Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 82: Our Top Ten Most Anticipated Books to Screen

Our Most Anticipated Books to Screen

We’re bringing back our favorite Top Ten posts, but this time we’re doing it Podcast Style with our favorite twinnies, Jaime and Erin, from Fiction Fare. In these episodes, we’ll take a topic and come up with our favorites in that category and discuss them. This month we are talking all about books to screen. Whether it’s the small screen or the big screen, we’re letting you know our most-anticipated upcoming book adaptations for TV and movie.

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Show Notes

Our Top Ten Most Anticipated Book to Screen Adaptations:

  1. [00:44] A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (SkyTV)–Season 2 released 1/9/2021, with Season 3 expected early 2022. Check out the teaser trailer below:

  1. [1:00] Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (Disney+)–We don’t have much by way of trailers or info, really. Riordan revealed Season 1 is expected by 2022, and Disney+ recently released the logo:

  1. [2:34] There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (Netflix)–was slated to hit screens in February 2021; no details of when it will release, and there’s no official (or unofficial) trailer.
  2. [3:45] Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy, Six of Crows Duology) by Leigh Bardugo (Netflix)–coming 4/23/2021! Check out the trailer, which we shared our blind reactions to in our last episode at [58:48].

  1. [4:04] The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Hulu)–series should be coming in 2021; no other details available at this time, including the trailer. 😥
  2. [4:13] Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (Netflix)–released 2/12/2021. Plus The Summer I Turned Pretty will be a series on Amazon, with Jenny Han as executive producer and writer of the pilot episode! PS. Watching this trailer still gives us alllll the goosies. #PeterKforever

  1. [7:23] The Witches by Roald Dahl (in Theaters)–released in October 2020 with Anne Hathaway taking over the role of the Grand High Witch. Also starring Stanley Tucci, Octavia Spencer, and Jahzir Bruno as Hero Boy.

  1. [9:00] The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski (Netflix)–expected 2021. We couldn’t find the official teaser trailer, but here’s one of our favorite youTubers breaking it down:

  1. [9:54] Fate: The Winx Saga (Netflix)–Season 1 released in January 2021; Season 2 has been greenlit. We actually found out after recording that this series is based on an animated show, but has since been adapted to books, too. 🤷

  1. [11:17] Fatherhood (Two Kisses for Maddy) by Matt Logelin (in Theaters)–releases 6/18/2021 (we gave the wrong premiere date in the episode), stars Kevin Hart; no trailer available at this time.

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