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May 2019

Books on Screen

May 2019

May's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Aladdin, UglyDolls, A Dog's Journey and The Professor and the Madman; the series finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones," along with the premieres of such limited series as "The Spanish Princess" on Starz, SundanceTV's "The Name of the Rose" and "Good Omens" on Amazon Prime; and the DVD releases of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Ashes in the Snow, The Upside and Lords of Chaos.

 

In Theaters


UglyDolls
Release Date: May 3rd (wide)
Based on: Characters from the UglyDolls series by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim

The Professor and the Madman
Release Date: May 10th (limited)
Based on: THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

Tolkien
Release Date: May 10th (limited)
Based on: The early life of J. R. R. Tolkien

A Dog's Journey
Release Date: May 17th (wide)
Based on: A DOG'S JOURNEY: Another Novel for Humans by W. Bruce Cameron

The Sun Is Also a Star
Release Date: May 17th (wide)
Based on: THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Release Date: May 17th (limited)
Based on: WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE by Shirley Jackson

Aladdin
Release Date: May 24th (wide)
Based on: An Arabic folktale from ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS

 


 

On TV

 

Series Premieres

"The Spanish Princess" (8-episode series)
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Series Premiere on May 5th
Based on: THE CONSTANT PRINCESS and THE KING'S CURSE by Philippa Gregory

"State of the Union" (10-episode series)
Air Dates: Mondays through Fridays at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV; Series Premiere on May 6th
Based on: STATE OF THE UNION: A Marriage in Ten Parts, by Nick Hornby

"Catch-22" (6-episode series)
Release Date: May 17th on Hulu
Based on: CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller

"The Name of the Rose" (8-episode series)
Air Dates: Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV; Series Premiere on May 23rd
Based on: THE NAME OF THE ROSE by Umberto Eco

"The Hot Zone" (6-episode series)
Air Dates: May 27th, 28th and 29th at 9pm ET/PT on National Geographic
Based on: THE HOT ZONE: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus, by Richard Preston

"Good Omens" (6-episode series)
Release Date: May 31st on Amazon Prime
Based on: GOOD OMENS: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

 

Series/Season Finales

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Seven Finale on May 13th
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

“The Flash”
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Five Finale on May 14th
Based on: The DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino

"State of the Union" (10-episode series)
Air Dates: Mondays through Fridays at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV; Series Finale on May 17th
Based on: STATE OF THE UNION: A Marriage in Ten Parts, by Nick Hornby

"Game of Thrones"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Finale on May 19th
Based on: A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin

"Les Miserables" (6-episode series)
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on PBS "Masterpiece"; Series Finale on May 19th
Based on: LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo

"Killing Eve"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on BBC America; Season Two Finale on May 26th
Based on: The Villanelle series by Luke Jennings

 


 

On DVD

Ashes in the Snow
DVD Release Date: May 14th
Based on: BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
DVD Release Date: May 21st
Based on: How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell

The Upside
DVD Release Date: May 21st
Based on: YOU CHANGED MY LIFE: A Memoir, by Abdel Sellou

Lords of Chaos
DVD Release Date: May 28th
Based on: LORDS OF CHAOS: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind