Can you believe that the end of the year is almost here. It’s time to kick off our shoes and take some time off as we celebrate the year that’s passed and prepare for the year ahead – and what’s December without a little downtime? Luckily, Showmax seems to have all our entertainment needs sorted as they continue to add incredible titles to the platform this December. Here’s everything that’s new on the streaming service this month:

International series

HBO's The Deuce S2 is only on Showmax
Image: HBO

Vikings S5B | First on Showmax | Express every Thursday
Lagertha has fallen and Ivar now rules Kattegat. But as the other sons of Ragnar recover from this blow, they find some unlikely allies, leading to an epic confrontation with their brother in this sensational season conclusion.
New episodes land every Thursday express from the US from Thursday, 29 November

HBO’s The Deuce S2 | First on Showmax
The tables have turned. Porn is legal and a new legit industry is growing alongside the mafia bankrollers. Big money brings its own kind of troubles, but everyone wants to keep the party going in this trailblazing new season.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Marvel’s Runaways S2 | First on Showmax
They are finally a team, but these young superheroes have caught Pride’s attention and now have to run from the law. Yet a dark secret sparks rebellion among the villains, giving the Runaways a gap to fight back.
Planned release date: Saturday, 22 December

Born to Kill
Who could be a hidden killer? Sam may come across as a normal teenager, but his deep psychological problems start surfacing when a new girl, Chrissy, catches his attention in this striking four-part miniseries.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

The White Princess
It’s 1485. England is in tatters and Elizabeth of York reluctantly marries the new king to promote peace. But she’s not about to fall in line behind the court’s power games, brought to life in this lavish and unabashed new series.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Grey’s Anatomy S1 – 13
From Meredith Grey to McSteamy, it’s the medical drama series that set the bar. Come along with the staff of Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital as they save lives while trying to keep their own ones together.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Power S4
Many of their enemies are vanquished and with an even larger drug operation than ever before, Ghost and Egan seem set. But it’s not long before the FBI move in, convinced Ghost killed one of their own in this heartstopping season.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Brooklyn Nine-Nine S5
Detective Jake Peralta is a great cop, but also a total goofing slacker. Fortunately he and his fellow oddball colleagues are also great at their job. Don’t miss the much-loved modern sitcom that is already a classic.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

The Oath
What happens when the cops are criminals? This series focuses on such a gang, which will stop at nothing to protect itself – even killing other officers. Don’t miss this first-rate thriller, produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

The Chi S1
Chicago is one of the US’s most dangerous cities, especially for black residents. Emmett, Brandon, Ronnie and Kevin are all trying to make a life in the South Side neighbourhood when an act of violence connects them unexpectedly.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

The Rebel
Pushed out of the police force after defending her brother, Rebel is an outcast. She takes a job as a private investigator, but her enemies are still after her in this brilliant and tense drama, directed by John Singleton.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Being Mary Jane S4
It’s a new city for MJ as she moves from Atlanta to New York, leaving her past behind – but not the drama. New rivalries and suitors are everywhere – can she keep it together to get to the top?
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

International movies

Better Watch Out is only on Showmax
Image: NBC

Now You See Me
The Four Horsemen are a popular magician act that wows audiences around the world. But did they use their tricks to also pull off a massive heist? One detective tries to find out, but can you believe what you see?
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Robin Hood
Richard the Lionheart is dead, leaving his kingdom in chaos. As Prince John and his thugs grab what isn’t theirs, a man thought dead in the Crusades returns home. His name is Robin Hood and he’s not about to back down.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

You Got Served: Beat The World
It’s the Beat the World competition, the biggest contest that will turn its winners into superstars. Three different dance crews head to Detroit to take part, knowing only one can take the top spot in this thumping masterpiece.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Better Watch Out | First on Showmax
While she’s babysitting Luke at his parents’ home, Ashley’s violent ex and his friends start to terrorise them. No help is coming – it’s up to the two to fight back in a tense cat-and-mouse game that will keep you on the edge.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

The Croods
The Croods know how to stay safe in their prehistoric world: hide! But their teenage daughter Eep has other plans that suddenly push the whole family into an unknown world filled with adventure and danger.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The famous mutant turtles are back in a new movie adventure. Trained in martial arts by their master, Splinter, the four soon have to face off against Shredder and his evil Foot Clan in this action extravaganza.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life
A mysterious box containing a dangerous plague might fall into the wrong hands. But Lara Croft, fearless tomb raider, is not going to let that happen. If the bad guys think a woman is no threat, they have another think coming…
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

