What’s New on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and Crave: April 2019
We’re counting down the 10 must-see new releases on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and Crave this month.
You’ll like it if you like: Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Life
Filmed in 50 countries by 600 crew members across 3,500 days, the eight-part Netflix documentary series Our Planet is the very definition of epic. The team behind BBC’s acclaimed Planet Earth takes viewers on an exhilarating journey from remote jungles to deep blue seas, and features stunning high definition footage of the world’s most beautiful—and rarely-seen—animals. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, naturally. Netflix Canada, April 5.
Check out these photos of the most colourful animals in the world.
The Tick: Season Two
You’ll like it if you like: Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man
Mild-mannered office temp Arthur Everest is haunted by the murder of his father at the hands of The Terror, an infamous baddie whom local authorities believe to be dead. Arthur sets out to hunt him down, but instead runs into the Tick: a self-important, “nigh-invulnerable” superhero played by English comedian Peter Serafinowicz. Based on the comics by Ben Edlund, The Tick is a hilarious sendup of superhero tropes, and the perfect antidote for viewers experiencing superhero fatigue. Amazon Prime Video, April 5.
Check out these surprising facts about your favourite superheroes.
You’ll like it if you like: Juno, Lady Bird and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
When art school dropout Kit (Brie Larson) is pressured by her parents to finally start acting like an adult, she takes a job at an ad agency. Soon, however, she begins receiving invitations to a magical pop-up store owned by an eccentric salesman (Samuel L. Jackson), who tells her she’ll get her own unicorn if she completes a series of tasks. Larson’s directorial debut, Unicorn Store is offbeat, original and full of heart. Netflix Canada, April 5.
Don’t miss our exclusive conversation with Brie Larson about Unicorn Store.
Special: Season One
You’ll like it if you like: The Intouchables, The Sessions and Love, Simon
Based on the memoir by Ryan O’Connell, Special follows the journey of a gay man living with mild cerebral palsy who manages to keep his disability a secret from his friends for years. O’Connell, who also serves as the sitcom’s producer and star, has achieved another television first: each episode of Special is only 15 minutes long. Produced by Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory). Netflix Canada, April 12.
Game of Thrones: The Final Season
You’ll like it if you like: The Lord of the Rings, Vikings and Westworld
Game of Thrones, the most-watched series in HBO history, returns for its six-episode, eighth and final season. Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, the fantasy series will conclude the epic struggle for power in the vast and violent continent of Westeros. Not much has been revealed about the new episodes, except for an epic battle sequence that took 55 nights to shoot and was described by star Peter Dinklage as making “the Battle of the Bastards look like a theme park.” Crave, April 14.
No Good Nick: Season One
You’ll like it if you like: Modern Family, Full House and Married… with Children
In this Netflix comedy series, a family finds their lives turned upside down when young, street-smart grifter Nick (newcomer Siena Agudong) appears on their doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative. Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin also star. Netflix Canada, April 15.
Bosch: Season Five
You’ll like it if you like: Goliath, The Killing and True Detective
Fifteen months after bringing his mother’s killer to justice, Los Angeles homicide detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver) finds himself on the trail of not one, but two cases: One of those cases—a murder at a Hollywood pharmacy that could expose a sophisticated opioid operation—is new; but the other is a blast from the past which has Bosch facing the possibility that he imprisoned the wrong man. Amazon Prime Video, April 19.
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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
You’ll like it if you like: Before the Flood, Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark
At a time when more and more leaders around the world are vowing to fight climate change, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch counters with a bleak message: “The damage is already done.” Directed by the Canadian trio of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch utilizes state-of-the-art camera techniques to document our disastrous human footprint, from China’s concrete seawalls to Germany’s mining operations. Narrated by Alicia Vikander. Crave, April 20.
You’ll like it if you like: Albert Nobbs, Great Expectations and Jane Eyre
Set during the Industrial Revolution in West Yorkshire, England, Gentleman Jack follows Anne Lister, an openly gay landowner on a mission to transform her ancestral home by reopening the coal mines and finding herself a wife. Based on a true story, the real-life Anne Lister recorded more than four million words in her diaries—the most intimate details of her life, including her relationships with women, were written in code. Crave, April 22.
You’ll like it if you like: The Cove, Blackfish and Food Inc.
Filmmaker and ecological activist Rob Stewart dedicated his life to stopping the illegal shark fin industry, which is responsible for 150 million shark deaths every year. Stewart, who died in 2017 in a scuba diving accident, never achieved that goal—a fact which makes his final film, Sharkwater Extinction, all the more important. Sharks play an important part in their ecosystem, Stewart argued, and their mass hunting will have long-term consequences that no one on that planet can possibly imagine. Crave, April 22.