Hollywood is buying up more book rights than ever

With the mix of star books clubs (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jenna Bush Hager and others each have one) and an apparently endess variety of streaming services searching for material, more books striking the racks nowadays are being optioned for TELEVISION and motion pictures. And not simply optioned, they’re really getting made.

It’s a plus for both markets. For instance, Hulu had a hit with “The Handmaid’s Tale,” then the Margaret Atwood book, initially launched in 1985, removed once again. “The Queen’s Gambit,” was a recent hit for Netflix, and once once again put the 1983 unique back on individuals’s radar.

“Bridgerton,” “Lupin” and “Firefly Lane,” all on Netflix, were programs based upon books, which are now bestsellers.

“In fact, led by ‘Bridgerton,’ half of the Top 10 titles on The New York Times Best Sellers list this month are books tied to Netflix series,” a representative for Netflix informed CNN, including that as “Bridgerton” ended up being Netflix’s greatest series, “the popularity of Julia Quinn’s ‘Bridgerton’ novels ballooned [and] at one point five books from the series were on the New York Times Best Sellers list.”

When “Lupin” premiered, the initial book by Maurice Leblanc started trending in Italy, Spain, the U.K. and Korea.

The pattern reveals no indication of slowing. Books concerning a streaming service near you in 2021 consist of Brit Bennett’s “The Vanishing Half” to HBO, “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty is due on Hulu in 2021, “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid is being produced Amazon, and “Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam is concerning Netflix (starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington).

Jinny Howe, VP of Drama Advancement for Netflix, informed CNN that audiences wish to see the books they have actually checked out come to life. Netflix enjoys to supply that service.

“Books have been an incredible source of entertainment for many years, with limitless opportunities for readers to escape or to see themselves,” Howe stated. “From our first hit shows like ‘Orange is the New Black,’ through the more recent ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘Bridgerton’ and ‘Lupin,’ we find that passionate readers love to explore the worlds and lives they discover in books across series and films that bring them to life on screen.”

Other books-turned-movies and series that will debut this year consist of “Cherry,” by Nico Walker, which will stream on Apple TELEVISION+ on March 12 after playing in choose theaters, and “The Power of the Dog,” a 2005 criminal activity book by Don Winslow, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Dunst and Jesse Plemons will operate on Netflix.

The hit thriller “The Woman in the Window,” starring Amy Adams, will likewise be concerning Netflix.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.