School Dance
Jason has his heart set on the gorgeous Anastacia, but he only has a shot if he can land a spot on the school’s hottest dance crew. Better start breaking out those moves in this killer music comedy.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Pitch Perfect
Beca is more interested in pursuing her dream of becoming a music producer than making the most of her time at college. But then she joins an a capella group that will change her life. Expect romance, drama, laughter and big hits.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

Tower Heist
Josh works hard every day to serve the tenants of a luxury hotel in New York. But when one of them steals billions, including Josh and his co-workers’ retirement fund, he hatches a daring scheme to get all the cash back.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

The Holiday
Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz star in this cute comedy about two women who are fed up with their lives and decide to trade homes over Christmas for a change of scene. But they soon discover that they can’t outrun their problems.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

City of Ember
The city of Ember survives underground on a massive generator that nobody knows how to fix. When it breaks down, only two teenagers are brave enough to step beyond the city and find out the truth about their world.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

Bridge To Terabithia
Jesse’s life changes forever when he meets Leslie, his neighbour. She’s a lonely outsider, just like him, and together they create the magical world of Terabithia, where they can escape from their real lives.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

Documentary additions

Top Gear on Showmax
Image: BBC

George Lopez: The Wall – Live from Washington, DC
Stand-up master George Lopez steps up in this HBO comedy special, originally broadcast live. With no safety nets, Lopez lays it out: from Donald Trump to his family, the jokes never stop for an epic hour of comedy.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Fursonas | First on Showmax
Controversial, loathed and even seen as dangerous, many people recoil in confusion when they hear of furries. But what is this subculture really about? Delve into the topic that has a surprising amount of heart.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History S1
Music has been a big part of celebrations and revolutions, tragedy and triumph. This incredible series goes back to those moments and the songs that helped define them. Full of great songs and interviews, this’ll get you moving.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Zeitgeist: The Movie
Is there a vast conspiracy using war and chaos to create a single world government? This provocative movie goes where no others dare, giving a fresh perspective on the events of the past few decades for a new truth.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Zeitgeist: Addendum
The world is in trouble, but it’s not too late to do something. Following on from the first iconoclastic documentary, this next Zeitgeist chapter asks how we can still change our planet to be a better place for everyone.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
The way our societies work, governed by banking, greed and power, is going to destroy humanity. But there is another way, a radical change to how we can all live together. Find out how in the final movie of the Zeitgeist trilogy.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Big Cats
Discover the secret lives of big cats in this beautiful nature documentary that travels the globe to profile lions, cheetahs, leopards, pumas and more of the planet’s most amazing felines.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Blue Planet 2
The stunning sequel to the award-winning show The Blue Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. New technology and filming techniques reveal even more astonishing underwater secrets.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Top Gear S14-22
Join Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in this much-loved show for petrol heads. The long-running series sees ordinary and extraordinary cars put to the test, ridiculous challenges and a host of celebrity guests.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Kids’ additions

Pablo is only on Showmax
Image: CAKE

Pablo S1 | First on Showmax
Pablo may have autism, but that doesn’t stop him from tackling the world. With the help of his imaginary friends, who he creates with his crayons, he learns that he can handle whatever comes at him.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Top Chef Junior S2
Who will be the top culinary whizz in this tough competition? Join 12 kids who are marvels in the kitchen, all baking and cooking to win the Top Chef Junior title and a massive $50 000.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Disney’s Wizards 0f Waverly Place S1-4
Alex and her brothers come from a long line of wizards and they need to master their magic powers or lose them forever. The three young wizards get into all sorts of trouble as they handle school, friends and magic.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Zelly Go S1
All they want are jelly beans and these strange little blue men will do anything to get them from a massive vending machine. But something always gets in the way in this cute animated skit show for young kids.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Chomp Squad S1
Welcome to Chomp City, a place where dinosaurs are still alive and live alongside humans! When things go wrong in this mystical metropolis, the Chomp Squad are ready to handle any emergency, from policing to fighting fires.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Guess How Much I Love You S1-2
Big Nutbrown Hare and his son Little Nutbrown Hare live happily together and always look for different ways to show their love for each other. Illustrated in beautiful watercolours, this is an inspiring and entertaining show.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Disney’s Sofia The First S4 (Disney)
Dragons, sea monsters… even flying camels – this is set to be the zaniest season for Sofia yet. New adventures, mysterious lands and strange magical creatures await her and her friends, so come along for the ride.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Special : Dance Magic
Camp Everfree needs urgent repairs, so Rarity signs up for a music video competition with a big prize. The Crystal Prep Academy Shadowbolts sign up too – and steal her idea! It’s up to the girls to set things right again.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Special: Movie Magic
Daring Do is an exciting new movie and the girls get to be a part of it. But when some special props go missing, filming might have to be cancelled immediately. Can the girls get to the bottom of the mystery?
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Better Together S1 Special: Mirror Magic
Sunset Shimmer’s magical journal is finished so she heads to Equestria and brings Starlight Glimmer back with her. Plus, an angry Juniper Montage discovers an enchanted mirror… and she’s not afraid to use it.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Better Together S1 Special: Forgotten Friendship
Something has erased everyone’s memories! Fortunately Sunset Shimmer notices, but she needs the help of Princess Twilight Sparkle before her friends’ minds are lost forever.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Better Together S1 Special: Rollercoaster of Friendship
The Equestria Land amusement park is open and its PR manager is keen to promote it. But when a little Equestrian magic charms her phone, she starts abusing it to erase what she doesn’t like.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Adventure Time S1-2
Finn and Jake are the heroes of Ooo, a land filled with quests and monsters to be vanquished. Whether it’s the evil Ice King or doing an errand for the lovely Princess Bubblegum, there is always a new adventure waiting for them.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

