Books Being Adapted for TV in 2018

Check out these novels before their television adaptations begin airing this year:

The Alienist by Caleb Carr – In 1896 New York, psychologist (or in period terminology, an alienist) Laszlo Kreizler joins forces with journalist John Schuyler Moore to track a vicious serial killer.
Network: TNT
Premiere date: January 22, 2018
Starring: Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan – In a twenty-fifth century world in which death is nearly obsolete, former UN envoy Takeshi Kovacs, re-sleeved into a new body after a brutal death, finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly far-reaching conspiracy.
Network: Netflix
Premiere date: February 2, 2018
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy

The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright – Explores both the American and Arab sides of the September 11th terrorist attacks in an account of the people, ideas, events, and intelligence failures that led to the attacks.
Network: Hulu
Premiere date: February 28, 2018
Starring: Sullivan Jones, Kelly P. Williams, Katie Flahive

Murder Games by James Patterson – Searching for a serial killer who leaves playing cards at the scenes of his crimes, police officer Elizabeth Needham teams up with brilliant professor Dylan Reinhart, whose book has been connected to the murders.
Adapted title: Instinct
Network: CBS
Premiere date: March 11, 2018
Starring: Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Daniel Ings

Drama High by Michael Sokolove – Describes the astounding success of the theater program at Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, under the direction of gifted teacher Lou Volpe.
Adapted title: Rise
Network: NBC
Premiere date: March 13, 2018
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