5 Books Becoming TV Shows in 2023



Mystery series, love romances, fantasy epics, and scary nonfiction have always inspired TV shows, and 2023 is no exception. New shows, limited series, and seasons based on bestselling novels have premiered this year, and more are coming.

The Changeling

Fantasy and horror merge in "The Changeling" about a father whose wife leaves after giving birth and does something terrible. "The 100"'s Adina Porter plays Apollo's mother, and Clark Backo plays Emmy, Apollo's wife.

The Other Black Girl

In 2021, Zakiya Dalila Harris published "The Other Black Girl" her first novel. The protagonist is a publishing company's sole Black woman. Another Black woman's employment changes her relationships and makes her question everything.

Lessons in Chemistry

Apple TV+ wanted to make "Lessons in Chemistry" a series because it's a bestseller. The 1950s show stars Brie Larson as promising scientist Elizabeth Zott, whose pregnancy changes her life. She cooks as a single mother but wants to pursue chemistry.

All the Light We Cannot See

World War II novelist Anthony Doerr won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015. It follows Marie-Laure Leblanc, a blind French girl who fled Paris during the Nazi occupation, and Werner Pfennig, a radio-obsessed German boy.

The Buccaneers

In 1937, Edith Wharton died without finishing "The Buccaneers"; her plan helped finish it. Five affluent and ambitious American girls visit London for the season in the 1870s to find husbands.

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