What to watch on Amazon Prime Video Canada in May 2021

New releases include Barry Jenkins's adaptation of The Underground Railroad, Solos, and Panic

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      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


      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


      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

      Here's the full list of TV shows and movies coming to Amazon Prime Video Canada in May 2021:

      May 1



      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


      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


      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


      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


      Nau Divas

      Pak Pak Pakaak

      Por Bazaar


      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


      May 18

      The Missing