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August 2021

Books on Screen

August 2021

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the debut of Hulu's "Nine Perfect Strangers"; the five-episode miniseries "Gone for Good" on Netflix; the season five premiere of Hallmark Channel's "Chesapeake Shores"; the season one finale of "The Mysterious Benedict Society" on Disney+; and the DVD releases of Those Who Wish Me Dead, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and 12 Mighty Orphans.

 

In Theaters


Naked Singularity
Release Date: August 6th (limited)
Based on: NAKED SINGULARITY by Sergio De La Pava

The Suicide Squad
Release Date: August 6th (wide)
Based on: The DC Comics team Suicide Squad

The Meaning of Hitler
Release Date: August 13th (limited)
Based on: THE MEANING OF HITLER by Sebastian Haffner

Flag Day
Release Date: August 20th (limited)
Based on: FLIM-FLAM MAN: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life by Jennifer Vogel

 

On TV

 

Film Release

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
Release Date: August 23rd on Netflix
Based on: The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski
 

Series Premieres

"Shaman King"
Release Date: August 9th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: The manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei

"Gone for Good" (5-episode miniseries)
Release Date: August 13th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: GONE FOR GOOD by Harlan Coben

"Nine Perfect Strangers" (8-episode miniseries)
Release Dates: Wednesdays on Hulu; the first three episodes will be available on August 18th
Based on: NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty

"Edens Zero"
Release Date: August 26th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: The manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima
 

Season Premiere

"Chesapeake Shores"
Air Dates:
Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel; Season Five Premiere on August 15th
Based on: The Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods
 

Season Finale

"The Mysterious Benedict Society"
Release Dates: Fridays on Disney+; Season One Finale available on August 6th
Based on: The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
 

Ongoing Series

"Gossip Girl"
Release Dates: Thursdays on HBO Max; the sixth episode will air on August 12th, and the remaining six episodes of Season One will be available sometime in the fall
Based on: The Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar

 

On DVD
 

Those Who Wish Me Dead
DVD Release Date: August 3rd
Based on: THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD by Michael Koryta

Under the Stadium Lights
DVD Release Date: August 3rd
Based on: BROTHER'S KEEPER: The Story of the 2009 Abilene High State Championship, by Al Pickett and Chad Mitchell

Finding You
DVD Release Date: August 10th
Based on: THERE YOU'LL FIND ME by Jenny B. Jones

Profile
DVD Release Date: August 10th
Based on: IN THE SKIN OF A JIHADIST: A Young Journalist Enters the ISIS Recruitment Network, by Anna Erelle

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
DVD Release Date: August 24th
Based on: PETER RABBIT by Beatrix Potter

12 Mighty Orphans
DVD Release Date: August 31st
Based on: TWELVE MIGHTY ORPHANS: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football, by Jim Dent