Prime Video Expands Quebec Content: New Shows and Documentaries
The slate includes new reality series, sports documentaries, and scripted dramas, all featuring local talent. The announcement underscores Prime Video’s commitment to offering a wide range of entertainment options to its Quebec customers.
“Today’s event in Montreal showcased our continued investment in content for our customers in Quebec,” said Magda Grace, head of Prime Video, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, in a statement.
“We are proud to offer our Quebec customers unparalleled entertainment all in one place,” added Brent Haynes, head of local originals, Canada, Prime Video.
Among the highlights is the immediate release of L’ultime gala, a comedy event marking the end of Juste pour rire Montréal’s traditional French-language comedy gala after over 40 years. The event features over 30 of Quebec’s favorite artists, including legendary comedian Yvon Deschamps.
The platform also revealed the first-look photo from the revival of the French-language drama Nuit Blanche, set to launch in 2024. The series is produced in partnership with Séries Plus, a specialty channel owned by Canadian media company Corus Entertainment.
Two NHL documentaries, Chosen One: Alexandre Daigle and Saving Sakic, were announced, along with the French Canadian cast of the upcoming heist series The Sticky. The series is inspired by the true story of the “Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist” of 2012.
Both of those NHL documentaries should be good ones for fans of Daigle and Sakic (“Burnaby Joe”) growing up.
The all-star cast of Season Two of LOL: Qui rira le dernier? was also unveiled. Hosted by Patrick Huard, the French-language comedy series is set to premiere in early 2024.
A new French-language series, Elisabeth Rioux: sans filtre, will follow entrepreneur and content creator Elisabeth Rioux. The series is set to premiere in 2024 and is produced by Trio Orange, in association with Amazon Studios.
Prime Video’s slate continues the platform’s investment in both English- and French-language content in Canada. Since 2015, Amazon Studios has commissioned over 40 Amazon Original series and films in Canada. These new series will join the existing catalog of TV shows and movies on Prime Video, including award-winning Amazon Originals.