The 5 Most Anticipated Book to Screen Adaptations of 2021

There is nothing better to many readers than seeing a book they love brought to the big screen. That's  why it is no surprise that every year, many books are made into film and TV adaptations. Some are good, some are questionable, and some are absolutely amazing! The 5 films/series below are 5 of the most anticipated of the year. From a beloved story of a rock band to a film about a group of teens connecting strange events in their town back centuries. The adaptations coming out in 2021 are definitely ones to watch

Fear Street

Date: 2021

Netflix acquired the rights to this trilogy based off of the popular series by RL Stine. It centers around a group of teens who discover the events in their town may be related. While the movies start in the mid-nineties it will hope around. The books originally came out in the 80s although the series has recently been revived. Several release dates were announced originally for 2020 but it was moved to 2021 although no month has been announced. 


Release Date: February 11, 2021

This tv show is based off of the book Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. The series takes a closer look at FBI agent Clarice Starling in the time after the book ends. Struggling with what happened during that case as she works on a new one. 


Release Date: May 2021

Infinite is based on The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Erik Maikranz. This film centers around Evan McCauley who discovers the visions he is having are actually past lives and not just hallucinations. This sets him on a journey that leads to a secret society. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and the release date was pushed back from it's original date in 2020 due Covid-19.

Discovery of Witches, Season 2

Release Date: January 9, 2020

Although this is the second season, it bears mentioning because this is a fantastic series! The second season is based on Deborah Harkness' book Shadow of Night. This is the second book of the All Souls trilogy that follows historian, Diana Bishop, as she continues her journey of discovery through the world of witches. I will not say more than that because of spoilers. I highly recommend both the books and the series. 

Daisy Jones & The Six

Release Date: 2021

Daisy Jones & The Six follows a rock band through the 70s and 80s and how they came to make music with solo artist, Daisy Jones. This is being made into a limited mini-series for Amazon Prime. What's interesting about this is that Amazon optioned the rights to the book before it was even published. Which is understandable, now, considering how wildly popular this became almost overnight. The series will also feature original music. 

There are so many amazing books coming to both the small and big screens this year! Let me know the one you are most looking forward to in the comments below.