Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical and 6 Other Trailers You Missed

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

Today’s trailer roundup includes Netflix’s Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself and Fortune Feimster: Good Fortune; Prime Video’s Riches; Apple TV+’s Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues; Showtime’s The L Word: Generation Q Season 3; and Disney+’s Save Our Squad with David Beckham.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical streams on Netflix on Dec. 25. A brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Matilda the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl, with a vivid imagination, who dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results. The cast includes Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey and Alisha Weir as Matilda.


The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself premieres on Netflix on Oct. 28. Based on the Half Bad series of books by Sally Green, the show follows 16-year-old Nathan (Jay Lycurgo), the illegitimate son of the world’s most dangerous witch. Fearing he will follow in his father’s footsteps, Nathan is closely monitored throughout his childhood. As the boundaries between “good” and “bad” overlap, Nathan, along with allies Annalise and Gabriel, will soon discover who he truly is.

Fortune Feimster returns for her second Netflix stand-up comedy special, Fortune Feimster: Good Fortune, on Oct. 25. Expanding on her confessional brand of comedy and how she’s different than what meets the eye, Fortune reflects on her own good fortune, including some big life events she’s experienced the last couple years like falling in love with her wife and the extravagant proposal she planned that didn’t go as expected.

Prime Video’s Riches premieres on Dec. 2. The six-part drama series follows the exploits of the stylish, privileged, super-successful Richards family. When Stephen Richards (Hugh Quarshie) passes suddenly, the family’s world comes crashing down. As his business hangs in the balance, his different sets of children are about to collide as they vie for control. The cast includes Deborah Ayorinde (Them, Truth Be Told), Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso, I May Destroy You), Adeyinka Akinrinade (Top Boy, Temple), Ola Orebiyi (Cherry, A Brixton Tale), Nneka Okoye (Grantchester, The A List) and Emmanuel Imani (Cobra, Black Earth Rising).

Get to know Louis Armstrong through never-before-heard home recordings, archival footage and personal conversations when Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues premieres on Oct. 28 on Apple TV+. Director Sacha Jenkins explores the “man behind the legend” while contextualizing Armstrong’s careful influence and navigating the cultural and political upheaval of the Civil Rights Movement.

The L Word: Generation Q Season 3 comes to Showtime on Nov. 18 on streaming and on-demand and on linear on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET. In Season 3, Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals) is on the brink of a devastating letdown or startling confession after Tina (Laurel Holloman) appears at her door. While they determine their future together, their daughter Angie (Jordan Hull) embraces her new freedom at college, finding love in all the wrong places. At the bungalow, Finley (Jacqueline Toboni) returns from rehab and discovers news about Sophie (Rosanny Zayas) that threatens both her sobriety and their relationship. Guest stars include Rosie O’Donnell, Kehlani, Margaret Cho, Joanna Cassidy, Jillian Mercado, Donald Faison and Joey Lauren Adams.

Save Our Squad with David Beckham premieres on Disney+ on Nov. 9. David Beckham returns to his East London roots to mentor Westward Boys, a young, grassroots team who are at the bottom of their league, facing relegation. However, this isn’t just any league. This is the same league that David played in as a young boy. Working with the head coaches, he’ll try to turn the team’s fortunes around.