2023 books to screen adaptations update

2023 Books to Screen Adaptations

Here are all of the expected 2023 Books to Screen Adaptations. Based off of both projects that already have release dates and rumored because of their production status, this list will be consistently updated!
For now I’ve broken it down into three categories- movies with set release dates, series with expected future seasons, and new adaptations in production or expected including streaming and theaters.
 
Curious about previous projects or waiting for a release later this year? Check out last year’s 2022 Book to Movie and TV Adaptations.
 
Last updated: May 26th, 2023
 

Release Dates

 

Will Trent by Karin Slaughter (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 3rd, ABC
 
Summary: Special Agent Will Trent was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming-of-age in Atlanta’s overwhelmed foster care system. Determined to make sure no one feels as he did, he now has the highest clearance rate.
 
Starring: Ramón Rodríguez, Jennifer Morrison, Erika Christensen, Sonja Sohn
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a #@%! by Mark Manson (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 4th in Theaters, VOD January 10th
 
Summary: The film will explore society’s obsessions with the pursuit of happiness and will be presented by Mark Manson alongside Disappointment Panda, a character from the book whose superpower is to tell people the harsh truth.
 
Starring: Mark Manson
 

The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 6th, Netflix
 
Summary: A world-weary detective is hired to investigate the murder of a West Point cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case – a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.
 
Starring: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton
 

Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 8th, AMC
 
Summary: Follows a neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. She must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.
 
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Jack Huston, Tongayi Chirisa, Harry Hamlin
 

A Man Called Otto by Fredrik Backman (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 13th, Theaters
 
Summary: Otto is a grump who’s given up on life following the loss of his wife and wants to end it all. When a young family moves in nearby, he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol, leading to a friendship that will turn his world around.
 
Starring: Tom Hanks, Rachel Keller, Kailey Hyman
 

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (Trailer)

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Release Info: February 3rd, AppleTV
 
Summary: Follows Edward, a 12-year-old boy who survives but lost his family in a devastating commercial plane crash, as he tries to make sense of life along with a group of others affected, and new friendships, romances and communities are formed.
 
Starring: Colin O’Brien, Eva Ariel Binder, Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay (Trailer)

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Release Info: February 3rd, Theaters
 
Summary: While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avert the apocalypse.
 
Starring: Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, Abby Quinn
 

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 3rd, Prime Video
 
Summary: Following the rise of Daisy Jones and The Six’ rock band through the ’70s LA music scene on their quest for worldwide icon status.
 
Starring: Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, Sebastian Chacon, Nabiyah Be
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Shadow and Bone season 2 by Leigh Bardugo (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 16th, Netflix
 
Summary: Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.
 
Starring: Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Freddy Carter, Archie Renaux, Amita Suman, Kit Young
 

The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 23rd, Netlix
 
Summary: Low-level FBI agent, Peter Sutherland, works in the basement of the White House manning a phone that never rings–until the night it does–propelling him into a conspiracy that leads all the way to the Oval Office.
 
Starring: Gabriel Basso, Luciane Buchanan, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Sarah Desjardins, D.B. Woodside
 

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 26th, Hulu
 
Summary: Follows orphan Pip, who spent his childhood as a blacksmith’s apprentice and suddenly receives a windfall from an unknown benefactor that allows him to travel to London and enter high society.
 
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Olivia Colman
 

The Power by Naomi Alderman (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 31st, Prime Video {Series}
 
Summary: A group of teenage girls mysteriously develop a special power that allows them to electrocute people at will.
 
Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Alice Eve, Leslie Mann, John Leguizamo, Rob Delaney
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 7th, Theaters
 
Summary: A woman is unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiance who has finally brought her back to life.
 
Starring: Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, Luke Bracey
For even more details on this movie check out this blog post!
 

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 7th, Hulu
 
Summary: Follows a woman who reluctantly becomes Dear Sugar. She is an anonymous revered advice columnist even when her own life is falling apart.
 
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Merritt Wever
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Obsession (Damage) by Josephine Hart (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 13th, Netflix
 
Summary: William falls in love with his soon-to-be daughter in law, Anna who’s trying to keep both relationships but the truth always comes to light and someone is going to be hurt.
 
Starring: Richard Armitage, Charlie Murphy, Rish Shah
 

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 14th, Apple TV
 
Summary: Hannah forms an unexpected relationship with her stepdaughter as she searches for her husband who recently disappeared.
 
Starring: Jennifer Gardner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aisha Tyler, Angourie Rice, and John Harlan
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 26th, Hulu
 
Summary: It follows a young woman’s tragic and mysterious death off the coast of the titular Caribbean Island and how the incident affects her young sister Emily who was there with her on a family vacation. Over time, the traumatic event will draw Emily into an obsessive and dangerous pursuit of the truth both about her sister Alison’s death and who her sister actually was.
 
Starring: Alycia Debnam-Carey, Josh Bonzie​​​​​​, Jayden Elijah, West Duchovny, Betsy Brandt, and Michael Park
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 28th,Theaters
 
Summary: When her family moves from the city to the suburbs, 11-year-old Margaret navigates new friends, feelings, and the beginning of adolescence.
 
