Netflix has unveiled a virtual book club that will highlight titles it’s adapting into series and films.
Netflix Book Club content will be hosted by Orange Is The New Black star Uzo Aduba, and videos will live on Netflix’s Still Watching YouTube channel and the Netflix U.S. Facebook channel, beginning Nov. 16. A flagship Starbucks-sponsored series, titled But Have You Read The Book?, will see cast, creators, and authors chatting over a cup of coffee.
In a blog post, Netflix noted that book adaptations have become some of its biggest hits over the years, including Bridgerton (which it adapted 18 years after the book series launched) and The Queen’s Gambit (37 years later). The Netflix Book Club will alert viewers to what’s coming next, and chronicle the adaptation process from page to screen, the company said.
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The first monthly pick will be Nella Larsen’s Passing, a Harlem Renaissance-era novel that Netflix will release on Nov. 10, starring Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga. Passing follows two Black women who can pass as white and choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1929 New York.
You can check out the trailer for the Netflix Book Club right here: