What’s New on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and Crave: May 2019
We’re counting down the 10 must-see new releases on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV this month.
Dead to Me: Season One
Christina Applegate stars as Jen, a mother of two determined to solve her husband’s hit-and-run murder. After meeting the free-spirited Judy (Linda Cardellini) at a grief support group, the two strike an unlikely friendship: one that takes a dark turn when Judy is revealed to be hiding a big secret. Think dealing with the death of a loved one is a tired subject for a dark comedy? Dead to Me will convince you otherwise. Netflix Canada, May 3.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
You’ll like it if you like: Zodiac, Monster and From Hell
In 1969, lonely single mother Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins) met Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) at a Seattle bar. The pair became a couple almost instantly, and stayed together for six years. What Liz didn’t know—and later, outright refused to believe—was that her loving fiancé led a double life as a serial killer who raped and murdered at least 30 women and girls. While Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is a bloodless affair (none of Bundy’s crimes are depicted), it’s no less a disturbing exploration of deception. Netflix Canada, May 3.
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You’ll like it if you like: Deepwater Horizon, Black Hawk Down and Patriots Day
On April 26, 1986, the no. 4 nuclear reactor of the Chernobyl Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine exploded, creating a radioactive fallout that was 400 times higher than that of the Hiroshima bombing. Every harrowing detail from the disaster is dramatized in Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries from HBO starring Emily Watson and Jared Harris as nuclear physicists investigating the events leading up to the accident, and Stellan Skarsgård as a Soviet official tasked with handling the evacuation of the city of Pripyat. Crave, May 6.
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You’ll like it if you like: Bridesmaids, Trainwreck and Pitch Perfect
During a vacation to Napa Valley to celebrate a 50th birthday, a group of longtime friends—played by Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer—reunite and revisit past choices. This heartfelt comedy is directed by Poehler herself. Netflix Canada, May 10.
What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali
You’ll like it if you like: When We Were Kings, Hoop Dreams and Senna
Everybody knows “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” but does anybody know the real Muhammad Ali? This two-part HBO Sports documentary chronicles the challenges, confrontations and comebacks of the legendary boxer using the best tool possible: recordings of his own voice. What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali paints an intimate portrait of one of the 20th century’s most iconic figures. Co-produced by LeBron James. Crave, May 14.
Fleabag: The Final Season
You’ll like it if you like: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Killing Eve and Barry
Written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag follows its title character as she deals with the death of her best friend, her dysfunctional family and a host of terribly unhealthy boyfriends. Oh, and did we mention it’s a comedy? Savage and poignant, Fleabag returns for its second—and final season—with the thirtysomething Londoner waging war on a local priest… and God. Amazon Prime Video, May 17.
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Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
You’ll like it if you like: Wanda Sykes
Thirty-year comedy veteran Wanda Sykes delivers a sharp-witted and hilarious critique on our political and cultural climate in her first Netflix comedy special. Netflix Canada, May 21.
Brockmire: Season Three
You’ll like it if you like: Eastbound & Down, Ballers and Coach
Ten years after suffering a very public meltdown, disgraced Major League Baseball announcer Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) strives to reclaim his career by calling minor league games. In the comedy show’s eight-episode third season, Brockmire works his way up to doing play-by-play for the major leagues in central Florida during spring training. Amanda Peet and J.K. Simmons co-star. Crave, May 24.
Deadwood: The Movie
You’ll like it if you like: The Sopranos, The Wire and Boardwalk Empire
Deadwood: The Movie takes place 10 years after the events depicted in the critically acclaimed HBO series of the same name. Not much has been revealed in terms of plot, other than the fact that the film takes place in 1889: the year South Dakota officially became a state. Fans of the original show can expect former rivalries to be reignited and old wounds reopened. Creator David Milch returns as screenwriter, as do series regulars Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker and John Hawkes. Crave, May 31.
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You’ll like it if you like: American Gods, Supernatural and Lucifer
Based on the book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens follows a finicky angel (The Queen‘s Michael Sheen) and a hard-living demon (Doctor Who‘s David Tennant) who join forces to stop the end of the world. The odd couple’s mission? To find the Antichrist: an 11-year-old boy who’s unaware of his real identity. Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson also star in this six-episode serial, which is narrated by Frances McDormand. Amazon Prime Video, May 31.
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