Here are some of the more intriguing new releases in movies, TV, books, comics, music and more on the horizon in August. As always, release dates are subject to change without notice.

“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.” In this F&F spinoff (excuse me, franchise extension), supercop Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and sort-of-outlaw Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) team up to fight a (checks notes) somewhat-cyborg-enhanced Idris Elba. Sold. (Aug. 2)

Ty Segall, “First Taste” (Drag City). Like clockwork, here is a new album from this garage-pop-psych dude. The guy has made 10 solo LPs since 2008 and appeared on dozens upon dozens of recordings with various bands and collaborators since 2006. Is he the natural heir to Bob Pollard and Guided by Voices? (Aug. 2)

“Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century” by Charles King (Doubleday). The story of how Franz Boas pretty well invented cultural anthropology and, I mean, it’s right there in the title, reinvented notions of race, sex and gender and began to dismantle the racism then inherent in anthropology. (Aug. 6)

“James Bond: Origin” by Jeff Parker and Bob Q (Dynamite). The best James Bond fiction being produced today isn’t in novels or movies. It’s in comics. Dynamite Publishing, having scored the Bond license for a decade in 2015, did the logical, smart thing: hired top-flight writers and artists in the medium and told great stories. Warren Ellis, Andy Diggle, Kieron Gillen and others have all contributed excellent stories; the always-great Jeff Parker is no different. (Aug. 6)

“BH90210” (Fox). Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling are all in this very odd take, as the cast of “Beverly Hills, 90210” play versions of themselves as they get together for a ... “Beverly Hills, 90210” relaunch. Hmm. Also: Luke Perry, you were the man. (Aug. 9)

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“Glow” (Netflix). Season three of one of the best shows on television. When we last saw the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, they were headed to Las Vegas. Cannot wait. (Aug. 9)

“The Peanut Butter Falcon.” This indie movie stars Zack Gottsagen as a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from the old folks home in which he lives to become a wrestler. On the journey, he encounters a down-on-his-luck fisherman (Shia LaBeouf). With Dakota Johnson. It picked up the Narrative Spotlight Audience Award at South by Southwest this year. (Aug. 9)

Slipknot, “We Are Not Your Kind” (Roadrunner). I saw these guys play Ozzfest in 1999, a few months after their debut album was released. I remember thinking, “Yep, they’re going to be huge, and there is nothing to be done about it.” They ain’t my kind, but I have to admire their tenacity. (Aug. 9)

“Succession” (HBO). Is it fun? Is it obnoxious? Do viewers actually like it, or is it a total hate-watch? The story of the druggy, abusive, pathological, media empire-controlling Roy family (who are in no way like the Murdochs or the Trumps, no sir) starts its second season. (Aug. 11)

“How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World). The National Book Award–winning author of “Stamped From the Beginning” discusses innovative ways — rooted in history, law and science — to identify, describe and (here is the important bit) actively dismantle racism. (Aug. 13).

“Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan” by Alan Paul and Andy Aledort (St. Martins). A detailed oral history of the brilliant Texas blues guitarist, his meteoric rise; his brush with mortality due to drugs and booze; and his tragic death when he might well have been on the verge of making the best music of his life. (Aug. 13)

“David Crosby: Remember My Name.” A cool-looking documentary about a fellow who has inspired as much love-or-loathe energy as the Doors or cilantro. (Aug. 16)

Rodney Crowell, “TEXAS” (RC1). With Willie Nelson, Ringo Starr, Lyle Lovett, Ronnie Dunn, Billy F Gibbons and more. I have no idea what this album is about. (Aug. 16)

The Hold Steady, “Thrashing Thru the Passion” (Frenchkiss). Honestly, I thought they hung it up, but no, here is a brand-new album from these folks, adding five new songs to five others that have been released over the past three years. (Aug. 16)

Sleater-Kinney, “The Center Won’t Hold” (Sub Pop). With St. Vincent producing, folks were excited for this, the second new Sleater-Kinney album since their return. Then the new songs got decidedly mixed responses. Then Janet Weiss, their brilliant drummer of 22 years, quit. So, yeah, so much for the center holding. (Aug. 16)

“The Righteous Gemstones” (HBO). Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine starring in a nine-episode comedy created by McBride about a family of televangelists? Yes, that is an automatic watch from me, thank you. (Aug. 18)

“Cruel to Be Kind: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe” by Will Birch (Da Capo). A terrific biography of one of the most surreally underrated (or at least under-known) musicians of his time. If you hear the right songs at the right time, the man is impossible not to like. (Aug. 20)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band “Brighter Days” (Provogue/Mascot Label Group). A little blues, a little jam-band ramble and a lot of pedal steel. (Aug. 23)

Redd Kross, “Beyond the Door” (Merge). The first album in seven years from one of the greatest power-pop bands of all time. With Anna Waronker, Buzz Osborne and more. (Aug. 23)

Raphael Saadiq, “Jimmy Lee” (Columbia). Speaking of perennially underappreciated talents, here is the first solo album in eight years from this guy. With Kendrick Lamar, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and more. (Aug. 23)

Taylor Swift, “Lover” (Republic). A new album from this scrappy newcomer. She’s going places, I can feel it. (Aug. 23)

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Innocence” (Netflix). Mark Hamill, Helena Bonham Carter and Alicia Vikander voice characters in this prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson movie. And yes, it’s puppets, and yes, they are hand-made and -painted. This is craftsmanship at a very high level. (Aug. 30)