'Big Little Lies' To 'The Handmaid's Tale'; Shows Based On Best-selling Books

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From 'Big Little Lies' to 'The Handmaid's Tale', there are various television shows based on the best selling novels. Read on to know more about these shows

Written By Vageesha Taluja | Mumbai | Updated On:
Big Little Lies

People become wary when adaptations of their favourite books and novels appear on the screen. However, many times, television shows exceed their expectations with incredible direction and performances. Television series, often times, make better adaptations than a movie as they need not clutter every scene into a 2-hour film. Therefore, we have compiled some of the best shows which are adapted from the best-selling books.

Television shows adapted from the best-selling books

1. Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies is based on Liane Moriarty's novel of the same name. This dark mystery drama series is set in the backdrop of a California beach town and revolves around five women. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern in pivotal roles. It garnered positive reviews from the viewers and the critics alike.


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2. You

The first season of You is based on Carline Kepnes’ 2014 novel Hidden Bodies. The psychological thriller revolves around a bookstore manager, who is also a serial killer. It stars Penn Badgley in the lead role. You series was hugely successful. It also released its second sequel and is preparing for the third one.

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3. The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale is set in the backdrop of the Second American Civil war. This dystopian tragedy television series is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name. It revolves around a woman, who is forced to live as a concubine under a dictatorship. The Handmaid Tales has garnered numerous awards and accolades.


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