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Books on Screen

Each month, our Books on Screen feature spotlights movies, television shows, miniseries and specials that are based on books of various genres --- including novels, memoirs, comics, children's books, short stories and poetry --- along with the latest DVD releases.

June 2024

June's Books on Screen roundup includes the series premieres of "Presumed Innocent" on Apple TV+ and "Queenie" on Hulu; the season two premiere of HBO's "House of the Dragon" and the second part of season three of Netflix's "Bridgerton"; the conclusion of "Dark Matter" on Apple TV+; the season finales of Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart," AMC's "Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire" and Apple TV+'s "The Big Door Prize"; the films Firebrand and The Watchers; and the DVD releases of The Long Game, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and Orlando, My Political Biography.

May 2024

May's Books on Screen roundup includes the series premieres of Peacock's "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" and Apple TV+'s "Dark Matter"; the season premieres of "Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire" on AMC and "Bridgerton" on Netflix; the conclusion of Paramount+'s "A Gentleman in Moscow," Hulu's "We Were the Lucky Ones," and HBO's "The Sympathizer"; the season finales of "Tracker" on CBS and "Will Trent" on ABC; the films Force of Nature: The Dry 2 and The Image of You in theaters, as well as Turtles All the Way Down on Max; and the DVD releases of Dune: Part Two, The Bricklayer and The Taste of Things.

April 2024

April's Books on Screen roundup includes the series premieres of "Ripley" on Netflix, "The Sympathizer" on HBO, and "Franklin" on Apple TV+; the season premieres of Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" and Apple TV+'s "The Big Door Prize"; the conclusion of "Manhunt" on Apple TV+; the continuation of "A Gentleman in Moscow" on Paramount+ with Showtime, "Palm Royale" on Apple TV+, "We Were the Lucky Ones" on Hulu, "Tracker" on CBS, and "Will Trent" on ABC; the films Someone Like You in theaters and One Bad Apple: A Hannah Swensen Mystery on Hallmark Mystery; and the DVD releases of Mean Girls, Which Brings Me to You, The Promised Land and Madame Web.

March 2024

March's Books on Screen roundup includes the series premieres of "A Gentleman in Moscow" on Paramount+ with Showtime, "Apples Never Fall" on Peacock, Manhunt on Apple TV+, "We Were the Lucky Ones" on Hulu, and "The Baxters" on Prime Video; the season two premiere of Prime Video's "American Rust: Broken Justice"; the conclusion of “Feud: Capote vs. The Swans” on FX and "Masters of the Air" on Apple TV+; the season one finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live"; the films Dune: Part Two, Arthur the King and One Life; and the DVD releases of Ferrari, The Color Purple, Poor Things and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

February 2024

February's Books on Screen roundup includes the series premieres of "Tracker" on CBS, "The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" on AMC, and "One Day" on Netflix; the season two premiere of ABC's "Will Trent"; the conclusion of "Expats" on Prime Video; the films Argylle and Lisa Frankenstein in theaters; four Hallmark movies inspired by the life and work of Jane Austen (Paging Mr. Darcy, Love & Jane, An American in Austen and Sense and Sensibility); and the DVD releases of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, Wonka and Priscilla.

January 2024

January's Books on Screen roundup includes the series premieres of "Fool Me Once" on Netflix, "Expats" on Prime Video, and "Masters of the Air" on Apple TV+; the season premiere of "All Creatures Great and Small" on PBS "Masterpiece"; the season finales of Prime Video's "Reacher," Disney+'s "Percy Jackson and the Olympians," and The CW's "Son of a Critch"; the films Origin, The End We Start From and Which Brings Me to You in theaters, along with Killers of the Flower Moon on Apple TV+ and Foe on Prime Video; and the DVD release of Eileen.

December 2023

December's Books on Screen roundup includes the season two premiere of "Reacher" on Amazon Prime Video; the films The Boys in the Boat, The Color Purple, Wonka, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever, Eileen, Ferrari and the Netflix premiere of Leave the World Behind; the season finales of "Black Cake" on Hulu, "Slow Horses" on Apple TV+ and "Sullivan's Crossing" on The CW; the conclusion of Showtime's "Fellow Travelers"; the premieres of "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" on Disney+ and the HBO docuseries "Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage and Reckoning"; and the DVD releases of Dumb Money, Rumble Through the Dark and The Last Voyage of the Demeter.

November 2023

November's Books on Screen roundup includes the series premieres of Netflix's "All the Light We Cannot See" and Hulu's "Black Cake"; the conclusion of "Lessons in Chemistry" on Apple TV+; the season finales of Apple TV+'s "The Morning Show" and Amazon Freevee's "Bosch: Legacy"; the season three premiere of "Slow Horses" on Apple TV+; the films The Marsh King’s Daughter, Leave the World Behind and The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes; and the DVD releases of Oppenheimer, Desperation Road and A Haunting in Venice.

October 2023

October's Books on Screen roundup includes the series premiere of "Lessons in Chemistry" on Apple TV+; the films Killers of the Flower Moon, Desperation Road and Foe in theaters, along with Pet Sematary: Bloodlines on Paramount+ and The Pigeon Tunnel on Apple TV+; the season premiere of "Bosch: Legacy" on Amazon Freevee; the season finales of "The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon" on AMC, "The Wheel of Time" on Amazon Prime Video, and "When Calls the Heart" on Hallmark Channel; the continuation of "The Morning Show" on Apple TV+; and the DVD releases of The Boogeyman, Blue Beetle and Shortcomings.

September 2023

September's Books on Screen roundup includes the season premieres of "The Morning Show" on Apple TV+, "The Wheel of Time" on Amazon Prime Video, and "Virgin River" on Netflix; the series premieres of AMC's "The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon," Hulu's "The Other Black Girl," Apple TV+'s "The Changeling," and Netflix's "Dear Child"; the season finales of "Harlan Coben’s Shelter" on Amazon Prime Video and "Dark Winds" on AMC; the Netflix film Love at First Sight, along with the theatrical releases of Dumb Money and A Haunting in Venice; and the DVD releases of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, God Is a Bullet and Corner Office.