TV GUIDE: 3 series to watch based on books

Sarah Gadon in 'Alias Grace.' (Jan Thijs/Netflix)
Sarah Gadon in 'Alias Grace.' (Jan Thijs/Netflix)

In case you didn’t know some of the most popular television series are adaptations from books, and they are just as good, or even better than the source material.

Tonight's TV guide is for the book lovers and the series lovers.

Alias Grace – Netflix

Based on the 1996 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, the series tells the story of young Grace Marks, a poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who is accused and convicted of the 1843 murder of her employer and his housekeeper.

Big Little Lies – Showmax

Based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty it centres on Madeline, Celeste and Jane are a trio of wealthy young women in Monterey, California. Their lives are shattered when a murder takes place in their idyllic town, unravelling a can of worms.

The Night Manager – Amazon Prime

Based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré the series centres on Pine, an ex-British soldier, is hired by an intelligence officer as a covert operative. He is tasked with infiltrating the inner circle of Roper, a secret arms dealer and also his lover's killer.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.