Starring: Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Benny Safdie
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Firefly Lane (season 2 pt. 2) by Kristin Hannah (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 27th, Netflix
 
Summary: Tully and Kate support each other through good times and bad with an unbreakable bond that carries them from their teens to their forties.
 
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke, Beau Garrett
 

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story by Shonda Rhimes & Julia Quinn (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 4th, Netflix
 
Summary: The rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte.
 
Starring: India Amarteifio, Golda Rosheuvel, Ruth Gemmell
 

Love Again (Text For You) by Sofie Cramer (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 5th, Theaters
 
Summary: A young woman tries to ease the pain of her fiancé’s death by sending romantic texts to his old cell phone number, and forms a connection with the man the number has been reassigned to.
 
Starring: Sam Heughan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Russell Tovey, Celia Imrie
For even more details on this movie check out this blog post!
 

City On Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg (Trailer)

Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: May 12th, Apple TV
 
Summary: An NYU student is shot in Central Park on the Fourth of July, 2003. Samantha Cicciaro is alone; there are no witnesses and very little physical evidence. Her friends’ band is playing her favorite downtown club but she leaves to meet someone, promising to return. She never does. As the crime against Samantha is investigated, she’s revealed to be the crucial connection between a series of mysterious citywide fires, the downtown music scene, and a wealthy uptown real estate family fraying under the strain of the many secrets they keep.
 
Starring: Xavier Clyde, Jemima Kirke, Ashley Zukerman, Kathleen Munroe, John Cameron Mitchell
 

The Boogeyman by Stephen King (Trailer)

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Release Info: June 2nd, Theaters
 
Summary: A young man is traumatized by memories of terrible events in his childhood bedroom. Years later he returns home to face his fears
 
Starring: Madison Hu, Vivien Lyra Blair, David Dastmalchian, Chris Messina
 

The Crowded Room (The Minds of Billy Milligan) by Daniel Keyes (Trailer)

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Release Info: June 9th, Apple TV
 
Summary: In Manhattan in the summer of 1979, a young man is arrested for a shocking crime, and an unlikely investigator must solve the mystery behind it before the true criminal strikes again.
 
Starring: Tom Holland, Will Chase, Thomas Sadoski, Amanda Seyfried
 

Outlander season 7 by Diana Gabaldon (Trailer)

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Release Info: June 16th, Starz
 
Summary: Claire Beauchamp Randall, a nurse in World War II, mysteriously goes back in time to Scotland in 1743. There, she meets a dashing Highland warrior and gets drawn into an epic rebellion.
 
Starring: Caitríona Balfe, Sam Heughan
 

Jack Ryan season 4 by Tom Clancy

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Release Info: June 30th, Prime Video
 
Summary: Up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is thrust into dangerous field assignments.
 
Starring: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Michael Kelly, Abbie Cornish
 

Foundation season 2 by Isaac Asimov (Trailer)

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Release Info: July 14th, , Apple TV
 
Summary: A complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.
 
Starring: Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Jared Harris, Leah Harvey
 

Sweet Magnolias season 3 by Sherryl Woods

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Release Info: July 20th, Netflix
 
Summary: Three South Carolina women, best friends since high school, shepherd one another through the complexities of romance, career and family.
 
Starring: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley
 

Oppenheimer (American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer) by Martin J. Sherwin (Trailer)

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Release Info: July 21st, Theaters
 
Summary: The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.
 
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon
 

Happiness For Beginners by Katherine Center

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Release Info: July 27th, Netflix
 
Summary: Helen signs up for a wilderness survival course, a year after getting divorced. She discovers through this experience that sometimes, you have to get really lost in order to find yourself.
 
Starring: Ellie Kemper, Luke Grimes, Gus Birney, Nico Santos
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Good Omens season 2 by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Teaser)

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Release Info: July 28th, Prime Video
 
Summary: A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch
 
Starring: David Tennant, Martin Sheen
 

Heartstopper season 2 by Alice Oseman

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Release Info: August 3rd, Netflix
 
Summary: Charlie and Nick are at the same school, but they’ve never met until one day when they’re made to sit together. They quickly because friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance but love works in more surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realised.
 
Starring: Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Sebastian Croft
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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Release Info: August 11th, Prime Video
 
Summary: The son of an American President sparks a royal prince.
 
Starring: Nicholas Galitzine, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Uma Thurman
For even more details on this movie check out this blog post!
 

Wheel of Time season 2 Based on the books by Robert Jordan

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Release Info: September 1st, Prime Video
 
Summary: Set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only some can access it, a woman named Moiraine crosses paths with five young men and women. This sparks a dangerous, world-spanning journey.
 
Starring: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Madeleine Madden, Zoë Robins, Joshua Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford
 

A Haunting In Venice by Agatha Christie (Trailer)

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Release Info: September 15th, Theaters
 
Summary: In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.
 
