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.
Ready to see which romance books to movies and TV you can watch in 2022? Check out the list below, but know that dates are still fluid and will be updated regularly.
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: 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 is currently being adapted two movies. The first movie which began production in May 2021, is a modern retelling, starring Dakota Johnson and made by Netflix and MRC Entertainment.
The second movie is a true period piece staring Sarah Snook but the release date is unknown.
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: Unknown
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.
Filming haswrapped on this movie but there is currently no public release date. Cast includes Trevor Donovan and Tiffany Smith.
Romance Books to Movies on Passionflix
Release Date: February 3
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: Early 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 parts two and three will release in early 2022. You can also catch parts 1, 2 & 3 of Gabriel’s Inferno on Passionflix which released in 2020.
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.
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: May 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 this May.
Release Date: Anticipated July 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 so season 4 should release sometime in 2022.
Release date: 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: 2022 on HBO and HBO Max
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 is anticipated to premiere on HBO and HBO Max some time in 2022.
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. Who knows how long this series can continue given that there are 25 books in the Virgin River series!
Season 3 of Bridgerton was announced in April 2021 by Netflix, so we can anticipate this season coming at the end of 2022 or early 2023. It will be based on the third book in the Bridgerton series, An Offer From a Gentleman, which is one of my most favorite romance novels of all time! I can’t wait to see Benedict’s story come to life.
Season 4 of Bridgerton was announced at the same time as season 3 in April 2021 by Netflix. 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 4 at the end of 2023 or early 2024.
Romance Books to Movies: With Casting
Romance Books Optioned for Movies
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