Five essential adapted series to binge this weekend on Netflix
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Five essential adapted series to binge this weekend on Netflix

Netflix is home to many shows and films that are adapted from popular books, comics, and manga. 

These adaptations not only pay homage to their source material but also offer unique perspectives and experiences that can stand on their own. Some might even draw you into the world of the source material if you are an abject newcomer to these worlds.

If you’re looking for an exciting lineup of adapted series to dive into this weekend, we have curated five essential options just for you. This is the latest in our ongoing essential binges series.

Whether you’re drawn to supernatural mysteries or dysfunctional superhero families, there’s something for you to enjoy this weekend. Your weekend binge-watching session starts now!

Five essential series to binge on Netflix this weekend:

Lockwood & Co.

Based on Jonathan Stroud’s series of supernatural detective novels, Lockwood & Co. offers a unique blend of mystery, horror, and humour. Set in a world plagued by dangerous ghosts, the story follows a team of young agents who can not only see these apparitions but can fight them, too.

With their quick wit and brave hearts, Lockwood & Co. takes on cases that reveal dark secrets and spine-tingling adventures. This adaptation brings to life the eerie atmosphere and witty banter of the novels, making it a fantastic choice for fans of the supernatural and detective genres.

Warrior Nun

Warrior Nun draws its inspiration from the cult-favourite comic series created by Ben Dunn. The show follows Ava, a young woman who wakes up in a morgue with newfound supernatural abilities and a divine artefact embedded in her back. She becomes part of an ancient order of warrior nuns tasked with battling Earth’s demonic forces.

The series combines elements of fantasy, action, and mystery, while also exploring themes of identity and faith. With its intriguing female protagonist and gripping storyline, Warrior Nun offers a binge-worthy experience.

Umbrella Academy

Gerard Way’s comic series, Umbrella Academy, took the world by storm with its dysfunctional superhero family and offbeat narrative. The Netflix adaptation brings the dysfunctional Hargreeves siblings to life. Endowed with extraordinary abilities, the estranged siblings reunite after the death of their adoptive father and discover a looming apocalypse that they must prevent.

The show seamlessly blends quirky humour, intense action, and poignant character development, making it an ideal choice for those who crave a mix of superhero dynamics and family drama.

Sweet Tooth

Jeff Lemire’s beloved comic series Sweet Tooth finds new life on Netflix as a heartwarming adaptation. In a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a virus, children known as ‘hybrids’ are born with both human and animal traits. Gus, a young deer-boy hybrid, embarks on a journey to uncover his origins and discover the truth about his existence.

The show beautifully captures the essence of Lemire’s artwork and storytelling, offering a tale of hope, friendship, and resilience in the face of adversity.

One Piece

Finally, for the week’s biggest release, we suggest you plunge deep into the world of One Piece. For fans of anime and manga, One Piece needs no introduction. Eiichiro Oda’s epic tale of pirates, adventure, and camaraderie has fascinated millions worldwide.

Netflix’s live-action adaptation brings the Straw Hat Pirates to a new audience, promising an exciting blend of action, humour, and the search for the legendary One Piece treasure. It’s an intriguing opportunity to experience the Grand Line’s thrills in a fresh format.