It isn’t a new concept to create TV shows based upon books. Showtime has done it with Dexter, HBO has Game of Thrones and True Blood, CBS has Under the Dome, and there are countless more. For the upcoming 2013 Fall TV show season there are plenty of new TV shows based upon books. The primetime networks; CBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC all have new series premiering within the fall or midseason. Two other popular networks; The CW and Lifetime also have new series based on books.
Our last post in this series looks at The CW and Lifetime:
In addition to the prime time networks; The CW and Lifetime will have new shows based upon books. The CW has a new show called The 100, it is based upon the young adult novel The 100 by Kass Morgan. The premise of the show is the adventures of a group of 100 juvenile prisoners from overcrowded space states back to Earth, which had been decimated from an Armageddon. Cast in this show are Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy), Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Thomas McDonnell (Prom), and Devon Bostwick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) There is no premiere date yet, however CW has announced it will be a midseason premiere. The book is currently on order at the library, a librarian can help you put a hold on it or you can try and find it yourself on the 3rd floor in the young adult/teen section. Lifetime picked up the show Witches of East End. The show is based upon the book series of the same name by Melissa De La Cruz. It will center on the adventures of a mother and her two adult children as they discover that they are powerful and immortal witches. Julia Ormond (My Week With Marilyn) is cast as matriarch Joanna Beauchamp, Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Step Up) as Freya Beauchamp, and Rachel Boston (The Pill) as Ingrid Beauchamp. Eric Winter (The Ugly Truth) stars as Freya’s love interest Dash Gardiner and Daniel DiTomasso as his brother Killian Gardiner and romantic rival. It will premiere on Sunday October 6that 10 PM. The series for which is it based on can be found in the fiction collection on the 2nd floor.
-posted by Stacey, Readers’ Services