Books are having a real moment in the 2017 television landscape. Both HBO's Big Little Lies and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale are adaptations, and together they walked away with more than half of the awards at this year's Primetime Emmys. The streaming giant, Netflix, has long loved transforming words to screen, with more than a dozen of its original productions inspired by books or comics. Are there really no new ideas in Hollywood? Or is television the perfect medium to bring a book to screen? With a longer running time than a film, television series can convey a novel's rich details without sacrificing plot line. So scroll through to see which stories have streamed to life.
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