Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix [September 21-27]

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Every week, MobileSyrup goes over 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 Canada, Crave and Netflix Canada, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ will be mentioned when relevant.

We’ll also highlight shows or movies that are made in Canada, involve notable Canadian cast or crew and/or are filmed in Canada.

Finally, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing many movies to hit digital platforms much sooner than planned, we’ll make note of any major films that fall into this category when applicable.


Amazon Prime Video

Utopia [Amazon Original]

After discovering that their favourite comic book details a real-world conspiracy, a group of young fans set out to follow the story and save humanity.

Based on Dennis Kelly’s 2013 series of the same name, Utopia was created by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and features an ensemble cast that includes Sasha Lane (American Honey), Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Cory Michael Smith (Gotham) and John Cusack (Being John Malkovich).

Amazon Prime Video Canada release date: September 25th, 2020
Genre: Drama
Runtime: Eight episodes (around 44 to 55 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 71 percent (based on 17 reviews)

Stream Utopia here.

Amazon Prime Video is included at no additional cost in a $79 CAD/year Amazon Prime subscription.

The full list of movies and shows that are coming to Amazon Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.


Crave

Agents of Chaos

Directed by Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and Javier Alberto Botero (We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks), Agents of Chaos examines Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Election.

Crave/HBO Canada release date: September 23rd, 2020
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: Two parts (about two hours each)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 77 percent (based on 13 reviews)

Stream Agents of Chaos here. Note that a $19.98/month Crave + Movies + HBO subscription is required.

The Comey Rule

Based on former FBI Director James Comey’s 2018 book A Higher LoyaltyThe Comey Rule chronicles the behind-the-scenes turmoil between Comey and U.S. President Donald Trump.

The Comey Rule was created by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) and stars Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as Comey and Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges).

Crave/Showtime Canada release date: September 27th, 2020
Genre: Political drama
Runtime: Four episodes (length TBA)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 59 percent (based on 17 reviews)

Stream The Comey Rule here.

The Invisible Man

After the apparent suicide of her abusive boyfriend, Cecilia becomes convinced that he’s found a way to turn invisible to continue tormenting her.

Based on H.G. Wells’ 1897 science-fiction novel of the same name, The Invisible Man was written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw franchise) and stars Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), Storm Reid (Euphoria) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House).

Original theatrical release date: February 28th, 2020 (theatrical run cut short due to COVID-19)
Crave release date:
September 25th, 2020
Genre: Sci-fi horror
Runtime: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent (based on 388 reviews)

Stream The Invisible Man here. Note that a $19.98/month Crave + Movies + HBO subscription is required.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (Season 7)

John Oliver’s weekly news-oriented show returns after a short three-week hiatus. As always, Oliver will continue to tackle U.S. politics in the weeks leading up to November’s presidential election.

Crave/HBO Canada release date: September 27th, 2020 at 11pm ET (new episodes every Sunday night)
Genre: Late-night talk show
Runtime: TBA
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Stream Last Week Tonight With John Oliver here. Note that a $19.98/month Crave + Movies + HBO subscription is required.

A standard Crave subscription costs $9.99/month, with Starz adding another $5.99/month and HBO an additional $9.99/month.

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


Disney+

Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom [Disney+ Original]

Narrated by Frozen‘s Josh Gad, Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom takes viewers behind-the-scenes with the animal-care experts, veterinarians, and biologists at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s SeaBase aquarium.

Disney+ Canada release date: September 25th, 2020 (first episode, new episodes every Friday)
Genre: Docuseries
Runtime: Number of episodes TBA (first episode is 37 minutes long)
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Stream Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom here.

Secret Society of Second-Born Royals [Disney+ Original]

A rebellious princess second in line to the throne discovers she has superpowers and goes through a top-secret training program for a new generation of second-born royals tasked with saving the world.

Secret Society of Second-Born Royals was directed by Anna Mastro (Gossip Girl) and stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack), Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Élodie Yung (Marvel’s Daredevil), Olivia Deeble (Home and Run Away) and Winnipeg’s Greg Bryk (Ubisoft Montreal’s Far Cry 5 video game).

It’s worth noting that the film was shot in Mississauga.

