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
The Consultant [Amazon Original]
Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date: February 23rd, 2023
Genre: Dark comedy, thriller
Runtime: Eight episodes (30 to 36 minutes each)
A mysterious consultant joins a struggling gaming company and seemingly starts taking over.
The Consultant was created by Tony Basgallop (Servant) and stars Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds), Nat Wolff (The Stand), Brittany O’Grady (The White Lotus) and Aimee Carrero (The Menu).
Stream The Consultant 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 Canada this month can be found here.
Liaison [Apple Original]
Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: February 24th, 2023 (first episode, new episodes every Friday)
Genre: Spy thriller
Runtime: Six episodes (around one hour each)
Apple’s first French and English language series follows two ex-lover agents who must work together to stop international cyberattacks in the U.K.
Liaison was created by Virginie Brac (Cheyenne & Lola) and stars Eva Green (Casino Royale) and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan).
Stream Liaison here.
The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy [Apple Original]
Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: February 24th, 2023
Genre: Travel documentary
Runtime: Eight episodes (33 to 38 minutes each)
Hamilton, Ontario’s Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek) goes outside of his comfort zone to travel to beautiful locations across the world, including Costa Rica, Italy, Japan and South Africa.
Stream The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy here.
An Apple TV+ subscription costs $8.99/month in Canada.
The full list of movies and TV shows hitting Apple TV+ this month can be found here.
Party Down (Season 3)
Crave premiere date: February 24th, 2023 (first episode, new episodes every Friday)
Runtime: Six episodes (around 30 minutes each)
Ten years after the end of the cult comedy series, the gang is back to take on more random parties and oddball guests across Los Angeles.
Original cast members Adam Scott (Henry), Ken Marino (Ron), Ryan Hansen (Kyle), Martin Starr (Roman), Jane Lynch (Constance) and Megan Mullally (Lydia), while newcomers include Jennifer Garner (Alias), Tyrel Jackson Williams (Brockmire) and Zoë Chao (The Afterparty).
Stream Party Down here.
The Weeknd: Live at Lo-Fi Stadium
Crave premiere date: February 25th, 2023 at 8pm ET
Genre: Concert special
Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Toronto singer-songwriter The Weeknd performs hit songs like “Starboy,” “Blinding Lights” and “Can’t Feel My Face” in front of a sold-out crowd in Los Angeles.
Stream The Weeknd: Live at Lo-Fi Stadium here.
A 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.
Bruiser [Star Original]
Disney+ Canada premiere date: February 24th, 2023
Genre: Coming-of-age drama
Runtime: 1 hour, 41 minutes
14-year-old Darious turns to charismatic drifter Porter for help after being beaten up, only to discover a dangerous secret that threatens to rip his family apart.
Bruiser was co-written and directed by Miles Warren (Huntress) and stars Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Toronto’s own Shamier Anderson (Wynonna Earp) and Jalyn Hall (Till).
Stream Bruiser 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.
Outer Banks (Season 3) [Netflix Original]
Netflix Canada premiere date: February 23rd, 2023
Genre: Teen drama
Runtime: Ten episodes (45 minutes to 1 hour, 19 minutes each)
The Pogues head to the Caribbean and beyond as part of a dangerous rival’s hunt for a legendary lost city.
Outer Banks was created by Josh and Jonas Pate (Good vs Evil) and Shannon Burke (Into the Savage Country) and stars Chase Stokes (Tell Me Your Divas), Madelyn Cline (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery), Madison Bailey (Black Lightning) and Jonathan Daviss (Do Revenge).
Stream Outer Banks here.
We Have a Ghost [Netflix Original]
Netflix Canada premiere date: February 24th, 2023
Genre: Family comedy
Runtime: 2 hours, 7 minutes
Kevin’s family becomes famous after discovering a ghost in their new home, leading them to become targets of the government.
We Have a Ghost was written and directed by Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day) and stars David Harbour (Stranger Things), Jahi Di’Allo Winston (Queen & Slim), Tig Notaro (Army of the Dead), Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus) and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).
Stream We Have a Ghost here.
A ‘Basic with Ads’ subscription costs $5.99/month, ‘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.
Original theatrical release date: December 23rd, 2022
Paramount+ Canada premiere date: February 21st, 2023
Genre: Concert special
Runtime: Period black comedy-drama
Several ambitious dreamers experience a rise and fall during Hollywood’s transition from silent to sound films.
Babylon was written and directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land) and features an ensemble cast that includes Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Diego Calva (Narcos: Mexico), Jean Smart (Hacks) and Jovan Adepo (Fences).
Stream Babylon here.
A Paramount+ subscription costs $9.99/month.
The full list of what came to Paramount+ in February 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.
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