Netflix Book Club with Host Uzo Aduba

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Read, watch, then talk about the books that inspired some of Netflix’s series and movies with Netflix Book Club With Host Uzo Aduba

Netflix has announced Netflix Book Club with Host Uzo Aduba! This one-of-a-kind book club is the place for fans to hear about their new favorite books, films, and series adaptations first – and get exclusive access to the process behind bringing these books from page to screen. Netflix series based on books turn into pop culture phenomena that rocket up to the top of the bestseller list even years after they were first published, such as the Bridgerton books (18 years later) and The Queen’s Gambit (37 years later).

Netflix and Starbucks are partnering up to bring the book club to life. The inaugural host of Netflix Book Club will be three-time Emmy Award winner, Uzo Aduba. She will announce the monthly book selections that will be making their way to Netflix and host conversations about the adaptation process with the creators, authors, and cast over a cup of coffee at Starbucks in a new social series But Have You Read the Book?. The social series goes live on November 16 on the Still Watching Netflix YouTube Channel and the Netflix US Facebook channel.

The first pick of the month will kick off with Nella Larsen’s Harlem Renaissance-era novel Passing to coincide with Netflix’s November 10 release of the acclaimed movie adaptation, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and was recently seen at the New York Film Festival. Directed and written by Rebecca Hall and starring Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga, Passing follows the story of two Black women who can pass as white and choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1929 New York.

Netflix CMO Bozoma Saint John: “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 favorite books and what goes into the writing, developing, casting and creating of our beloved series and films.”

Netflix Book Club Host Uzo Aduba: “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 favorite 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: “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.” [via Netflix]

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