Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix [May 2-8]

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Each week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows to hit Canadian streaming platforms recently.

Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column usually focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix, but other services such as Apple TV+ and Disney+ will be listed where relevant. Premium video-on-demand (PVOD) platforms are also fair game as movies will remain available digitally early on during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally, we will highlight shows or movies made by Canadian companies, involving a notable Canadian cast or crew and/or shot in Canada.

Amazon Prime video

Bosch: legacy [Amazon Original]

Retiring from Amazon’s string of police lawsuits, Bosch has retired from the LAPD and now works as a detective for Chandler.

Developed by Bosch executive producer Eric Overmyer and author Michael Connelly, the spin-off once again stars Titus Welliver as Bosch, Madison Lintz as Maddie, and Mimi Rogers as Chandler.

Amazon Prime Video Premiere Date: May 6, 2022
Genre: Drama
Runtime: four episodes (45 to 54 minutes each)

Stream Bosch: Legacy here.

The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith [Amazon Original]

This true crime documentary from Welland, Ontario filmmaker Nathalie Bibeau (The Walrus and the Whistleblower), the first in a recently unveiled list of Canadian Prime Video content, investigates the unsolved murder of a 22-year-old woman in Oshawa, Ontario in 1974.

Amazon Prime Video Premiere Date: May 6, 2022
Genre: True crime documentary
Runtime: four episodes (41 to 51 minutes each)

Stream the unsolved murder of Beverly Lynn Smith here.

The Wilds (Season 2) [Amazon Original]

A new island of teenage boys is thrown into the mix with the girls, all of whom must try to survive the social experiment.

Created by Sarah Streicher (Marvel’s Daredevil), The Wilds stars a cast that includes Sophia Ali (Grey’s Anatomy), Shannon Berry (Hunters), Fort Erie, Ontario’s Jenna Clause (Cold Brook), and Sarah Pidgeon (Gotham).

Amazon Prime Video Premiere Date: May 6, 2022
Genre: Drama
Runtime: eight episodes (53 to 58 minutes each)

Stream The Wilds here.

An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no extra cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $79 per year.

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

To long for

The stairs

A novelist is accused of murdering his wife, who was found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their home.

Based on Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s 2004 true crime docuseries of the same name, The Staircase was created by Antonio Campos (The Devil All the Time) and stars Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Toni Collette (Hereditary), Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name), Dane DeHaan (Lisey’s Story), Olivia DeJonge (The Society) and Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones).

Crave Premiere Date: May 5, 2022 (first three episodes, new episodes every Thursday)
Genre: true crime drama
Runtime: eight episodes (about an hour each)

Stream The Stairs here.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

This Star Trek Discovery spin-off follows Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the USS Enterprise as they explore new worlds in the decade leading up to the original Star Trek series.

Strange New Worlds was created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet of Star Trek Discovery, starring Anson Mount as Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock and Rebecca Romijn as Number One, all of whom reprise their roles from Discovery. It’s worth noting that Vancouver-raised Adrian Holmes (Bel-Air) appears in the recurring role of first Enterprise captain Robert April and Montreal’s Dan Jeannotte as James T. Kirk’s brother Sam. Additionally, Strange New Worlds was filmed in Mississauga, Ontario.

The series has already been renewed for a second season.

Crave premiere date: May 5, 2022 (first episode, new episodes every week)
Genre: Science Fiction
Runtime: ten episodes (about an hour each)

Stream Star Trek: Strange New Worlds here.

A standard Crave subscription costs $19.99 per month, while Starz costs $5.99 per month. A mobile-only plan is also available for $9.99 per month.

The full list of movies and shows heading to Crave this month can be found here.

Disney+

Disney Gallery: Boba Fett .’s Book [Disney+ Original]

For May 4 (aka “Star Wars Day”), Lucasfilm has released a documentary about the making of The Book of Boba, starring director Robert Rodriguez, star Temuera Morrison and more.

Disney+ Canada premiere date: May 4, 2022
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: ten episodes (about an hour each)

Stream Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett here.

A Disney+ subscription costs $11.99/month or $119.99/year.

The full list of movies and shows heading to Disney+ Canada this month can be found here.

Netflix

Meltdown: Three Mile Island [Netflix]

Director Kief Davidson (The Ivory Game) investigates the partial collapse of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island, Unit 2 (TMI-2) reactor, the most significant accident in US commercial nuclear power plant history.

Netflix Canada Premiere Date: May 4, 2022
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: four episodes (41 to 48 minutes each)

Stream Meltdown: Three Mile Island here.

the quintet [Netflix Original]

A Canadian journalist probes a secret society that has been influencing the world for years.

A spin-off of Toronto-born Mike Myers’ film So I Married an Ax Murderer, The Pentaverate was created by Myers and stars Myers as the journalist and several other characters, Ken Jeong (Community), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) and Debi Mazar (Entourage).

Netflix Canada Premiere Date: May 5, 2022
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: six episodes (21 to 31 minutes each)

Stream The Pentaverate here.

Wild Babies [Netflix Original]

Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) tells this documentary about the adventures of baby lions, elephant penguins and more.

Netflix Canada Premiere Date: May 5, 2022
Genre: nature documentary
Runtime: eight episodes (27 to 30 minutes each)

Stream Wild Babies here.

A ‘Basic’ Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD supported) costs $16.49/month and a ‘Premium’ subscription costs $20.99/month (4K- supported).

The full list of movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada this month can be found here.

What will you be streaming this week? Let us know in the comments.

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

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