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Announcing Netflix Book Club with Host Uzo Aduba and New Social Series with Starbucks

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13 October 2021

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Netflix is announcing Netflix Book Club, a one-of-a-kind book club from the home of the world's most talked-about book adaptations.

Readers around the world know what's next in their TBR (to-be-read) list whenever Netflix announces its next adaptation because the hype is real: books that Netflix turn into pop culture phenomena blast up to the top of bestseller lists long after they first publish, such as the Bridgerton books (18 years later) and The Queen's Gambit (37 years later).

Through Netflix Book Club, readers will 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.

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

Netflix Book Club's 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 cant 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.

Visit netflixbookclub.com for more information. You can check out more great book to screen adaptations on Netflix here and watch the trailer for Netflix Book Club here.
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