Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that inspired books Usually, it's the opposite. Often the series are based on books. But there are also series, sometimes themselves inspired by books or comics, which were themselves subsequently adapted into books. From Riverdale to Stranger Things, including The New Adventures of Sabrina, check out these TV shows that have been adapted into books.

Riverdale

As filming for season 5 resumed in Vancouver, Canada in mid-September 2020, the Netflix series has inspired books. So before that, Riverdale is already a show adapted from a comic book series: Archie Comics . But following the success of the adventures of Archie, Veronica, Jughead, Betty or Cheryl on the small screen, the series itself was subsequently adapted into books. These are prequels about what happened before Jason Blossom's disappearance. The first volume, Riverdale – The day before , written by Micol Ostow, was released in 2019 (two years after the series aired in France).

The story of this volume 1, prequel to Riverdale ? “But what was the life of the locals like before this terrible event? In the weeks leading up to young Jason Blossom's disappearance, four teenagers were enjoying their summer vacation.” “Archie Andrews was secretly in love. Betty Cooper was trying to break into Los Angeles then that Veronica Lodge still towered over Manhattan. As for Jughead Jones, he was just trying to keep his head above water in his adrift family … “ .

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that have inspired books

Stranger Things

The 1980s nostalgia sci-fi series also received a book adaptation following its huge worldwide success. While the filming of season 4 will finally resume, know that as for Riverdale , these are prequels that were written for Stranger Things. Volume 1 of Gwenda Bond's prequel trilogy, Stranger Things – Suspicious Minds , is based on Terry Ives, Eleven's mother. And it starts not around 1984 but in 1969.

The story of this first volume of prequels? “When she learns that young guinea pigs are being sought for a government study in the small town of Hawkins, she finds herself embarked on a disturbing project – codenamed MKUltra. Dark colored vans, laboratory hidden deep in the woods, substances hallucinogens administered by researchers as silent as graves … Terry, young and idealistic, is determined to lift the veil on the shenanigans of the disturbing Dr. Brenner “ .

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that have inspired books

Elite

Another hit series on Netflix: Elite. The Spanish show was therefore also adapted in books, by Abril Zamora, screenwriter of Elite . The name of volume 1? Elite – At the back of the classroom . And no, this first official derivative novel of the series does not dwell on Carla, Lu, Guzmán, Polo or Ander. And it's not a prequel either. The story takes place at the time of season 1, but is based on other characters: the other students of Las Encinas that you do not know.

The synopsis reveals: “Be careful, just because Paula wasn't popular doesn't mean she didn't have any friends, no, not at all. When you take a look at a photo in the end-of-year album, it's normal to only be interested in people who stand out. Your eyes will first focus on Carla, Lu, Guzmán, Polo, Ander … But if you take a closer look, next to them or a row behind, you will spot the other students and they are no less beautiful. It has nothing to do with their physique. It's just that their charisma has been eclipsed by the alpha students who are obvious “ .

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that have inspired books

The New Adventures of Sabrina

The series that could ultimately be saved after season 4 is adapted, like Riverdale , from Archie Comics. But the show The New Adventures of Sabrina was itself later adapted into books. These are again prequels to season 1, written by Sarah Rees Brennan and released in 2019. The opportunity to discover Sabrina Spellman before her 16 years and her life in high school.

The story summary explains: “The summer before her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman knows her life is about to change. She has always studied magic with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda, but in parallel, she lives also a mundane life: high school student at Baxter High, she spends her time with her best friends Susie and Roz or at the movies with Harvey Kinkle. Now her days in the normal world are numbered. Leaving Roz, Susie and Harvey proves more difficult than Sabrina didn't think so, especially since she's unsure of Harvey's feelings for her. Her cousin Ambrose suggests that she hex her boyfriend to find out what he really feels, but a spirit of the woods interferes, and fate turns against her “ .

