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January 2020

Books on Screen

January 2020

January's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Just Mercy, The Informer, The Turning and The Rhythm Section; the series premieres of “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” on NBC and "The Outsider" on HBO, along with the first season of "The Stranger" on Netflix, the season five premiere of "The Magicians" on Syfy, and the season one finale of "Truth Be Told" on Apple TV+; and the DVD releases of Britt-Marie Was Here, Motherless Brooklyn, Joker and The Addams Family.

 

In Theaters

The Informer
Release Date: January 10th (limited)
Based on: THREE SECONDS by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström

Just Mercy
Release Date: January 10th (wide)
Based on: JUST MERCY: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Three Christs
Release Date: January 10th (limited)
Based on: THE THREE CHRISTS OF YPSILANTI by Milton Rokeach

Dolittle
Release Date: January 17th (wide)
Based on: THE VOYAGES OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE by Hugh Lofting

Color Out of Space
Release Date: January 24th (limited)
Based on: The short story "The Colour Out of Space" by H. P. Lovecraft

The Turning
Release Date: January 24th (wide)
Based on: THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James

Gretel & Hansel
Release Date: January 31st (wide)
Based on: The fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel" by The Brothers Grimm

The Rhythm Section
Release Date: January 31st (wide)
Based on: THE RHYTHM SECTION: A Stephanie Patrick Thriller, by Mark Burnell

 


 

On TV

 

Series Premieres

"Dracula" (3-episode miniseries)
Release Date: January 4th on Netlfix
Based on: DRACULA by Bram Stoker

“Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector”
Air Dates: Fridays at 8pm ET/PT on NBC; Series Premiere on January 10th
Based on: THE BONE COLLECTOR by Jeffery Deaver

"The Outsider" (10-episode miniseries)
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; The first two episodes premiere on January 12th
Based on: THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King

"Sandition"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on PBS "Masterpiece"; Series Premiere on January 12th
Based on: Jane Austen's unfinished novel, SANDITION

"October Faction"
Release Date: January 23rd on Netflix
Based on: The graphic novel series October Faction by Steve Niles and Damien Worm

"The Stranger"
Release Date: January 30th on Netflix
Based on: THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben

 

Season Premieres

"Anne with an E"
Release Date:
January 3rd on Netflix (Third and final season)
Based on: The Anne of Green Gables novels by L.M. Montgomery

“The Magicians”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy; Season Five Premiere on January 15th
Based on: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"
Release Date: January 24th on Netflix (Season Two, Part One)
Based on: The comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Hack and Jack Morelli

"Shrill"
Release Date: January 24th on Hulu (Season Two)
Based on: SHRILL by Lindy West

"Miracle Workers: Dark Ages"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT on TBS; Season Two Premiere on January 28th
Based on: WHAT IN GOD'S NAME by Simon Rich

 

Series Finale

"Arrow"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Series Finale on January 28th
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

 

Season Finale

"Truth Be Told"
Release Dates: Every Friday on Apple TV+; Season One Finale on January 24th
Based on: ARE YOU SLEEPING by Kathleen Barber

 

Ongoing Series

"Batwoman"
Air Dates:
Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Kate Kane/Batwoman, created by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid and Keith Giffen

"Supergirl"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Supergirl, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino

"Dare Me"
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on USA
Based on: DARE ME by Megan Abbott

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Mondays 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

"Nancy Drew"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

"Stumptown"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on ABC
Based on: The graphic novel series Stumptown by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth

 


 

On DVD

Joker
DVD Release Date: January 7th
Based on: DC Comics characters

Britt-Marie Was Here
DVD Release Date: January 14th
Based on: BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE by Fredrik Backman

The Addams Family
DVD Release Date: January 21st
Based on: The Addams Family comics by Charles Addams

Motherless Brooklyn
DVD Release Date: January 28th
Based on: MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN by Jonathan Lethem