Disney+ Canada release date: September 25th, 2020
Genre: Family, fantasy, superhero
Runtime: Number of episodes TBA (first episode is 37 minutes long)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 57 percent (based on 14 reviews)

Stream Secret Society of Second-Born Royals here.

A Disney+ subscription costs $8.99/month or $89.99/year in Canada.

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


Netflix

The Chef Show (Season 2 — Volume 1) [Netflix Original]

Writer and director Jon Favreau (The Mandalorian) returns with renowned chef Roy Choi to spotlight more dishes and the people who prepare them.

Netflix Canada release date: September 24th, 2020
Genre: Cooking show
Runtime: Five episodes (28 to 34 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 57 percent (based on 14 reviews)

Stream The Chef Show here.

Enola Holmes [Netflix Original]

Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outwit her older brother Sherlock while searching for her mother and helping a runaway lord.

Based on the first entry of Nancy Springer’s book series of the same name (which is itself based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories), Enola Holmes was directed by Harry Bradbeer (Killing Eve) and stars Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games series).

Netflix Canada release date: September 23rd, 2020
Genre: Mystery
Runtime: 2 hours, 3 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent (based on 105 reviews)

Stream Enola Holmes here.

The Good Place (Season 4)

The fourth and final season of The Good Place is now on Netflix, meaning the entire series can be streamed in one place.

Find out what happens to Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, Janet, Jason and Michael in the swan song for the acclaimed afterlife comedy series.

The Good Place was created by Michael Schur (The Office) and stars Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), William Jackson Harper (The Electric Company), Jameela Jamil (Freshly Squeezed), D’Arcy Carden (Barry), Richmond, B.C.-raised Manny Jacinto (Bad Times at the El Royale) and Ted Danson (Cheers).

Original TV broadcast run: September 2019 to January 2020
Netflix Canada release date:
September 26th, 2020
Genre: Fantasy comedy
Runtime: 14 episodes (around 22 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 100 percent (based on 50 reviews)

Stream all four seasons of The Good Place here.

Mighty Express [Netflix Original]

Toronto-based SpinMaster and Keith Chapman have followed up Paw Patrol with a new animated toy show — this time, about trucks.

Animated by Toronto-based Guru, Mighty Express is about a team of trains who works with their kid friends to overcome obstacles on the tracks.

Netflix Canada release date: September 22nd, 2020
Genre: Kids cartoon
Runtime: 10 episodes (14 to 15 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Stream Mighty Express here.

Modern Family (Season 11)

The eleventh and final season of Modern Family has been added to Netflix, meaning the entire series can now be streamed there.

Season 11 follows Haley and Dylan as they adjust to life as parents, while Mitchell and Cam discuss expanding their family and Gloria steps into a new role with the support of Phil.

Modern Family was created by Christopher Lloyd (Frasier) and Steven Levitan (Stark Raving Mad) and features an ensemble cast that includes Ed O’Neill (Married… with Children), Sofia Vergara (Meet the Browns), Julie Bowen (Lost), Ty Burrell (Out of Practice), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Ugly Betty) and Sarah Hyland (Annie).

Original TV broadcast run: September 2019 to April 2020
Netflix Canada release date:
September 25th, 2020
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 18 episodes (around 22 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 79 percent (based on 14 reviews)

Stream all eleven seasons of Modern Family here.

This Is Us (Season 4)

The Pearsons cope with loss, sickness and other challenges.

This is Us was created by Dan Fogelman (Tangled) and features an ensemble cast that includes Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls), Mandy Moore (Tangled), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and Chrissy Metz (American Horror Story: Freak Show).

Original broadcast run: September 2019 to March 2020 (NBC)
Netflix Canada release date:
September 24th, 2020
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 18 episodes (42 to 49 minutes each)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent (based on 10 reviews)

Stream the first four seasons of This Is Us here.

It’s worth noting that the fifth season is set to premiere on NBC on October 27th.

A ‘Basic’ Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD-supported) costs $13.99/month and a ‘Premium’ membership is priced at $16.99/month (4K-supported).

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


What are you planning on streaming? Let us know in the comments.

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

Image credit: Netflix

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