Read the book before it’s a show at the new Netflix Book Club
Uzo Aduba to host global book club for Netflix
If you haven’t watched a movie based on a book and said “Yes, but the book was better,” then you are not human. With more and more books adapted into movies and TV series these days, readers around the world are grappling with the tension, surprise and, hopefully, joy of watching new content inspired by their literature. favorite, and Netflix Book Club wants to join in on the action. Hosted by a passionate reader and Orange is the new black star Uzo Aduba, Netflix Book Club begins next month.
Netflix just launched a global book club where fans can read the books that inspired their favorite movies and TV shows (think Queen’s Gambit) and discover books that will soon become content on Netflix.
“I am so excited to bring you an ever-growing and curated collection of newly adapted books that you can then watch on Netflix shortly thereafter,” Aduba said in a statement. “You will also be able to explore the literature behind movies and shows that you have already watched that you might not even know begin as words on a page. Orange is the new black, we watch you.
“Join us as we dive into the trenches stories we can’t stop thinking about!” Will the new adaptation stick to the end? Who would be a good candidate to play the protagonists? Will new characters be added and will they work with the storyline? Let’s talk about it, ”Aduba also shared.
Plus, unlike that other book club you were bluntly kicked out for not reading Chapter 5 by Thursday, Netflix promises its book club is unlike any other book club. It’s a cool book club.
“No homework, no obligations and certainly no homework,” the company said. “Whether you’ve already finished the book or are waiting to read it after you’ve looked at it first, it’s up to you! We repeat: there is no wrong answer. We are here for your entertainment, whatever form it takes.
Aduba will then host conversations with the creators, actors and authors of the books in a series called “But Did You Read the Book?”
The first book presented in the November spotlight is Who passed, which will land on Netflix as a film on November 10, 2021. “Based on the novel by Nella Larsen, Who passed follows two black women (Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga) who go white. However, despite their common foundations, every woman chooses to live across the color line in 1929 in New York, ”the statement read.
The club starts on November 16 and you can interact with it on the Netflix US Facebook page and streamer Still Watching Netflix’s YouTube channel.
To make sure you’re up to date and ready to read when the Book Club launches, sign up for the mailing list online at Netflix Book Club.