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

100 attractive teenagers are dropped onto an ‘uninhabited’ and ‘irradiated’ earth to see if it’s survivable.

Network:
Airdates: 2014 - 2020

Adachi to Shimamura

Two girls fall in love in school.

Network: ,
Airdates: 2020

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

Akame ga Kill!

Tatsumi, a young villager, travels to the Capital to raise money for his home only to discover strong corruption in the area. The assassin group “Night Raid” recruits him to fight against the Empire.

Network: , , ,
Airdates: 2014

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.

Network: ,
Airdates: 2016 - 2018

Altered Carbon warning

Consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies.

Network:
Airdates: 2018 - 2019

American Gods warning

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

Network:
Airdates: 2017 - 2021

Anima Yell!

A cheer squad tries to help the school be happier.

Network: , ,
Airdates: 2018