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April 2024

Books on Screen

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.

 

In Theaters


Someone Like You

Release Date: April 2nd (limited)
Based on: SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Karen Kingsbury

The Beast
Release Date: April 5th (limited)
Based on: THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE by Henry James

The Long Game
Release Date: April 12th (limited)
Based on: MUSTANG MIRACLE written by Humberto G. Garcia, illustrations by Alfonso Garcia

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Release Date: April 19th (wide)
Based on: CHURCHILL'S SECRET WARRIORS: The Explosive True Story of the Special Forces Desperadoes of WWII, by Damien Lewis

 

On TV

 

Film Releases

Along for the Ride

The Tearsmith
Release Date: April 4th on Netflix
Based on: THE TEARSMITH by Erin Doom

One Bad Apple: A Hannah Swensen Mystery
Air Date: Friday, April 5th at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Mystery
Based on: The Hannah Swensen mysteries by Joanne Fluke

Scoop
Release Date: April 5th on Netflix
Based on: SCOOPS: Behind the Scenes of the BBC's Most Shocking Interviews, by Sam McAlister

Stolen
Release Date: April 12th on Netflix
Based on: STOLEN written by Ann-Helén Laestadius, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
 

Series Premieres

"Ripley" (8-episode limited series)
Release Date: April 4th on Netflix (all episodes will be available)
Based on: THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY by Patricia Highsmith

"Mary & George" (7-episode limited series)
Air Dates: Fridays at 9pm ET/PT on Starz; Series Premiere on April 5th
Based on: THE KING'S ASSASSINS: The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and James I, by Benjamin Woolley

"Franklin" (8-episode limited series)
Release Dates: Fridays on Apple TV+; Series Premiere on April 12th (the first three episodes will be available)
Based on: A GREAT IMPROVISATION: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, by Stacy Schiff

"The Sympathizer" (7-episode limited series)
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Premiere on April 14th
Based on: THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen

"Under the Bridge" (8-episode limited series)
Release Dates: Wednesdays on Hulu; Series Premiere on April 17th (the first two episodes will be available)
Based on: UNDER THE BRIDGE: The True Story of the Murder of Reena Virk, by Rebecca Godfrey

"Deliver Me" (5-episode limited series)
Release Date: April 24th on Netflix (all episodes will be available)
Based on: DELIVER ME written by Malin Persson Giolito, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

"Dead Boy Detectives"
Release Date: April 25th on Netflix (all episodes will be available)
Based on: The DC Comics characters of the same name by Neil Gaiman and Matt Wagner

"Goodbye Earth"
Release Date: April 26th on Netflix (all episodes will be available)
Based on: THE FOOL AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Kōtarō Isaka
 

Season Premieres

"When Calls the Heart"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel; Season 11 Premiere on April 7th
Based on: The When Calls the Heart series by Janette Oke

"The Big Door Prize"
Release Dates: Wednesdays on Apple TV+; Season Two Premiere on April 24th (the first two episodes will be available)
Based on: THE BIG DOOR PRIZE by M.O. Walsh
 

Series Finales

"Manhunt" (7-episode limited series)
Release Dates: Fridays on Apple TV+; Series Finale on April 19th
Based on: MANHUNT: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

"Shōgun" (10-episode limited series)
Release Dates: Tuesdays on Hulu and FX; Series Finale on April 23rd
Based on: SHŌGUN by James Clavell
 

Season Finales

"Son of a Critch"
Air Dates: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Three Finale on April 4th
Based on: SON OF A CRITCH: A Childish Newfoundland Memoir, by Mark Critch

"Tokyo Vice"
Release Dates: Thursdays on Max; Season Two Finale on April 4th
Based on: TOKYO VICE: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, by Jake Adelstein
 

Ongoing Series

"Tracker"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on CBS
Based on: THE NEVER GAME by Jeffery Deaver

"Will Trent"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on ABC
Based on: The Will Trent series by Karin Slaughter

"Palm Royale" (10-episode limited series)
Releases Dates: Wednesdays on Apple TV+
Based on: MR. AND MRS. AMERICAN PIE by Juliet McDaniel

"The Girls on the Bus"
Release Dates: Thursdays on Max
Based on: CHASING HILLARY: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, by Amy Chozick

"We Were the Lucky Ones"
Release Dates: Thursdays on Hulu
Based on: WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES by Georgia Hunter

"A Gentleman in Moscow" (8-episode limited series)
Release Dates: Fridays on Paramount+ (for those subscribers with the Paramount+ with Showtime plan)
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Paramount+ with Showtime
Based on: A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles

 

On DVD


Which Brings Me to You

DVD Release Date: April 9th
Based on: WHICH BRINGS ME TO YOU by Julianna Baggott and Steve Almond

Madame Web
DVD Release Date: April 30th
Based on: The Marvel Comics character of the same name

Mean Girls
DVD Release Date: April 30th
Based on: QUEEN BEES AND WANNABES: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boys, and the New Realities of Girl World, by Rosalind Wiseman

The Promised Land
DVD Release Date: April 30th
Based on: THE CAPTAIN AND ANN BARBARA by Ida Jessen