Sequels that exist in a different medium than their predecessors

William Faulkner wrote a book called Sanctuary, then wrote a sequel called Requiem for a Nun - but instead of another novel, the sequel was a play! The latest season of the popular television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer isn’t on TV at all - it’s a comic book.

What are some other examples of sequels that change medium from the original? Is there a book that’s a sequel to a movie? A movie that’s a sequel to an unfilmed book? And so on?

Great Teacher Onizuka was originally an animated series in Japan, but then the sequel series was live action.

Firefly is a TV show with a movie sequel, Serenity. I imagine that happens a lot.

These days, graphic novels show up a lot in this context.

Stephen King’s Dark Tower is set to come out as a graphic novel.

The Disney cartoon series Gargoyles, after languishing for years, is now being continued as a comic book.

Yes, but this is an adaptation of the original story, not a continuation- the Dark Tower saga has already been completed.

Besides the original six movies, other segments of the Star Wars saga have been told in books, and a television series was planned (not sure if that’s still going to be done).

The fantasy movie Willow got given literary sequels written by Chris Claremont.

The Critic went from a 30 minute animated TV show to an animated internet cartoon short.

The sequel to the film Tron was, appropriately enough, the video game Tron 2.0.

The Thing the video game was a sequel to the movie. This happens a lot I think.

George Pal tried for years to do a sequel film to his version of The Time Machine. Failing, he finally co-wrote (okay, the other guy probably wrote it off Pal’s notes) it with Joe Morhaim as a novel called Time Machine II. Though billed on the cover as a sequel to Wells’ novel, it reads more as a continuation of the film (imho).

Sir Rhosis

nitpick Actually, technically Firefly is a TV show with comic books sequels, and then with a movie sequel, Serenity. The three comics cover the time period between the TV show and the movie.

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