Curious about which romance books to movies and TV are coming in 2022?
If you love to see your favorite book on the big and small screen, then this is the list for you.
Check out all the romance book to movie adaptations and romance book to TV series coming to a screen near you in 2022.
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It’s always fun to discover which romance books to movie and TV shows are soon to be releasing because I’m in the camp where I love to see my favorite books come to life off the page.
Although fun might be stretching it when it comes to putting this list of romance books to movies every year because things are ALWAYS changing.
Throw in a world where production schedules are constantly changing and where movie theaters are no longer the norm for viewing and it definitely makes things interesting.
At least there is consistency in that books will continually be a perfect source for material for both movies and TV series.
The Popularity of Adapting Romance Books to Movies & TV Series
With the popular success of movies such as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Me Before You as well as TV series such as Bridgerton and Virgin River, romance books to movies and TV shows is where it’s at.
I honestly only see the popularity increasing for this genre which I hope translates into many, many more romance book to movie or TV series to come in the future.
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Who’s Filming Romance Book to Movies and TV Series?
Netflix is on fire when it comes to producing movies and TV series based on beloved books.
This year you can also check out the Netflix Book Club which takes you behind the scenes and looks at how the platform brings your favorite books to the small screen.
Hosted by Uzo Aduba, she’ll sit down and chat with the stars and storytellers behind Netflix’s latest book-to-screen adaptations to discuss characters, themes, and the stories brought to life on the page and on screen.
Another big name in the romance book to movie space is Passionflix.
Passionflix is dedicated to bringing the best romance books to movies and TV series through their platform which should excited every romance book reader.
With so many favorite romance books optioned for movies, we can anticipated many more books to movies on Passionflix through 2022 and into the future.
HBO Max is also recognizing the popularity and success of transforming romance books into TV series, so I hope to see more from them as well.
Starz is not new to the game, given the success it’s seen with the Outlander TV series.
It already has more series in the works and I hope more to come.
AMC+ has also seen success in adapting romance books to TV series.
It’s current series, A Discovery of Witches, ends this year so remains to be seen whether we’ll see more form this network.
Paramount+ is increasing its original series in 2022 including a romance book TV series adaptation.
Amazon Prime is capitalizing on the success of the To All the Boys I Loved Before movies based on the Jenny Han series.
It’s adapting another of her popular young adult romance series into a TV series this year.
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is doing what it does best and bringing romance to the small screen. One of its movies for 2022 is a romance book adaptation.
Peacock is joining the ranks this year by bringing a popular, young adult romance book series to the small screen in a new TV series.
Disney+ and Hulu
Disney+ and Hulu are teaming up this fall to bring a movie adaptation of a romance book that gives different take on the classic romance tale of Romeo and Juliet!
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Romance Books to Movies Coming in 2022
Release Date: January 21, 2022 in Theaters
As a child sold into the life of selling her body, Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. She doesn’t expect Michael Hosea, a man who feels called by God to marry Angel and love her unconditionally.
As she slowly starts to trust and love Michael in return, so do her feelings of unworthiness and fear which propel her to leave her husband. As she turns back to the darkness, she must learn that her true healing can only come from the One who loves her most.
This Christian-based romance book adapted for the big screen will debut in theaters in January 2022. It examines the harsh realities of the California Gold Rush of 1850 and the redeeming power of love for those who view themselves unworthy of it. Cast includes Abigail Cowen, Eric Dane and Famke Janssen.
Release Date: April 27 on Netflix
Laura Biel’s new life in Sicily looks like the perfect fairy tale: a grand wedding, a wealthy and devoted husband, a baby on the way, and lavish luxury complete with servants, extravagant cars, and seaside palazzos.
Yes, all of this would be perfect, except for the fact that Laura is constantly surrounded by threats. Laura is about to finally discover what it means to be married to the most dangerous man in Italy.
The erotic story of Laura and Massimo began in 365 Days which premiered on Netflix on June 7, 2020. Now fans can see their story continue with this year’s steamy sequel.
Release Date: May 6, 2022 on Netflix
It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family.
A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother.
Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town.
Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the loss of a friend.
This movie is perfect for young adult romance fans which will arrive on Netflix on May 6, 2022. Check out the book with the Netflix Book Club – it’s April Pick of the Month.
Release Date: June 22, 2022 on Netflix
Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape.
She’s only there because it was her mother’s last wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years?
But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy.
Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries.
A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long.
People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.
Production took place in Florence, Italy throughout June 2021, so you know the scenery alone is going to be amazing.
Fans of young adult romance will enjoy this movie that will have you booking the next flight to Italy for sure.
Release Date: July 1 in Theaters
The Honourable Mr. Jeremy Malcolm is searching for a wife, but not just any wife. He’s determined to avoid the fortune hunters and find a near-perfect woman, one who will meet the qualifications on his well-crafted list.
But after years of searching, he’s beginning to despair of ever finding this paragon. Until Selina Dalton arrives in town.
Selina, a vicar’s daughter of limited means and a stranger to high society, is thrilled when her friend Julia Thistlewaite invites her to London, until she learns it’s all part of a plot to exact revenge on Mr. Malcolm.
Selina is reluctant to participate in Julia’s scheme, but when Mr. Malcolm begins judging Selina against his unattainable standards, Selina decides that she has some qualifications of her own.
And if he is to meet them he must reveal the real man behind…Mr. Malcolm’s List.
This will be a movie all Bridgerton fans will enjoy! I love the diverse cast for this Regency romance which is directed by Emma Holly Jones with the screenplay written by the author, Suzanne Allain. It releases in theaters on July 1, 2022.
Release Date: July 15, 2022 on Netflix
Anne Elliot is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy.
The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne’s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?
Persuasion began production in May 2021. It is a modern retelling, starring Dakota Johnson and made by Netflix and MRC Entertainment. This will be released on July 15.
Release Date: July 29, 2022 on Netflix
Cassie Salazar and Luke Morrow couldn’t be more different. Sharp-witted Cassie works nights at a bar in Austin, Texas to make ends meet while pursuing her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter.
Luke is an Army trainee, about to ship out for duty, who finds comfort in the unswerving discipline of service. But a chance encounter at Cassie’s bar changes the course of both their lives.
Cassie is drowning in medical bills after being diagnosed with diabetes. When she runs into her old friend Frankie, now enlisted in the Army, she proposes a deal: she’ll marry him in exchange for better medical insurance and they can split the increased paycheck that comes with having a “family.”
When Frankie declines, Luke volunteers to marry Cassie instead. What she doesn’t know is that he has desperate reasons of his own to get married.
This movie stars Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine (whom you can see in the upcoming book-to-movie adaptation of Red, White and Royal Blue!!)
Fun fact: Carson wrote and performed all of the original songs for the film.
Release Date: August 7, 2022 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Sheriff Boone Taylor has two kids he adores, his job, a run-down but decent ranch, two faithful dogs and a good horse. He doesn’t want romance—the widowed Montanan has loved and lost enough for a lifetime.
But when a city woman buys the spread next door, Boone’s peace and quiet are in serious jeopardy.
With a marriage and a career painfully behind her, Tara Kendall is determined to start over in Parable.
Reinventing herself and living a girlhood dream are worth the hard work. Sure, she might need help from her handsome, wary neighbor.
But life along Big Sky River is full of surprises…like falling for a cowboy-lawman who just might start to believe in second chances.
Emmanuelle Vaugier and Kavan Smith star in this book to movie adaptation on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Release Date: September 7, 2022 in Theaters
It’s never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they’ve faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger.
But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardin’s impenetrable façade to the core—and then Tessa suffers a tragedy—will they stick together again, or be torn apart?
This is the fourth movie based on Anna Todd’s popular book series and will pick up where the cliffhanger left off in After We Fell which released in 2021.
It will hopefully answer the question whether Tessa and Hardin’s relationship will last. Watch it then make sure you’ve read all the After series books!
Release Date: October 7, 2022 in Theaters
A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen.
But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over–and see everything anew.
