What’s New on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV: October 2018
We’re counting down the 10 must-see new releases on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV this month.
Killing Eve: Season One
You’ll like it if you like: Fleabag, Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies
Desk-bound MI5 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) hunts down beautiful assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) after a series of high-profile murders are committed across the globe. As Eve gets closer to uncovering Villanelle’s identity, the two women—both underestimated in their respective fields—become obsessed with one another. Funny, violent and refreshingly offbeat, Killing Eve subverts expectations like no other show making its debut this October. CraveTV, October 5.
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You’ll like it if you like: Bloody Sunday, United 93 and Captain Phillips
On July 22, 2011, Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik carried out two attacks in his home country: a car bomb explosion in Oslo and a mass shooting at a Workers’ Youth League summer camp on the island of Utøya. The attacks claimed 77 lives and injured more than 300 people. In 22 July, director Paul Greengrass depicts the events of that fateful day in shocking detail. It’s hard to watch, but you won’t be able to look away, either. Netflix Canada, October 10.
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The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell: Season One
You’ll like it if you like: The Great Canadian Baking Show, Chef’s Table and Ace of Cakes
In the age of cooking shows, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell might seem like more of the same. But take our word for it: McConnell’s Tim Burton-influenced delicacies are a sight to behold for foodies, Halloween-lovers and everyone in between. In this Netflix debut, the popular baker and artist tackles alien-like Easter bunnies, creepy gingerbread houses and skull-adorned cakes. Netflix Canada, October 12.
The Kindergarten Teacher
You’ll like it if you like: Whiplash, Half Nelson and Sherrybaby
Based on the 2014 Israeli drama of the same name, The Kindergarten Teacher stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as an educator who discovers one of her five-year-old students is a poetry prodigy. Dissatisfied by her home life and failed artistic aspirations, she finds a purpose as a mentor to her young pupil, but her initial encouragement turns into an unhealthy obsession with the boy. Netflix Canada, October 12.
You’ll like it if you like: Mad Men, The Crown and The Affair
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner returns with a new anthology series centred on people who believe they’re the modern-day descendants of the Romanov family, who ruled Russia for 300 years until the line met its bloody end at the hands of the Bolsheviks. Each episode is set in a different city, follows different characters and features its own all-star cast, including Isabelle Huppert, Diane Lane and Aaron Eckhart, to name a few. Amazon Prime Video, October 12.
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You’ll like it if you like: Tales from the Crypt and Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Throwing a Halloween party this October? You’ll need to add Lore to your list of activities. Based on the popular podcast of the same name, this horror anthology combines artful recreations, documentary footage and creepy narration to retell history’s most frightening urban legends (think werewolves, vampires and body snatchers). Robert Patrick and Colm Feore star. Amazon Prime Video, October 19.
Making a Murderer: Season Two
You’ll like it if you like: O.J.: Made in America, The Staircase and The Nun
In 1985, Wisconsin native Steven Avery was convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder, and subsequently sent to prison. In 2003, he was exonerated by DNA testing and released, only to be tried and convicted—along with his nephew, Brendan Dassey—for a second murder case two years later. Was Steven Avery wrongfully convicted twice? Were Avery and Dassey being set up by the powers that be? The second season of Making a Murderer, like its first, is the definition of binge-worthy TV. Netflix Canada, October 19.
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Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh
You’ll like it if you like: Adam Sandler, of course
Adam Sandler returns to his comic roots with 100% Fresh, his first special in 20 years. The Saturday Night Live alum certainly remains self-aware—the title of this Netflix premiere references his latest Netflix movie, The Week Of, which currently has an abysmal 23 per cent “fresh” ranking on Rotten Tomatoes. Filmed in Austin, Texas, 100% Fresh also sees Sandler reunite with frequent collaborator Steven Brill and director Paul Thomas Anderson. Netflix Canada, October 23.
Bodyguard: Season One
You’ll like it if you like: Homeland, Sherlock and Luther
With 11-million people tuning into its September finale—the BBC’s highest viewing figure since 2008—Bodyguard is the British broadcaster’s biggest series of the decade. Concerning a British Army war veteran assigned to protect the Cabinet’s Home Secretary, it’s a nail-biting depiction of corruption and torn-from-the-headlines fears that gives James Bond a run for his money. Netflix Canada, October 24.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season One
You’ll like it if you like: Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also created the similarly-themed Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a dark reimagining of the popular Archie Comics series (and 90s sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart), Sabrina the Teenage Witch. This time around, Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) plays the half-witch, half-human teenager Sabrina Spellman as she battles with supernatural forces to defend her family and the world’s human inhabitants. Be prepared for loads of horror, cults and of course, witchcraft. Netflix Canada, October 26.