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March 2019

Books on Screen

March 2019

March's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Aftermath, Five Feet Apart and Out of Blue; the Netflix releases of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and The Dirt, along with the season two premiere of "American Gods" on Starz and the season one finale of FOX's "The Passage"; and the DVD releases of If Beale Street Could Talk, Mary Poppins Returns and Back Roads.

 

In Theaters


Transit
Release Date: March 1st (limited)
Based on: TRANSIT by Anna Seghers

The Aftermath
Release Date: March 15th (limited)
Based on: THE AFTERMATH by Rhidian Brook

Five Feet Apart
Release Date: March 15th (wide)
Based on: FIVE FEET APART by Rachael Lippincott

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Release Date: March 15th (limited)
Based on: THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE by Carolyn Keene

Yardie
Release Date: March 15th (limited)
Based on: YARDIE by Victor Headley

Out of Blue
Release Date: March 22nd (limited)
Based on: NIGHT TRAIN by Martin Amis

Dumbo
Release Date: March 29th (wide)
Based on: DUMBO, THE FLYING ELEPHANT by Helen Aberson

 


 

On TV

 

Film Releases

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Release Date: March 1st on Netflix
Based on: THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

The Dirt
Release Date: March 22nd on Netflix
Based on: THE DIRT: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band, by Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx, with Neil Strauss

 

Series/Season Premieres

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

"Shrill"
Release Date: March 15th on Hulu (Season One)
Based on: SHRILL by Lindy West

 

Season Finales

"The Passage"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on FOX; Season One Finale on March 11th
Based on: THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin

"Deadly Class"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy; Season One Finale on March 20th
Based on: Deadly Class comic book series by Rick Remender and Wes Craig

"Miracle Workers"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT; Season One Finale on March 26th
Based on: WHAT IN GOD'S NAME by Simon Rich

 

Ongoing Series

“The Magicians”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy
Based on: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

"Roswell, New Mexico"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: Roswell High series by Melinda Metz

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

“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
 

Back Roads
DVD Release Date: March 5th
Based on: BACK ROADS by Tawni O'Dell

Burning
DVD Release Date: March 5th
Based on: The short story "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
DVD Release Date: March 12th
Based on: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEMby J. K. Rowling

Mortal Engines
DVD Release Date: March 12th
Based on: MORTAL ENGINES by Philip Reeve

Piercing
DVD Release Date: March 12th
Based on: PIERCING by Ryu Murakami

Mary Poppins Returns
DVD Release Date: March 19th
Based on: The Mary Poppins series by P. L. Travers

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
DVD Release Date: March 19th
Based on: The Marvel Comics character Miles Morales/Spider-Man

Aquaman
DVD Release Date: March 26th
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name

If Beale Street Could Talk
DVD Release Date: March 26th
Based on: IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK by James Baldwin