5 things to do after finishing The Luminaries

The Luminaries Season 1, Episode 3 - Courtesy of Starz
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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 15: Eleanor Catton, author of “The Luminaries” poses for photographs after winning the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at The Guildhall on October 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) /

You’ve finished watching The Luminaries and now you don’t know what to do next. Here are a few fun things to consider during your post-Luminaries drought.

Now that The Luminaries has wrapped after six episodes, you might be wondering what you should do next to preserve the bubble created by the gripping New Zealand series. Starz has advertised The Luminaries as a limited series, so it’s not likely we’ll be getting another season. That could change, but for now, here are a few other things you could consider doing to occupy your time.

5. Read the book!

Easily the first thing on your list should be reading the book the series was based on! Eleanor Catton won the 2013 Man Booker Prize for her novel. The book is more complicated and long-winded than the series, as it follows a prospector named Walter Moody who travels to Hokitika to make his fortune in the goldfields. He stumbles into a meeting between twelve local men and is immediately drawn into a mystery.

The novel follows a complex structure based on Western astrology, hence where the title comes into play. Catton adapted her novel for television, and in an interview with Syfy Wire, she discussed how challenging it was for her to pare down the epic story into a miniseries, calling the process “all-consuming.” It’ll be interesting to compare and contrast the significant differences between the two!