Donna Tartt’s sprawling masterpiece of literary fiction is getting the Hollywood treatment towards the end of 2019, and with an all-star cast including Sarah Paulson, Nicole Kidman and everyone’s favourite Stranger Things kid Finn Wolfhard, you won’t want to miss this one. It follows the story of young Theo who is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – you might need the tissues for this one.
Gaiman and Pratchett’s darkly comic fantasy is being adapted for a six-part TV series by Amazon Prime Video and the BBC, which will air on Amazon first, followed by BBC2 later in the year. David Tennant adopts the role of the demon Crowley while Michael Sheen dons his angel wings as Aziraphale, as the two strike up an uneasy alliance to save the planet.
Emma Healey’s touching debut novel about a woman searching for her missing friend while battling early stages of dementia is set to become a 90-minute TV drama airing on BBC in 2019. Maud is determined to find out the truth about what happened to Elizabeth before she loses herself completely in this raw and unflinching portrayal of living with the devastating effects of dementia.
The charming classic is getting another rework from acclaimed director Greta Gerwig – we can’t wait to watch Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan take on the roles of two of the four March sisters growing up in America after the Civil War. While you’re waiting, you can rewatch the 1994 version with Christian Bale and Winona Ryder and just soak up the nostalgia.
What would a year be without a new Stephen King adaptation? This year it’s the book King himself deems his scariest that’s up for a remake. You’ll definitely need a cushion to hide behind when watching this terrifying tale of a family who discovers their home is a little too close to an ancient burial ground for comfort and realise that, sometimes, dead really is better.