Netflix and Starbucks have partnered to launch a new Netflix series centered on books. The series is titled Netflix Book Club and will showcase the books that have been adapted into hit shows and films on the streaming platform. The show will be hosted by Nigerian-American Actress Uzo Aduba and debuts November 16th.
Aduba is famous for a variety of performances including Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black and also as Shirley Chisholm, first black candidate for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States, in the Hulu miniseries Mrs. America.
On the show’s official website, Aduba describes how each month she will pick a book that Netflix has adapted and discuss the process of going from “page to screen.” The book list, so far, highlights some of Netflix’s most popular and award winning series, like The Queens Gambit and Bridgerton, as well as some upcoming releases, like Passing, which premiers on November 10th.
Passing will also be the first book club episode which will air on November 16th. Aduba will talk with director Rebecca Hall and actors Ruth Negga and André Holland about the film and its adaptation from the text.
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