Every year I scour the internet to determine which romance books to movies and TV shows are coming to the big and small screen.
If you like seeing your favorite romance books adapted to movies and TV series then check out what you have to look forward to watching in 2023 with this book list!
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Books have always been great sources of entertainment all on their own, but they are also the best material for movies and TV series.
I for one love when studios and networks adapt romance books to movies and TV series so that I can see my favorite stories and characters come “to life” when I’ve previously only imagined them in my mind.
When it comes to popular movies and TV shows, producers aren’t blind.
I’m actually more partial to romance books to TV series because it’s so hard to capture everything from a book in just a two-hour movie.
With a TV series you can pull in all the details and iconic moments from a book or series and see it play out in all its glory.
And that’s another reason why I like to put these lists together – so that readers can know what’s coming so they can read the book first if they choose to!
Who’s Adapting Romance Books to Movies & TV Shows in 2023?
Many of the key players who adapted romance book to movies and TV shows in 2022 are back in the game for 2023.
Netflix is returning with new seasons of its popular TV series as well as new movies.
Amazon Prime Video
Prime Video is giving Netflix a run for its money and has many romance book based movies on its slate for 2023.
Another producer that is a constant in the romance book-to-movie space is Passionflix.
Passionflix is dedicated to bringing the best romance books to movies and TV series through its platform.
Don’t miss my ultimate guide to all Passionflix movies!
What You’ll Find on This List
This list is your one-stop shop to find ALL the romance books to movies and TV series coming in 2023.
Here’s what you’ll find when it comes to romance book adaptations this year:
- Romance Books to Movies
- Romance Books to TV Series
- Romance Books to TV Series on Passionflix
- Romance Books Optioned for Movies
- Romance Books Optioned for TV
- Romance Book Series Optioned for TV
I will continually update this list throughout the year as more book-to-movie adaptations are announced.
But just like anything in show business, details and dates are always changing so this list probably won’t be in perfect chronological order of release, just FYI, but I’ll do my best!
Know of a romance book to movie or TV series coming in 2023 that didn’t make the list? Share in the comments below!
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Romance Books to Movies Coming in 2023:
Status: In Post-Production as of late 2022
Release Date: Anticipated Sometime in 2023 in Theaters
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal.
Handsome, charismatic, genius―his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond.
And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals.
What at first begins as a fake friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined.
Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all?
This is my most anticipated romance book to movie of the year! I absolutely adore Nicholas Galitzine and cannot wait to see him bring the role of Prince Henry to life.
Cast includes Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Henry (who recently starred in the romance book to movie adaptation of Purple Hearts), Taylor Zakhar Perez as Alex Claremont-Diaz, Uma Thurman as Ellen Claremont, and Sarah Shahi (known for her role in the romance book to TV series based on BB Easton’s 44 Chapters About 4 Men).
Status: Currently Filming
Release Date: Sometime in 2023 on Amazon Prime Video
Solène Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band.
But since her divorce, she’s more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle.
The last thing Solène expects is to make a connection with one of the members of the world-famous boy band August Moon.
But Hayes Campbell is clever, winning, confident, and posh, and the attraction is immediate. That he is all of twenty years old further complicates things.
When Solène and Hayes’ romance becomes a viral sensation, and both she and her daughter become the target of fans and an insatiable media, Solène must face how her romantic life has impacted the lives of those she cares about most.
Casting for this book to movie includes Anne Hathaway as Sophie, Nickolas Galitzine as Hayes, and Reid Scott as Dan. Robinne Lee is one of the writers of the film and Michael Showalter is directing.
Status: Filming wrapped in 2022
Release Date: Anticipated September 2023 on Amazon Prime Video
Before Hardin met Tessa he was a raging storm. During those first moments they met, he realized he needed to keep her for himself—his life depended on it. After they got together, the world would never be the same.
Hardin and Tessa’s dramatic love affair became a vortex pulling in everyone around them.
For the first time these others are given voice as they appear before, during, and after the events in original After novels.
Alongside them, Hardin’s account of his first encounters with Tessa—which will change what you thought you knew about the brooding boy and the angel who loved him.
This finale to the After movie series will be titled After Everything.
This romance book to movie adaptation is based on the prequel novel, Before, where we learn more about Hardin before he met Tessa.
Filming has wrapped on this movie however no news has been shared regarding a release date but you can anticipate a possible 2023 release.
Cast so far includes Hero Fiennes Tiffin as Hardin and Jessica Webber as Maddy.
Status: In Production as of 2022
Release Date: Anticipated 2023 in Theaters
For Lila Reyes, a summer in England was never part of the plan. The plan was 1) take over her abuela’s role as head baker at their panadería, 2) move in with her best friend after graduation, and 3) live happily ever after with her boyfriend.
But then the Trifecta happened, and everything—including Lila herself—fell apart.
Worried about Lila’s mental health, her parents make a new plan for her: spend three months with family friends in Winchester, England, to relax and reset. But what would be a dream trip for some feels more like anything but to Lila until she meets Orion Maxwell.
A teashop clerk with troubles of his own, Orion is determined to help Lila out of her funk, and appoints himself as her personal tour guide.
Soon a new future is beginning to form in Lila’s mind—one that would mean leaving everything she ever planned behind.
Production of this romance book to movie began in 2022 in Yorkshire, England.
This Latinx young adult romance was also the November 2020 pick for Reese Witherspoon’s Young Adult Book Club.
Casting includes Kit Connor (of Heartstopper, the romance graphic novel to TV series) as Orion Maxwell and Maia Reficco (of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin fame) as Lila Reyes.
Release Date: Anticipated in 2023 in Theaters
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. With the darkness of her past behind her, she believes her freshman year at college is the start of a new beginning. But then she meets Travis Maddox.
Lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand is exactly what Abby needs to avoid.
Intrigued by her resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month.
If Abby loses, she must live in his apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
Filming for this movie actually completed in December 2021 in Bulgaria so it’s been a long time coming for this movie premiere.
Casting for this romance book to movie adaptation includes Virginia Gardner as Abby Abernathy and Dylan Sprouse as Travis Maddox.
Release Date: Expected in 2023 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. Its cast includes Gabrielle Union in the starring role along with Keith Powers and Niecy Nash.
Additional cast members include Gina Torres, Aisha Hinds and Devalle Ellis.
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Romance Books to TV Series Coming in 2023
Release Date: Anticipated early 2023 on Amazon Prime Video
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. Filming began in late September 2021 and wrapped in May 2022, but a premiere date has yet to be announced.
If we don’t see it at the end of 2022, then I hope we can see an early 2023 release on Amazon Prime Video.
This book to TV series adaptation stars Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, and Suki Waterhouse. Word is that an album will accompany the show too!
Status: Currently Filming
Release Date: Anticipated early 2023 on Starz
Jamie Fraser is already certain that the Americans will win the rebellion, but he has no wish to face his illegitimate son—a young lieutenant in the British army—across the battlefield.
Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though—not if she has anything to say about it.
Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters.
Starz announced in March 2021 that a season 7 of Outlander, which will be based on the seventh book in the series An Echo in the Bone, would happen with the top stars returning. Filming began in the summer of 2022.
Due to the pandemic, Outlander‘s sixth season had to be shortened. However, to make up for this “droughtlander,” Starz announced that season seven would be extended with a total of sixteen episodes.
Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) are all set to reprise their roles.
Joining them are Izzy Meikle-Small (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Joey Phillips (Billy Elliot) as Rachel Hunter and Dr. Denzell Hunter.
Status: Filming through Mid-November
Release Date: Anticipated 2023, Possibly July on Netflix
The popular Virgin River TV series continues into 2023 about Robyn Carr’s series of books. Netflix announced in September 2021 that it not only renewed Virgin River for season 4 but for season 5 as well.
Who knows how long this series can continue given that there are 25 books in the Virgin River series!
The fifth season of Virgin River is currently filming in British Columbia, Canada, through mid-November 2022 and is expected to release on Netflix in 2023.
Like season 4, season 5 is expected to be an expanded 12-episode season.
The new showrunner, writers, and directors also plan to bring more LGBTQ+ stories to create more inclusivity in the show this season.
Release Date: Anticipated 2023 on CTV and Crave
Neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan decides she needs to slow down before she burns out completely so she heads to Sullivan’s Crossing for a simpler way of life.
But Maggie’s world is rocked and she must take responsibility for the Crossing with the help of a quiet and serious-looking hiker, Cal Jones.
Filming for this TV series began in the summer of 2022 in Nova Scotia Canada with the same team behind the hit series, Virgin River.
Casting for this romance book series to TV series includes Morgan Kohan as Maggie, Chad Michael Murray as Cal, and Scott Patterson as Sully.
The TV series will have 10, one-hour episodes which will air and stream in both English and French.
Status: Filming wrapped in October 2022
Release Date: Anticipated 2023 on Netflix
The Sweet Magnolias TV series continues for another season based on Sheryl Woods’ series of books.
Season three for Sweet Magnolias officially renewed in May 2022. Filming began in the summer of 2022 and complete on October 21, 2022.
Fans of this romance book to TV series will be excited to hear that season 3 will be 10 episodes long.
Status: In Production
Release Date: Sometime in 2023 on Netflix
The LGBTQ+ positive TV show was renewed by Netflix for two more seasons in May 2022.
Production on season 2 began in September 2022 so we can hopefully anticipate the release sometime in 2023.
Author, Alice Oseman, has said that the romance graphic novel series would need four seasons to cover the full story of Nick and Charlie so here’s hoping more are to come.
Shadow and Bone Season 2
Release Date: Anticipated in 2023 on Netflix
Shadow and Bone season 2 is expected to adapt two of Bardugo’s books in the Grishaverse: Siege and Storm and Six of Crows.
Siege and Storm is the second book in The Shadow and Bone trilogy which focuses on Alina’s story after her escape from The Darkling.
Six of Crows is the first book in The Six of Crows duology which features Kaz, Inej, Jesper, Wylan, Nina and Matthias as they embark on a heist of the impenetrable Ice Court.
The first season debuted in 2021 with 8 episodes. You can anticipate the 8 episodes of season two to release sometime in 2023.
Filming for the second season in Budapest ended in July 2022 so fans are eagerly awaiting its release.
Release Date: Anticipated Summer of 2023 on Amazon Prime Video
It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah.
But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring.
When Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again.
And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be.
If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started—at Cousins Beach.
Season 2 for The Summer I Turned Pretty was already announced before season one even released. Filming began in July 2022, so you can anticipate the release sometime in the summer of 2023.
Author Jenny Han is also returning as a showrunner and writer for the second season.
Romance Books to TV Series on Passionflix in 2023:
Status: In Production
Release Date: Anticipated in 2023 on Passionflix
Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julia.
Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father.
But Julia’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming.
When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julia about the subject of her presentation—research that conflicts with his own.
And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets.
In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.
Season 3 of Gabriel’s Redemption began filming in the fall of 2022 on location in Oxford and in Italy.
Status: Filming began September 2022
Release Date: Anticipated in 2023 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.
On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a billionaire recluse, and famous, prodigy architect. He wants is Amy and sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her limits.
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!
Cast for this romance book to TV series adaptation includes Maddie McCormick as Amy Benson and Casey King as the reclusive billionaire Liam Stone.
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