If you love books about bookstore owners then you’ll love this romance book to movie starring Kunal Nayyar, Lucy Hale and Christina Hendricks.
Release Date: October 14, 2022 on Hulu and Disney+
Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her—and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town.
Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy…and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t stand a chance.
Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life.
Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends.
Fans of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will adore this move that highlights their epic love story but through the eyes of Rosaline, Juliet’s cousin and Romeo’s ex!
Cast members include Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, Kyle Allen, Bradley Whitford, and Minnie Driver and will be available to watch on both Hulu and Disney+.
Release Date: November 24, 2022 on Netflix
Bestselling romance author Jacob Churcher hasn’t been home for almost twenty years—not since his mentally ill mother kicked him out of the house when he was just sixteen.
When a lawyer calls, days before Christmas, to inform him that his estranged mother has passed away and left her house to him, Jacob returns not just to settle the estate but to try and reconcile with the past.
But as it turns out, the house holds more than just difficult memories, Jacob’s mother had become a hoarder and he must excavate through two decades worth of clutter.
As Jacob digs through the detritus, like an archaeologist, he uncovers many puzzling items including a diary left by someone named Noel, a young woman he has no recollection of, who stayed with Jacob’s family during her pregnancy.
Jacob also has an unexpected visitor, Rachel, a woman looking for the mother who put her up for adoption thirty years before.
United by their quest to make sense of the past and rewrite their futures, Jacob and Rachel begin a search for Noel. Along the way they find more than they possibly imagined, including grace, forgiveness and a chance at love.
If you’re in the holiday mood, check out this new romance book to movie starring Justin Hartley on Netflix.
Release Date: November 25, 2022 on Netflix
Connie Reid becomes Lady Chatterley upon her marriage to a British aristocrat, but her elevated status does not make up for the lack of romance in her life. When she meets a humble gamekeeper at her husband’s country estate, she’s unable to deny her attraction to him.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover is based on the controversial classic novel by D.H. Lawrence. The film stars Golden Globe winner Emma Corrin (The Crown, My Policeman) as Constance Chatterley and Jack O’Connell (Godless, Unbroken) as Oliver Mellors. It’s becoming well-known on Netflix due to its provocative scenes.
Release Date: December 9, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video
When Ethan Greene lost the love of his life, he never thought he would be able to replace her, until one woman stepped in and showed him how to be happy again.
Now, on a romantic Christmas trip to New York City, he has a plan to propose with a perfect ring from Tiffany’s.
Gary Knowles and his girlfriend, Rachel, are on the trip of a lifetime in New York at the most magical time of year.
The only thing missing is Gary’s gift for Rachel, since as usual, he’s left his shopping far too late.
On a last-minute Christmas Eve visit to Tiffany’s, he quickly picks out a charm bracelet for her and heads back to their hotel.
But, in a moment, one small mistake changes everything…
This movie will drop just in time for the holidays! It is the first full studio feature film from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine.
Filming in New York City has been completed and the movie is set to release on Amazon Prime Video on December 9.
The romance book-to-movie adaptation stars Zoey Deutch, Ray Nicholson, Kendrick Smith Sampson and Shay Mitchell.
Release Date: 2022 on Netflix
Jenna Jones is forty, broke and desperate for a second chance. When she’s dumped by her longtime fiancé and fired from Darling magazine, she begs for a job from her arch nemesis, Darcy Vale.
Jenna soon realizes she’s in over her head working with digital-savvy millennials half her age. What’s worse is that the twenty-two-year-old videographer assigned to shoot her web series is driving her crazy and making her hot. Eric Combs is way off-limits – but almost too delicious to resist.
Filming wrapped in August 2021 for this romance book to movie adaptation so we should anticipate a 2022 release date. It casts Gabrielle Union in the starring role along with Keith Powers and Niecy Nash.
Release date: March 23, 2022
After a tough week that includes losing a big job opportunity and being dumped by her long-term boyfriend, Jenna Burke receives word that her beloved Aunt May passed away.
