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December 2018

Books on Screen

December 2018

December's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Mary Poppins Returns, Mortal Engines and If Beale Street Could Talk; the conclusion of "My Brilliant Friend" on HBO, along with the premiere (and finale) of Syfy's "Nightflyers," the debut of Netflix's limited series "Watership Down" and the made-for-TV movie Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries; and the DVD releases of Unbroken: Path to Redemption, Little Women and The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

 

In Theaters


Mary Queen of Scots

Release Date: December 7th (limited)
Based on: QUEEN OF SCOTS: The True Life of Mary Stuart, by John Guy

If Beale Street Could Talk
Release Date: December 14th (limited)
Based on: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK by James Baldwin

Mortal Engines
Release Date: December 14th (wide)
Based on: MORTAL ENGINES by Philip Reeve

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Release Date: December 14th (wide)
Based on: The Marvel Comics character Miles Morales/Spider-Man

Mary Poppins Returns
Release Date: December 19th (wide)
Based on: The Mary Poppins series by P. L. Travers

Aquaman
Release Date: December 21st (wide)
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name

 


 

On TV

 

Film Releases

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
Release Date: December 7th on Netflix
Based on: Stories collected in ALL THE MOWGLI STORIES by Rudyard Kipling

Bird Box
Release Date: December 21st on Netflix
Based on: BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman

 

Made-for-TV Movie

Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas
Air Date: Sunday, December 9th at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Based on: TIME FOR ME TO COME HOME by Dorothy Shackleford, with Travis Thrasher

 

Series/Season Premieres

"Nightflyers" (10-episode series)
Air Dates: Sundays through Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy; Series Premiere on December 2nd
Based on: NIGHTFLYERS & OTHER STORIES by George R. R. Martin

"Watership Down" (limited series)
Release Date: December 23rd on Netflix
Based on: WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams

 

Series/Season Finales

"My Brilliant Friend" (8-episode miniseries)
Air Dates: Sundays and Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Finale on December 10th
Based on: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante

"Nightflyers" (10-episode series)
Air Dates: Sundays through Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy; Series Finale on December 13th
Based on: NIGHTFLYERS & OTHER STORIES by George R. R. Martin

"I Feel Bad"
Air Dates: Thursdays at 9:30pm ET/PT on NBC; Season One Finale on December 27th
Based on: I FEEL BAD: All Day. Every Day. About Everything, by Orli Auslander

 

Ongoing Series

"Outlander"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz
Based on: DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon

"Midnight, Texas"
Air Dates: Fridays at 9pm ET/PT on NBC
Based on: Midnight, Texasseries by Charlaine Harris

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name

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

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

 


 

On DVD
 

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
DVD Release Date: December 3rd
Based on: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST by Emily M. Danforth

God Bless the Broken Road
DVD Release Date: December 4th
Based on: GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD by Jennifer Dornbush

Galveston
DVD Release Date: December 11th
Based on: GALVESTON by Nic Pizzolatto

I Still See You
DVD Release Date: December 11th
Based on: BREAK MY HEART 1,000 TIMES by Daniel Waters

Unbroken: Path to Redemption
DVD Release Date: December 11th
Based on: UNBROKEN: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

The House with a Clock in Its Walls
DVD Release Date: December 18th
Based on: THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK ON ITS WALLS by John Bellairs

Little Women
DVD Release Date: December 18th
Based on: LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott

A Simple Favor
DVD Release Date: December 18th
Based on: A SIMPLE FAVOR by Darcey Bell

Venom
DVD Release Date: December 18th
Based on: The comic books Venom: Lethal Protector and Venom: Planet of the Symbiotes by David Michelinie