Literary Inspired TV Shows (
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Predominantly found in web series, TV shows with this trope are based on a pre-existing work. Like every single bloody Sherlock Holmes series ever made by network TV.

The 100 warning skull-crossbones

Drop 100 pretty teenagers onto ‘uninhabited’ and ‘irradiated’ earth to see if it’s survivable. Sounds like the CW’s version of post-apocalyptic drama!

Network:
Airdates: 2014 - current

The Adventures of Serena Berg star

An LGBTQ+ literary webseries based on Cyrano de Bergerac.

Network:
Airdates: 2016

Agatha Christie’s Marple skull-crossbones

An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Network:
Airdates: 2004 - 2013

Air Master

Teenaged street fighters with big boobs.

Network:
Airdates: 2003 - 2004

Akikan!

Soda cans become beautiful girls who have to fight.

Network:
Airdates: 2009

All For One star

A freshman at Dumas College, Dorothy is desperately hoping to be chosen for the sorority Mu Sigma Theta and has a tiny little crush on her roommate. That’s normal, right?

Network:
Airdates: 2016 - current

American Gods warning

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself “Wednesday” and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow’s life and past.

Network:
Airdates: 2017 - current

Anima Yell!

A cheer squad tries to help the school be happier.

Network: , ,
Airdates: 2018

Any Other Rosie star

A Modern Adaption of a Shakespeare Classic Romeo and Juliet…but with a twist.

Network:
Airdates: 2017 - 2018

Aria the Scarlet Ammo

Kinji, a student of an elite academy that produces highly skilled soldiers who fight crime in an anarchic society, gets attacked by a criminal. Aria, an elite soldier, saves him and they team up.

Arrow skull-crossbones

Saving the world knows no gender/love boundaries! Superheros with (and without) powers running around Starling City and being socialists leads to a different sort of Black Canary.

Network:
Airdates: 2012 - 2020