What to watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada in May 2021

Including Barry Jenkins's adaptation of The Underground Railroad, Solos and Panic


Here’s everything new that’s coming to Amazon Prime Video Canada in May 2021.

The Underground Railroad

Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins directs this 10-part adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, following a young woman named Cora (newcomer Thuso Mbedu) who flees enslavement on a Georgia plantation – and discovers the “underground railroad” is not a metaphor but a literal railroad to freedom in the North. But escape isn’t as simple as catching a train: a ruthless bounty hunter (Joel Edgerton) is hot on her trail. Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper and Peter Mullan co-star. May 14

P!NK: All I Know So Far

“Fans can join award-winning performer and musician P!NK as she embarks on her record-breaking 2019 Beautiful Trauma world tour and welcomes audiences to join her chosen family while trying to balance being a mom, a wife, a boss and a performer,” promises the press release for this concert documentary from The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey. But now that it’s been more than a year since any of us went to a live music show, a project like this has an extra charge. Play it loud. Sing along. Celebrate the before-times. May 21

Solos

The pitch for Solos is vague, to say the least: created by David Weil and directed by Weil, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Zach Braff and Tiffany Johnson, it’s a seven-part, sci-fi-flavoured anthology series about “what it means to be human.” Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie, Helen Mirren, Dan Stevens and Constance Wu star in a collection of stories involving (deep breath) “time travel, AI bots, solo trips to the farthest reaches of the universe, scheming smart homes, a mysterious waiting room, near-future fertility treatments and illegal memory transplants.” So, a mostly American Black Mirror? Or a pandemic-safe Tales From The Loop? May 21

Panic

Every year, in a small Texas town, the graduating high-school class competes in a series of challenges to win a big cash prize. This year, something’s different: the challenges are harder, and the stakes are life and death. Lauren Oliver’s YA novel becomes a dramatic series starring Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Jessica Sula, Cameron Jones and Ray Nicholson. Before I Fall’s Ry Russo-Young and Honeymoon’s Leigh Janiak are among the series directors. Will it be a small-town version of The Wilds or a teen take on The Purge? And how will they get 10 episodes out of this? We’ll find out soon enough. May 28

Wild Mountain Thyme

We’ve all had a pretty rough year, and if you’re looking to blow off steam with something truly ridiculous, maybe consider John Patrick Shanley’s often painfully whimsical adaptation of his stage play Outside Mullingar, with Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan adopting some very broad accents as Irish farmers locked in an endless cycle of courtship: she pursues him, he rebuffs her, she pursues him again, and so on. (Christopher Walken is in there too, with an accent that can only be explained by his dialect coach missing her flight.) There are flashes of charm here and there, especially once Jon Hamm shows up to offer Blunt a more receptive love interest, but just when Shanley seems poised to pull the whole thing together, he brings in a truly preposterous development that blows it all apart. If you’re no longer getting any pleasure from hate-watching the cat movie… well, boyo, Wild Mountain Thyme moight be joost the ting. May 6

The full list of TV shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime Video Canada in May 2021:

May 1

2012

Hancock

As Good As It Gets

My Best Friend’s Wedding

The Smurfs 2

The Craft

Lego Ninjago S1

Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitzu S10

Nasha S1

You Don’t Mess With The Zohan

The Wedding Ringer

May 3

Breach

May 6

Gaurav Gupta: Market Down Hai

Wild Mountain Thyme

Depois A Louca Sou Eu

May 7

The Boy From Medellín (Amazon Original)

May 10

Amazon Funnies Line Up #1

May 12

Just My Luck

Production # 8

May 13

Karnan

May 14

Horizon Line (Amazon Original)

LOL: Si te ríes, pierdes  S1 (Amazon Original)

The Underground Railroad (Amazon Original)

The Last Hour S1 (Amazon Original)

May 15

Tuck Jagdish

Let’s Enjoy Kenya Safari Like A Popular Online Tour! S1

Black Fox: Age Of The Ninja

He Who Can’t Marry S1-S2

Juho 2405 Reason Of My Death S1

May 16

Shiva 143

Bali

May 20

Waiting For The Barbarians

May 21

P!NK: All I Know So Far  (Amazon Original)

Solos S1 (Amazon Original)

5x Comedia S1 (Amazon Original)

May 22

Tuck Jagdish

May 27

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Koi Jaane Na

May 28

Juanes: Origen

Vakeel Saheb

Panic S1 (Amazon Original)

LOL, Qui Rit, Sort ! S1 (Amazon Original)

Last chance

The following titles are leaving Amazon Prime Video Canada in May 2021.

May 1

The Upside

May 4

Aamchya Sarkhe Aamhich

Bokya Satbande

Classmates

Nau Divas

Pak Pak Pakaak

Por Bazaar

Scrubs

May 11

Favourite Children’s Songs

Favourite Nursery Rhymes

May 14

Noor Jahan

Super Bheem Dream Catcher

Super Bheem In Dragonpur

May 15

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral

May 16

Room On The Broom

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo’s Child

May 17

Poms

May 18

The Missing

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