Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix [Aug. 15-21]

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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 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

Making the Cut (Season 3) [Amazon Original]

Fashion experts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn welcome 10 established designers from around the world as they compete for $1 million to invest in their brand.

Amazon Prime Video Canada release date: August 19th, 2022 (first two episodes, new episodes every Friday)
Genre: Reality, competition
Runtime: Eight episodes (around 50 minutes each)

Stream Making the Cut here.

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

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


Apple TV+

Bad Sisters

The Garvey sisters grow closer after the premature death of their parents.

Bad Sisters was created by Sharon Horgan (Divorce) and stars Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff (Sex Education), Eva Birthistle (The Last Kingdom), Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) and Eve Hewson (The Knick).

Apple TV+ release date: August 19th, 2022 (first two episodes, new episodes every Friday)
Genre: Dark comedy, thriller
Runtime: Ten episodes (around one hour each)

Stream Bad Sisters here.

An Apple TV+ subscription costs $5.99/month.


Crave

House of the Dragon

Two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, House Targaryen (House of the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen) engages in a deadly civil war.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & BloodHouse of the Dragon was co-created by Ryan Condal (Colony) and Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) and stars Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Olivia Cooke (Sound of Metal), Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) and Rhys Ifans (Elementary).

Crave release: August 21st, 2022 at 9pm ET (first episode, new episodes every Sunday at 9pm ET)
Genre: Fantasy drama
Runtime: Ten episodes (around one hour each)

Stream House of the Dragon here.

Selena + Chef (Season 4)

Actress and singer Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building) continues to discover the joys of cooking with top chefs, with each episode highlighting a different charity.

Crave release: August 18th, 2022 (first three episodes, new episodes every Thursday)
Genre: Reality, cooking
Runtime: Ten episodes (around half an hour each)

Stream Selena + Chef here.

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.


Disney+

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law [Disney+ Original]

Jennifer Walters struggles with her legal career after an accident with her cousin, Bruce Banner/The Hulk, turns her into another big green superhuman.

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was created by Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty) and stars Regina’s own Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), Ginger Gonzaga (Space Force), Josh Segarra (Arrow) and Mark Ruffalo once again reprising his MCU role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk.

It’s worth noting that She-Hulk marks a shift in Marvel’s Disney+ release schedule, as new episodes drop Thursdays now instead of Wednesdays. This will give a bit of space between overlapping Marvel and Star Wars shows, starting with the Rogue One prequel series Andor next month.

Disney+ release: August 18th, 2022 (first episode, new episodes every Thursday)
Genre: Superhero, legal comedy
Runtime: Nine episodes (around half an hour each)

Stream She-Hulk: Attorney at Law here.

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

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


Netflix

The Cuphead Show! Part 2 [Netflix Original]

Cuphead and Mugman deal with pirate adventures, giant peppermints, devilish pitchforks and more.

Based on Canadian developer Studio MDHR’s hit Cuphead video game, The Cuphead Show! was developed by Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse) and features the voices of Tru Valentino (The Rookie), Frank Todaro (Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy), Grey DeLisle (Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?).

Netflix Canada premiere date: August 19th, 2022
Genre: Animated comedy
Runtime: 13 episodes (11 to 26 minutes each)

Stream The Cuphead Show! here.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe [Netflix Original]

He-Man and his squad must fulfill their destinies to stop Skeletor from controlling the universe.

A reimagining of the 1983 series of the same name, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was developed by Robert David (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and features the voices of Yuri Lowenthal (Marvel’s Spider-Man), Kimberly Brooks (Voltron: Legendary Defender), David Kaye (Ratchet & Clank), Benjamin Diskin (The Seven Deadly Sins) and Roger Craig Smith (Sonic the Hedgehog).

Netflix Canada premiere date: August 18th, 2022
Genre: Animated, superhero
Runtime: Eight episodes (25 to 26 minutes each)

Stream He-Man and the Masters of the Universe here.

Inside the Mind of a Cat [Netflix Original]

Cat experts peel back the crazy layers of our feline friends.

Netflix Canada premiere date: August 18th, 2022
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour, 7 minutes

Stream Inside the Mind of a Cat here.

Look Both Ways [Netflix Original]

On the night of her college graduation, Natalie’s life diverges into two different realities: one in which she becomes pregnant and returns to her hometown, and another in which she pursues her career in Los Angeles.

Look Both Ways was directed by Wanuri Kahiu (From a Whisper) and stars Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick), David Corenswet (The Politician), Aisha Dee (Veep) and Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde).

It’s worth noting that parts of the movie were filmed in Vancouver.

Netflix Canada premiere date: August 17th, 2022
Genre: Romantic comedy-drama
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes

Stream Look Both Ways here.

Tekken: Bloodline [Netflix Original]

Hot-tempered fighter Jin Kazama loses his home to a powerful enemy, leading him to train under his grandfather, Heihachi, while waiting for a shot at revenge.

Tekken: Bloodline is based on the popular Tekken fighting game series from Bandai Namco.

Netflix Canada premiere date: August 18th, 2022
Genre: Anime
Runtime: Six episodes (23 to 29 minutes each)

Stream Tekken: Bloodline here.

A ‘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.


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.

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