Amazon Prime Video Reveals New Canadian Originals at Toronto Event
Amazon held its Prime Video Presents Canada Showcase Event at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday, where it announced a new and existing slate of coming Canadian original productions.
“We have already had success in Canada with local content including All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs and LOL: Last One Laughing Canada. The slate shared today demonstrates our focus and investment in developing the highest quality content for our Prime members in Canada,” said Magda Grace, head of Prime Video Canada, in an issued statement.
“Our roots in Canada run deep with productions like The Boys, Reacher, The Man in the High Castle, The Expanse, and Upload being shot in Canada, but now our slate of Canadian Amazon Originals underlines our investment in the local creative community and commitment to our Canadian audiences,” added Grace.
Below is the list of coming Canadian originals to Prime Video in Canada:
- The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith – coming May 6
- The Kids in the Hall – coming May 13
- The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks – coming May 20
- The Lake – coming June 17
- LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier? – coming 2022
- Sugar – coming in 2022
- Gary and His Demons – fall 2022
- Three Pines – coming in early 2023
- The Sticky – TBA
- The Tragically Hip – TBA
The event saw actors, directors and producers attend the Prime Video event, including the likes of The Tragically Hip band members Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, Paul Langlois, and director Mike Downie.
According to Prime Video, it has announced and launched 13 Canadian originals since 2021, showing its “commitment to Prime members in Canada.” Titles such as The Boys, The Expanse, Tales from the Loop, and Reacher were all filmed in Canada.
Recently, Amazon increased the price of its Prime subscription in Canada by 25%, the first time the service has seen a price hike.
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