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

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

Every week, Mobile syrup 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 like Apple TV+ and Disney+ are mentioned when relevant. Premium video on demand (PVOD) platforms are also fair game as movies continue to be digitized 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

LOL: Qui Le Dernier? [Amazon Original]

Netflix Canada Release Date: January 6, 2023 (first three episodes, new episodes every Friday)
Genre: Comedy
Driving time: 10 episodes (around 30 minutes each)

After Montreal’s Jay Baruchel hosted a Canadian version of the The last one laughing last year, Amazon now has a Quebecois version.

LOL: Qui Le Dernier? is hosted by Patrick Huard (Good cop, Bon Cop) and features the following comedians trying to make each other laugh without breaking themselves:

Current LOL: Qui Le Dernier? here.

The Rig (Season 1) [Netflix Original]

Amazon Prime Video Canada Release Date: 6 January 2023
Genre: Supernatural thriller
Driving time: Six episodes (47 to 55 minutes each)

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The crew on an oil rig in the North Sea must contend with supernatural forces when a mysterious fog rolls in.

The rig is the first work from creator David Macpherson and stars Montreal’s Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), Iain Glenn (Game of Thrones), Martin Compston (The nest) and Mark Bonnar (Disaster).

Current The rig here.

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

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


Crave

The Norwegian

Original Theatrical Release Date: 22 April 2022
Amazon Prime Video Canada Release Date:
6 January 2023
Genre: Epic historical action
Driving time: 2 hours, 16 minutes

A Viking prince sets out to avenge his father’s death.

The Norwegian was co-written and directed by Robert Eggers (The lighthouse) and star Alexander Skarsgärd (Big little lies), Nicole Kidman (The hours), Claes Bang (Dracula) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit).

Current The Norwegian here.

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 15)

Crave Release Date: January 6, 2023 (two new episodes every Friday at 9:30 PM and 10:45 PM ET)
Genre: Reality
Driving time: 16 episodes (around an hour each)

Sixteen new queens compete for a chance to win the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and a record $200,000 grand prize.

Current RuPaul’s Drag Race here.

A standard Crave subscription is priced at $19.99/month, with Starz costing an additional $5.99/month. A mobile plan is also available for $9.99/month.

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

This week in Crave news: Not news, per se, but we recently published an interview with the cast and crew of HBO’s The Last of Us, coming to Crave later this month. It is believed to be the largest television production in Canadian history and stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones).

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Disney+

The menu

Original Theatrical Release Date: 18 November 2022
Disney+ Canada: 4 January 2023
Genre: Dark comedy, horror thriller
Driving time: 1 hour, 46 minutes

A world-class chef organizes an exclusive tasting menu at his restaurant with some spooky surprises.

The menu was directed by Mark Mylod (Succession) and stars Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Hong Chau (Downsizing).

Current The menu here.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Season 2) [Disney+ Original]

Disney+ Canada Release Date: 4 January 2023
Genre:
Animated sci-fi
Driving time: 16 episodes (around 30 minutes each)

The Bad Batch was created by Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars) and features Dee Bradley Baker reprising his role as the Clones/Bad Batch, while Michelle Ang (Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462) voices a new female clone named Omega.

Current Star Wars: The Bad Batch here.

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

The full list of games hitting Disney+ Canada this month can be found here.


Netflix

Copenhagen Cowboy [Netflix Original]

Netflix Canada Release Date: 5 January 2023
Genre:
Noir thriller
Driving time: Six episodes (47 to 56 minutes each)

A woman with supernatural abilities seeks revenge against those who have wronged her.

Copenhagen Cowboy was created by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) and plays Angela Bundalovic (The rain), Andreas Lykke Jørgensen (debut role) and Jason Hendil-Forssell (debut role).

Current Copenhagen Cowboy here.

Ginny & Georgia (Season 2) [Netflix Original]

Netflix Canada Release Date: 5 January 2023
Genre:
Comedy-drama
Driving time: Ten episodes (52 to 61 minutes each)

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A mother tries to settle down with her two children to give them a better life than she ever had.

Ginny and Georgia was created by Sarah Lampert (Fog) and plays Brianne Howey (Batwoman), Antonia Gentry (Raise Dion), Diesel La Torraca (Little monsters) and Vancouver’s Jennifer Robertson (Schitt’s Creek).

It is worth noting that the series was filmed in Toronto.

Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street [Netflix Original]

Learn more about the rise and fall of infamous financier Bernie Madoff, the man behind one of Wall Street’s biggest Ponzi schemes.

Netflix Canada Release Date: 4 January 2023
Genre:
Comedy-drama
Driving time: Four episodes (54 to 77 minutes each)

Current Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street here.

A “Basic with Ads” subscription costs $5.99/month, a “Basic” Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a “Standard” subscription (HD supported) costs $16.49/month and a Premium membership costs $20.99/month (4K) supported).

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


What are you planning to stream this week? Let us know in the comments.

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

Happy New Year!

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