Sometimes watching a scene offers a better impact than reading a book. And, it is hard to keep an account on everything running on platforms since there are so many. But, we are here to help you out. In case, you want a break from heavy productive reading and still stay connected through book adaptation you are at the right place. Here is a list of 8 Hulu originals based on books.
8 Hulu Originals Based on Books
Little Fires Everywhere
Little Fires Everywhere premiered on March 18, 2020. This American drama TV series is based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 novel of the same name. The series stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington who are also the producers alongside three others. It is set in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, Ohio during the 1990s. The series features the two actors as mothers from distinct socioeconomic backgrounds.
Nine Perfect Strangers
Nine Perfect Strangers premiered on August 18, 2021. It is based on Liane Moriarty’s 2018 novel of the same name. The series is developed by David E. Kelley & John-Henry Butterworth. It stars Nicole Kidman, Michael Shannon, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, and more. The story follows nine people who gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to refresh and renew their life, some are here to lose weight, and some can’t admit their reason to themselves.
Normal People was released on Hulu on April 29, 2020. This Irish romantic psychological drama series is based on Sally Rooney’s 2018 novel of the same name. It is directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie Macdonald. The series follows the relationship of Marianne Sheridan and Connell Wardon, played by Daisy Edgar Jones and Paul Mescal respectively. It follows their journey as they navigate adulthood from their final days in secondary school to their graduate years at Trinity College.
Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska premiered on October 18, 2019. This American teen drama TV series is based on John Green’s 2005 novel of the same name. It is created by Josh Schwartz and stars Charlie Plummer as Miles Halter and Kristine Froseth as Alaska Young. Miles Halter is done with his uneventful safe life. He heads off to Culver Creek Boarding School and now his life is anything but safe. It is all because of Alaska Young. She is clever, self-destructive, sexy, and utterly fascinating. Alaska pulls Miles into her eventful world and then nothing remains the same.
Castle Rock premiered on July 25, 2018. It is based on Stephen King, his themes, settings, characters, and his fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. The show was created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason. This American psychological horror TV series stars Andre Holland, Melaine Lynskey, Jane Levy, Bill Skarsgard, and more. The show was renewed for a second season in 2018 and in 2020 Hulu cancelled the series after two seasons.
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale premiered on April 26, 2017. This American dystopian TV series is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name. The plot of the story is about dystopia following the Second American Civil War wherein totalitarian society targets fertile women, the ‘Handmaids” to child-bearing slavery. It is created by Bruce Miller and starred Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, and more.
Conversation with Friends
Conversation with Friends is an Irish TV serial based on the novel of the same written published in 2017 by Sally Rooney. The series is directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham and stars Alison Oliver, Joe -Alwyn, Sasha Lane, Jemima Kirke, and more. This is their debut novel of Rooney. It is about two young women who become involved with an older couple.
Shrill premiered on March 15, 2019, on Hulu. It is an American comedy series developed by Aidy Bryant based on Lindy West’s book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. The series follows Annie as the main character. She is a fat young woman who is willing to change her life, but not her body. Annie is trying to create her life as a successful journalist while dealing with a perfectionist boss, sick parents, and bad boyfriends. The world around her reminds her she is inadequate due to her weight. However, she understands her worth and acts on it.
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Hulu Originals Based on Books