Uzo Aduba has been announced as the host of a new monthly book club series on Netflix called But Have You Read The Book?
The streamer has revealed the Orange Is The New Black star will host the first series, and during the programme, she will reveal the new books that Netflix are turning into either a film or adapt into a series. It will also be partnered with Starbucks, and the host, alongside her guests, will chew the fat over a cup of coffee.
It’s been revealed that on the first episode of Netflix’s But Have You Read The Book?, the subject will be Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel Passing, ahead of the film arriving on the streaming platform on November 10th. The picture is directed by Rebecca Hall and stars Tessa Thompson with Ruth Negga.
Netflix CMO Bozoma Saint John has said: “From Bridgerton, To All the Boys and Sweet Magnolias to Queen’s Gambit, Unorthodox, Virgin River and of course Orange Is the New Black, Netflix loves bringing books to life on screen and creating conversation with passionate readers and fans. We’re thrilled to partner with Starbucks and excited that the incredible Uzo Aduba will be our host to discuss favourite books and what goes into the writing, developing, casting and creating of our beloved series and films.”
Meanwhile, Aduba commented: “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked friends, ‘But have you read the book?’ So I’m excited to host Netflix Book Club and bring together loyal book fans, TV and movie obsessives and the creators behind their favourite stories. I can’t wait to dive deep into the creative process and what it takes to bring a book to life.”
Starbucks CMO Brady Brewer also noted: “Over the years coffee and coffeehouses have been bringing communities together for a shared experience and conversation about what we are reading and watching. The new relationship we’ve formed with Netflix for But Have You Read the Book? is an exciting way to bring these conversations from the third place to our customers wherever they are.”