Your Book Has Been Optioned For Film/TV—What Happens Next?

Column by Rob Hart February 21, 2022
Author Rob Hart, whose books have been optioned for both film and television, talks about working within the Hollywood machine.

"WandaVision" Demonstrates the Untapped Potential of the Superhero Genre

Column by BH Shepherd
A critical look at "WandaVision" and what it portends for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"Cursed": The Road to Redemption Starts with Strong Roots

Column by Amanda Bender
The Weeping Monk is by far one of the most compelling characters in Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller's 'Cursed', and is a prime example of how to craft a redemption arc.

Excited About "Lovecraft Country"? Read Victor LaValle's "The Ballad Of Black Tom" First

Column by Christopher Shultz July 7, 2020
Released on the exact same day, Matt Ruff's 'Lovecraft Country' and Victor LaValle's 'The Ballad Of Black Tom' share some DNA, with one major difference.

A Demigod’s Guide to Defining the New Normal

Column by Amanda Bender
Rick Riordan's announcement that Percy Jackson will be getting his own Disney+ series comes at moment when we are struggling to leave the old world behind and fight for a better one.

What Made 'Roseanne' Great

Column by Peter Derk February 28, 2018
'Roseanne' is returning to TV at the end of March. Can the new season live up to the old? Did we get our fill of the Conners, or do we need them now more than ever?

7 Books to Read After You've Watched Netflix's ‘Dark’

Column by Michael David Wilson December 21, 2017
Loved 'Dark' season one and waiting for your next fix? Why not try reading?

So I Heard Y'all Want to Float: The Past, Present, and Future of Stephen King's IT

Column by Max Booth III
We dig deep into the novel, miniseries, and film adaptation of Stephen King's killer clown novel.

Five Storytelling Tips I Learned from Watching 'The Bachelor'

Column by Christoph Paul April 11, 2017
Five examples of how reality TV Shows 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' showed me how to write better stories.

The Violence Yet to Come: Breaking Down the 'Taboo' Pilot

Column by Fred Venturini March 31, 2017
A craft-based look at the pilot episode of FX's 'Taboo.'

Vampire Love is the Best Kind

Column by Stephanie Bonjack February 10, 2017
Let's be honest: nothing compares to vampire love.

Pilot Breakdown: Beauty and Disarray in Westworld's 'The Original'

Column by Fred Venturini February 2, 2017
A craft-based look at Westworld's pilot, "The Original."
TV Adaptation Of 'Handmaid's Tale' Finds Lead

TV Adaptation Of 'Handmaid's Tale' Finds Lead

News by Peter Derk May 2, 2016
Elisabeth Moss to star in 10-part TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale.'
Tarantino To Take ‘Forty Lashes Less One’ to Television

Tarantino To Take ‘Forty Lashes Less One’ to Television

News by Raine Winters
The project will be a TV miniseries.
AMC Picks Up Preacher

All Hell's A-Comin': AMC Picks Up Preacher

News by Peter Derk September 11, 2015
Seth Rogen announces that 'Preacher' is coming to AMC. Arseface could not be reached for comment.
Gently's On The Case: New TV Series Based On Douglas Adams' Books

Gently's On The Case: New TV Series Based On Douglas Adams' Books

News by Peter Derk August 5, 2014
An adaptation of Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently series is planned for the small screen.

Five Failed Attempts to Bring Superheroes to TV

Column by BH Shepherd December 19, 2013
While "Arrow" and "Agents of SHIELD" continue to make a valiant effort, let's take a look back at some of unsuccessful attempts that preceded them.
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'Under the Dome' Renewed for Second Season

News by Christopher Shultz
The popular series based on a Stephen King novel will be back in 2014.
Veronica Mars

Vintage Books to Publish Novels Based on TV Series 'Veronica Mars'

News by Christopher Shultz
The short-lived but much-loved show will live on after next year's reunion movie hits theaters.
Christina Ricci leaves 'Girlfriend in a Coma'

Christina Ricci Walks Away From 'Girlfriend in a Coma'

News by Christopher Shultz
One month after NBC announced the series based on Douglas Coupland's novel, the big-name star announces her departure. Who will replace her?

A Recap Of... Game Of Thrones

Column by Cath Murphy March 30, 2012
Buckle your halbard and sharpen your axe! Game of Thrones is back on the small screen at the weekend. What some would call the definitive guide to books one through five awaits, sers and ladies.

Top 10 Ways To Make 'The Walking Dead' Less Stupid, Revisited

Column by Rob Hart March 19, 2012
Back in November, when the mid-season finale aired, I suggested 10 ways the writers of The Walking Dead could make the show less stupid. Did anything change between now and then? Kinda...
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Frank Darabont to Direct 'L.A. Noir' Pilot

News by Brandon Tietz January 10, 2012
Frank Darabont is directing 'L.A. Noir,' based off the Justin Buntin book--not the video game.

Top Ten Comics That Should Be A TV Series

Column by Jason Van Horn December 16, 2011
Ten comic books that should be turned into a television series, posthaste!

Top 10 Ways To Make 'The Walking Dead' Less Stupid

Column by Rob Hart November 30, 2011
'The Walking Dead' just wrapped up the first half of its second season--and unless they address the problems with its writing, I'm not going to tune back in come February.