This week’s list of Crave recommendation features the long-awaited true telling of a classic kids’ novel, a powerful documentary on a controversial subject and a few bite-sized web episodes for the Trekkie in you.
Based on the fantasy novel trilogy of the same name, His Dark Materials offers audiences a rare TV-14 rated series that’s still totally appealing to adults. Set in an alternative world where humans are paired with talking animals called daemons, the show follows the epic adventures of Lyra, an orphan searching for her missing friend. This is a true retelling of the beloved novels featuring an A-list cast that includes James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and newly-minted MET Gala 2020 host Lin-Manuel Miranda. The first episode is available on Crave now with new episodes streaming every Monday at 9pm.
Inspired by a series of experiments by a Canadian psychologist in the 1970s, this Crave Original Documentary shows us how social stigmas and criminal laws can negatively impact drug addicts. and audiences have already given the doc high praise. The film features a panel of safe space advocates and was directed by veteran documentarian Shawney Cohen and produced in partnership with VICE.
Hidden Gem: Star Trek: Short Treks
In a series of one-off mini episodes featuring the members of the Star Trek: Discovery universe, the crew of the USS Discovery often find themselves in unexpectedly fun and quirky predicaments. If you are an OG Star Trek fan, these shorts are the perfect thing to hold you over before the highly anticipated premiere of Star Trek: Picard on January 23. If you are entirely new to the Star Trek Universe, these snackable vids are an easy way to get familiar with the series without having to learn Klingon. You can watch season 1 of Star Trek: Short Treks now on Crave and the first two episodes of season 2, with a new episode dropping every month.