The Incomparable Mothership #441 January 12, 2019
Book-to-TV-series pitch session

Evil Dukes Are the Worst

In this era of peak TV, with more than 500 scripted English-language series on the agenda for 2019, what better time for our very well-read panel to suggest books and book series they’d like to see turned into new TV shows? If you’re a TV producer, you’d better act fast—since we recorded this episode, one of our picks has already been announced as a new project! If you’re not a TV producer, consider this a great reading list of books that you’ll like so much you’ll wish they were adapted into TV shows.

Listen to this episode (1 hour, 13 minutes)

Show Notes

Thanks to Listener Ian for the idea!

  1. Lisa: Zodiac by Neal Stephenson
  2. Monty: Khaavren Romances/The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust
  3. Moisés: Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
  4. Alyssa: Tortall Universe starting with Song of the Lioness
  5. Kathy: Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey
  6. Dan: Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
  7. David: Craig Rice John J. Malone series
  8. Jason: Clockwork Century by Cherie Priest
  9. Lisa: “Pine Cove”, based on Practical Demonkeeping series by Christopher Moore
  10. Monty: War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
  11. Moisés: Magic: The Gathering novels
  12. Alyssa: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  13. Kathy: Katherine by Anya Seton
  14. Dan: Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovich
  15. David: Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
  16. Jason: The Arcadia Project, starting with Borderline by Mishell Baker

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