Ben 10 S1A
Ben is just another boy until he finds a strange watch that can turn him into 10 different powerful aliens. His new powers help him save people, but there are others who also want that device in this exciting action series.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

The Amazing World of Gumball S1
Gumball the cat always has a scheme going, but usually not a good one. Yet he never stops trying, because he never learns his lesson! Luckily for him, his sister Anais and his friends put up with it… sorta.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

The Powerpuff Girls S1
Sugar, spice and everything nice – and a little dose of Chemical X – created the powerful trio of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. Sure, they are adorable, but you don’t want to mess with these superheroes.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

Regular Show S1
Mordecai wants to do a good job as a groundskeeper, but he’s lazy. Rigby, his pal, is always looking for trouble – and trouble is what they find. How these guys aren’t fired yet is anyone’s guess…
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

Tom and Jerry Show S1
The rivalry between the world’s best known cat and mouse heats up in all-new adventures. Tom tries everything to catch the wily Jerry, be it at home, at a witch’s cabin or in space. But this is one smart mouse…
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

The New Looney Tunes S2
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and everyone’s favourite characters are up to their old tricks in a brand-new show. Enjoy the wacky humour and crazy characters that made the Looney Tunes world famous.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! S1
Scooby-Doo and the gang are back. Fred, Shaggy, Daphne and Velma join the snack-loving pooch and hit the road for a summer vacation. But mystery and danger await them as they uncover monsters and villains along the way.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

Oggy And The Cockroaches S1
Oggy is a lazy cat, content with eating and watching television. But his three cockroach housemates Joey, Marky and Dee Dee are always causing trouble. Still, Oggy wouldn’t want it any other way in this funny and exciting series.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

Disney’s Tangled S1
Destined to be the ruler of Corona, Rapunzel realises she has to learn a lot more about the world. Luckily Eugene, Pascal and Maximus are ready for the adventures. But so is the hair…
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy S2
The discovery of Thanos’ asteroid kickstarts a vast and dangerous adventure for the Guardians, but not without a lot of other missions along the way, including zombies and symbiotes, in this exciting new season.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

Disney’s Star vs The Forces of Evil
Star Butterfly is a magical princess living in hiding as a foreign exchange student on Earth. Star and her friend Marco form a brave duo who must deal with normal school life and battle the evil villain Ludo.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

LEGO Disney Frozen: Northern Lights S1
The northern lights haven’t arrived when they should, so Elsa, Anna and the gang go to find them. Disney’s magic snowy fairytale blends with Lego animation to create a special adventure with everyone’s favourite royal sisters.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

Peppa Pig Special: Christmas Party
It’s Christmas in the Pig household and everyone is invited for a great big party! Who will show up and what gifts will they bring? And is there a chance we’ll see Santa Claus himself?
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

Garfield In Paradise Special
Garfield, Jon and Odie go on a tropical vacation and rent a mysterious car. But this car has an interesting secret and when a wayward trip takes them deep into the jungle, our heroes are in for a big adventure!
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

A Garfield Christmas Special
Garfield has to survive a Christmas on the farm with Jon’s family. And everyone on the farm wants to be active! Fortunately there are plenty of naps and good food to help him cope.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

South African additions

Inxeba: The Wound is on Showmax
Image: Mzansi Movies

Inxeba: The Wound | Only on Showmax
While travelling to the mountains with a group of young initiates, Xolani’s life is turned upside down when his forbidden love is discovered. Beautifully shot and acted, this compelling drama is a South African cinema gem.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Five Fingers for Marseilles | Only on Showmax
It’s a new country and the outlaw Tau returns to his home town, only to find his enemies replaced with something worse. He wanted peace, but he’ll have to fight for it in this epic South African western.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

The Jakes Are Missing
Their marriage is in tatters and their family even worse. But after witnessing a crime, the Jakes are bundled into witness protection in this hilarious comedy. Maybe they can survive – if they don’t kill each other first!
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Liewe Kersfeesvader
Nonnie is in a rut: her mom suddenly divorces her dad, causing him to have a breakdown and think he’s Father Christmas. But she has a plan that could help save him and her sanity in this excellent comedy for the whole family.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Raaiselkind
A mother has to defend herself after her autistic child is found dead. As we retrace her story from the boy’s birth, we see another side to the struggle of being the only person who cared about her child in this powerful drama.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Vir Altyd
Nina’s perfect day is ruined when her groom dumps her at the altar. Devastated, she goes on the honeymoon anyway and invites a childhood friend along. But it turns into a trip nobody will forget in this hysterical comedy.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Vir Die Voëls
Irma is headstrong, independent and not about to let any man tell her what to do. So how did she end up in a wedding dress at the pulpit? Find out in this hilarious comedy about being a free spirit when everything ties you down.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Krotoa
This powerful movie about the legendary and tragic young Khoi woman who was removed from her tribe and made to serve Jan van Riebeek won Best Film at the Harlem International Film Festival held in New York, and was directed, produced and written entirely by women.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 December

Hoofmeisie
There can only be one and at a prestigious school the race is on to become the new head girl. For Nadia, this would be a dream come true. But she has a lot of competition from other students… and their parents!
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Hollywood in My Huis
Jana is the school loser, crushing on a guy she thinks she’ll never get. But when the matric farewell theme is the Oscars, she sees a chance to have her red carpet moment. Only it works a little too well in this dazzling comedy.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Mooirivier
Love can find you, but it might not be what you were expecting. Several people are either looking for romance or running from it in this sensational local dramedy. Along the way they learn what love really means.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Die Windpomp
Stuck at a retirement village for his holiday, 17-year-old Henri thinks he has the worst luck… until he meets Margot, the young local ballet teacher. Suddenly he’s on an unexpected romantic adventure in this charming comedy.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

The Ranakas S2
Mama Siba is doubling down on her passion for cooking, but there is a lot of drama waiting for her and the rest of the Ranakas in this new season, including a wedding and that never-ending sibling rivalry between the sisters.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Igazi S2
Bantu’s fight to keep the kingdom together reaches new levels, especially as Nomarashiya sets her sights on what she believes belongs to her! You don’t want to miss a minute of this exciting new season.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Living The Dream with Somizi S3
Somizi is back and we’re following his extravagant lifestyle again in this new season.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 December

Edik Van Nantes S3
There’s more fun, laughter, good food and amazing scenery as Nataniël returns for another visit to the magnificent French town of Nantes. The hit show is back with more style and taste to make us all feel cosy.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

Edik Van Nantes Winter S1
Nataniël loves the French city of Nantes any time of year, but winter is by far his favourite. For the first time we get to join him as he settles in for the season, cooking a couple of surprises along the way.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

Date My Family S1
Usually you only meet the parents long after the first date. But the tables are turned in this exciting reality show as hopeful singles have to go out with the family before they can woo their crush.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 December

Koekedoortjies S1
They may only be between the ages of 10 and 13, but these kids can cook! Come along as 10 tweens tackle the kitchen and try to bake masterpieces in this new reality TV series. Can they impress the judges and win?
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

Die Republiek Van Zoid Afrika S4 & S5
Always ready for a bit of song and dance, Karen Zoid is back with a new season full of unforgettable guests. Sit down with Leon Schuster, Lira, Nicholis Louw and many more. Blending music and chat, don’t miss this fun talk show.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 December

White Christmas with Schalk Bezuidenhout
Christmas is all fun and games… until someone lets the comedians in! Join Schalk Bezuidenhout, Donovan Goliath, Dusty Rich and Glen Biderman-Pam in this hilarious comedy special, perfect for the end of the year.
Planned release date: Monday, 17 December

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