Tonight is the premiere of the show Resurrection on ABC (9 pm EST) and I couldn’t be more excited. Based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott, it follows the lives of the returned, or people who had died and are returned to their families years after they were buried. The consequences are both heartwarming and devastating and I’m excited to see how closely the show follows the book. I expect Resurrection is going to be a hit and I hope it does justice to the wonderful book that inspired it.
To celebrate the premiere, I have compiled a list of some other great TV shows based on books. All of them were hits and many of them are current series, so if you’re a fan of adaptations then I suggest checking them out! In the meantime, check out the trailer for Resurrection at the bottom of this post and join in tonight’s live tweeting event during the show with its star, Frances Fisher, and the book’s author, Jason Mott. Follow @Frances_Fisher and @JasonMott to join in!
- Boardwalk Empire (Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City by Nelson Johnson)
- Bones (Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs)
- Dexter (Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay)
- Friday Night Lights (Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger)
- Game of Thrones (Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin)
- Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegasar)
- Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard)
- Resurrection (The Returned by Jason Mott)
- Sex and the City (Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell)
- The Vampire Diaries (The Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith)
- The Walking Dead (The Walking Dead comic book series by Robert Kirkman)