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    Lately so many books are being adapted as miniseries rather than movies, which made me wonder which books would be great as miniseries? The first one that comes to my mind is The Night Circus.

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    It’ll never happen now, but the original story to Watchmen would’ve been a great miniseries. Something like that just doesn’t work as a film, they needed several episodes to cover it.

    Let’s Go Bucks

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    I want the Harry Potter series.

    I love the movies, but a TV series with 7 seasons for each book would be amazing!

    But talking about miniseries, The Fifth Season would be crazy

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    Agree completely on “the Night Circus”. Here are a few I thought of:
    Lostboy by Christina Henry
    Dawn of Spies by Andrew Lane
    Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chin
    The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
    Havisham by Ronald Frame
    Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
    The Outsider by Chris Culver
    Go Set A Watchmen by Harper Lee
    Fifteen Digits by Nick Santora
    The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere
    Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
    The Night Tiger by Yangzze Choo
    A Burning by Megha Majumdar
    Christine by Stephen King
    The Secret Place by Tana French

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    Vicious by V.E. Schwab

    Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

    The Dry by Harper Jane

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    Middlesex, The Day of the Triffids, Dombey and Son, Anil’s Ghost

    The Song of Achilles, When We Were Orphans, River God, The Book of Strange New Things, Hag-Seed

     

     

    FYC:

    Antonio Banderas and Asier Etxeandia, Dolor y Gloria (Best Actor/Supporting Actor)
    Emily Beecham, Little Joe (Best Actress)
    Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren, The Good Liar (Best Actor/Actress)

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    “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones

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    Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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    It probably already exists somewhere, but:

    “And then there were none” by Agatha Christie.
    I feel this could be something

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    It probably already exists somewhere, but: “And then there were none” by Agatha Christie. I feel this could be something

    Check out the BBC version with Charles Dance and Aiden Turner. It’s amazing. It’s a three-parter that came out in 2015. I believe it’s on Amazon Prime.

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    The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

    There’s already a movie, did you know? Who’s gonna be better than Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman?

    Check out the BBC version with Charles Dance and Aiden Turner. It’s amazing. It’s a three-parter that came out in 2015. I believe it’s on Amazon Prime.

    I had my reservations about the plot but it was a good miniseries. Still believe – unlike with “The Runaway Jury” – it could be a pretty amazing motion picture. The main plus of the miniseries is the fact that it’s (nearly) the same ending as in the book and not play version. The main minus is the fact that the reason to kill other guests was changed and it didn’t make much sense.

    I’d go with “Crime and Punishment”. I’m shocked that Russian industry didn’t bring a definitive version of this masterpiece. Could as well be limited series in English.

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    I had my reservations about the plot but it was a good miniseries. 

    I really liked how they didn’t show Vera as this innocent, sweet, damsel like most adaptations usually go for, and more closely followed her book characteristics. Also, Charles Dance as Judge Wargrave was just perfect casting.

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    Would absolutely adore an adaptation of Helen Oyeyemi’s Mr. Fox. It would make for beautiful longform television.

    While I’m here, and neither of these ideas would suit a miniseries, but: I would love to see a multi-season truer-to-book-than-musical adaptation of Wicked, given the musical is terrible and the book series is actually quite wonderful. As well, I think a 5-season adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life would be incredible with the right talent behind the camera. Cast some unknowns and really get into it.

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    Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie but I read that he was in some trouble so I am not sure if they would do it.

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    Remake Dark Places as miniseries instead of awful movie that tried to jam everything into two hours.

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