Updates on Canadian availability of "American Horror Stories", "Anne Boleyn", and more.
Although Bell Media's Crave streaming service has
not yet published a full listing of new programming coming in August 2020, the service has already begun promoting a few movies and series which will be available beginning that month.
Update (July 23): Crave has now posted their August listings on Bell Media's press website. We won't be republishing the full list here, but we've updated some details about notable programming below.
As a reminder, Crave has a base on-demand package which costs $9.99 per month (all prices before applicable sales taxes) when ordered directly from Crave's website. The Movies + HBO add-on is an additional $9.99/month, and Starz is a further $5.99/month.
As usual, most premiere or recent theatrical movies are part of Crave's Movies + HBO add-on. This is except for Bombshell and The Quarry which will be available in the Starz add-on instead. (These two films are distributed by Lionsgate, which also owns the Starz brand and supplies much of Starz Canada's series programming.)
Starz also carries a large rotation of classic films which are listed in the full press release linked above.
- Jojo Rabbit (2019 film written and directed by Taika Waititi) – Saturday, August 1
- An American Pickle (HBO Max original film starring Seth Rogen) – Thursday, August 6
- The Quarry (2020 film starring Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, and Catalina Sandino Moreno) – Friday, August 7 – Starz
- Run This Town (2019 film starring Ben Platt, Mena Massoud, Nina Dobrev, and Damian Lewis) – Friday, August 7
- No Good Deed (2020 made-for-TV film) – Friday, August 7
- Les Misérables (2019 film directed by Ladj Ly; not an adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel or its musical) – Friday, August 14
- Seberg (2019 film starring Kristen Stewart) – Friday, August 14
- Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020 DC Extended Universe film starring Margot Robbie) – Friday, August 21
- The Assistant (2019 film directed by Kitty Green) – Friday, August 21
- Bombshell (2019 film starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie) – Friday, August 28 – Starz
- Ordinary Love (2019 film starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville) – Friday, August 28
- Richard Jewell (2019 film starring Sam Rockwell and Kathy Bates, and directed by Clint Eastwood) – Friday, August 28
- Within These Walls (2020 made-for-TV film) – Friday, August 28
Selected series and documentaries
All available in Crave's base package unless noted otherwise.
- The Swamp (HBO documentary) – Tuesday, August 4 – Movies + HBO
- Star Trek: Lower Decks (episodes added same day as CTV Sci-Fi broadcasts) – weekly starting Thursday, August 6
- True Detective (HBO drama series) – season 3 moves to Crave's base package on Friday, August 7
- We Hunt Together (Showtime-acquired British drama) – weekly starting Sunday, August 9
- Yusif Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (HBO documentary) – Wednesday, August 12 – Movies + HBO
- South Side (Comedy Central series; season previously aired on CTV Comedy and Much) – season 1 – Friday, August 14
- The Circus (Showtime docu-series) – season 5 resumes Sunday, August 16
- Lovecraft Country (HBO adaptation of the 2016 novel, with producers including Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams) – weekly starting Sunday, August 16 – Movies + HBO
- The Vow (HBO docu-series about NXIVM) – weekly starting Sunday, August 23 – Movies + HBO
- Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019 Hulu miniseries; previously aired in Canada on Citytv) – Wednesday, August 26
As well, ongoing series including Canada's Drag Race; HBO's I Will Destroy You, Room 104, and Perry Mason; Showtime's The Chi; and Starz' P-Valley will be continuing their current seasons into August.
While we've decided that WCIW will no longer be doing the kinds of exhaustive coming-and-going lists you can already find elsewhere (including Crave's own press releases), we will update this post with additional details as developments warrant.
- July 23, 2020 – Additional updates after Crave posted its full listings.
- July 22, 2020 – Noted additional films and series added to the "coming soon" list on Crave's website.