The Shining Girls by Lauren BeukesIn this adaptation of Lauren Beukes' genre-bending thriller, Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) stars as the survivor of a time-traveling serial killer who's determined to bring him to justice.
Where to watch: Catch the first season of The Shining Girls on Apple TV+.
The Bad Guys by Aaron BlabeyIconic children's story villains vow to set the record straight and clear their names in Aaron Blabey's funny picture book/graphic novel series, which serves as the basis for a new animated film.
Where to watch: The Bad Guys is currently playing in theaters.
The Flight Attendant by Chris BohjalianKaley Cuoco reprises her Emmy-nominated role in the buzzy adaptation of Chris Bohjalian's thriller about a hard-drinking flight attendant caught up in an international conspiracy.
Where to watch: Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on HBO Max.
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim FederleIn Tim Federle's big-hearted novel, 13-year-old Broadway musical hopeful Nate Foster sneaks off to the Big Apple in hopes of scoring his breakout role; the film adaptation was co-produced by Marc Platt (La La Land).
Where to watch: Better Nate Than Ever is available to stream (and sing along to) on Disney+.
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon KrakauerJohn Krakauer's bestselling true-crime book about a 1984 double murder in a fundamentalist Mormon sect is the focus of a miniseries created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and starring two-time Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield (Tick,Tick... Boom!).
Where to watch: New episodes are available weekly on FX on Hulu.
Heartstopper by Alice OsemanAlice Oseman's heartwarming graphic novel series Heartstopper stars a pair of teen boys navigating the uncertainty of first love; the adaptation stars Kit Connor (Rocketman) and newcomer Joe Locke.
Where to watch: Season 1 is available on Netflix.
We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption by Justin FentonReporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Justin Fenton's true-crime book about police corruption in Baltimore is the subject of a new miniseries co-created and written by The Wire's David Simon.
Where to watch: New episodes air weekly on HBO.
Along for the Ride by Sarah DessenTo All the Boys I've Loved Before screenwriter Sofia Alvarez wrote and directed the adaptation of beloved YA mainstay Sarah Dessen's bittersweet coming-of-age summer story.
Where to watch: Along for the Ride premieres on Netflix on May 6th.
Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Master of the Mystic Arts by Stan Lee and Steve DitkoMarvel's most cantankerous wizard begrudgingly takes center stage in a new film loosely based on the comics written by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role.
Where to watch: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness swoops into theaters on May 6th.
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael ConnellyMichael Connelly's bestselling legal thriller series centering on charismatic defense attorney Micky Haller gets a shiny new adaptation created by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies).
Where to watch: The Lincoln Lawyer premieres on Netflix on May 13th.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerGame of Thrones' David Nutter helms the new adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's bestselling debut, which follows couple Clare and Henry as they navigate Henry's Chrono-Displacement Disorder, an affliction that causes him to involuntarily travel through time.
Where to watch: The Time Traveler's Wife premieres on HBO on May 15th.
Conversations with Friends by Sally RooneyA pair of university students in Dublin become entwined with a married couple in Sally Rooney's witty debut novel; the author herself serves as an executive producer for the adaptation.
Where to watch: Catch the premiere May 15th on Hulu.
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