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March 2020

Books on Screen

March 2020

March's Books on Screen roundup includes season one of "Little Fires Everywhere" on Hulu, the debut of the six-part series "The Plot Against America" and the season two premiere of "My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name" on HBO, and the season finales of NBC's “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” and USA Network's "Dare Me"; the feature films Bloodshot, The Hunt and Escape from Pretoria; and the DVD releases of Richard Jewell, Jumanji: The Next Level and The Song of Names.

 

In Theaters

The Burnt Orange Heresy
Release Date: March 6th (limited)
Based on: THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY by Charles Willeford

Escape from Pretoria
Release Date: March 6th (limited)
Based on: INSIDE OUT: Escape from Pretoria Prison, by Tim Jenkin

First Cow
Release Date: March 6th (limited)
Based on: THE HALF LIFE by Jonathan Raymond

Bloodshot
Release Date: March 13th (wide)
Based on: The Valiant Comics character of the same name

The Hunt
Release Date: March 13th (wide)
Based on: The short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell

Human Capital
Release Date: March 20th (limited)
Based on: HUMAN CAPITAL by Stephen Amidon

 


 

On TV

 

Film Releases

Spenser Confidential
Release Date: March 6th on Netflix
Based on: ROBERT B. PARKER'S WONDERLAND: A Spenser Novel by Ace Atkins

Lost Girls
Release Date: March 13th on Netflix
Based on: LOST GIRLS: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

Stargirl
Release Date: March 13th on Disney+
Based on: STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli

 

Series Premieres

"The Plot Against America" (6-episode miniseries)
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Premiere on March 16th
Based on: THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA by Philip Roth

"Little Fires Everywhere"
Release Date: March 18th on Hulu
Based on: LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng

"Council of Dads"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on NBC; Series Premiere on March 24th
Based on: THE COUNCIL OF DADS: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me by Bruce Feiler

"Unorthodox" (4-episode miniseries)
Release Date: March 26th on Netflix
Based on: UNORTHODOX: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, by Deborah Feldman

 

Season Premieres

"My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name"
Air Dates: Mondays at 10pm ET/PT on HBO; Season Two Premiere on March 16th
Based on: THE STORY OF A NEW NAME by Elena Ferrante

"Roswell, New Mexico"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Two Premiere on March 17th
Based on: Roswell High series by Melinda Metz

 

Series Finale

"The Outsider" (10-episode miniseries)
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Finale on March 8th
Based on: THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King

 

Season Finales

"Dare Me"
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network; Season One Finale on March 8th
Based on: DARE ME by Megan Abbott

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Three Finale on March 9th
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name

“Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector”
Air Dates: Fridays at 8pm ET/PT on NBC; Season One Finale on March 13th
Based on: THE BONE COLLECTOR by Jeffery Deaver

"Stumptown"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on ABC; Season One Finale on March 25th
Based on: The graphic novel series Stumptown by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth

"The Sinner"
Air Dates: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on USA Network; Season Three Finale on March 26th
Based on: THE SINNER by Petra Hammesfahr

"Miracle Workers: Dark Ages"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT on TBS; Season Two Finale on March 31st
Based on: WHAT IN GOD'S NAME by Simon Rich

 

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

"Outlander"
Air Dates:
Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz
Based on: THE FIERY CROSS by Diana Gabaldon

"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

"Briarpatch"
Air Dates: Mondays at 11pm ET/PT on USA Network
Based on: BRIARPATCH by Ross Thomas

"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

“The Magicians”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy
Based on: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

 


 

On DVD


Waiting for Anya
DVD Release Date: March 10th
Based on: WAITING FOR ANYA by Michael Morpurgo

Jumanji: The Next Level
DVD Release Date: March 17th
Based on: JUMANJI by Chris Van Allsburg

Richard Jewell
DVD Release Date: March 17th
Based on: A Vanity Fair article, "American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell," by Marie Brenner, and the book THE SUSPECT: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle, by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen
 
The Song of Names
DVD Release Date: March 24th
Based on: THE SONG OF NAMES by Norman Lebrecht