What’s New on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and Crave: August 2019
We’re counting down the 10 must-see new releases on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and Crave this month.
This Is Football
You’ll like it if you like: Hoop Dreams, Senna and When We Were Kings
According to a 2018 Nielsen survey of major markets across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, an estimated 40 per cent of the world’s population said they were fans of soccer, making it by far the most popular sport on Earth. This Is Football, a six-part docuseries, follows the experiences of male and female fans from places as varied as Delhi, Rwanda and England. Amazon Prime Video, August 2.
You’ll like it if you like: Citizenfour, Inside Job and Get Me Roger Stone
Every February in Washington D.C., over 3,000 dignitaries attend the National Prayer Breakfast: a series of mysterious luncheons and meetings. The annual event is hosted by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian fundamentalist organization that believes the separation of church and state is unnecessary. In the five-part docuseries The Family, investigative journalists expose the organization, which has been quietly operating in America’s corridors of power for decades. Netflix Canada, August 9.
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GLOW: Season Three
You’ll like it if you like: Professional wrestling and anything ’80s
Actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), filmmaker Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) and the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back for a third season, this time kicking off a run of shows in glamorous Las Vegas. Power struggles, sexual tension and changing priorities, however, threaten the bond of the close-knit athletes and performers. Netflix Canada, August 9.
Succession: Season Two
You’ll like it if you like: Billions, Veep and Big Little Lies
The critically acclaimed HBO comedy-drama Succession follows the Roy family—led by patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox)—as they struggle to retain control of Waystar Royco, their international media conglomerate. While the aging Logan has laid out a detailed succession plan, his four children each have their own ideas of who should take over the company. A family’s uncertain future has never been so fun to watch. Crave, August 11.
Diagnosis: Season One
You’ll like it if you like: House, Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor
Diagnosis follows patients on their respective journeys toward finding a diagnosis—and a potential cure—for their mysterious illnesses. Each case is untangled with amazing new insights that had previously eluded doctors. Based on Dr. Lisa Sanders’ popular New York Times Magazine column. Netflix Canada, August 16.
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Mindhunter: Season Two
You’ll like it if you like: Seven, The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal
The groundbreaking work of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit moves from theory to practice as agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany)—along with associate Dr. Wendy Carr (Anna Torv)—join in the high-profile hunt for a serial child murderer. The second season of Mindhunter also welcomes notorious cult leader Charles Manson into its cast of characters. Netflix Canada, August 16.
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You’ll like it if you like: The Last Truck, A Lion in the House and Seeing Red
The acclaimed documentary takes a look at modern-day Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new glass factory on the grounds of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires 2,000 blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America. Netflix Canada, August 21.
The Affair: The Final Season
You’ll like it if you like: Bloodline, Rectify and Big Little Lies
As last season’s horrific death finds the characters coming to terms with the consequences of their choices, Noah and Helen Solloway (Dominic West and Maura Tierney) must face their pasts to move forward. Jennifer Jason Leigh and Canada’s own Anna Paquin join the cast of The Affair‘s fifth and final season. Crave, August 25.
Carnival Row: Season One
You’ll like it if you like: Big-budget fantasy and gritty noir
Set in a Victorian-era fantasy world, Carnival Row tells the story of a detective (Orlando Bloom) who rekindles a love affair with a fairy (Cara Delevingne). The uneasy peace between humans and mythological creatures collapses when a monster is revealed to be behind a string of grisly murders. Amazon Prime Video, August 30.
Still catching up with July’s releases? Check out last month’s roundup of what’s new on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and Crave.