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January 2018

Books on Screen

January 2018

January's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Maze Runner: The Death Cure and The Leisure Seeker; the debuts of the limited series "The Alienist," "Waco" and "Bellevue," along with the season premieres of "Victoria" and "The Magicians"; and the DVD releases of IT, The Snowman and Rebel in the Rye.

 

In Theaters


Paddington 2

Release Date: January 12th (wide)
Based on: The stories of the character Paddington Bear created by Michael Bond

12 Strong
Release Date: January 19th (wide)
Based on: HORSE SOLDIERS: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan, by Doug Stanton

Forever My Girl
Release Date: January 19th (limited)
Based on: FOREVER MY GIRL by Heidi McLaughlin

The Leisure Seeker
Release Date: January 19th (limited)
Based on: THE LEISURE SEEKER by Michael Zadoorian

Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Release Date: January 26th (wide)
Based on: THE DEATH CURE: The Maze Runner, Book 3 by James Dashner

 



 

On TV
 

 

Series/Season Premieres

"Victoria"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on "Masterpiece" on PBS; Season Two Premiere on January 14th
Based on: VICTORIA by Daisy Goodwin

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Series Premiere on January 16th
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name

"The Alienist" (8-episode series)
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on TNT; Series Premiere on January 22nd
Based on: THE ALIENIST by Caleb Carr

"Bellevue" (8-episode series)
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on WGN America; Series Premiere on January 22nd
Based on: TWELVE PATIENTS: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, by Eric Manheimer, MD

"Waco" (6-episode series)
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Paramount Network; Series Premiere on January 24th
Based on: A PLACE CALLED WACO: A Survivor's Story, by David Thibodeau and Leon Whiteson

“The Magicians”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy; Season Three Premiere on January 10th
Based on: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

 

Season Finale

"Happy!"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy; Season One Finale on January 31st
Based on: Happy! comic book series by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson

 

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: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

 


 

On DVD
 

Rebel in the Rye
DVD Release Date: January 2nd
Based on: J. D. SALINGER: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski

The Foreigner
DVD Release Date: January 9th
Based on: THE CHINAMAN by Stephen Leather

IT
DVD Release Date: January 9th
Based on: IT by Stephen King

So B. It
DVD Release Date: January 9th
Based on: SO B. IT by Sarah Weeks

The Snowman

DVD Release Date: January 16th
Based on: THE SNOWMAN by Jo Nesbø

Last Flag Flying

DVD Release Date: January 30th
Based on: LAST FLAG FLYING by Darryl Ponsican