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June 2019

Books on Screen

June 2019

June's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am and Shaft; the season premieres of "Big Little Lies" on HBO and Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," along with the made-for-TV movie Very Valentine on Lifetime and the Netflix release of the first season of "Tales of the City"; and the DVD releases of Dumbo, The Aftermath, Transit   and   Five Feet Apart.


In Theaters

X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Release Date: June 7th (wide)
Based on: The Marvel Comics X-Men characters

Release Date: June 14th (wide)
Based on: SHAFT by Ernest Tidyman

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Release Date: June 21st (limited)
Based on: The life of Toni Morrison





Made-for-TV Movie

Very Valentine
Air Date: Saturday, June 8th at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime
Based on: VERY VALENTINE by Adriana Trigiani


Series/Season Premieres

Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on AMC; Series Premiere on June 2nd
Based on: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

"The Handmaid's Tale" (Season Three)
Release Date: June 5th on Hulu (first three episodes), with subsequent episodes airing weekly
Based on: THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

"Tales of the City" (Season One)
Release Date: June 7th on Netflix
Based on: TALES OF THE CITY by Armistead Maupin

"Big Little Lies"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Season Two Premiere on June 9th
Based on: BIG LITTLE LIES by Lianne Moriarty

"Strange Angel"
Streaming Dates: Thursdays on CBS All Access; Season Two Premiere on June 13th
Based on: STRANGE ANGEL: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons, by George Pendle

"Jessica Jones"
Release Date: June 14th on Netflix (Season Three)
Based on: The Marvel Comics character of the same name

"The Rook" (8-episode limited series)
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Series Premiere on June 30th
Based on: THE ROOK by Daniel O'Malley


Series Finale

"The Name of the Rose" (8-episode series)
Air Dates: Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT on SundanceTV; Series Finale on June 13th
Based on: THE NAME OF THE ROSE by Umberto Eco




Five Feet Apart
DVD Release Date: June 11th
Based on: FIVE FEET APART by Rachael Lippincott

The Aftermath
DVD Release Date: June 25th
Based on: THE AFTERMATH by Rhidian Brook

DVD Release Date: June 25th
Based on: DUMBO, THE FLYING ELEPHANT by Helen Aberson

DVD Release Date: June 25th
Based on: TRANSIT by Anna Seghers