Over the next four and a bit months, Netflix is set to release a whopping 43 films. Some of them star some pretty big names including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, Regina King, Jennifer Lawrence, Adam McKay, Benedict Cumberbatch, and more.

As with all Netflix movies, your recall of any of them will be limited to the 2-3 days after seeing the movie. After that, did the film ever actually exist? Or did you imagine it like that Sinbad 'Shazaam' movie? You will never be 100% sure.

The Idris Elba/Jonathan Majors western The Harder They Fall is the most exciting-looking of the slate. But there's also an interesting Michael Keaton Sept 11 fallout drama due next month called Worth that you should keep an eye on.

You can take a read through the list of upcoming films at Deadline:

Netflix Dates Fall Movies: A Whopping 42 Movies Coming At You
Netflix has dated its fall schedule of film releases, narrative and documentary. The service that promised a new movie each week has a whopping 43 films coming in the final four months of 2021. Tha…

Is tiny the best way to watch The Simpsons?

This small TV, built with a 3D printer, will play random episodes of the first 11 seasons of The Simpsons. It's powered by a combination of a Raspberry Pi computer and love.

This tiny Simpsons TV lets you watch tiny Simpsons TV
The answer to life’s problems aren’t at the bottom of a bottle, they’re on TV!

Californian tax credits reveal Beverly Hills Cop 4 filming soon for Netflix

23 new movies have been announced as recipients of California’s Film & TV tax credit program - 10 studio films and 13 indies. Among them: new Netflix films including Beverly Hills Cop 4 and the new Zack Snyder film, along with remakes of Scarface and White Men Can't Jump.

Beverly Hills Cop 4, the result of a one-time licensing deal between Netflix and Paramount to produce the reboot of the franchise that began in 1984, is set to generate $78 million in qualified spending in the state (defined as below-the-line wages to California workers and payments to in-state vendors) over the course of 58 filming days in the state, including in San Bernardino.
‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Among 23 New Features to Film in California
Ten studio movies and 13 indies will tap the state’s tax incentives program, including projects by Jean-Marc Vallée, Aziz Ansari and Kenya Barris.

Pitching to Disney+

Are you an international producer looking to pitch a show to Disney+ and curious to know what they are looking for? Johanna Devereaux, director of scripted content for EMEA at The Walt Disney Company, says that through Europe, and particularly the UK, the company wants shows with scale and ambition. Also, the shows need to reflect Disney qualities of optimism, hope and joy and a sense of community.

“They have to speak really loudly — and what we mean by that is looking for local voices, local talent, local storytelling,” Devereaux said. “But local, not parochial. We’re looking for themes, ideas and voices which speak so loudly that it’ll feel universal, even if the point of view is very local.”

So, local... but not too local. Y'know.

Disney U.K. Content Executives Reveal Commissioning Strategies: ‘Local Not Parochial’
Two of Disney’s top U.K. content executives have revealed what they’re looking for while commissioning original content. Addressing a session at the virtual Edinburgh TV Festival on Mon…

TeeVee Snacks

  • Returning to HBO (& HBO Max) in Oct: Curb Your Enthusiasm s11, Succession s3, Insecure s5, and Love Life s2. Also, the Head of The Class reboot is set for Nov. Re: TV Insider
  • Former Quibi series Most Dangerous Game will return for a second season via Roku. Re: Variety
  • Cruella will be available to all Disney+ subscribers on August 27. Re: thefutoncritic
  • A trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home has leaked on social media. Re: THR
  • John Cleese is making a UK doco about cancel culture. This will end well. Re: The Independent
  • Attack on Titan's final season (Pt 2) is set to return in January. Re: Polygon

Today in Jeopardy! news

The current state of play in all things Jeopardy! is as follows:

  • Mike Richards - still Executive Producer
  • The five episodes Mike Richards hosted before he stepped down as host: they will go to air as filmed.
  • The series is sticking with guest hosts for the moment. Mayim Bialik will host the next three weeks worth of episodes (filming this week).
‘Jeopardy!’: Mayim Bialik to Temporarily Fill in as Syndicated Host After Mike Richards Exit
Mayim Bialik will fill in as the host of syndicated episodes of “Jeopardy!” in the wake of Mike Richards’ exit. Sony Pictures Television, which produces the long-running quiz show…

Scandi TV festival

Scandi TV enthusiasts might want to check out World Screen, currently highlighting Nordic scripted and unscripted series. There's some compelling trailers to be seen - tho, I assume most of you will just click play on the Threesome trailer. While, yes, that does look pretty good, might I strongly suspect hitting play on the trailer for Sløborn.

NORDIC TV FESTIVAL Archives - World Screen Events

Peacock and Netflix team for Aussie drama

Irreverent is a new Australian crime drama that follows a criminal from Chicago who bungles a heist and is forced to hide out in a small Australian reef town in Far North Queensland posing as the new church Reverend.

It sounds like Banshee with a collar, but tonally will be more like Northern Exposure apparently.

The 10-part series is from creator Paddy Macrae and Matchbox Pictures

Australia-Set Crime Drama ‘Irreverent’ Gets Straight-To-Series Order At Peacock, Co-Pro With Netflix Australia
EXCLUSIVE: Peacock is heading down under for its latest straight-to-series order. The streamer has handed a ten-part order to Irreverent, an Australia-set crime drama from Matchbox Pictures, the pr…

Trailer Park

The Morning Show s2 returns to Apple TV+ on Sept 17.

Maid debuts on Netflix Oct 1.

Based on the New York Times Best-selling memoir about one woman's incredible story of hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive.

Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan debuts on Netflix Sept 22.

Italian Netflix series Luna Park debuts Sept 30 on Netflix.

Between the magic of the Luna Park and the glamor of the roman Dolce Vita, the story of Nora, a young carni, and Rosa, a girl from the roman elite, comes to life.

Teenage Euthanasia debuts on Adult Swim with voices by Tim Robinson, Maria Bamford, Bebe Neuwirth, and Jo Firestone.

Back when Trophy was a teen herself; she ran away from home after giving birth to Annie, leaving her newborn to be raised by Baba and Uncle Pete. Now, 15 years later, Trophy returns to Tender Endings… as a corpse, for burial. When a bolt of lightning strikes Baba’s homemade embalming fluid and one of Annie’s tears, Trophy comes back from the dead. As a resurrected woman, Trophy has a variety of quasi-useful death powers. But more importantly, she has a second chance at unplanned parenthood.

Day of The Dead, a Syfy series with little to no connection to the Romero film beyond zombies, debuts Oct 15.

What's next? Tomorrow.