13 Book Adaptations Coming Soon to the Big and Small Screen

Is it too early to reserve a seat?

From the big screen to streaming services, I love seeing my favorite characters come to life. I’m counting down the days until I can root for the Mustangs in Intercepted, swoon over the President’s son and Prince of Wales falling in love in Red, White and Royal Blue, and drool over all the baked treats Aubrey’s sure to whip up in A Sweet Mess. Here’s a complied list of a few adaptations in the works and all the info I could scour the internet about their development.

Intercepted by Alexa Martin

Berkley Romance

What we know:

  • Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Heather Zuhlke (she’s also writing it) and La La Anthony are executive producers
  • La La Anthony will star in the series (I’m guessing she’ll be playing Marlee???)

Where we’ll be able to watch: STARZ

Release Date: TBD

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

Macmillan

What we know:

Where we’ll be able to watch: Will be developed as a series for Sony Pictures TV

Release Date: TBD

Roomies by Christina Lauren

Simon & Schuster

What we know:

  • Jenna Dawn’s company Everheart Productions is producing (it’s unclear if Jenna will play a role!)
  • Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (aka Christina Lauren) will be writing the script
  • Andy Fickman is set to direct & produce the music.
  • As reported to Entertainment Weekly, love interest Calvin McLoughlin has been reimagined as Mateo Perez. Read their entire statement on this here.

Release date/Where we’ll be able to watch: TBD

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Harper Collins

What we know:

  • Angie Thomas and THUG director George Tillman Jr. are producers
  • It’s being overseen by Paramount studio exec Amber Rasberry
  • Kay Oyegun is writing the script
  • Thomas revealed the film will have a Black woman director

Release date/Where we’ll be able to watch: TBD

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Roaring Brook Press

What we know:

Where we’ll be able watch: Netflix

Release Date: Filming has wrapped but no set release date

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Penguin Random House

What we know:

  • Reese Whitherspoon‘s production company Hello, Sunshine is co-producing
  • Starring: Riley Keough as Daisy Jones (Fun fact: She’s the granddaughter of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley!!); Camila Morrone is starring as Camila; Sam Claflin is staring as Billy Dunne (although he’ll always be Finnick Odair in my eyes😍)

Where we’ll be able to watch: The 13-episode miniseries will stream on Amazon

Release Date: TBD

A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee

St. Martin’s Griffin

What we know:

Where we’ll be able to watch/Release date: TBD

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Berkley Romance

What we know:

  • Mark Ciardi is producing & Bill Holderman and Erin Simms are co-adapting

Where we’ll be able to watch: Netflix

Release Date: TBD

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Doubleday

What we know:

  • The entire cast is assumed to return for the sequel & Jon M Chu is returning to direct
  • Filming is slated for 2021

Where we’ll be able to watch: cinemas

Release Date: TBD

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Instagram/Lana Condor

What we know:

  • Filming is done (!!!)
  • Original cast all returned
  • Michael Fimognari directed the film
  • Katie Lovejoy wrote the screenplay
  • The Song-Covey girls will visit Korea

Where we’ll be able to watch: Netflix

Release Date: IMDB says 2020

I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee

HarperCollins Publishers

What we know:

  • Nahnatchka Khan is producing & is rumored to be directing (previously directed Always Be My Maybe)
  • Colleen McGuinness is set to write the script
  • There was a five-bidder auction for the rights!

When we’ll be able to watch: HBO Max

Release Date: TBD

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

HarperCollins Publishers

What we know:

  • Filming was supposed to begin earlier this year (but it’s safe to assume that was either delayed or cut short due to COVID-19)
  • Christina Mengert wrote the script
  • Peter Hutchings was attached to direct
  • Starring: Lucy Hale as Lucy; Robbie Amell as Josh; Gina Torres

Where we’ll be able to watch/Release date: TBD

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

St. Martin’s Griffin

What we know:

  • All we know about this one so far is that it will stream on Amazon.

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*Are you excited for any of these? Or is there another adaptation you’re excited about that’s not on this list? Let me know in the comments!

10 thoughts

  1. I just read All Boys Aren’t Blue and had no idea it would get adapted. I’m excited but also nervous about The Hating Game, and Roomies. But I think Daisy Jones & the Six is my most anticipated adaptation yet 😀

    And OMG what awesome news about The Bromance Book Club 💕

    ~ Corina | The Brown Eyed Bookworm

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    1. Yes to all of this!! I can’t wait to listen to the music for Daisy Jones. I mean that soundtrack alone is probably going to be AMAZING 🙌🏼 (same with On the Come Up). It’s so hard to choose, but if I had to, I think my most anticipated one is Red, White and Royal Blue. I reread that one recently & I’m excited to gush over Alex and Henry’s love story💕

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