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+ are mentioned when relevant. Premium video on demand (PVOD) platforms are also fair game as movies continue to come to digital early amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally, we’ll 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: A Scandi Flick (Season 5) [Amazon Original]
Jeremy, Richard and James head to the Scandinavian Arctic Circle, exploring Cold War sub bases, frozen lake race tracks and more.
Amazon Prime Video Canada release date: September 16th, 2022 (first episode, new episodes every Friday)
Runtime: TBA (around one hour each)
Stream The Grand Tour here.
An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $99/year.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.
Sago’s Mini Friends [Apple Original]
Based on the popular Sago Mini World app, this preschool series follows Harvey the floppy-eared dog and his best friends as they express true gratitude for everything in their life through kindness, humour and original songs.
It’s worth noting that Sago’s Mini Friends was produced by Spin Master Entertainment and animated by Brown Bag Films, two Toronto-based companies.
Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: September 16th, 2022 (first episode, new episodes every Friday)
Genre: Animated, children’s
Runtime: 10 episodes (23 minutes each)
Stream Sago’s Mini Friends here.
An Apple TV+ subscription costs $5.99 in Canada.
The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 5)
Following the events of Season 4, June faces the consequences of her actions while Serena attempts to raise her profile in Toronto.
Based on Ottawa-born writer Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale was created by Bruce Miller (Eureka) and stars Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Pointe-Claire, Quebec’s Amanda Brugel (Kim’s Convenience), Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Ann Dowd (The Leftovers) and Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black).
It’s worth noting that The Handmaid’s Tale is filmed in Toronto.
Crave premiere date: September 14th, 2022 (first episode, new episodes every Wednesday at 9pm ET)
Runtime: 10 episodes (around one hour each)
Stream The Handmaid’s Tale here. It’s important to note that while Crave has had exclusive streaming rights to the series until now, Season 5 is also streaming on Prime Video.
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.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners [Netflix Original]
From the popular anime company Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill) comes this spin-off of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 video game.
The series follows a street kid named David (Demon Slayer‘s Zach Aguilar) who tries to survive the dangerous and futuristic Night City by becoming a mercenary outlaw known as a cyberpunk.
Netflix Canada premiere date: September 13th, 2022
Runtime: 10 episodes (23 to 26 minutes each)
Stream Cyberpunk: Edgerunners here.
Do Revenge [Netflix Original]
Down on their luck, two high school students agree to go after each other’s bullies.
Do Revenge was directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great) and stars Camila Mendes (Riverdale), Maya Hawke (Stranger Things), Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Netflix Canada premiere date: September 16th, 2022
Runtime: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Stream Do Revenge here.
Sins of Our Mother [Netflix Original]
This documentary is based on the real investigation into the disappearance of Lori Vallow’s kids, which uncovered an apocalyptic ideology and murder.
Netflix Canada premiere date: September 14t, 2022
Genre: True crime documentary
Runtime: Three episodes (41 to 50 minutes)
Stream Sins of Our Mother here.
A ‘Basic’ Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD-supported) costs $16.49/month and a ‘Premium’ membership is priced at $20.99/month (4K-supported).
The full list of movies and shows hitting Netflix Canada this month can be found here.
What are you planning on streaming this week? Let us know in the comments.
For more suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.
Image credit: Netflix