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

“Quichotte: A Novel” by Salman Rushdie (Random House). One of the great writers of our age modernizes “Don Quixote,” takes it out for a spin. (Sept. 3)

“Wu-Tang: An American Saga” (Hulu). If you saw the Showtime documentary “Of Mics and Men” about these legends, you might not need to see this dramatization of the life and times of the Wu-Tang Clan. Then again, who could resist? With Ashton Sanders and Shameik Moore. (Sept. 4)

“It Chapter Two.” Exactly what it says on the tin: The second and final chapter of the two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It.” With James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone and Andy Bean as adult members of the Losers Club. (Sept. 6)

Miles Davis, “Rubberband” (Rhino/Warner). This is the 1985 album that was supposed to be Davis' Warner debut. It was scrapped and has now been finished by original producers Randy Hall and Zane Giles with Davis’ nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr. (Sept. 6)

The Highwomen, “The Highwomen” (Low Country Sound/Elektra). Debut album by this country supergroup of Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby. (Sept. 6)

“The Deuce” (HBO). Against all odds, this story of the porn industry in 1970s New York returns for a third season. (Sept. 9)

“The Institute: A Novel” by Stephen King (Scribner). In a bit of art imitating art imitating art, the plot for the new one from the King (child kidnapped and held with other kids with special powers) sounds a bit like a backstory for Eleven from the EXTREMELY King-derived “Stranger Things.” (Sept. 10)

“The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale” by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese). Speaking of things perhaps inspired by the success of other media (and various elections), here’s the *checks title* the sequel to "The Handmaid’s Tale." Set 15 years after the first book, no word on how it will or will not be incorporated into the TV series. (Sept. 10)

Charli XCX, “Charli” (Vroom Vroom Recordings/Atlantic). Remember Charli? Her first album in almost six years features guest spots from Haim, Troye Sivan, Lizzo, Christine and the Queens, Cupcakke, Big Freedia, Sky Ferreira and a lot more. (Sept. 13)

“Undone” (Amazon Prime). "BoJack Horseman" creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg presents this adult cartoon about a woman who finds out, after a car accident, that she can time travel. Time to look into her father’s untimely passing. (Sept. 13)

Prince, “The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)” (NPG/Legacy). I enjoy Prince-sploitation as much as the next Prince nerd and, well, here we are. This collection of rare tracks was originally a tape for Paris Fashion Weeks attendees; look for remixes from “The Gold Experience,” “Chaos and Disorder” and “Emancipation” (Sept. 13)

“The Goldfinch.” Your guess is as good as mine as to how they managed to squeeze Donna Tartt’s almost-800-page novel into a 149-minute movie, but we’ll see how this goes. (Sept. 13)

“American Horror Story: 1984” (FX). Ryan Murphy's anthology series goes full “Stranger Things”-brand '80s nostalgia as it explores the slasher genre. (Sept. 18)

Brittany Howard, “Jaime” (ATO). New material from the Alabama Shakes’ lead singer is always a welcome development. (Sept. 20)

“Downton Abbey.” The big-budget movie sequel to the extremely popular TV series of the same name. You probably already know if you want to see it. (Sept. 20)

“Rambo: Last Blood.” Come to think of it, you probably already know if you want to see this one, as well. Sylvester Stallone is, once again, John Rambo. (Sept. 20)

71st Primetime Emmy Awards (Fox). The last year (I hope) we will have to sit through “Game of Thrones” getting a bunch of stuff, especially since they do not deserve it. (Sept. 24)

“Year of the Monkey” by Patti Smith (Random House). One of the great memoirists of our time (in addition to that whole rock band singing thing) takes a look at the year Smith turned 70, took a bit of time off, contemplated the election of someone named Donald Trump and visited her old pal Sam Shepard. Of course it’s a must-read. (Sept. 24)

“The Water Dancer: A Novel” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (One World). Speaking of must-reads, Coates blends fantasy with history in this tale of a young man born a slave who, with a mysterious power, joins those determined to make war on those in power while trying to rescue the family he left behind. (Sept. 24)

“This Is Us” (NBC). Well, this thing is back for those of you who hate yourselves and want to cry. (Sept. 24)

“Stumptown” (ABC). Based on a very good comic book of the same name, this thing stars Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios, an Army vet and gambling addict who falls into the private investigation game in Portland, Ore. With Jake Johnson, Michael Ealy, Camryn Manheim and Cole Sibus (a shockingly strong cast, frankly). (Sept. 25)

“The Good Place" (NBC). The day that this show comes back on the air should be some sort of national holiday. (Sept. 26)

The Replacements, “Dead Man’s Pop” (Rhino/Warner). This is an oddly fascinating object, in that it is a four-CD, one-LP box set features a newly mixed version of 1989’s “Don’t Tell a Soul,” a somewhat controversial album in the Replacements’ catalog. Some fans are rejoicing; some fans are mumbling, “Why on earth would you do this?” May they never meet (or may they meet and we can lock them all in a room together). (Sept. 27)

John Coltrane, “Blue World” (Impulse/UMe). Incredibly, here’s yet another unreleased Coltrane album, recorded in 1964 as the soundtrack to a French Canadian film called “Le Chat dans le Sac (The Cat in the Bag).” With McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Astounding. (Sept. 27)

The Beatles, “Abbey Road (50th Anniversary Edition)” (Apple/Capitol/UMe). OK, so you can buy this in: a two-CD, remastered deluxe edition; a super-deluxe edition of three CDs; and a Blu-ray featuring 23 alternate takes, vintage mixes and demos with a 100-page hardbound book. There are also a couple of vinyl versions. Let’s give Giles “Son of George” Martin another round of applause for putting this madness together, eh? (Sept. 27)