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May 2018

Books on Screen

May 2018

May's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films On Chesil Beach and The Seagull; the series premiere of "Sweetbitter" on Starz and season two of "13 Reasons Why" on Netflix, along with the season finale of "Rise" on NBC; and the DVD releases of Fifty Shades Freed, Wonderstruck and 12 Strong.

 

In Theaters


The Seagull

Release Date: May 11th (limited)
Based on: THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov

Deadpool 2
Release Date: May 18th (wide)
Based on: The Marvel Comics character Deadpool, created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld

On Chesil Beach
Release Date: May 18th (limited)
Based on: ON CHESIL BEACH by Ian McEwan

How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Release Date: May 18th (limited)
Based on: HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES by Neil Gaiman, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

 



 

On TV
 

 

Film Release

Fahrenheit 451
Air Date: Saturday, May 19th at 8pm ET/PT on HBO
Based on: FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury

 

Series/Season Premieres

"Sweetbitter"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Series Premiere on May 6th
Based on: SWEETBITTER by Stephanie Danler

"Patrick Melrose" (5-part series)
Air Dates: Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT on Showtime; Series Premiere on May 12th
Based on: PATRICK MELROSE by Edward St Aubyn

"Little Women" (3-part series)
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on PBS "Masterpiece"; Series Premiere on May 13th
Based on: LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott

"13 Reasons Why"
Release Date: Season Two available May 18th on Netflix
Based on: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher

 

Series/Season Finales

"Rise"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on NBC; Season One Finale on May 15th
Based on: DRAMA HIGH: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater, by Michael Sokolove

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Six Finale on May 17th
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

"The Terror"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on AMC; Series Finale on May 21st
Based on: THE TERROR by Dan Simmons

“The Flash”
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Four Finale on May 22nd
Based on: The DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino

"Killing Eve"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on BBC America; Season One Finale on May 27th
Based on: The Villanelle series by Luke Jennings

 

Ongoing Series

"Shadowhunters"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform
Based on: The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

 


 

On DVD
 

12 Strong
DVD Release Date: May 1st
Based on: HORSE SOLDIERS: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan, by Doug Stanton

Peter Rabbit
DVD Release Date: May 1st
Based on: The stories of the character of the same name created by Beatrix Potter

Fifty Shades Freed
DVD Release Date: May 8th
Based on: FIFTY SHADES FREED by E L James

I Kill Giants
DVD Release Date: May 22nd
Based on: The comic book series I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura

Red Sparrow
DVD Release Date: May 22nd
Based on: RED SPARROW by Jason Matthews

Wonderstruck
DVD Release Date: May 22nd
Based on: WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick

Annihilation
DVD Release Date: May 29th
Based on: ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer