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May 2021

Books on Screen

May 2021

May's Books on Screen roundup includes the season one release of "The Underground Railroad" on Amazon Prime Video; the films The Woman in the Window on Netflix, Those Who Wish Me Dead on HBO Max, and The Dry on demand (the latter two also will be in theaters); the season premiere of "Shrill" on Hulu; the season finales of ABC's "Big Sky" and FOX's "The Resident"; and the DVD releases of Chaos Walking, The Reason I Jump and The Mauritanian.

 

In Theaters


Above Suspicion
Release Date: May 7th (limited)
Based on: ABOVE SUSPICION: An Undercover FBI Agent, an Illicit Affair, and a Murder of Passion, by Joe Sharkey

Finding You
Release Date: May 14th (limited)
Based on: THERE YOU'LL FIND ME by Jenny B. Jones

Profile
Release Date: May 14th (wide)
Based on: IN THE SKIN OF A JIHADIST: A Young Journalist Enters the ISIS Recruitment Network, by Anna Erelle

Those Who Wish Me Dead
Release Date: May 14th (limited)
Based on: THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD by Michael Koryta

The Dry
Release Date: May 21st (limited); also available on demand
Based on: THE DRY by Jane Harper

Cruella
Release Date: May 28th (wide)
Based on: The character Cruella de Vil, introduced in Dodie Smith's 1956 novel, THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS

 

On TV

 

Film Releases

Those Who Wish Me Dead
Release Date: May 14th on HBO Max
Based on: THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD by Michael Koryta

The Woman in the Window
Release Date:
May 14th on Netflix
Based on: THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. J. Finn
 

Series Premieres

"Halston" (5-part limited series)
Release Date: May 14th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: SIMPLY HALSTON by Steven Gaines

"The Underground Railroad"
Release Date: May 14th on Amazon Prime Video (Season One)
Based on: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead

"Death and Nightingales" (3-part limited series)
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on Starz; Series Premiere on May 16th
Based on: DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES by Eugene McCabe

"Too Close" (3-part limited series)
Release Date: May 20th on AMC+ (Season One)
Based on: TOO CLOSE by Natalie Daniels

"Marvel's M.O.D.O.K."
Release Date:
May 21st on Hulu (Season One)
Based on: The Marvel Comics character of the same name

"Panic"
Release Date:
May 28th on Amazon Prime Video (Season One)
Based on: PANIC by Lauren Oliver
 

Season Premieres

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Six Premiere on May 2nd
Based on: The characters of DC Comics

"Shrill"
Release Date: May 7th on Hulu (Season Three)
Based on: SHRILL by Lindy West

"Special"
Release Date: May 20th on Netflix (Season Two)
Based on: I'M SPECIAL: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, by Ryan O'Connell
 

Series Finale

"Death and Nightingales" (3-part limited series)
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on Starz; Series Finale on May 30th
Based on: DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES by Eugene McCabe
 

Season Finales

"The Resident"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on FOX; Season Four Finale on May 18th
Based on: UNACCOUNTABLE: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care, by Martin Makary, MD

"Big Sky"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on ABC; Season One Finale on May 18th
Based on: THE HIGHWAY by C. J. Box
 

Ongoing Series

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

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name

"The Handmaid's Tale"
Release Date: Wednesdays on Hulu
Based on: THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

"Riverdale"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The characters of Archie Comics

"Nancy Drew"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

"The Mosquito Coast" (7-part limited series)
Release Date: Fridays on Apple TV+
Based on: THE MOSQUITO COAST by Paul Theroux

 

On DVD
 

The Mauritanian
DVD Release Date: May 11th
Based on: GUANTANAMO DIARY by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, edited by Larry Siems

The Reason I Jump
DVD Release Date: May 11th
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

Chaos Walking
DVD Release Date: May 25th
Based on: THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness