After taking the literary world by storm, historical fiction is making its way to our small screens. Several novels that fall under this genre serve as inspiration behind some of the fall’s most anticipated new shows, and here are three worth putting on your watch list.
Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus gave us a true page-turner with her best-selling book Lessons in Chemistry and joined forces with Apple TV+ for its adaptation. This series will chronicle the life of chemist Elizabeth Zott (Brie Larson), who finds success as a cooking show host after being ostracized by the male-dominated scientific community during the ’60s.
All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr won a Pulitzer Prize for his World War II novel All the Light We Cannot See, and its adaptation was a long time coming. Netflix is finally bringing this story about the complex relationship between blind French girl Marie-Laure LeBlanc and young German soldier Werner Pfennig to our small screens this fall.
Showtime’s upcoming mini-series draws inspiration from Thomas Mallon’s book of the same name. It stars Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey as two men from different backgrounds, whose powerful romance spans four decades, from the height of McCarthyism to the darkest days of the AIDS crisis.