Best recent book adaptations on Netflix

Best recent book adaptations on Netflix

Book adapted movies and shows are known to be one of the most popular types of shows. We’ve listed some great Netflix shows and movies based on books that are released recently.


Being released in 2021, Lupin reached important popularity in a short time. This French crime series is not directly a book adaptation but inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin. A collection of stories by Maurice Leblanc. After its successful take-off with the first season, this popular crime series is on its way to Netflix for a second season. The second season of the Lupin series is going to be released on June 11th.


Bridgerton is also one of the most popular shows among the recent releases. This show took its place on Netflix in December 2020 and managed to get into the top 10 in every country where Netflix is available. With this record, Bridgerton is one of the most successful book adaptations on Netflix. This romance show is about a love story during the Regency era in England. Inspired by the same-named novel series written by Julia Quinn. After that first successful season, this series is also going to return for another season.

The Queen’s Gambit

Queen’s Gambit was one of the most important releases on Netflix at the end of 2020. Adapted by the book The Queen’s Gambit written by Walter Tevis. This series takes place during the cold war era and tells the story of an orphaned chess player Beth Harmon and her struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.

Enola Holmes

Another 2020 release with the cast of popular names such as Millie Bobby Brown known for her role in the Stranger Things and Henry Cavill who’s known for his role as Superman and Geralt of Rivia. Similarly, with the Sherlock Holmes series this movie takes place in Victorian London features characters and events from the Sherlock Holmes series. Even though it contains some elements from the Sherlock Holmes series, it is originally based on the novel series, written by Nancy Springer.

The Witcher

Geralt of Rivia’s journeys as a Witcher got lots of positive feedback from the Netflix audience. Mostly known for the game series with the same name, The Witcher is based on the Polish novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski. Netflix adaptation released in December 2019 and the second season is on its way to Netflix later this year but there’s still no release date confirmed by Netflix.

All the Bright Places

This emotional movie was released on Netflix in February 2020. Originally based on the book written by Jennifer Niven. This movie tells the story of two people who struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past. After they meet they discover emotional moments through their stories in life.

Altered Carbon

Originally released on Netflix, Altered Carbon is based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. This series takes place in a cyberpunk future and tells the story of a well-trained soldier Takeshi Kovacs. After dying, he got resurrected in the future. This series canceled by Netflix after its second season.

What do you think about book adaptations on Netflix? Do you think that Netflix should do more shows and movies based on books? Please don’t forget to share your thoughts on that.


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