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April 2017

Books on Screen

April 2017

April's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Circle and The Lost City of Z; the HBO movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah Winfrey; the series premieres of "American Gods," "The White Princess" and "The Handmaid's Tale," along with the season finales of "The Magicians" and "Hap and Leonard"; and the DVD releases of Hidden Figures and The Bye Bye Man.

 

In Theaters


The Case for Christ

Release Date: April 7th (wide)
Based on: THE CASE FOR CHRIST: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, by Lee Strobel

Their Finest
Release Date: April 7th (limited)
Based on: THEIR FINEST by Lissa Evans

The Lost City of Z
Release Date: April 14th (limited)
Based on: THE LOST CITY OF Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

The Circle
Release Date: April 28th (wide)
Based on: THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers
 



 

On TV
 

 

Film Premiere

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Air Date: Saturday, April 22nd at 8pm ET/PT on HBO
Based on: THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot

 

Series Premieres

"The Son"
Air Dates: Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT on AMC; Series Premiere on April 8th
Based on: THE SON by Philipp Meyer

"The White Princess"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Series Premiere on April 16th
Based on: THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory

"Famous in Love"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Freeform; Series Premiere on April 18th
Based on: FAMOUS IN LOVE by Rebecca Serle

"The Handmaid's Tale"
Air Dates: Wednesdays on Hulu; Series Premiere on April 26th
Based on: THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

"American Gods"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Starz; Series Premiere on April 30th
Based on: AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman

 

Series/Season Finales

“Big Little Lies”
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Finale on April 2nd
Based on: BIG LITTLE LIES by Lianne Moriarty

“The Magicians”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy; Season Two Finale on April 19th
Based on: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

“Hap and Leonard”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV; Season Two Finale on April 19th
Based on: Hap and Leonard series by Joe R. Lansdale

 

Ongoing Series

“The Flash”
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp
 


 

On DVD


Hidden Figures

DVD Release Date: April 11th
Based on: HIDDEN FIGURES: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

The Bye Bye Man

DVD Release Date: April 11th
Based on: The chapter "The Bridge to Body Island" in THE PRESIDENT'S VAMPIRE: Strange-but-True Tales of the United States of America, by Robert Damon Schneck