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October 2021

Books on Screen

October 2021

October's Books on Screen roundup includes the series premieres of "Maid" on Netflix, "Dopesick" on Hulu and "I Know What You Did Last Summer" on Amazon Prime Video; the season three release of "You" on Netflix; the films Dune, Fever Dream and There’s Someone Inside Your House; the continuation of "Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol," "The Morning Show" and "American Rust"; and the DVD releases of The Suicide Squad and Old.
 

 

In Theaters


Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Release Date: October 1st (wide)
Based on: The Marvel Comics featuring the character Venom

The Last Duel
Release Date: October 15th (wide)
Based on: THE LAST DUEL: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager

Needle in a Timestack
Release Date:
October 15th (limited); also available on demand
Based on: The short story "Needle in a Timestack" by Robert Silverberg

Dune
Release Date: October 22nd (wide)
Based on: DUNE by Frank Herbert

Antlers
Release Date: October 29th (wide)
Based on: The short story "The Quiet Boy" by Nick Antosca

My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission
Release Date: October 29th (wide)
Based on: The manga series My Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi

 

On TV

 

Film Releases

Swallow
Release Date: October 1st on Netflix
Based on: SWALLOW by Sefi Atta

There’s Someone Inside Your House
Release Date:
October 6th on Netflix
Based on: THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by Stephanie Perkins

South Beach Love
Air Date: Saturday, October 9th at 9pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Based on: SOUTH BEACH LOVE by Caridad Piñeiro

Fever Dream
Release Date: October 13th on Netflix
Based on: FEVER DREAM by Samanta Schweblin

Dune
Release Date: October 22nd on HBO Max
Based on: DUNE by Frank Herbert
 

Series Premieres

"Maid" (10-episode limited series)
Release Date: October 1st on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

"One of Us Is Lying"
Release Dates: Thursdays on Peacock; the first three episodes will be available on October 7th
Based on: ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus

"A Tale of Dark & Grimm"
Release Date: October 8th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: A TALE OF DARK & GRIMM by Adam Gidwitz

"Dopesick" (8-episode limited series)
Release Dates: Wednesdays on Hulu; the first three episodes will be available on October 13th
Based on: DOPESICK: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy

"I Know What You Did Last Summer"
Release Dates: Fridays on Amazon Prime Video; the first four episodes will be available on October 15th
Based on: I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER by Lois Duncan
 

Season Premieres

"Grantchester"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on PBS "Masterpiece"; Season Six Premiere on October 3rd
Based on: The Grantchester Mysteries by James Runcie

"Nancy Drew"
Air Dates: Fridays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Three Premiere on October 8th
Based on: The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

"The Baby-Sitters Club"
Release Date: October 11th on Netflix (Season Two)
Based on: The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin

"Batwoman"
Air Dates:
Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Three Premiere on October 13th
Based on: The DC Comics character Kate Kane/Batwoman, created by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid and Keith Giffen

"You"
Release Date: October 15th on Netflix (Season Three)
Based on: YOU LOVE ME: A You Novel by Caroline Kepnes

"Locke & Key"
Release Date:
October 22nd on Netflix (Season Two)
Based on: The comic book series Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
 

Season Finales

"Roswell, New Mexico"
Air Dates: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Three Finale on October 11th
Based on: Roswell High series by Melinda Metz

"Chesapeake Shores"
Air Dates:
Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel; Season Five Finale on October 17th
Based on: The Chesapeake Shores series by Sherryl Woods
 

Ongoing Series

"American Rust"
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on Showtime
Based on: AMERICAN RUST by Philipp Meyer

"DC's Stargirl"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics superhero Courtney Whitmore, created by Johns and Lee Moder

"Supergirl"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Supergirl, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino

"Big Sky"
Air Dates:
Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT on ABC
Based on: The Highway series by C. J. Box

"Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol"
Release Dates: Thursdays on Peacock
Based on: THE LOST SYMBOL by Dan Brown

"Doom Patrol"
Release Dates: Thursdays on HBO Max
Based on: The DC Comics superhero team of the same name

"Foundation"
Release Dates: Fridays on Apple TV+
Based on: The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov

"The Morning Show"
Release Dates: Fridays on Apple TV+
Based on: TOP OF THE MORNING: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV by Brian Stelter

"Gossip Girl"
Release Dates: The remaining six episodes of Season One will be available in November
Based on: The Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar

 

On DVD
 

Old
DVD Release Date: October 19th
Based on: SANDCASTLE by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters

The Suicide Squad
DVD Release Date: October 26th
Based on: The DC Comics team Suicide Squad