While viewers wait for more details on Amazon Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings Prequel, here are some titles on Prime Video to satiate your literary mind. The streaming services have left no stone unturned to create interesting shows out of best-selling books. With digital platforms like Amazon Prime Video having the best of entertainment, binge-watching your favourite television shows is no longer a hassle task! However, have you ever realized that many of our most loved content are adaptions from novels? This World Book Day, we will take you through popular shows created from adaptations from novels.
Afsos- On the theoretical level, this is a potentially interesting premise for a series. A morose man with a death wish who wants to end his life, but can’t. So he hires professionals to do the needful. Afsos is based on the Bengali book Golper Goru Chaande. Watch Afsos on Amazon Prime Video.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan- John Karasinski starrer Prime Original Series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is an adaptation from the fictional “Ryanverse” written by Tom Clancy. There have been various Jack Ryan adaptions that have turned into films, but this is the first time Jack Ryan is featured in a gripping series. Watch Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video.
Sex and the City- The story of Carrie Bradshaw and her friends living the New York life is not something we are unfamiliar with. The unusual drama series filled with controversies ran from 1998 to 2004 and was based on Candace’s Bushnell’s series of essays: “Sex and the City”. Watch Sex and the City on Amazon Prime Video
The Man in The High Castle- Amazon Prime Original Series, The Man In The Castle is loosely based on the alternate history novel by the same name, written by American historian Phillip K. Dick. The series takes a look at what the world would look like if World War II turned out differently where Germany and Japan won WWII. Watch The Man in the High Castle on Amazon Prime Video.
I Love Dick- Chris Kraus’ I Love Dick is considered as an important novel in feminism. Like the Prime Original series, I Love Dick tells a tale of a married couple and their obsession with a professor named Dick. The story is told Rashomon style and portrays the unravelling of a marriage from two very contradictory points of view. Watch I Love Dick on Amazon Prime Video.
American Gods- An American fantasy drama based on Neil Gaiman’s book “American Gods”, is now adapted into a television series is a war between the Old Gods and the New. Gaiman is known for his absurd storylines and science fiction literature. Prime Original Series American Gods is a story revolves around the old mythological Gods from around the world are threatened by the fear of irrelevance as their believers are now induced by the offerings from the New Gods. Watch American Gods on Amazon Prime Video.
Pretty Little Liars – The cult television series which got its viewers engrossed in knowing A’s next move, is adapted from Sara Shepard’s novel series “Pretty Little Liars”. The series follows the lives of four high school best friends who are threatened by a stranger named A. The series is loosely taken from the book, though the series and the book share similarities, they have been altered as the story plays out. Watch Pretty Little Liars on Amazon Prime Video.
Good Omens – The highly anticipated series Good Omens is all set to stream on Amazon Prime video, is actually an adaptation from Neil Gaiman’s book “Good Omens”. Good Omens revolves around a story of an angel and demon duo who put their differences aside to team up to prevent the world from ending. Watch Good Omens on Amazon Prime Video.
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