With the second trailer of Sally Rooney’s Normal People dropping, Platinum shares the best TV adaptations of beloved books.

Little Fires Everywhere

Reese Witherspoon has been a force of nature, creating some of the most talked about book to TV a adaptations. Little Fires Everywhere, a best-selling book by acclaimed author Celeste Ng, is no different. Starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon, this show is sharp, unflinching and addictive Streaming on Hulu, it follows the story of two mothers from different socioeconomic backgrounds, exploring the weight of secrets, motherhood and identity.

Big Little Lies

It’s the TV show that put Reese Witherspoon’s producer talents on the map – and for good reason. With an all-star cast, Big Little Lies is fast-paced and heart-pounding. Following the seemingly perfect lives of upper-class mothers living in California’s breathtaking Monterey Bay, things begin to unravel. If you haven’t seen it yet – now is your chance. And be sure to watch season two – our favourite Meryl Streep stars, and she’s incredible.

Shrill

Based on a series of nonfiction essays, Shrill revolves around a journalist in New York City, who finds herself being passed over for better opportunities because of her weight. Then, she refuses to change anything about herself as a means to get ahead – before she realises the true extent of er disadvantage, Heart-breaking and heart-warming all at once, Shrill will make you think, cry, laugh and more.

Good Omens

After becoming far too accustomed to their life on Earth, an angel and a demon have to unite in order to prevent Armageddon from happening – triggered by the birth of Satan’s son. Starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, who brilliantly pull Terry Pratchett’s novel to life, in comedy-style Find it on Amazon Prime for the best laugh you’ve had in a while.

Normal People

Sally Rooney’s beautiful tale is brought to your TV screen by BBC Three. Depicting the complicated but tender relationship between Marianne and Connell, from school into university graduation, it showcases the Intricacy of young love, and the power it can have. This is going to be something to watch, regardless of age, as it drops on BBC iPlayer April 26th.

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