Mismatched to Bridgerton, watch your favourite books come alive on screen with these web series
A fan of visuals but a bookworm at heart? Fortunately, you don’t have to choose! Enjoy the best of both worlds on the streaming platform with this special selection of series inspired from books. View the world of fiction through a different lens as Netflix transforms the screen, bringing your favourite characters to life.
Based on the young adult book, ‘When Dimple met Rishi’ by Indian-American author Sandhya Menon, Mismatched is a series about a young woman who dreams of being a tech wizard and a young man searching for his happily-ever-after.
Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, Bridgerton follows the eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family as they look for love and happiness in London high society. Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all.
Bard of Blood
An adaptation of Bilal Siddiqi’s novel, Bard of Blood is a series about how years after a disastrous job in Balochistan, a former Indian spy must confront his past when he returns to lead an unsanctioned hostage-rescue mission.
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Vikram Chandra, Sacred Games is a series which explores how a link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.
The Queen’s Gambit
Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction.
Shadow & Bone
Based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free.
From a satire to a psychological thriller, four short stories from celebrated auteur and writer Satyajit Ray are adapted for the screen in this series. The series launches soon on Netflix.
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