Did you know that some of TV’s most popular shows are based on books? With the Prime Video premiere of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, the action-packed series of novels is also making its transition to streaming! From Game of Thrones to Orange Is the New Black, we compiled a list of some of the very best shows that were inspired by books.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018)
Up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is thrust into a dangerous field assignment as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit. Based on the series of novels by Tom Clancy. Available on Prime Video.
Game of Thrones (2011)
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years. Based on the series of novels by George R. R. Martin. Available on HBO NOW.
Castle Rock (2018)
Death row attorney Henry Deaver returns to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine to defend a mostly mute man found in the depths of Shawshank Prison. Based on the stories of Stephen King. Available on Hulu.
The Handmaid’s Tale (2017)
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. Available on Hulu.
Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be. Based on the memoir by Piper Kerman. Available on Netflix.
Sharp Objects (2018)
Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate unsolved crimes. Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Available on HBO NOW.
Fresh Off the Boat (2015)
In the 1990s, a Taiwanese family makes their way in suburban Orlando after moving from the Chinatown section of Washington, D.C. Based on the memoir by Eddie Huang. Available on ABC (free), Hulu, Prime Video, Google Play, and VUDU.
A modern update of the famous sleuth finds Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. John Watson solving crime in 21st century London. Based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Available on Netflix, Prime Video, Google Play, and VUDU.
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