Not only do we have some really great movies based on YA books to look forward to in 2020, there are also some exciting TV shows on the horizon too.
Here are some of the YA books being made into TV shows in 2020.
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Gossip Girl is set to return to the small screen in 2020, but not as we knew it. There’s going to be a whole new cast ruling the steps of the Met. The original Gossip Girl series was based off of the books by Cecily von Ziegesar, but they were written in the early 00s. It’s safe to say that the digital age has changed a lot since then. The reboot of GG plans to make use of the technology and apps that we use in 2020 to bring new life to the anonymous New York blogger.
Kristen Bell has been confirmed as returning to voice Gossip Girl, but after that we have no idea if the original cast are game to return for cameos. We’re heard Dan Humphrey is a bit busy on You…
Gossip Girl will be released in 2020 on HBO in the US – so, possibly Sky TV and Now TV in the UK and Ireland.
Yes, we’ve already had a film adaption of Love, Simon in the form of the 2018 movie, but thanks to Disney+ we’re getting a TV series in 2020.
The series is set in the same world as the 2018 film and focuses on a new student at Creekwood High School, Victor. The series follows his journey of self-discovery: facing challenges at home and struggling with his sexual orientation. He reaches out to Simon when it seems too difficult for him to navigate through high school.
Nick Robinson narrates the series as Simon.
Love Simon will be released in 2020 on Disney+.
The graphic novel Cursed was only released in December 2029, but a TV show adaption has been in development with Netflix since early 2018.
Cursed is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a young mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther.
Cursed stars 13 Reasons Why alum Katherine Langford in the main role.
It will be released on Netflix in late 2020.
Shadow and Bone
Another new TV show to look out for in 20202 is Shadow and Bone, based on overlapping YA book series Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
The series brings together the stories and characters of both Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, two overlapping series that take place in Bardugo’s Grishaverse. In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, the Shadow Fold, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier [Alina Starkov] uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.
Shadow and Bone will be released on Netflix in 2020.
Which YA book are you most looking forward to being turned into a movie?