From Pages To The Silver Screen: 10 Popular TV Shows Based On Books

Everyone knows that Hollywood brings books to life on the big screen; however, quite a few books have been brought to life on the small screen. Check out our list below!


1. Freeform’s Shadowhunters – The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

When her birth father kidnaps her mother, Clary Fray discovers she comes from a long line of human-angel hybrids that hunt and kill demons.

You can watch all of season 1 on Freeform.

YouTube Channel: Freeform 

2. Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black – Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman

Orange is the New Black revolves around Piper Chapman and her time spent in the Litchfield Penitentiary.

Get caught up with season one, season two, and season three.

YouTube Channel: Netflix US & Canada

3. Lifetime’s Witches of East End Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz

Freya and Ingrid Beauchamp discover they not only have magical witch powers, though they have also lived many dangerous and intriguing lives before.

Get caught up with season one and season two

YouTube Channel: Witches of East End

4. The CW’s The 100The 100 by Kass Morgan

A group of teens become the first humans to return to Earth 97 years after a devastating nuclear apocalypse.

Get caught up with season oneseason two, and season three

YouTube Channel: Warner Bros. UK

5. NBC’s Friday Night LightsFriday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, And A Dream by H.G. Bissinger

Football is more than just a game to the residents of Dillon, Texas, it’s a way of life. Friday Night Lights shows the ins and outs of what it takes to be a championship team, while still dealing with life off the field.

Check out the entire series, here.

Youtube Channel: DillionTexas

6. MTV’s The Shannara ChroniclesThe Shannara Chronicles by Terry Brooks

After the Ellcrys begins to die, Amberle, Eretria, and Will journey on a quest to protect the Ellcrys in order to prevent the Demons from destroying the Four Lands.

Get caught up with season one.

YouTube Channel: MTV

7. HBO’s True BloodThe Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris

Follow the journey of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress , as she lives in Bon Temps where humans and vampires co-exist.

Get caught up with the complete series!

YouTube Channel: HBO UK

8. SyFy’s The MagiciansThe Magicians by Lev Grossman

After enrolling at Brakebills College, Quentin Coldwater discovers that the magical world from his childhood books is actually real.

Get caught up with season one.

YouTube Channel: Television Promos

9. Freeform’s Pretty Little LiarsPretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

A group of friends fall apart after the alleged murder of their leader, Alison Dilaurentis. The friends are reunited a year after Alison’s death when they all begin receiving messages from a mysterious person named “A”.

Get caught up with season one, season two, season three, season fourseason five, and season six.

YouTube Channel: it nvr the end just a new chap

10. CBS’s ZooZoo by James Patterson

Violent animal attacks against humans are sweeping the planet. An American zoologist named Jackson Oz connects the attacks to theories his father had regarding threats to the human race.

Get caught up with season one.

YouTube Channel: CBS Television Studios


Do you have a favorite TV show that is based on a book? Let us know in the comments below!


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