Friday: Dunham’s ‘Catherine Called Birdy’

Lena Dunham of “Girls” fame returns to write and direct a new film, adapting Karen Cushion’s historical children’s novel “Catherine Called Birdy” (Amazon Prime, streaming). Set in the 13th century it concerns  the 14 year old Lady Catherine (Bella Ramsey), who fends off suitors her father (Andrew Scott) insists she marry. Russell Brand and Billie Piper also star.  

The thoroughly entertaining “Derry Girls” (Netflix, streaming) finally returns for its third and final season. 

The new network series “Fire Country” (CBS, 9 p.m.) follows a group of convicts who agree to early release to battle raging wildfires. It’s followed by the season 13 start for “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Mila Kunis stars as a New Yorker who is reminded of a crime in her youth by a documentarian in the new thriller “Luckiest Girl Alive” (Netflix, streaming). 

In another new thriller, “Significant Other” (Paramount+, streaming), Maika Monroe and Jake Lacy star as a couple backpacking in the Pacific Northwest whose trip takes a dark turn. 

Flush with the success of their true crime reenactment of the notorious serial killer, here’s “Conversations with a Killer; Jeffrey Dahmer” (Netflix, streaming) from the people who gave you the 2018 “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.” 

Fisher Stevens’ new five part documentary series looks at the “The Lincoln Project” (Showtime, 8 p.m.), the handful of former GOP operatives who became staunchly anti-Trump before facing their own controversies. 

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