There are so many book-to-film adaptations to get excited about this fall, from a TV show adaptation of Bonnie Garmus’ Lessons in Chemistry to a movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en (called A Haunting in Venice)! I’m sharing a list of my most-anticipated fall 2023 adaptations below, so you can check them out for yourself. 🙂
Exciting Fall 2023 TV & Movie Adaptations
As a huge fan of both books and TV shows/movies, I love the anticipation of sitting down to watch one of your favorite books brought to life on the screen. There’s something magical about seeing your favorite characters and settings come alive.
Sure, they don’t always follow the book exactly (and sometimes that’s even a good thing). But when the adaptation really gets it right, it’s such a fun experience!
So grab a big bowl of popcorn, your favorite treat, and/or a cozy beverage, and settle in for an autumn season full of these exciting fall 2023 book to film adaptations.
The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (TV Show – Season 2)
Genre: Epic Fantasy
The Wheel of Time TV series is back with a second season! This epic fantasy series starring Rosamund Pike is based on Robert Jordan’s long-running The Wheel of Time series.
If you love The Lord of the Rings like I do, this story has some similarities. While this show isn’t on the same level as the LOTR movies (because those are in a league all their own), it’s still definitely worth checking out! I’m excited to see what a new season brings.
Release date: September 1st, 2023 (first 3 episodes) on Amazon Prime
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris (TV Show)
This contemporary suspense story follows Nella, a young woman who feels singled out as the only person of color at the publishing house where she works. She feels hopeful when she meets a new co-worker, but soon begins to question her intentions.
This debut novel has been compared to Get Out, and the TV adaptation stars Sinclair Daniel and Ashleigh Murray!
Release date: September 13th, 2023 (all episodes) on Hulu
A Haunting in Venice by Agatha Christie (Movie)
I am always excited about an Agatha Christie adaptation, and this is no exception! This adaptation is (somewhat loosely) based on Christie’s novel Hallowe’en Party.
With a star-studded cast – including Kenneth Branagh (as Hercule Poirot), Michelle Yeoh, and Tina Fey – this murder mystery story is set in Venice just after World War II.
Release date: September 15th, 2023 (in theaters)
Foe by Iain Reid (Movie)
Genre: Drama/Science Fiction/Thriller
This genre-bending psychological thriller novel was written by the same author as I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid. It’s about a couple living a solitary life in a remote farmhouse. Until one day they get a visitor, and everything changes.
It stars some powerhouse actors, too: Saoirse Ronan (from Lady Bird, Little Women, etc.), Paul Mescal, and Aaron Pierre.
Release date: October 6th, 2023 (in theaters)
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne (Movie)
As a girl, Helena finds out her father had abducted her mother as a teenager and kept her hidden in the marshlands of Michigan. Years later, Helena is living a happy life – but she finds out her father has escaped from prison, and she’s the only one who can track him in the marshlands.
Ben Mendelsohn (from The Outsider) and Daisy Ridley star in this suspenseful crime drama.
Release date: October 6th, 2023 (in theaters)
The Fall of the House of Usher (based on works by Edgar Allan Poe) (TV Show)
From the creator of the popular TV series The Haunting of Hill House (based on Shirley Jackson’s novel) comes a new TV adaptation. This time, Mike Flanagan is taking inspiration from multiple works of classic horror author Edgar Allan Poe – including his short story titled The Fall of the House of Usher.
I’ve loved most of Flanagan’s other adaptations (especially Hill House), so I can’t wait to watch this one. Perfect for October and Halloween!
Release date: October 12th, 2023 (all episodes) on Netflix
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (TV Show)
Genre: Drama/Historical Fiction
This highly-anticipated adaptation was originally supposed to release earlier this year, but I’m hoping it will be worth the wait!
Lessons in Chemistry was a breakout bestselling historical fiction novel about a female chemist in the 1960s (during a time when men dominated the field), and I really enjoyed it! I’m excited to see Brie Larson bring the enigmatic character Elizabeth Zott to life.
Release date: October 13th, 2023 (first 2 episodes) on Apple TV+
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (Movie)
Set during the 1920s, this story follows the birth of the F.B.I in the United States, and one of its first major cases: investigating the widespread killings of members of the Osage Indian Nation.
This highly-anticipated movie will star Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Brendan Fraser, among many others. The novel it’s based on was written by David Grann, the same author as The Lost City of Z (also adapted into a movie).
Release date: October 20th, 2023 (in theaters)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (TV Show)
Anthony Doerr’s historical fiction novel All The Light We Cannot See is one of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching books I’ve ever read, so I’m definitely looking forward to this TV adaptation.
The story follows a blind French teenager and a German soldier who cross paths in occupied France during World War II.
Release date: November 2nd, 2023 (all episodes) Netflix
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (Movie)
Yep, the world of The Hunger Games is back! Fans of the original trilogy won’t want to miss this new movie adaptation.
It’s based on the new Hunger Games prequel that was published in 2020. Essentially, it’s the origin story of Coriolanus Snow as a young man during the 10th annual Hunger Games.
This movie will star Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Jason Schwartzman, Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Hunter Schafer, and Viola Davis.
Release date: November 17th, 2023 (in theaters)
Which fall 2023 adaptations are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments!
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