Wolf Hall: A Marvel of Elegance and Emotion
by Staff | TVLine | March 30, 2023
What do these titles all have in common other than being highly-rated, successful shows? They and many more shows were adapted from bestselling novels within the last decade. Whether you love them or hate them, book-to-TV adaptations are here to stay. The TVLine team felt it was perfect to conjure up a list of the top TV programs based on books. We have rounded up 20 of the best shows from the last decade that were adapted from books:
WOLF HALL (PBS)
Hilary Mantel’s historical novels brought new life and urgency to the dusty old story of King Henry VIII, and the BBC adaptation that aired on PBS in 2015 was a marvel of elegance and emotion. Told through the perspective of the king’s righthand man Thomas Cromwell, it turned his delicate handling of the king’s doomed marriage to Anne Boleyn into a riveting thriller. The cast was top-notch, too, with Mark Rylance as Cromwell, Damian Lewis as Henry and a fiery Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn, a year before her breakout role as The Crown‘s Queen Elizabeth II. (Buy the book at Amazon or Walmart).
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