Traveling back to her Hawaiian hometown for the reading of the will, Jenna discovers she and her sister have inherited May’s dilapidated Victorian home on desirable beachfront land. The sisters can do whatever they want with the property, but there’s one catch: the house must be renovated before it can be sold, and Jenna has to oversee the work.
Their Aunt even stipulated the contractor for the job—Ben Fletcher—who has a gift for making things beautiful again. He also has another skill: driving Jenna crazy.
Jenna vows to sell the property the moment the job is done. But as Aunt May’s broken old house starts to feel like home again, Jenna is torn between the life she’s been chasing in the city, and the one she’d left behind.
Cast includes Trevor Donovan and Tiffany Smith and the film releases March 23, 2022.
Romance Books to Movies on Passionflix
Release Date: February 3, 2022
Drew Evans makes multimillion-dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu, but we all know that’s not really true.
When Katherine Brooks is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing man’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.
How can one woman turn a smooth-talking player into a broken, desperate man? By making the one thing he never wanted in life the only thing he can’t live without.
Tangled was author Emma Chase’s debut novel which won the Goodreads Choice Awards for best debut Goodreads Author in 2013.
Filming wrapped on this movie at the end of 2021 and a release date has finally been given of February 3. Just in time for Valentine’s Day viewing on Passionflix.
Release Date for Part 2: March 24, 2022
Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student, Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body. But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover.
When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?
Part One of Gabriel’s Rapture released on November 24, 2021 however Part Two releases March 24, 2022 and Part Three will release later in 2022. You can also catch parts 1, 2 & 3 of Gabriel’s Inferno on Passionflix which released in 2020.
Release Date: July 14, 2022 on Passionflix
Yoga instructor Genevieve Harper is a blond bombshell loaded down with responsibility and sacrifice. She makes the most out of raising her two siblings in the wake of their parents’ tragic accident.
At twenty-four, she doesn’t have time to devote to a man…especially not the devastatingly handsome.
Trent Fox, who’s known for being a “player” on and off the baseball field. Recently, he suffered a torn hamstring that takes him to the Lotus House Yoga Center for recuperation.
There he meets the curvy, petite blonde with soulful black eyes and candy-coated glossy lips he’d like to do more to than kiss.
Can love grow between a woman who’s rooted in her life and a man who resists any notion of staying in one place?
Release Date: October 27, 2022 on Passionflix
After being betrayed and then nearly destroyed by the Prince of the Fae, Ivy Morgan is left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs.
Then there’s Ren Owens, the tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart.
Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth.
But as the Fae Prince begins to close in, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.
Romance Books to TV: Coming in 2022
Release date: March 25, 2022 on Netflix
Anthony Bridgerton may have the reputation as a well-known rake among society, but he’s finally determined to marry and has already picked out his wife. Too bad his intended’s older sister Kate does not look favorably on the match.
This might be one of the most anticipated TV series of the year given the popularity of the first Bridgerton season in 2020. Filming for season two wrapped on November 21, 2021 and word just dropped that it will premiere on March 25, 2022 on Netflix.
Jonathan Bailey reprises his role as Anthony Bridgerton and Simone Ashley takes on the role of Kate.
Season 2 will feature eight episodes, but don’t fret because Netflix renewed Bridgerton for seasons 3 and 4 as of April 13, 2021. Executive producer Shonda Rhimes told Vanity Fair the series hopes to follow all eight children, including Hyacinth—when she’s old enough.
Releases January 8, 2022 on AMC+ or Sky
In this conclusion to A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, Diana and Matthew time-travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the present—facing new crises and old enemies.
At Matthew’s ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.
This third season of A Discovery of Witches will be the final season of the TV show despite there being a fourth book in the series.
Release date: March 6, 2022 on Starz
The Frasers are back home at Frasers Ridge but with new challenges. These challenges come mostly from the Christie family —Jamie’s old nemesis, Tom Christie, and his two children, Allan and Malva.
The release date of season 6 was announced on November 22, 2021, at the launch event for Diana Gabaldon’s ninth Outlander book Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone. Check out the entire list of Outlander books in order!
