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
Good Omens (Season 2) [Amazon Original]
Amazon Prime Video Canada release date: July 28th, 2023
Genre: Fantasy comedy
Runtime: Six episodes (45 to 56 minutes each)
After Gabriel awakens with amnesia, Aziraphale and Crowley must juggle trying to figure out what’s going on with him with playing matchmaker for two business owners.
Good Omens was created by Neil Gaiman based on the book he wrote with Terry Pratchett and stars Michael Sheen (Prodigal Son), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Frances McDormand (Nomadland) as the narrator.
Stream Good Omens 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 this month can be found here.
The Beanie Bubble [Apple Original]
Apple TV+ Canada release date: July 28th, 2023
Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes
This film is based on the true story of Ty Warner, a frustrated toy salesman who teamed up with three women to create the massively popular Beanie Babies.
The Beanie Bubble was directed by Kristin Gore (Her) and Damian Kulash (OK Go) and stars Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover trilogy), Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect series), Sarah Snook (Succession) and Geraldine Viswanathan (Miracle Workers).
Stream The Beanie Bubble here.
Heels (Season 2)
Crave release date: July 28th, 2023 (first episode, new episodes on Fridays)
Runtime: Eight episodes (around one hour each)
As Jack prepares for a major business deal for Duffy Wrestling League, Ace leaves Duffy and the Dome in his rearview, threatening to upend everything.
Heels was created by Michael Waldron (Loki) and stars Toronto’s Stephen Amell (Arrow), Vancover’s Alexander Ludwig (Vikings), Alison Luff (New Amsterdam), Mary McCormack (The West Wing), Mike O’Malley (Glee, also Heels showrunner) and Milton, Ontario’s David James Elliott (JAG).
Stream Heels here. A $5.99/month Starz add-on is required.
How to With John Wilson (Season 3)
Crave release date: July 28th, 2023 (first episode, new episode every Friday at 11pm ET)
Runtime: Six episodes (around 30 minutes each)
In the series’ final season, documentary filmmaker John Wilson returns to give more everyday advice to New Yorkers.
Stream How to With John Wilson here.
Ticket to Paradise
Original theatrical release date: October 21st, 2022
Crave release date: July 28th, 2023
Genre: Romantic comedy
Runtime: 1 hour, 44 minutes
A divorced couple reunites to sabotage their daughter’s wedding in Bali.
Ticket to Paradise was directed by Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and reunites George Clooney and Julia Roberts (Ocean’s franchise), while Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Billie Lourd (Scream Queens) and Maxime Bouttier (Mr. Midnight: Beware the Monsters) co-star.
Stream Ticket to Paradise here.
This week, Crave rolled out two new ad-supported plans. As such, Crave’s standard $19.99/month membership has been renamed to ‘Crave Premium Ad-Free.’ Meanwhile, there’s now a ‘Crave Basic with Ads’ for $9.99/month and ‘Crave Standard with Ads’ for $14.99/month. (Starz remains ad-free and at the same price). More information is available here.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Crave this month can be found here.
Futurama (Season 11)
After a decade, Futurama is back, offering more space adventures with Fry and the gang.
All of the main voice actors return for the latest season, including Billy West (Fry/Farnsworth/Zoidberg), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), Phil LaMarr (Hermes), Tress MacNeille (Mom) and Lauren Tom (Amy).
Disney+ release date: July 24th, 2023 (first episode, new episodes every Monday)
Genre: Animated comedy
Runtime: 20 episodes (around 23 minutes each)
Stream Futurama here.
A Disney+ subscription costs $11.99/month or $119.99/year.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Disney+ Canada this month can be found here.
How to Become a Cult Leader [Netflix Original]
Netflix Canada release date: July 28th, 2023
Runtime: Six episodes (29 to 33 minutes each)
Narrated by Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), this documentary series explores the ways in which different cult leaders became so influential.
Stream How to Become a Cult Leader here.
The Witcher (Season 3 — Volume 2) [Netflix Original]
Netflix Canada release date: July 27th, 2023
Genre: Fantasy drama
Runtime: Three episodes (49 to 65 minutes each)
Geralt and Yennefer must keep Ciri safe amid a brewing war on the Continent.
Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novel series of the same name, The Witcher was created by Lauren S. Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil) and stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) and Freya Allan (Into the Badlands).
It should be noted that these are the final three episodes featuring Cavill as Geralt. Starting in Season 4, Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games series) will take over the role.
Stream The Witcher here.
A ‘Standard with Ads’ subscription costs $5.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD-supported) costs $16.49/month and a ‘Premium’ membership is priced at $20.99/month (4K-supported). It’s important to note that the old $9.99 ‘Basic’ membership is no longer available, while other subscriptions have been renamed to ‘Standard.’
The full list of movies and shows hitting Netflix 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.