Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that recently hit Canadian streaming platforms.
Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column typically focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ will be mentioned when relevant.
We’ll also highlight shows or movies that are made by Canadian companies, involve notable Canadian cast or crew and/or are filmed in Canada.
Amazon Prime Video
The Grand Tour presents… Carnage A Trois [Amazon Original]
In its second COVID special, the trio goes on a road trip from the Welsh hills to explore the world of French car culture.
Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date: December 16th, 2021
Runtime: 1 hour, 8 minutes
Stream The Grand Tour presents… Carnage A Trois here.
An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $79/year.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Amazon Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.
Swan Song [Apple Original]
After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, a husband and father is given a controversial solution: to replace himself with a clone.
Swan Song was written and directed by Benjamin Cleary (Stutterer) and stars Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Awkwafina (Nora from Queens), Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction) and Ashern, Manitoba’s Adam Beach (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).
It’s worth noting that the movie was filmed in Vancouver.
Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: December 17th, 2021
Genre: Sci-fi, drama
Runtime: 1 hour, 52 minutes
Stream Swan Song here.
An Apple TV+ subscription costs $5.99 in Canada.
Finding Magic Mike
After making the Magic Mike movies together, executive producers Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh reunite for this unscripted competition series.
In it, 10 men who have “lost their magic” must strip their clothes, regain their mojo and take home $100,000.
Crave/HBO Max Canada premiere date: December 16th, 2021 (all episodes)
Genre: Reality competition
Runtime: Seven episodes (39 to 46 minutes each)
Stream Finding Magic Mike here.
Survivors of a devastating flu attempt to build a new world.
Based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Comox, B.C.’s Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven features an ensemble cast that includes Vancouver’s own Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire), Himesh Patel (EastEnders), Matilda Lawler (Flora & Ulysses) and David Wilmot (Ripper Street).
It’s worth noting that the show was filmed in Mississauga, Ontario and the story actually begins in Toronto.
Crave/HBO Max premiere date: December 16th, 2021 (first three episodes, new episodes every Thursday)
Genre: Sci-fi, drama
Runtime: 10 episodes (45 to 49 minutes each)
Stream Station Eleven here.
A standard Crave subscription is priced at $19.99/month, with Starz costing an additional $5.99/month. A mobile-only subscription is also available for $9.99/month.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Crave this month can be found here.
Foodtastic [Disney+ Original]
Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) hosts this global competition series that tasks artists with creating Disney-themed sculptures made entirely out of food.
Disney+ Canada premiere date: December 16th, 2021 (first three episodes, new episodes every Thursday)
Genre: Sci-fi, drama
Runtime: 11 episodes (43 to 45 minutes each)
Stream Foodtastic here.
A Disney+ subscription costs $11.99/month or $119.99/year in Canada.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Disney+ in December can be found here.
Puff: Wonders of the Reef [Netflix Original]
Narrated by Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), this documentary follows a baby pufferfish as he searches for a home on the Great Barrier Reef.
Netflix Canada premiere date: December 16th, 2021
Genre: Animal documentary
Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Stream Puff: Wonders of the Reef here.
The Witcher (Season 2) [Netflix Original]
Geralt fights to protect Ciri from the forces battling for control of the Continent.
The series is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novel series of the same name, adapted for the screen by Lauren S. Hissrich (Daredevil) and stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust), Freya Allan (The Third Day) and Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve).
It’s also worth noting that Netflix has already renewed the series for a third season.
Netflix Canada premiere date: December 17th, 2021
Runtime: Eight episodes (52 to 63 minutes each)
Stream The Witcher here.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Netflix Canada this month can be found here.
Power On: The Story of Xbox
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Xbox, Microsoft has released a new docuseries chronicling the history of the gaming brand.
Notably, the series features interviews with a slew of key gaming industry figures to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One eras.
VOD premiere date: December 13th, 2021
Runtime: Six episodes (39 to 42 minutes each)
What are you planning on watching this week? Let us know in the comments.
For more viewing suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.
Image credit: Netflix