• Wed, Apr 20 2011

14 Fantasy Book Series That Would Make For Fantastic TV

HBO’s spectacular adaptation of Game of Thrones, the first book of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire, has truly taken the television world on by storm, offering one of the most complete fantasy visions ever seen on a television screen. The show has already been renewed for a second season, even though it’s only aired one episode of the first so far. This got us thinking: Why do so many people try to adapt sweeping fantasy epics into films when television would be such a better medium for it? With television, you don’t have to try to condense the intricacies of fantasy down to two hours– you can have thirteen! AND you can have multiple seasons! Capitalizing on the success of Game of Thrones, here are our picks for other fantasy book series that would make fantastic television shows:

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  • Simon Morden

    You do realise that Orbit are publishing the whole trilogy in three months, right? Theories of Flight is out *next week*

  • gypsy

    Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series would make for great tv or movies.

  • Lindsay Cross

    Oh my Goodness!! The Tamora Pierce series is the very first book that I read in a day. I got it for Christmas in middle school and I think I’ve read the entire series (and the following one that takes place in the same “world”) at least 50 times. Now, they’re on my daughter’s book shelves. She’s not ready for them at 3, but one day, we’ll read them together.