Everything of note we know of that's coming in October, including the returns of "Loki", "The Gilded Age", "Big Mouth", "Upload", 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.