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Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Netflix and Paramount+ [April 10-16]

Bill Hader returns in the fourth and final season of the hit HBO series Barry

Bill Hader on the phone in Barry Season 4

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.

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 Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 5) [Amazon Original]

Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date: April 14th, 2023 (first three episodes, new episodes every Friday)
Genre: Comedy-drama
Runtime: Nine episodes (around one hour each)

With a new job, Midge finds herself closer than ever to the success she’s dreamed of, only to discover it’s farther than she thought.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and stars Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards), Alex Borstein (Family Guy), Michael Zegen (Rescue Me) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk).

Stream The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel here.

Pearl

Original theatrical release date: September 16th, 2022
Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date:
April 14th, 2023
Genre: Slasher
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes

A sheltered young woman’s aspirations to become a movie star lead her to commit violent acts.

An origin story for the villainous elderly woman from last year’s X, Pearl was co-written and directed by Ti West (X) and features Mia Goth reprising her role as the titular character while also co-writing the movie. It’s worth noting that a third film from West and Goth, MaXXXine, is currently in development.

Stream Pearl here.

An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which is priced at $99/year.

The full list of movies and shows hitting Amazon Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.


Apple TV+

The Last Thing He Told Me [Apple Original]

Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: April 14th, 2023 (first two episodes, new episodes every Friday)
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: Seven episodes (around 45 minutes each)

A woman becomes closer to her stepdaughter as she searches for her husband after his mysterious disappearance.

Based on Laura Dave’s novel of the same name, The Last Thing He Told Me was created by Dave and Josh Singer (Spotlight) and stars Jennifer Garner (Alias), Angourie Rice (Mare of Easttown), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) and Aisha Tyler (Archer).

Stream The Last Thing He Told Me here.

An Apple TV+ membership costs $8.99/month and is also included in Apple One subscription bundles, which start at $18.95/month.


Crave

Barry (Season 4)

Crave premiere date: April 16th, 2023 at 10pm ET (first two episodes, new episodes every Sunday at 10pm ET)
Genre: Comedy-drama
Runtime: Eight episodes (around 30 minutes each)

In the final season of the hit HBO series, Barry’s arrest leads Cousineau to be hailed as a hero but soon brings about shocking consequences.

Barry was created by Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live) and Alec Berg (Silicon Valley) and stars Hader, Stephen Root (King of the Hill), Vancouver’s Sarah Goldberg (The Report), Henry Winkler (Happy Days) and Anthony Carrigan (Gotham).

Stream Barry here.

A Black Lady Sketch Show (Season 4)

Crave premiere date: April 14th, 2023 (first episode, new episodes every Friday)
Genre: Sketch comedy
Runtime: Six episodes (around 30 minutes each)

Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis and Skye Townsend return for more sketches alongside guests like Sam Richardson (The Afterparty), Kyla Pratt (The Proud Family), Colman Domingo (Euphoria) and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community).

Stream A Black Lady Sketch Show here.

Nope

Original theatrical release date: July 22nd, 2022
Crave premiere date:
April 14th, 2023
Genre: Neo-western, sci-fi, horror
Runtime: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Horse-wrangling siblings attempt to capture evidence of a UFO on their ranch.

Nope was written and directed by Jordan Peele (Get Out) and stars Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) and Steven Yeun (Minari).

Stream Nope 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.


Netflix

American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing [Netflix Original]

Netflix Canada premiere date: April 12th, 2023
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: Three episodes (53 to 63 minutes each)

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, this documentary offers new archive footage, chilling reenactments and exclusive interviews to shed new light on the horrific incident.

Stream American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing here.

Obsession [Netflix Original]

Netflix Canada premiere date: April 13th, 2023
Genre: Erotic thriller
Runtime: Four episodes (33 to 43 minutes each)

A respected surgeon has an erotic infatuation with his son’s fiancĂ©e, threatening to upend everyone’s life in the process.

Based on Josephine Hart’s Damage novel, Obsession stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy), Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) and Rish Shah (Ms. Marvel).

Stream Obsession here.

A ‘Basic with Ads’ subscription costs $5.99/month, ‘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.


Paramount+

Waco: The Aftermath [Paramount+ Original]

Paramount+ Canada premiere date: April 14th, 2023
Genre: Crime drama
Runtime: Five episodes (around one hour each)

This series explores the aftermath of the disastrous 1993 FBI standoff in Waco, Texas that galvanized American militia movements.

The series is a sequel to 2018’s Waco from the same creators, John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, and stars Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals), John Leguizamo (When They See Us), Giovanni Ribisi (Sneaky Pete), David Costabile (Breaking Bad) and J. Smith-Cameron (Succession).

Stream Waco: The Aftermath here.

A Paramount+ subscription costs $8.99/month.

The full list of movies and shows hitting Paramount+ Canada this month can be found here.


What are you planning on watching this week? Let us know in the comments.

For more suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.

Image credit: HBO

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