Feed by Mira Grant
This Hugo-nominated book by Mira Grant (the pen name of Seanan McGuire) imagines a world that has gotten used to a virus that leads to the undead roaming around the US. The story follows a team of young reporters in their 20s writing a news blog, as mass media no longer holds much power in this dystopian world. Equal parts creepy, funny and even genuinely emotional, I think Feed would make a great TV series, perhaps with a found-footage framing.
Chaos by James Gleick
Yes, it’s nonfiction. Yes, it’s about math. No, I haven’t finished reading it yet. All that said, however, I think it would be great to see one of the earliest books written about chaos theory for an audience of people who aren’t experts adapted into a documentary TV series. After all, there are plenty of shows about sharks, space and volcanoes that have captured the public’s imagination and inspired generations of young people to love learning. Why not an advanced but highly-interesting form of math?
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
Some might say that we don’t need yet another uplifting space show where the characters float around to different planets and marvel at the wonders of the universe. I say otherwise. While it’s a short book and a little overly optimistic, I do think the descriptions of the various planets that the characters visit would make for great TV.