What better way to enjoy World Television Day than to watch these series inspired by novels!


The relationship between books and screen has never been more powerful and popular. While Sherlock in a way started the trend, series like Game of Thrones and Sacred Games have taken the game to an entirely different level. However, this doesn't mean that the debate whether a book is better than a show ends, but there are a few that stand out on its own.

Today, we celebrate the World Television Day and we thought of it as the perfect opportunity to share a list of television series that have been adapted from books.


Inspired from the famous work of Arthur Conan Doyle, the series posited the sleuth from the Victorian-era in contemporary times. Meaning, they gave him a phone and nicotine patch instead of his pipes. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who essay the role of the brilliant detective and Dr Watson respectively, have been loved by the fans ever since the first season aired in 2010.

Altered Carbon

The novel of the same name is written by British writer Richard K Morgan and was published back in 2002. The series takes you to a future setting where interstellar travel is facilitated by transferring consciousnesses between bodies.

Game of Thrones

If you haven't watched Game of Thrones then why are you even living? Written by American author George R. R. Martin, the book was brought to life by David Benioff and D B Weiss where all the kingdoms fight for the iron throne, unaware of the bigger problem headed towards them. The last season of the series will premiere in April 2019.

House of Cards

Netflix’s House of Cards is an adaptation of a book by the same name by Michael Dobbs. The latest season will star Robin Wright as President Claire Underwood, who navigates new political machinations and scandals.


Based on FBI operative John Douglas' novel, Netflix's show Mindhunter is basically a memoir of law enforcement and it unfolds the mind games of famous serial killers.

Sacred Games

Set in the backdrop of Mumbai, the series is based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 novel of the same name. The first season was directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, and has received rave reviews from the critics as well as the audience. The plot revolves around the lives of the criminal mastermind played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and inspector Sartaj Singh played by Saif Ali Khan.

So which series are you watching first? Let us know in the comments below!

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