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24 Novels That Are Crying Out To Be Turned Into A TV Series

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1. Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan

"I'm really hoping that they'll turn the Percy Jackson series into a television series. The movies were absolutely terrible. In a TV show, they'll have more time to encompass all the details and it would give the characters a chance to develop." – nessaelkellan

"There's plenty of material to pull from and it has elements for all viewers: adventure, comedy, and romance. It would also be a chance for an extremely diverse cast. There are so many people who would love to see these books accurately portrayed on screen that I'm sure it would be a hit." – krislmart

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2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

"It's about six outcasts that have to pull off a daring heist. From plot twists to cliffhangers, you can expect just about anything! Considering it's my all time favorite book, I would love to see it turned into a TV series." – lilbug

"Fast-paced plot, witty dialogue, a diverse cast of characters, an amazingly well-written LGBT romance, and the author has already said she's on board for a TV adaptation." – lydiab221

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3. World War Z by Max Brooks

"It didn't work as a movie but would be an amazing TV Show." – billym4736e992c

"World War Z, but staying faithful to the book with a series of interviews. I want to see The Battle of Yonkers in all its glory." – username102

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4. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

"I'd always thought Harry Potter would have made a better TV series than big screen movies. Seasons could be broken up into books and, for the earlier books, chapters into episodes." – jeagle22

"A TV show would allow the intricate details and character development that got left out of the movies." – hmschlaak

"Yes, I know the movies are iconic, but TV is really the only way that the books could truly be given justice. So much didn't make it into the movies, but with the extended timespan of a TV show, all those subplots could be given screen time and all these characters could be portrayed the way they deserve." – angelicaschurch

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5. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

"With the advances in TV over the last few years, I think it's time for a new adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. The movie was disappointing and the original series is looking very dated, but the material is still hilarious." – ethantbale

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7. The Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown

"I wish HBO or Netflix would take a shot at Pierce Brown's Red Rising trilogy. It reminds me of Game of Thrones meets The Hunger Games in space!" – musicgamer257

"It's laughable that this series hasn't been turned into a TV show yet. The entire series would make an INCREDIBLE show on par with some of the best shows out there today. It is currently on track to be a movie but it would be so, so, SO much better as a TV show." – Samantha Flanagan, Facebook

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8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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"It honestly has one of the strongest female characters I've read in a book and would be really relatable and fun for a lot of viewers to watch." – dayjakeep

"I'm currently so in love with the Throne of Glass novellas. Seeing them could be cool, but the complexity and layers of the stories might be really hard to transfer into a script." – Inka-Emilia Lindström, Facebook

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9. The Dark Tower by Stephen King

"The Dark Tower would have made a better TV series." – staceyp9

"There's just so much that an 85 minute movie cannot cover, which is a big part of why the movie has gotten such bad reviews." – Ashley Skye Harrison, Facebook

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11. The Selection by Kiera Cass

"The CW have been trying to turn it into a series since 2012 and we're still waiting. This book is The Hunger Games mixed with The Bachelor and I'm so ready to binge watch it." – amberrabrahams

"There would be so much drama and every week a few more people would be sent home. It would be amazing!" – myeramian

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12. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

"I always thought that His Dark Materials needed to be brought justice after the films didn't receive the best praise from fans of the book. I think it would be great to add another fantasy show on TV full of interesting characters." – justisabel

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13. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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"Whenever I've read a book in this series all I can think about is how amazing it would look on screen and how many more people could get to know and love this world and its characters. It's such an engaging and powerful book series with so many interesting and powerful story lines." – fionnas2

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17. Gone by Michael Grant

"A bunch of kids stranded in a dome and they get some magical powers? Heck yeah." – Megan Sharpe, Facebook

"It really explores the depths of humanity's evil, and shows that kids are just as human as adults. The CGI battles would be epic!" – danv4b51d1682

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18. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

"It's an epic contemporary story about anxiety, tragedy, love, and the power of friendship." – Cam Neigh, Facebook

"The rights were sold about a year ago, but there haven't been updates since then. The breathtaking beauty and horror of the story would make this an unforgettable series." – judewillem

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20. Dune by Frank Herbert

"It's Game of Thrones in space with complicated and interesting characters. Even the first book could be two or three seasons and there are loads of books. There's a huge universe of world building, great plot, loads of ideas about ecology, religion, fate, myth, and even sword fights." – Lucy G O'malley-Local, Facebook

"I know it's already been a movie and a mini-series, but I feel like the only way to really do it justice would be to give it the full HBO treatment in an ongoing series." – Brendan Anthony, Facebook

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21. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

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"My best friend said this yesterday while we watched GOT, 'They should make a TV series based on the Lunar Chronicles.' It blew my mind because it honestly would be a hit. Sci-fi fairytales, who wouldn't love that?!" – gracem49ce4edcc

"It's a combination of sci-fi and revamped versions of fairy tales. Cinderella is a cyborg, Red Riding Hood is a badass pilot, Rapunzel is a hacker, and Snow White struggles with… well, spoilers. Basically, the entire thing is action packed and would make for some beautiful story telling if done right." – Madison Doepel, Facebook

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23. The MaddAddam series by Margaret Atwood

"MaddAddam is apocalyptic meets sci-fi, but all of the science in the books is either in development or at least theoretically and reasonably possible, which gives the books such a real-world feel." – dannienicole418

"I feel like it's socially relevant, an amazing story, and could be drawn out into a beautifully dramatic series." – gingerg23

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