Of note, this season will only have eight episodes. According to Outlander showrunner, Matthew B. Roberts, “Filming in 2021 has presented an unprecedented set of challenges which led us to the decision to truncate the season in order to bring the fans the most vibrant and dynamic season as soon as possible. Dinna fash, we will then film an extended season seven with 16 episodes next year as life returns to normalcy.”
Joining the cast this season are Mark Lewis Jones, Alexander Vlahos and Jessica Reynolds as the Christies.
Release Date: March 8 on Netflix
Alice Bassi is a little over thirty, single and she can’t help but feel that she is failing at this whole adulthood thing.
On one particularly disastrous morning she meets Davide Nardi – the leading man of Alice’s dreams—if only he weren’t the brought in to help streamline production and personnel at the small television network she works for.
Running into Tio, an actor and astrology expert, he convinces Alice she can turn her life around by only dating men whose Zodiac signs are compatible with hers.
Season two of An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts of continues the story of Alice as she searches for her soulmate.
Season one premiered in 2021 and only covered six of the 12 astrological signs, so you can assume that season two will cover the remaining 6.
This delightful TV series is in Italian and each episode is around 30 minutes long.
Release Date: April 22 on Netflix
Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn’t think he has a chance.
But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works.
This 4-part young adult, LGBTQ+ queer romance graphic novel is now a series on Netflix that explores love, friendship, loyalty, and mental illness. With initial reviews being off the charts, perhaps there is a chance for a season two!
Don’t miss my book list of all the Heartstopper books in order then stay tuned for the fifth volume to release in 2023!
Release Date: May 7, 2022 on Passionflix
My life started the minute Rylee fell out of that storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete. Became the lifeline I never knew I needed. She’s worth the fight, but how do you fight for someone you know you don’t deserve?
Colton has healed and completed me, stolen my heart, and made me realize our love’s not predictable nor perfect—it’s bent. And bent’s okay. But when outside factors put our relationship to the test, what lengths will I have to go to prove to him that he’s worth the fight?
Driven’s second season premiered in July 2021 and season 3, based on the book Crashed, will complete the series when it releases on May 7, 2022.
Release Date: June 17, 2022 on Amazon Prime
Belly measures her life in summers.
Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad.
They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer—they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between.
But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.
Fans of To All the Boys I Loved Before will enjoy this new series that follows another popular book series from Han. Don’t miss reading all the books in The Summer I Turned Pretty book series before watching!
All seven episodes for Season 1 will be released on June 17 on Amazon Prime.
Release Date: July 20, 2022 on Netflix
Virgin River continues the story of midwife/nurse practitioner Melinda Monroe who moves to a remote mountain town to escape the heartache of losing her husband.
Season 3 of Virgin River dropped on July 9 2021 and ended on a cliffhanger. Filming for season 4 began shortly after the release in late July 2021 and wrapped in November 2021 with its premier date finally set for July 20, 2022. Check out the entire Virgin River book series and book order!
Release date: February 4, 2022 on Netflix
Maddie Townsend’s life is overturned when her husband leaves her for a younger woman, leaving her three children heartbroken in the process.
When her son’s anger issues begin to affect his love of baseball Maddie steps in to help, meeting his coach Cal Maddox. She soon learns Cal has feelings for her but a relationship could ruin their reputations and careers.
Sweet Magnolias season 2 wrapped filming in Georgia over the summer in late July 2021 and is scheduled to arrive on Netflix in 2022.
The show is based on a romance book series that spans 11 books in total.
Release Date: May 15, 2022 on HBO
Clare meets her future husband when she is six and Henry is thirty-six and yet the two marry when she is twenty-three and Henry is thirty-one. Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder which causes his genetic clock to reset and misplace him in time.
This six-part TV series started filming in May 2021 with Rose Leslie and Theo James cast as the lead roles, Clare and Henry. The series premiere on HBO will be May 15, 2022.
Release Date: September 15 on Peacock
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them.
Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess.
They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger.
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals.
But they must be careful lest the Strigoi, the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires, make Lissa one of them forever.
Though a movie based on this series was made in 2014, you can now see this series come to life on the small screen in a TV series on Peacock.
