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4 New Adaptations To Watch in February

Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming in-depth columns on two highly anticipated book adaptations: “One Day,” a Netflix limited series based on David Nicholls’ beloved novel premiering on Feb. 8, and “Shōgun,” a new FX miniseries based on James Clavell’s epic historical novel premiering on Feb. 27. But before these releases hit your screens, here are four more book-based productions to look forward to in February:

Starting on Feb. 2, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries presents “Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers,” based on Alyssa Maxwell’s captivating series set in the late 19th century. This film introduces us to Emma Cross, a society-page reporter and amateur sleuth, who delves into a personal mystery involving her half-brother and a scandalous accusation. With an ensemble cast led by Ali Skovbye, Danny Griffin, and Nathan Witte, this adaptation promises to be a captivating companion to HBO’s “The Gilded Age.”

Also premiering on Feb. 2 is “The Tiger’s Apprentice” on Paramount+, an animated adaptation of Laurence Yep’s acclaimed middle-grade fantasy series. Following the adventures of Tom Lee and his magical mentor, Mr. Hu, this film promises to transport audiences into a world filled with ancient Chinese mythology and modern-day magic. Featuring the voices of Brandon Soo Hoo, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Leah Lewis, and Bowen Yang, this adaptation is sure to be a visual and auditory delight.

On Feb. 9, prepare to indulge your senses with “The Taste of Things,” a theatrical film directed by Trần Anh Hùng, inspired by Marcel Rouff’s novel “The Passionate Epicure.” Set in 1885 France, the film follows Eugénie, a talented cook, and Dodin, a renowned chef, as they navigate love, independence, and culinary artistry. With Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel leading the cast, this sumptuous film promises to captivate audiences with its exquisite imagery and heartfelt storytelling.

Finally, mark your calendars for Feb. 11 when CBS debuts “Tracker,” a thrilling new series starring Justin Hartley based on Jeffery Deaver’s “The Never Game.” Follow Colter Shaw, a freelance bounty hunter with a unique set of skills, as he tackles perilous missions while confronting his troubled past. With Mary McDonnell joining the cast alongside Hartley, expect a compelling blend of action, intrigue, and family drama reminiscent of classic TV adventures.
With a diverse array of adaptations hitting screens this February, there’s something for every book lover to anticipate and enjoy. Stay tuned for our comprehensive coverage and reviews of these exciting releases!

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