Streaming in Canada on Apple TV+, Crave, Netflix and Prime Video [May 13-19]

In the first half of Bridgerton's third season, a heartbroken Penelope returns to London for a new lease on life

Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1

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’s Prime Video, Crave and Netflix, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ will be 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.

Apple TV+

The Big Cigar [Apple Original]

Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: May 17th, 2024 (first two episodes, new episode every Friday)
Genre: Biographical drama thriller
Runtime: Six episodes (around one hour each)

This series is based on the true story of the manhunt for Huey P. Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party, and his efforts to flee to Cube with the help of film producer Bert Schneider.

Based on the 2012 Playboy article of the same name by Joshuah Bearman, The Big Cigar was created by Jim Hecht (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty) and stars André Holland (Moonlight), Tiffany Boone (The Following), Alessandro Nivola (The Many Saints of Newark), Marc Menchaca (Ozark) and P. J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street).

Stream The Big Cigar here.

An Apple TV+ subscription costs $12.99/month in Canada.


Bellefleur [Crave Original]

Bellefleur Crave

Image credit: Crave

Crave premiere date: May 16th, 2024 (first two episodes, new episode every Thursday)
Genre: Comedy-drama
Runtime: Ten episodes (around 30 minutes each)

After no longer being a stepfather following a breakup, Nicolas returns to his hometown to be with his brother and high school friends for a new life.

The Quebecois series is in French with English subtitles and features local talent, including director Jeanne Leblanc and stars Guillaume Laurin, Maxime De Cotret, Marc-André Grondin, Jean Bui and Guillaume Cyr.

Stream Bellefleur here.

An ad-free Crave Premium membership costs $22/month. Alternatively, there are two other subscription options: Crave Basic with Ads ($9.99/month) and Crave Standard with Ads ($14.99/month). Starz is available as a separate $5.99 add-on. More information on these memberships is available here.

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


Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal [Netflix Original]

Netflix Canada premiere date: May 15th, 2024
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: Three episodes (around one hour each)

This documentary examines the impact of the hack of popular affairs website Ashley Madison, which resulted in the exposure of millions’ personal data and the end of countless relationships.

Stream Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal here.

Bridgerton: Season 3 Part 1 [Netflix Original]

Netflix Canada premiere date: May 16th, 2024
Genre: Historical romance
Runtime: Four episodes (around one hour each)

Following the Featherington Ball, a heartbroken Penelope returns to London determined to become a new independent woman.

Based on Julia Quinn’s book series of the same name, Bridgerton was created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy) and features an ensemble cast that includes Nicola Coughlin (Derry Girls), Adjoa Andoh (Casualty), Jonathan Bailey (Fellow Travelers), Simone Ashley (Sex Education) and Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) as the narrator.

Stream Bridgerton here.

Power [Netflix Original]

Netflix Canada premiere date: May 17th, 2024
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour, 28 minutes

This documentary explores the history of American policing by asking: “Who is more powerful: the people — or the police?”

Power was directed by Yance Ford (Strong Island).

Stream Power here.

A Netflix ‘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).

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

Prime Video

Outer Range (Season 2) [Amazon Original]

Prime Video Canada premiere date: May 16th, 2024
Genre: Sci-fi, neo-Western
Runtime: Seven episodes (around one hour each)

Royal and his wife Cecelia struggle to keep the family together following their granddaughter’s sudden disappearance.

Outer Range was created by Brian Watkins (debut project) and stars Josh Brolin (True Grit), Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under), Imogen Poots (The Father), Toronto’s Tamara Podemski (Coroner) and Tom Pelphrey (Ozark).

Stream Outer Range here.

Prime Video is included with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $99/year. An additional $2.99/month fee is required to remove ads.

The full list of movies and shows hitting Prime Video 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

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