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan, Kelly Reilly, Tina Fey
 

Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

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Release Info: September, Netflix
 
Summary: Hadley and Oliver begin to fall for each other on their flight from New York to London. The probability of ever finding each other again seems impossible, but love – and London – may have a way of defying the odds.
 
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Jameela Jamil
 

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Trailer)

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Release Info: October 6th (limited release), October 20th (wide release), Theaters.
 
Summary: Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.
 
Starring: Jesse Plemons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!

Dune: Part Two by Frank Herbert (Trailer)

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Release Info: November 3rd, Theaters
 
Summary: Duke Paul Atreides joins the Fremen and begins a spiritual and martial journey to become Muad’dib, while trying to prevent the terrible future he’s witnessed: a Holy War in his name, spreading throughout the known universe.
 
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Florence Pugh, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson
 

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (Trailer)

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Release Info: November 17th, 2023
 
Summary: Coriolanus Snow mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games.
 
Starring: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler
 

The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Trailer)

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Release Info: December 20, Theaters
 
Summary: Musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel about the life-long struggles of an African American woman living in the south during the early 1900s.
 
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Colman Domingo, Danielle Brooks, Aunjanue Ellis.
For even more details on this movie check out this blog post!
 

Expected New Seasons

2023 Books to Screen Adaptations

 

Bridgerton season 3 Based on the books by Julia Quinn

*note: confirmed that the 3rd season will follow Colin & Penelope, which is book #4.
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Release Info: Netflix
 
Summary: Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
 
Starring: Julie Andrews, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Thompson, Phoebe Dynevor
 

Reacher season 2 Based on the books by Lee Child

*note: Second season will follow book #11.
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Release Info: Prime Video
 
Summary: From a helicopter high above the California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night . . . and Jack Reacher is plunged into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends.
 
Starring: Alan Ritchson
 

The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 Based on the books by Jenny Han

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Release Info: Prime Video
 
Summary: A love triangle between one girl and two brothers. A story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one perfect summer.
 
Starring: Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno, Jackie Chung, Rachel Blanchard
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Pachinko season 2 Based on the book by Lee Min-jin

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Release Info: Apple TV
 
Summary: The hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and thrive.
 
Starring: Lee Min-Ho, Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Minha Kim, Anna Sawai, Youn Yuh-jung

 

In Production and Rumored

2023 Books to Screen Adaptations

 

Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Trailer)

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Release Info: Fall, Apple TV
 
Summary: Set in the early 1960s, Elizabeth Zotts’ dream of being a scientist is put on hold when she finds herself pregnant, alone and fired from her lab.
 
Starring: Brie Larson, Lewis Pullman
 
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Lady In The Lake by Laura Lippman

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Release Info: Apple
 
Summary: In 1960s Baltimore, a middle-aged housewife turns into an aspiring reporter as she pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.
 
Starring: Natalie Portman, David Corenswet, Moses Ingram, Byron Bowers
 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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Release Info: Summer, Theaters
 
Summary: Set in 1987 El Paso, it’s the tale of two teenage Mexican-American loners as they explore their friendship and the difficult road to self-discovery.
 
Starring: Max Pelayo, Reese Gonzales, Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria
For even more details on this movie check out this blog post!
 

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

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Release Info: Prime Video, 6 episode mini-series
 
Summary: A man discovers that his father was an incarnation of the god Anansi.
 
Starring: Malachi Kirby, Whoopi Goldberg, Delroy Lindo, Fiona Shaw
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

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Release Info: Netflix, series. (2023 release confirmed during Netflix TUDUM in September 2022)
 
Summary: A woman attempts to aid an alien invasion as revenge for the death of her father.
 
Starring: Eiza González, Benedict Wong
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

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Release Info: HBO Max, movie
 
Summary: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts
 
Starring: Isabela Merced, Cree Cicchino, Felix Mallard
For even more details on this movie check out this blog post!
 

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

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Release Info: Netflix, movie
 
Summary: A world in which a compulsory operation wipes out physical differences and makes everyone pretty.
 
Starring: Joey King, Laverne Cox, Chase Stokes
For even more details on this movie check out this blog post!
 

The Idea Of You by Robinne Lee

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Release Info: Prime Video
 
Summary: Sophie, 40-year-old divorced mother, braves the heat to go with her daughter to Coachella, after her dad cancels his trip with his 15-year-old. There, she meets the lead singer of a band.
 
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Nicholas Galitzine, Chandler Lovelle
 

Happy Reading & Happy Screening!
~Alison

2023 books to screen adaptations update

2023 Books to Screen Adaptations

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Gayle
Gayle
5 months ago

I find this to be a very exclusive list of upcoming productions. Why do they assume everyone is subscribed to streaming or other forms of service in order to see these shows. I already pay enough for the right to watch t.v. by satellite. Why should I have to pay for all these extra subscriptions as well. Ludicrous!

Elle
Elle
2 months ago

Interesting list! An upcoming adaptation I’m personally looking forward to is George Orwell’s “1984” by Diana Ringo.