TV Shows: Based off of Books

The new AMC show, Preacher, created by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, starts up May 22nd. It stars Dominic Cooper, as a Texas preacher, who decides to seek out God after witnessing a supernatural event. I’m excited about this because it will be based off of one of my very favorite comic series of the same name from the 90s by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion (which the Library own all of the volumes of).  It also got me thinking about what other TV series that are based of books which the library owns.

Narcos – Netflix

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Based off the book Killing Pablo : the hunt for the world’s greatest outlaw by Mark Bowden.

You can find it with the Call Number (HV5805.E82 B69 2015) in the Library Stacks


Orange is the New Black – Netflix

The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.

Based off the book Orange is the new black : my year in a women’s prison by Piper Kerman

You can find it with the Call Number (HV9474.F66 K47 2010) in the Library Stacks.


11.23.63 – Hulu

High school teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy – but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love, and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed and shouldn’t be changed.

Based off the book 11.23.63 by Stephen King.

You can find it with the Call Number (FIC KIN) on the Fiction Shelves.


The Magicians – SyFy

After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined.

Based off the trilogy The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

You can find it with the Call Number (FIC GRO) on the Fiction shelves.


Game of Thrones – HBO

While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, return after thousands of years in the North.

Based off the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

You can find it with the Call Number (FIC MAR) on the Fiction shelves. You can also find the eBook using 3M.


Jessica Jones – Netflix

A former superhero decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator.

Based off the series Alias: Jessica Jones by Brian Michael Bendis.

You can find it with the Call Number (GN BEN) on the Graphic Novel shelves.

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