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April 2021

Books on Screen

April 2021

April's Books on Screen roundup includes the films Tom Clancy's Without Remorse on Amazon Prime Video and Things Heard & Seen on Netflix; the season four premiere of "The Handmaid's Tale" on Hulu; the season one releases of Netflix's "The Innocent" and "Shadow and Bone"; the series premieres of "Made for Love" on HBO Max and "The Mosquito Coast" on Apple TV+; and the DVD release of Son of the South.

 

In Theaters


The Unholy
Release Date: April 2nd (wide)
Based on: SHRINE by James Herbert

Moffie
Release Date: April 9th (limited); also available on demand
Based on: MOFFIE by Andre Carl van der Merwe

Walking with Herb
Release Date: April 30th (limited)
Based on: WALKING WITH HERB by Joe Bullock

 

On TV

 

Film Releases

Concrete Cowboy
Release Date:
April 2nd on Netflix
Based on: GHETTO COWBOY written by G. Neri, illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson

The Soul
Release Date: April 14th on Netflix
Based on: YI HUN YOU SHU (A MEANS TO TRANSFER SOULS) by Jiang Bo

Things Heard & Seen
Release Date:
April 29th on Netflix
Based on: ALL THINGS CEASE TO APPEAR by Elizabeth Brundage

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse
Release Date:
April 30th on Amazon Prime Video
Based on: WITHOUT REMORSE by Tom Clancy
 

Series Premieres

"Made for Love"
Release Dates: Thursdays on HBO Max; the first three episodes will be available on April 1st
Based on: MADE FOR LOVE by Alissa Nutting

"Exterminate All the Brutes"
Air Dates: The first two episodes will air on Wednesday, April 7th at 9pm ET/PT, and the final two episodes will air at the same time on Thursday April 8th. All four episodes will be available April 7th on HBO Max.
Based on: EXTERMINATE ALL THE BRUTES by Sven Lindqvist, AN INDIGINEOUS PEOPLES' HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and SILENCING THE PAST by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

"Shadow and Bone"
Release Date:
April 23rd on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo (SHADOW AND BONE, SIEGE AND STORM, RUIN AND RISING)

"The Innocent" (8-part limited series)
Release Date: April 30th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: THE INNOCENT by Harlan Coben

"The Mosquito Coast" (7-part limited series)
Release Date: Fridays on Apple TV+; the first two episodes will be available on April 30th
Based on: THE MOSQUITO COAST by Paul Theroux
 

Season Premiere

"The Handmaid's Tale"
Release Date: Wednesdays on Hulu; the first three episodes of Season Four will be available on April 28th
Based on: THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood
 

Season Finales

"Cold Courage"
Release Dates: Thursdays on AMC+; Season One Finale on April 15th
Based on: The Studio series by Pekka Hiltunen

"The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"
Release Dates: Fridays on Disney+; Season One Finale on April 23rd
Based on: The Marvel Comics characters Sam Wilson/Falcon and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
 

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

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

"The Resident"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on FOX
Based on: UNACCOUNTABLE: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, by Martin Makary, MD

"Big Sky"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on ABC
Based on: THE HIGHWAY by C. J. Box

"Riverdale"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The characters of Archie Comics

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

 

On DVD
 

Son of the South
DVD Release Date: April 6th
Based on: THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER CREEK: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement, by Bill Zellner with Constance Curry