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World Television Day: Here are some popular series inspired by novels

As the world celebrates World Television Day today, we have curated a list of series that are adapted from books but are equality interesting or more so.

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World Television Day: Books that turned into blockbuster series on screen. (Source: File Photo)

Books to screen adaptations have never been more popular. While Sherlock set the tone, other series like Game of thrones and House of Cards took it to the next level. Although it is always debatable whether a book is better than a show, there are a few that stand out on its own.

As the world celebrates World Television Day today, we have curated a list of popular series that are adapted from books.

Game of Thrones

Written by American author George R. R. Martin, it is a series made into a fantasy drama by David Benioff and D B Weiss where different kingdoms fight for the iron throne to be the ultimate ruler.

Sacred Games

Delving into a dark tale set in Mumbai, the first season directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane has received rave reviews from critics as well as viewers. Based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same name, the plot revolves around the lives of the criminal mastermind played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and inspector Sartaj Singh played by Saif Ali Khan.

House of Cards

Netflix’s House of Cards is an adaptation of a book by the same name by Michael Dobbs. The latest season will star Robin Wright as President Claire Underwood, who navigates new political machinations and scandals.

Altered Carbon

British writer Richard K Morgan published his science fiction book Altered Carbon in 2002. The story takes you to the future in which interstellar travel is facilitated by transferring consciousnesses between bodies.

Mindhunter

If you love watching criminal series then you will love Netflix’s show Mindhunter which is based on a book by FBI operative John Douglas. The show is based on the memoir of a law enforcement and it unfolds the mind games of famous serial killers.

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Sherlock

Based on the famous work of Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock posited the sleuth from the Victorian-era in contemporary times and gave him a phone and nicotine patch instead of his pipes. The first season was aired in 2010 and since then Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, as the brilliant detective and Dr Watson respectively have been accepted by fans with open arms.