What to stream on Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Crave and more in October

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What to stream on Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Crave and more in October
On the Rocks

We’ve rounded up the binge-worthy best from Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, CBC Gem, Crave and Disney+ in Canada for the next few weeks. (And, if that’s not enough, here’s our list of every new title coming to Netflix this month.)


The Right Stuff

Based on Tom Wolfe’s classic book—previously adapted into the ultimate dad movie with Clint Eastwood—this historical drama series from Nat Geo takes an inside look at the Mercury Seven as they train for NASA’s first human spaceflight program. Leading the pack is John Glenn (played by Meghan Markle’s ex–TV husband Patrick J. Adams), an anxious and inward new recruit who will go on to become the first American to orbit the earth. October 9



Stock up on tissues (not toilet paper) for this tearjerker drama, inspired by the real-life story of a terminally ill teen who follows his musical dreams. Zach Sobiech, played by Fin Argus, is a small-town singer-songwriter who starts a garage band to record “Clouds”—a single that goes viral on YouTube and hits the Billboard charts just a few months before his death in 2013. October 16

Also coming to Disney+

Meet the Chimps (October 9) The Mandalorian: Season 2 (October 30) Once Upon a Snowman (October 23)




Truth Seekers

This supernatural comedy series follows a ragtag group of amateur British ghost hunters hoping to solve a slew of mysterious occurrences around the country. Comedian Nick Frost plays the group’s not-so-capable leader (day job: WiFi installer), and he’s joined by his Shaun of the Dead co-star Simon Pegg as his boss at the Internet company, who might be up to no good. October 30


Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 2

In a prescient move, Rihanna debuted her virtual lingerie fashion show back in 2019. A year later, the format is ideally suited for a captive pandemic audience. For the second edition, expect performances from Travis Scott, Rosalía and Bad Bunny and cameos from Lizzo, Demi Moore, Bella Hadid, Normani, Paris Hilton and Shea Coulée—all sporting RiRi’s super-sexy designer undies, of course. October 2


Also coming to Amazon Prime Video

Mad Men (October 1) Evil Eye (October 13) Mr. Robot: Season 4 (October 6)




A family’s European ski trip is destroyed when an avalanche appears to be barrelling toward them—and the father abandons his wife and kids at the lunch table to escape its carnage. The whole thing turns out to be a drill, but the dad must spend the rest of the trip proving his loyalty and explaining why, exactly, he left his family for dead. This is an American remake of the 2013 Swedish film Force Majeure. As usual, the original is better, but Downhill is worth a look for the brilliant combo of Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the feuding parents. October 2


The Undoing

Nicole Kidman is sticking with what she does best, playing a scorned (and very rich) mother in in this mystery drama from the brains behind Big Little Lies. She plays a helicopter-riding, gala-hosting east coaster whose family is thrown into a scandal after a woman is found bludgeoned to death—and Nicole’s husband, played by Hugh Grant, is the prime suspect. We’re especially excited to see Donald Sutherland as Kidman’s seemingly nefarious, meddling dad. October 25


Also coming to Crave

Warrior: Season 2 (October 2) The Good Lord Bird (October 4) Cats (October 16)



On the Rocks

Seventeen years after the dialogue-rich Lost in Translation, director Sofia Coppola has reunited with Bill Murray on another talky comedy. This time, Murray’s a philandering middle-aged dad who takes his grown daughter, played by Rashida Jones, on a wild goose chase to figure out whether her husband is cheating. October 23


Also coming to Apple TV+

Tiny World (October 2) Ghostwriter: Season 2 (October 9) Helpsters (October 16)


PEN15: Season 2

In this cringey cult comedy series from the Lonely Island team, 33-year-old creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle play whiny, hormonal 13-year-old versions of themselves in middle school, dealing with changing bodies, crushes and parental divorce—and surrounded by a bunch of actors who are actually in their early teens. October 16



Also coming to CBC Gem

The Great British Baking Show: Season 10 (October 9) Polaris Music Prize Shortlist Celebration and Winner Announcement (October 16) Brassic: Season 2 (October 2) In the Long Run: Season 2 (October 2)


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