Nine Perfect Strangers

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Nine Perfect Strangers is a television adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name starring Bobby Cannavale, Luke Evans, Regina Hall, Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, and Michael Shannon. The Hulu miniseries follows nine strangers who attend a wellness retreat at a place called the Tranquillum House run by a mysterious woman.

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The Mosquito Coast

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The Mosquito Coast is a new Apple TV Plus television series based on the 1981 best-selling novel of the same name by Paul Theroux. The seven-episode series stars Justin Theroux as Allie Fox, a radical idealist and inventor who uproots his family to Mexico when they find themselves on the run from the U.S. government.

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Mrs. Fletcher

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Mrs. Fletcher (Scribner, 2017) by Tom Perrotta—whose novels Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers have previously inspired screen adaptations—has been adapted into an HBO television series. The comedy series stars Kathryn Hahn as Eve Fletcher, a divorcée who has a midlife sexual awakening after her son leaves home for college.

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The Underground Railroad: In Aeternum

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A new trailer for the limited Amazon series The Underground Railroad, a television adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize–winning historical fiction novel of the same name, has been released by director Barry Jenkins. The reverse-motion trailer features music composed by Nicholas Britell.

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The Good Lord Bird

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National Book Award–winning novel The Good Lord Bird (Riverhead Books, 2013) by James McBride has been adapted into a seven-episode series starring Rafael Casal as Cook, Daveed Diggs as Frederick Douglass, Ethan Hawke as John Brown, and Joshua Caleb Johnson as Onion. The series finale airs this Sunday on Showtime.

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The Haunting of Bly Manor

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Looking for something eerie to watch? The Haunting of Bly Manor is a supernatural horror drama loosely based on Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw. The Netflix series created by Mike Flanagan stars Carla Gugino, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, T’Nia Miller, Victoria Pedretti, Kate Siegel, and Henry Thomas.

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The Underground Railroad: Preamble

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Director Barry Jenkins has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming television adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize–winning historical fiction novel, The Underground Railroad (Doubleday, 2016). The limited Amazon series stars Thuso Mbedu as Cora, a woman who escapes a plantation in Georgia and finds the Underground Railroad, an actual train system transporting runaways to the north.

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Foundation

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“The story is sprawling, the scope is sprawling. It unfolds over the course of a thousand years.” Executive producer and showrunner David Goyer introduces the trailer for the upcoming Apple TV Plus series Foundation, adapted from the award-winning science fiction novels by Isaac Asimov, which stars Laura Birn, Jared Harris, Leah Harvey, Lou Llobell, Terrence Mann, and Lee Pace.

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Brave New World

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“If you’re not happy, you’re nothing at all.” In this new television adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 dystopian novel, Brave New World, a seemingly perfect society is challenged and begins to unravel. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Hannah John-Kamen, Harry Lloyd, and Demi Moore, the series premiered on the new Peacock streaming service on July 15.

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