I’ve been keeping an eye out for favourite books being made in to a film or TV series. Here’s a short list of what I’ll be hoping to watch:
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late ’60s, sneaking into clubs and sleeping with rock stars. By the time she’s 20, both her voice and her beauty are getting noticed. At the same time, a band called The Six is also gaining fame. A producer then realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together, and what happens next will become the stuff of legend.
Adaptation: Mini series, Amazon Prime
Release Date: Late 2021
Starring: Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, Suki Waterhouse
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So when a handsome local is found dead, the locals suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. Kya has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens.
Release Date: June 24, 2022
Starring: Daisy Edgar-Jones
The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah: In 1939 France, Vianne says goodbye to her husband as he leaves to fight the Nazis, and then she is forced to live with the enemy to keep her family alive. Her young and rebellious sister, Isabelle, falls completely in love with a young partisan man, only to be betrayed—leaving her to join the Resistance and risk her life time and time again.
Release Date: Dec. 23, 2022
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: This story is about a group of four famous siblings who are the children of a legendary singer. They’re known for their annual end-of-summer party, but with each sibling dealing with their own personal struggles, this year’s party gets out of control. You’ll get secrets, drama, and everything else you love about Taylor Jenkins Reid novels.
Adaptation: TV series
Release Date: TBA