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August 2022

Books on Screen

August 2022

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the series premieres of "House of the Dragon" on HBO, "Tales of the Walking Dead" on AMC, "The Sandman" on Netflix, and "Five Days at Memorial" on Apple TV+; the season six premiere of Hallmark Channel's "Chesapeake Shores"; the season one finale of "Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin" on HBO Max; the films Bullet Train and Three Thousand Years of Longing; and the DVD releases of Mr. Malcolm's List and My Donkey, My Lover & I.

 

In Theaters


Bullet Train

Release Date: August 5th (wide)
Based on: BULLET TRAIN by Kotaro Isaka

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
Release Date: August 19th (wide)
Based on: The manga series Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama

Delia's Gone
Release Date: August 19th (limited)
Based on: The short story "Caged Bird Sing" by Michael Hamblin

Three Thousand Years of Longing
Release Date: August 31st (wide)
Based on: The short story "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye" by A. S. Byatt

 

On TV

 

Film Releases

Along for the Ride  

Big Sky River
Air Date: Sunday, August 7th at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Based on: BIG SKY RIVER by Linda Lael Miller

Royalteen
Release Date: August 17th on Netflix
Based on: THE HEIR by Randi Fuglehaug and Anne Gunn Halvorsen

The Next 365 Days
Release Date: August 19th on Netflix
Based on: THE NEXT 365 DAYS by Blanka Lipinska

Groundswell
Air Date: Sunday, August 21st at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Based on: GROUNDSWELL by Katie Lee

Loving Adults
Release Date: August 26th on Netflix
Based on: TILL DEATH DO US PART by Anna Ekberg

Samaritan
Release Date: August 26th on Amazon Prime Video
Based on: The graphic novel series Samaritan by Bragi F. Schut, Marc Olivent and Renzo Podesta
 

Series Premieres

"The Sandman"
Release Date: August 5th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: The comic book series The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

"Five Days at Memorial" (8-episode limited series)
Release Dates: Fridays on Apple TV+; Series Premiere on August 12th (the first three episodes will be available)
Based on: FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

"Tales of the Walking Dead"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on AMC; Series Premiere on August 14th
Based on: The comic book series The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard

"Surfside Girls"
Release Date: August 19th on Apple TV+ (Season One)
Based on: The graphic novel series Surfside Girls by Kim Dwinell

"House of the Dragon"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Premiere on August 21st
Based on: FIRE & BLOOD: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

"Lost Ollie" (4-episode limited series)
Release Date: August 24th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: OLLIE'S ODYSSEY by William Joyce

"Everything I Know About Love"
Release Date: August 25th on Peacock (Season One)
Based on: EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE: A Memoir, by Dolly Alderton

"Partner Track"
Release Date: August 26th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: THE PARTNER TRACK by Helen Wan
 

Season Premieres

"Locke & Key"
Release Date:
August 10th on Netflix (Season Three)
Based on: The comic book series Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

"Resident Alien"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy; the second half of Season Two premieres on August 10th
Based on: The comic book series Resident Alien by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse

"Chesapeake Shores"
Air Dates:
Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel; Season Six Premiere on August 14th
Based on: The Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods
 

Series Finale

"Black Bird" (6-episode limited series)
Release Dates: Fridays on Apple TV+; Series Finale on August 5th
Based on: IN WITH THE DEVIL: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption, by James Keene and Hillel Levin
 

Season Finales

"Grantchester"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on PBS "Masterpiece"; Season Seven Finale on August 14th
Based on: The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie

"Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin"
Release Dates: Thursdays on HBO Max; Season One Finale on August 18th (the final three episodes will be available)
Based on: The Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard
 

Ongoing Series

"Roswell, New Mexico"
Air Dates: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The Roswell High series by Melinda Metz

"Harley Quinn"
Release Dates: Thursdays on HBO Max
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm

 

On DVD

Mr. Malcolm's List
DVD Release Date: August 23rd
Based on: MR. MALCOLM'S LIST by Suzanne Allain

My Donkey, My Lover & I
DVD Release Date: August 30th
Based on: TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CÉVENNES by Robert Louis Stevenson