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that have inspired books

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries is originally a series of books written by LJ Smith. But after the series aired on television, Lisa Jane Smith wrote books from the TV show. These tomes mainly focus on the two Salvatore brothers, Damon and Stefan. They tell about Stefan and Damon's past since Katherine arrived. As they were written during the airing of the series, some things are different, for example the story of the first vampires.

Here is the list of books written following the series The Vampire Diaries : The Vampire Diaries. Stefan's Diaries: Origins, The Vampire Diaries. Stefan's Diaries: Bloodlust, The Vampire Diaries. Stefan's Diaries: The Craving, The Vampire Diaries. Stefan's Diaries: The Ripper, The Vampire Diaries. Stefan's Diaries: The Asylum and The Vampire Diaries. Stefan's Diaries: The Compelled .

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that have inspired books

revenge

Jesse Lasky, who had worked as an assistant and screenwriter on the Revenge series, wrote books based on the show with Emily VanCamp. The pitch? Forget Amanda Clarke in the Hamptons, this is another girl you will follow in her revenge: “Ava Winters, heir to the famous Starling Winery in Napa Valley, had everything to be happy: youth, beauty, wealth. Until a tragedy destroys her life and leaves her alone, with no family and no empire. After spending several months in Japan training with Satoshi Takeda, master of Vengeance, along with four other students as well. damaged by life, the young woman returns to her native California. And she is ready to do anything to take revenge on her enemies “ .

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that have inspired books

Hannah montana

Miley Cyrus debuted in Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel. And given its success, books from the series were written thereafter. But here no prequels or other characters to follow, the books are directly inspired by the episodes. Volume 1, Hannah Montana – Little secrets between friends , written by Beth Beechwood tells the story of “Miley Stewart, a high school student like the others … except that she has a hidden life! In the evening, after school, she becomes Hannah Montana, the favorite teen rock star! But very quickly, Miley realizes that it is not so easy to lead a double life. Especially when her best friend Oliver becomes Hanna Montana's biggest fan To hide her true identity, Miley is going to have to cunning “ .

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that have inspired books

Buffy the vampire slayer

Same principle for Buffy the vampire slayer. The series with Sarah Michelle Gellar, adapted from the movie Buffy, the vampire slayer , was later adapted into books. The first volume, Buffy the vampire slayer: The harvest , is a mix of episodes 1 and 2 of season 1: “New to Sunnydale, Buffy hopes she can finally lead a normal life, be a young girl like the others … But if she thinks she's done with monsters and vampires, they're not done with her! The vampire master is preparing the Harvest, a terrible night during which he can sow terror in the living world. 'like it or not, Buffy is going to have to get back to work .

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that have inspired books

Charmed

Ditto with Charmed. There again, the series on the Halliwell sisters which was entitled to a reboot had inspired a series of books. Volume 1, The Power of Three by Eliza Willard, focuses on the pilot (episode 1 of season 1) of the Charmed series. Hence its synopsis: “On this precise night, / At the perfect hour, / I will appeal to the Old World Forces, / And the three of us, sisters, will give / The power we ask for! Prue, Piper , and Phoebe Halliwell never imagined that just reading an incantation could endow them with magical powers. Yet it worked. Prue is now able to move objects by thought, Piper can freeze the present moment, and Phoebe read the future. They have become the Bewitched, enchantresses of modern times. But being a witch is not without risks. Here they are exposed to the jealousy of a wizard determined to steal their powers, even if, to do so, he must eliminate them “ .

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that have inspired books

Beverly Hills 90210

And the same with Beverly Hills 90210 . The series (which also had a reboot), which began broadcasting in 1990 in France, was then adapted into books (released from 1999). Most of the tomes were written by Mel Gilden. But above all, as for Hannah Montana, Buffy the vampire slayer or Charmed , the Beverly Hills 90210 books are direct adaptations of the episodes. Enough to dive back into the stories of Brendon, Brenda, Kelly, Dylan, Steve, David or even Donna.

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina ... These series adapted into books

Riverdale, Stranger Things, The New Adventures of Sabrina … These series that have inspired books

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