust appearances. It is the story of the Delaneys, seemingly a perfect family. Spouses Stan and Joy have sold their tennis school and can finally enjoy a well-deserved rest, but everything changes when an injured young woman knocks on their door. Joy suddenly disappears and her children must investigate their parents’ marriage and uncover secrets about their family history and the world of tennis that surrounds it.

Electric Girls (The Power)
From the book by Naomi Alderman
Where and when it comes out: Prime Video – March 31st

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What happens when all of the teenage girls suddenly develop the power to electrocute anyone at will? Electric girls tells their stories, moving from London to Seattle, from Nigeria to Eastern Europe, and follows these girls as they become aware of their enormous power with which they could easily overturn the balance of the world. In the cast of the series, in addition to young and talented emerging actresses, there are Tony Collette, John Leguizamo And Josh Charles.

From the Hugh Howey trilogy
Where and when it comes out: Apple TV+ – May 5th

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Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Silo tells the story of the last ten thousand inhabitants of the Earth, whose mile-deep house protects them from the outside, toxic and deadly world. The Silo is an underground city made up of more than one hundred floors. There, men and women live in a society filled with rules they believe are necessary to protect them. However, no one knows when or why the Silo was built, and those who try to discover it face fatal consequences. Rebecca Ferguson plays engineer Juliette who searches for answers about the murder of a loved one and stumbles upon a mystery far more tangled than she could ever have imagined.

All The Light We Cannot See
From the book by Anthony Doerr
Where and when it’s out: Netflix – coming soon

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Adapted for TV by the creator of Peaky Blinders Steven Knight, All the light we don’t see tells a story set during the Second World War: that of Marie-Laure (Aria Mia Loberti), a blind French teenager, and Werner (the star of dark Louis Hofmann), a young German soldier, who run into each other in Nazi-occupied France. While trying to survive the war as best they can, the opposite destinies of Marie-Laure and Werner intersect in a story about tenacity, courage and perseverance. In the cast, among others, too Hugh Laurie And Mark Ruffalo.

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