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 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

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.

Attack on Titan skull-crossbones

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Network: ,
Airdates: 2013 - current

The Autobiography of Jane Eyre

A modernized web series​ adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’ ​

Network:
Airdates: 2013 - 2014

Away From It All warning

A modern web series adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, told in a multimedia format.

Network:
Airdates: 2016 - 2017

Azumanga Daioh

A humorous and highly unpredictable animated series following a group of high school girls and their teachers.

Network:
Airdates: 2002