The 10 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2017 Adapted From Books

All of us often feel dissatisfied on discovering that a film adaptation of our favorite book omits important elements of the plot. In this respect, TV series have an advantage by allowing their creators more time to tell us the whole story in its proper order.

Today LikeAble presents you with a selection of the best book-based TV shows, ready to come out this year!

Emerald City

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© Shaun Cassidy Productions

This freestyle TV adaptation of a series of books about the magical land of Oz introduces us to the adventures of a young girl, Dorothy, who mysteriously ends up in an unknown place. A classic fairy tale gets a new dark interpretation!

The series premiered on January 6, 2017

A Series of Unfortunate Events

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© Netflix

The Baudelaire children suddenly learn that their parents have died in a terrible fire which devastated their home. Now orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are entrusted to the care of Count Olaf — an eccentric old aristocrat. From their very first meeting with their guardian, the children realize that their new life will be far from rosy.

The series premiered on January 13, 2017

Riverdale

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© Warner Bros. Television

Riverdale holds many mysteries and secrets of which one is better off not knowing. But Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, and their friends don’t seem to be in the smallest bit cautious. Feeling catastrophically starved for adventure, they decide to find out what lurks behind their town’s placid facade.

The series will premiere on January 26, 2017

Big Little Lies

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© Blossom Films

Whatever happens at a parent meeting, stays at a parent meeting. Even if we are talking about murder. This is a story of three mothers; of deception, violence, and female friendship. Oddly enough, the series is a comedy.

The series will premiere on February 19, 2017

Famous in Love

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© Farah Films

A college student by the name of Paige Townsen draws a winning ticket in life’s lottery. Upon leaving her provincial hometown, she ends up in Hollywood where she lands a part in a movie. In no time at all, she gets propelled into the world of international fame and temptation-filled stardom. What can go wrong when you’re famous and in love?

The series will premiere on April 18, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale

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© MGM Television

The story is set in a joyless future world in a totalitarian state of Gilead, where most women are infertile. The main character, Offred, is one of the few who is able to conceive and is therefore sent by the state to a special camp dedicated to the training of handmaids, obliged to bear children for the members of the elite whose wives are sterile.

The series will premiere on April 26, 2017

Midnight, Texas

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© David Janollari Entertainment

Hidden from civilization, the Texan town of Midnight is not just home to ordinary people but to mystical creatures as well. You never know who, or what, a cute girl next door might turn out to be, but the series’ main protagonist is not so straightforward himself.

The series will premiere on April 30, 2017

American Gods

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© Fremantle Media North America

Shadow is a prisoner who gets early release so he can attend the funeral of his beloved. On the way to his hometown, he has a chance meeting with a mysterious stranger named Mr. Wednesday. Shadow’s new acquaintance soon involves him in a war waged between the old gods and the new.

The series will premiere in April 2017

Cormoran Strike

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© BBC One

Cormoran Strike is the main character in a series of books by Robert Galbraith (a pen name that conceals the identity of the world-famous author J.K. Rowling). An Afghan war veteran, Strike becomes a private detective. Together with his female assistant, Robin, he investigates particularly puzzling cases. A BBC production with a taste of classic British detective stories!

The series will premiere in 2017

Time After Time

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© Outerbanks EntertainmentOuterbanks Entertainment

The series tells about the adventures of young 19th century writer H.G. Wells who invents a time machine. Before he has the chance to test it, the machine is activated by Jack the Ripper who uses it as a means to escape the police. Confident that mankind’s future presents a utopia without wars or crime, Wells travels after the maniac to stop him from wreaking more bloody chaos.

The series will premiere on March 5, 2017

Source IMDb, LiveLib
Preview photo credit MGM Television