2023 books to screen adaptations

2023 Books to Screen Adaptations

Here are all of the expected 2023 Books to Screen Adaptations for. 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.
 
For current projects make sure to check out 2022 Book to Movie and TV Adaptations.
 
Last updated: September 24th, 2022
 

Release Dates

 

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: January 27th, Theaters
 
Summary: Harold decides to go for a walk one evening and as he goes he fills in the scene using his purple crayon.
 
Starring: Zachary Levi, Zooey Deschanel
 

Text For You (It’s All Coming Back to Me) by Sofie Cramer

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: February 10th, 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!
 

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

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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!
 

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

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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
 

Dune: Part Two by Frank Herbert

Bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: November 17th, 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)

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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.
bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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.
bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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
 

Shadow and Bone season 2 Based on the books by Leigh Bardugo (Trailer)

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: 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: Ben Barnes, Jessie Mei Li, Freddy Carter, Archie Renaux, Amita Suman, Kit Young
 

Foundation season 2 Based on the books by Isaac Asimov

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: 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
 

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

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: 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
 

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

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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
 

Good Omens season 2 Based on the book by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: 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
 

In Production and Rumored

2023 Books to Screen Adaptations

 

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: 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!
 

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: 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!
 

Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: 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
 

Will Trent by Karin Slaughter

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: early 2023, 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!
 

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

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: Theaters. (in early 2022 one of the screenwriters said they expected a November 2022 release, however in the summer rumors came out that they are probably holding the movie for a Cannes 2023 premiere.)
 
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 movie check out this blog post!
 

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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
 

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
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 Power by Naomi Alderman

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: 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!
 

Grendel by Matt Wagner

bookshop.org // Amazon
Release Info: Series. {Netflix cancelled before production ended in 2022 so there’s a good chance this will be delayed. However, if they find a new studio quickly a late 2023 release is still possible.}
 
Summary: Follows a gifted fencer, writer and assassin, seeking to avenge the death of a lost love. He goes to the criminal underworld and asks himself, why beat them, when he can join them?
 
Starring: Abubakr Ali, Julian Black Antelope, Antonio Marziale, Philip Granger
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Percy Jackson Based on the books by Rick Riordan

bookshop.org // Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: Disney+. With filming wrapping at the end of 2022, a late 2023 release is possible. This may get pushed to 2024 though.
 
Summary: A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods.
 
Starring: Walker Scobell, Aryan Simhadri, Leah Sava Jeffries
 

Happy Reading & Happy Screening!
~Alison

2023 books to screen adaptations

2023 Books to Screen Adaptations

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