It seems right now that everywhere you look books are being adapted for the silver screen and trust me I am not complaining. I love nothing more than seeing my favourite stories come to life and 2022 has some amazing ones coming quite soon(ish).
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman – Netflix – 22nd April 2022
Starring: Joe Locke, Kit Connor, Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corrina Brown & Kizzy Edgell
I am literally obsessed with this series. I read the entire thing over four days (this was me pacing myself) and I cannot get enough. Although it’s a recent read for me I cannot explain just how much I love this story and its characters.
Speaking of characters, my god does this cast look perfect. I’ve been following them on Instagram for a while and boy do I love them. Joe and Kit look exactly like Charlie and Nick and I can’t wait to see their on-screen chemistry.
I just know already that this show will have me feeling all of the emotions and don’t even get me started on the score/soundtrack. April 22nd cannot come soon enough.
Goodreads synopsis for volume one: Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?
Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him.
They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan – Disney+ – 2023
I’m one of those weird people that actually really love the movies and I was honestly so upset when they decided they weren’t making more. Well basically I had a huge crush on Logan Lerman (I still do) and he really was a great Percy. Not that I can really comment on that as someone that hasn’t even read the books, a crime I know. However, I am planning to make a start on them in April.
There isn’t very much known about this show yet that I can comment on, but I’m super excited to see who is cast.
I will have definitely read the books by the time this comes out so maybe I will do a review of the first season and see how it compares to the book.
Goodreads synopsis for book one: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. When his mom tells him the truth about where he came from, she takes him to the one place he’ll be safe—Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island). There, Percy learns that the father he never knew is actually Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon Percy finds himself caught up in a mystery that could lead to disastrous consequences. Together with his friends—a satyr and another the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Amazon Prime – expected in late 2022/early 2023
Starring: Sam Claflin, Riley Keough, Suki Waterhouse, Will Harrison, Camila Morrone, Sebastian Chacon & Josh Whitehouse
Daisy Jones & The Six has most definitely been my favourite read of the year so far. I can’t wait to see this incredibly immersive story come to life. As I listened to the audiobook version I feel like it was a good indicator of how well this will transfer to TV. I’m just really, really hoping my hopes are not shattered.
But how could they be when Sam Claflin is our leading man. The legend of the book adaptation himself will be the illustrious Billy Dunne, sign me right up.
Goodreads synopsis: Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
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