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  • IEnjoyTV
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    Just like American Horror Story revitalizing the anthology series, I expect Fargo and Hannibal (a little less) to start a trend of high-quality shows based on films.

    12 Monkeys, Scream, and From Dusk Til Dawn are or will be out there as well.

    What films do you think can be the next Fargo (prequel/sequel) or Hannibal (retelling)? 

    Here’s one to start it off…

    The Shawshank Redemption
    Orange is the New Black meets Rectify in this 1970’s set sequel that follows the current prisoners of Shawshank

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    I was thinking in about 5-10 years they do a show on the Harry Potter books, sort of Game of Thrones style. Where they can please fans 100% like they did with the adaptations of GOT. I was a fan of the movies but there are some things and characters that can be fleshed out so much better this way. Just no sexual flare these are adaptations of children’s books!

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    KyleBailey
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    Even though they aren’t films that people are nuts for but I think The Purge would be an exciting TV show. Each season would be a new year like the movies and it will have that “anybody could be killed off at any moment” feeling like AHS and Game of Thrones have. 

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    nkb325
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    I don’t know I’m a big harry potter fan, I’ve read all the books and seen all the movies, and I would hate if they did a series based on the movies. MAYBE if it was like a sidequel or whatever its called where its like “meanwhile in” with different characters in the same universe, sort of like shes doing now with the prequel, but thats still a big maybe. If anyone other than the movie actors played any of those characters I would not be happy. 

    I think an Easy A series could be fun. Although then of course its the same thing that I wouldn’t want anyone other than Emma Stone playing Olive.

    I could also see them doing a Chinatown series/miniseries. It would be hard to pull off, but possible, and now that I think about it potentially really good. Although of course while I really like the movie, I don’t hold it in quite the same high regard as some other people do so I might be easier to please.   

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    Macbeth
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    American Beauty
    A darkly comical surburban odyssey, a combination of Breaking Bad and Desperate Housewives. The main character will obviously by Lester Burnham, but there will also be major plot points for Carolyn, Jane and the Fitts family next door.

    There Will Be Blood
    A cross between Dexter and Boardwalk Empire, it will be an anthology series, with each season a central character being a vicious and bloodthirsty mogul looking for power. Examples of central characters include an oil baron (like the film), a vicious Wall Street banker, a sleazy politician and a power-hungry starlet. 

    Naked
    A drama where a man moves to London, and has to navigate the harsh and vicious world of people on welfare and the homeless, with he himself being in the blurred space between the two. Each episode, he finds a new place to “stay” and encounters some poor soul that he thrusts his dark and philosophical world views on. 

    The Room
    An alternative telling of The Room – a combination of Modern Family, Adventure Time and Game of Thrones. Johnny tries to be the best boyfriend he can be to Lisa, the best foster father to Denny and the most loyal friend to Mark. However, he fails to see that Lisa doesn’t love him anymore, Mark isn’t loyal to him and Denny is a drug addict. How will Johnny keep his life together? 
    This show wins every Emmy ever.  

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    I think “The Departed” would make for a great TV show. It’s original film,”Internal Affairs” had a sequel and a prequel. There were many more stories left to tell.

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    I like the Harry Potter idea…but it couldn’t happen for another like 20 years.

    I also wish The Kids Are All Right tv series had materialized.

     Also, maybe Pulp Fiction would make a fun miniseries (not the same story as the movie, but, similar to what they did with “Fargo”…rereate the feel and the storytelling technique)

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    Gotham is already a sort of prequel for batman, right???

    Kramer loves Kramer, the happy marriage before horrendous divorce might be a great sitcom. lol 

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    The Bodyguard

    Instead of a reboot of the movie franchise, I’ve actually always thought that this title would make a fantastic TV series.    My thought process is that the show have a different main storyline each season, perhaps focus on a different client or a different bodyguard each season. I think the basic premise of a secret service agent turned private bodyguard is an interesting premise and could with the correct writing be a great show. 

    They could either have stand-alone episodes featuring different clients or season-long archs involving the same client.    By going the season-long route they wouldn’t have to spend years building up the romance angel.  

    The Help

    I get the feeling the movie only just scratched the surface and that if done as a TV series, we could really get in-depth and get a bit more gritty with how black people were treated.    I think it would be a natural vehicle for some strong acting and would quickly become an Emmy mainstay.   I picture it on a network like AMC or possibly, Bravo. 

    A Star Is Born

    I think this one would make a really interesting series. In the vein of Nashville it could focus on a specific industry and could if done correctly become a really interesting, fascinating primetime soap opera.     

     

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