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April 2019

Books on Screen

April 2019

April's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Pet Sematary, The Best of Enemies and After; the return of HBO's "Game of Thrones" for its eighth and final season, along with the Netflix premiere of "Quicksand" and the season finales of "The Magicians" on Syfy and "American Gods" on Starz; and the DVD releases of A Dog's Way Home, The Aspern Papers and Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.

 

In Theaters


The Best of Enemies
Release Date: April 5th (wide)
Based on: THE BEST OF ENEMIES: Race and Redemption in the New South, by Osha Gray Davidson

Pet Sematary
Release Date: April 5th (wide)
Based on: PET SEMATARY by Stephen King

Shazam!
Release Date: April 5th (wide)
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name

Storm Boy
Release Date: April 5th (limited)
Based on: STORM BOY by  Colin Thiele

After
Release Date: April 12th (wide)
Based on: AFTER by Anna Todd

Hellboy
Release Date: April 12th (wide)
Based on: The Dark Horse Comics character of the same name

Breakthrough
Release Date: April 17th (wide)
Based on: THE IMPOSSIBLE: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection, by Joyce Smith with Ginger Kolbaba

Rafiki
Release Date: April 19th (limited)
Based on: The short story "Jambula Tree" from JAMBULA TREE AND OTHER STORIES: The Caine Prize for African Writing 8th Annual Collection, by Monica Arac de Nyeko

Avengers: Endgame
Release Date: April 26th (wide)
Based on: The Avengers series by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

The White Crow
Release Date: April 26th (limited)
Based on: RUDOLF NUREYEV: The Life, by Julie Kavanagh

 


 

On TV

 

Film Release

Native Son
Air Date: Saturday, April 6th at 10pm ET/PT on HBO
Based on: NATIVE SON by Richard Wright

 

Series/Season Premieres

"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"
Release Date: April 5th on Netflix (Season Two)
Based on: The comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Hack and Jack Morelli

"Quicksand"
Release Date: April 5th on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: QUICKSAND by Malin Persson Giolito

"Killing Eve"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on BBC America; Season Two Premiere on April 7th
Based on: The Villanelle series by Luke Jennings

"Game of Thrones"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Season Eight Premiere on April 14th
Based on: A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin

"Les Miserables" (6-part series)
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on PBS "Masterpiece"; Series Premiere on April 14th
Based on: LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo

 

Season Finales

“The Magicians”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy; Season Four Finale on April 17th
Based on: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

"Roswell, New Mexico"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Season One Finale on April 23rd
Based on: Roswell High series by Melinda Metz

"American Gods"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Season Two Finale on April 28th
Based on: AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman

 

Ongoing Series

“The Flash”
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

 


 

On DVD
 

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
DVD Release Date: April 2nd
Based on: THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE by Carolyn Keene

The Aspern Papers
DVD Release Date: April 9th
Based on: THE ASPERN PAPERS by Henry James

A Dog's Way Home
DVD Release Date: April 9th
Based on: A DOG'S WAY HOME by W. Bruce Cameron