The Bourne Series is a series of three novels by Robert Ludlum featuring the fictional spy Jason Bourne. The series has since been further extended by Eric Van Lustbader after the death of Robert Ludlum.
The original three Bourne novels by Ludlum novels are:
The continuation novels by Van Lustbader are::
- The Bourne Legacy (2004)
- The Bourne Betrayal (2007)
- The Bourne Sanction (2008)
- The Bourne Deception (2009)
- The Bourne Objective (2010)
- The Bourne Dominion (2011)
- The Bourne Imperative (2012)
- The Bourne Retribution (2013)
- The Bourne Ascendancy (2014)
The Bourne Identity has been adapted into live action twice. The first adaptation is a 1988 television film starring Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith. The second is a 2002 feature film starring Matt Damon, which proved to be a strong critical and commercial success, launching the Bourne film series, which consists of four films, with a fifth planned for Jul 15, 2016 release.