Four episodes dropped on its release date, September 15, with new episodes to be released weekly, every Thursday. Season one will consist of ten, one-hour episodes.
Release Date: September 29, 2022 on Netflix
The year is 1853, and Princess Elisabeth “Sisi” of Bavaria has been very clear: She will wait for the head-over-heels love the poets speak of, or she will have no love at all.
Just because her older sister, Helene, is eagerly heeding their mother’s advice and preparing to marry Emperor Franz of Austria does not mean Sisi must also subject herself to such a dutiful existence.
Meanwhile, in Austria, the emperor is recovering from an attempt on his life that left him wounded and scared.
In a bid to keep the peace, Franz has recommitted himself to his imperial duties—and promised to romance the pliant Helene of Bavaria at his upcoming birthday celebration.
But when Sisi and Franz meet unexpectedly in the palace gardens, their connection cannot be denied.
And as their illicit conversations turn into something more, they must soon choose between the expectations of their families and standing up for what they truly believe in.
Netflix is reimagining the courtship between one of history’s most iconic couples: Sisi and Franz of Austria in their German period drama series.
Devrim Lingnau is cast as Lisi and Philip Froissant as Emperor Franz Joseph. The TV series will be six episodes. Check out my book review!
Release Date: December 1, 2022 on Paramount+ in UK, Australia and Canada
Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window.
Jessica Brown Findlay of Downton Abbey fame is cast as Tiffy while Anthony Welsh will play Leon.
Also joining the cast are The Witcher’s Bart Edwards who will play Tiffy’s ex-boyfriend Justin, and Gangs Of London’s Shaq B Grant, who will play Leon’s brother Richie.
Filming began on six-part series in the UK and premiered on December 1, 2022 in the UK, Australia and Canada. Hopefully the release date in the US will be in 2023.
Release Date: December 22, 2022 on Passionflix
At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget.
But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.
On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing billionaire recluse, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect.
A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her limits.
But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give?
Passionflix is again taking a loved romance book series and making it a TV series on its network. With four books in The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, we may see more seasons to come, but season one drops December 22!
Cast for this romance book-to-TV series adaptation includes Maddie McCormick as Amy Benson and Casey King as the reclusive billionaire Liam Stone.
Release Date: Amazon Prime possibly Fall 2022
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go.
By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne.
On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The novel was optioned for a TV show before it was even released by Amazon Studios and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Production wrapped in May 2022, but a premiere date has yet to be announced.
This book to mini-series adaptation stars Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, and Suki Waterhouse. Word is that an album will accompany the show too!
Romance Books to Movies & TV: Future Releases
While I’m excited to watch the romance books adapted for movies and TV releasing this year, I’m also giddy for what’s to come.
The following books have been optioned for movies or TV series but not all have begun production. We will just have to wait and see when these romance book movies and TV shows finally hit the big and small screen!
Romance Books to TV: Coming Soon
Starz announced that a season 7 of Outlander will happen with the top stars returning.
With season 6 releasing in 2022, the earliest we can hope for season 7, which will be based on the seventh book in the series An Echo in the Bone, is 2023.
Netflix announced in September 2021 that it not only renewed Virgin River for season 4 but for a season 5 as well. Production will begin in the summer of 2022. Who knows how long this series can continue given that there are 25 books in the Virgin River series!
While Season 3 and 4 of Bridgerton was announced in April 2021 by Netflix, it will not follow the order of the book series.
The third book in the Bridgerton series, An Offer From a Gentleman, which is one of my most favorite romance novels of all time, will have to wait for another season. Perhaps season 4 in 2024? We will have to see when Benedict’s story comes to life.
Season 3 of Bridgerton, which was announced in April 2021 by Netflix, will actually be the 4th book in the Bridgerton series.
Anyone who loves Lady Whistledown is going to LOVE this season which is based on Julia Quinn’s book, Romancing Mister Bridgerton. Hopefully, we can anticipate season 3 in early 2023.
Romance Books to Movies: With Casting
Romance Books Optioned for Movies
Romance Books Optioned for TV:
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