#T5W | Book Series You’d Want to See as TV Shows

Top 5 Wednesday

Created/Hosted by Lainey

I personally like TV more than movies, and I’d love to see most book series I’ve read turned into shows.  It would be awesome to see what TV could do with the specific stories, and if the series is finished, I’d love to see how the writers of the show could take the series further.

1.  Joe Ledger Series by Jonathan Maberry

This is one of my all time favorite book series, and I think it would work incredibly well as a TV show.  There are currently 7 novels in the series, and a bunch of short stories that Maberry has written for this universe.  Hell, Joe shows up in a couple of his other series’ universes too.

The TV show would be a more action packed Fringe-esque type show with a male protagonist and, scarier more realistic scientific thriller scenarios.  It would be pure freaking win.

2.  The Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman

It’s been optioned, but as far as I can tell, the project fell through.  It would be a fantastically epic TV show if done right.  There’s just so much to the worlds that Neil Gaiman created or borrowed, and the Endless and all the other characters are spectacularly developed.

I’d watch the shit out of the show if it existed.

3.  Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

Another comic, but I think it’s so easy for me to visualize them as movies or TV shows.  The world that BKV has created is so large, and there’s so much potential for side stories that haven’t been seen or currently even exist in the comic series.

And of course, seeing the current stroyline would be an absolute must.

4.  Everworld series by KA Applegate

I loved these books in junior high/high school, and when the Animorphs series came to TV, I had hoped this series would as well. There’s only 12 books, but with how the story ends, well their story really doesn’t end, and it could easily keep going for several seasons on TV after the show went through the books.

5.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Amazing freaking book, with such a developed whimsical world that I think would work extremely well as a TV miniseries.  I don’t think it would work as an ongoing show.  It could, but it would have to be done in a very particular way, or it would just end up getting tiresome.

The Night Circus  Entertain the End (Everworld, #12)  Saga Deluxe Edition, Volume 1  The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1  Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1)


4 thoughts on “#T5W | Book Series You’d Want to See as TV Shows

  1. I have heard several people rave about the Joe Ledger series. Maybe I should check one out. I know my local library carries most of them. I am surprised I haven’t seen SAGA mentioned more as so many people seem to love it.

    • I don’t think the Ledger books get the recognition they deserve, but I’m a pretty big fangirl of the series. I’m very happy that my husband discovered them. The books are very male-centric, lots of action and violence, lots of suspense, lots of scary technology and scary big bads, but at the end of the day, they’re great to ignore reality with. Good fun.

      I’m surprised about not seeing Saga mentioned too often yet either, but it’s still early. Maybe the fans are sleeping late, and when they get their #T5W in, we’ll see it suggested more.

      🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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