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August 2020

Books on Screen

August 2020

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the planned theatrical releases of The Burnt Orange Heresy (which also will be available on DVD later this month) and The Personal History of Charles Dickens; the series premiere of "Lovecraft Country" and the conclusion of "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" on HBO; and the season finales of HBO's "Perry Mason," TNT's "The Alienist: Angel of Darkness" and AMC's "NOS4A2."

 

In Theaters


The Burnt Orange Heresy

Release Date: August 7th (limited)
Based on: THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY by Charles Willeford

Out Stealing Horses
Release Date: August 7th (virtual release)
Based on: OUT STEALING HORSES by Per Petterson

The Personal History of Charles Dickens
Release Date: August 28th (limited)
Based on: DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
 


 

On TV

 

Film Releases

An American Pickle
Release Date: August 6th on HBO Max
Based on: The short story "Sell Out" by Simon Rich

Chemical Hearts
Release Date: August 21st on Amazon Prime Video
Based on: OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS by Krystal Sutherland

The One and Only Ivan
Release Date: August 21st on Disney+
Based on: THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate
 

Series Premiere

"Lovecraft Country"
Air Dates:
Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Premiere on August 16th
Based on: LOVECRAFT COUNTRY by Matt Ruff
 

Series Finales

"I'll Be Gone in the Dark"
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Finale on August 2nd
Based on: I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Air Dates:
Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on ABC; Series Finale on August 12th
Based on: The Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D.
 

Season Finales

"The Alienist: Angel of Darkness"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on TNT; Season Two Finale on August 9th
Based on: THE ALIENIST by Caleb Carr

"Perry Mason"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Season One Finale on August 9th
Based on: Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason novels and stories

"NOS4A2"
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on AMC; Season Two Finale on August 23rd
Based on: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
 


 

On DVD


The Burnt Orange Heresy

DVD Release Date: August 25th
Based on: THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY by Charles Willeford