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January 2021

Books on Screen

January 2021

January's Books on Screen roundup includes the films The Reason I Jump, The Dig and The White Tiger; the series premieres of "All Creatures Great and Small" on PBS "Masterpiece" and "The Sister" on Hulu; the season premieres of "American Gods" on Starz, "A Discovery of Witches" on Sundance Now, "The Residence" on FOX, and The CW's "Nancy Drew," "Batwoman" and "Riverdale"; and the DVD release of Come Away.

 

In Theaters


The Reason I Jump
Release Date: January 8th (available in virtual cinemas)
Based on: THE REASON I JUMP: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism written by Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell

Finding You
Release Date: January 29th
Based on: THERE YOU'LL FIND ME by Jenny B. Jones

 

On TV

 

Film Releases

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets
Release Date: January 12th (video on demand)
Based on: DR. BIRD'S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS by Evan Roskos

The White Tiger
Release Date: January 22nd on Netflix
Based on: THE WHITE TIGER by Arvind Adiga

Penguin Bloom
Release Date: January 27th on Netflix
Based on: PENGUIN BLOOM: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family, by Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive

The Dig
Release Date: January 29th on Netflix
Based on: THE DIG by John Preston
 

Series Premieres

"The Watch"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on BBC America; Series Premiere on January 3rd
Based on: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch from the Discworld series of fantasy novels by Terry Pratchett

"Lupin"
Release Date: January 8th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: ARSENE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-THIEF by Maurice Leblanc

"All Creatures Great and Small" (7-part series)
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on PBS "Masterpiece"; Series Premiere on January 10th
Based on: The books of James Herriot

"Trickster"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Series Premiere on January 12th
Based on: SON OF A TRICKSTER by Eden Robinson

"WandaVision"
Release Date: January 15th on Disney+
Based on: The Marvel Comics characters Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch and Vision

"The Sister" (4-part series)
Release Date: January 22nd on Hulu
Based on: BURIAL by Neil Cross

"Resident Alien"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy; Series Premiere on January 27th
Based on: The comic book series Resident Alien by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse
 

Season Premieres

"A Discovery of Witches"
Release Date: Saturdays on Sundance Now; Season Two Premiere on January 9th
Based on: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness

"American Gods"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Season Three Premiere on January 10th
Based on: AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman

"The Resident"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on FOX; Season Four Premiere on January 12th
Based on: UNACCOUNTABLE: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, by Martin Makary, MD

"Batwoman"
Air Dates:
Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Two Premiere on January 17th
Based on: The DC Comics character Kate Kane/Batwoman, created by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid and Keith Giffen

"Riverdale"
Air Dates: Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Five Premiere on January 20th
Based on: The characters of Archie Comics

"Nancy Drew"
Air Dates: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Two Premiere on January 21st
Based on: The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
 

Ongoing Series

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

"The Stand" (9-part limited series)
Release Dates: Thursdays on CBS All Access
Based on: THE STAND by Stephen King

 

On DVD
 

Come Away
DVD Release Date: January 29th
Based on: The title characters in ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll and PETER PAN by J. M. Barrie