Showmax has had an exciting few weeks. Their first Showmax Original drama ‘The Girl From St Agnes’ premiered earlier this week and the streaming site recently announced that The Comedy Central Roast of AKA will premiere on the service a day after it’s television debut (12 February 2019) and they have even more local and international content premiering over the next few week. Here’s a glimpse of everything that is coming to Showmax this month:

International series

Magicians S4 on Showmax
Image: NBC

Sirens S2 | Weekly express from the US | First on Showmax
Once nobody believed mermaids existed. But now the small town of Bristol seems to be full of them – and they are not happy with the humans. Can the peace be kept in this exciting new season?
New episodes every Monday from 28 January 2019

The Magicians S4 | Weekly express from the US | First on Showmax
Magic has been restored to the world, but at a terrible price to our heroes as their memories have been wiped out. And their skills have never been more needed, as a demon is on the loose in this nail-biting new season.
New episodes every week from Friday, 1 February 2019

Sally4Ever S1 | First on Showmax
When Sally is courted by the free-spirited Emma, she drops her boring fiancé for a wild affair. Emma might not be as harmless as she seems – but maybe that’s exactly what Sally needs. Quirky British comedy.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Confess S1
Her life in pieces, Auburn can’t afford any more mistakes. She falls for an enigmatic artist but soon discovers he has a secret that could destroy them both. And so could his confession…
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Sharp Objects S1
Amy Adams stars in her first major role on the small screen as a reporter investigating the murders of children in her hometown. But her family and the town have their own secrets in this tense new thriller miniseries.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

2 Dope Queens S1
Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson are the hilarious and provocative hosts of a podcast of the same name. Now they take their unique wit and insight to the stage in this critically acclaimed live show.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Enlightened S1-S2
Amy is successful, but self-destructive. When she finally goes off the deep end, she books herself into a retreat where she finds enlightenment. Alas, her friends and family back home aren’t a fan of this new, improved Amy.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Random Acts of Flyness S1
Witness the beauty and ugliness of contemporary American life in this hilarious skit show. The incredible cast tackles everything from the patriarchy to racism in a series like you’ve never seen before.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

The Leftovers S1-S3
Three years after an unexplained event caused millions of people to disappear, the residents of a small New York town try to cope with a new world where families are shattered, and belief systems have collapsed.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

High Maintenance Web Series
Meet The Guy, a marijuana dealer in New York who travels to his customers on his bicycle in this comedy series from HBO. While he makes deliveries we get to meet his customers, getting a glimpse at their weird and wonderful lives.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

High Maintenance S2
The intriguing and funny anthology drama returns, telling the stories of customers of a weed dealer in New York. Step into the lives of a variety of people with different problems, but all with the same love of a quick toke.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Silicon Valley S5
Erlich the serial investor is out of the picture, but Pied Piper is going stronger than ever (which isn’t saying much). In this riotous new season of the hit comedy, can Richard keep all those geek egos in line for a change?
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Strike Back S5
It’s still a dangerous world and the newly restored Section 20 has its work cut out, from inflitrating the home of a Belaruisan drug lord to uncovering a worldwide conspiracy. This is the most intense and action-packed season yet!
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Curb Your Enthusiasm S9
Try as he might, Larry just can’t seem to please those around him. Even simple tasks like firing his assistant or going to the doctor backfire on him. But Larry is his own worst enemy, which is why we all love this show.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

The Newsroom S1-S3
Genius writer Aaron Sorkin turns his focus to the fast-paced world of television news. A star-studded cast led by Jeff Daniels runs The Newsroom, a place where breaking news competes with personal drama and great ambition.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Vinyl S1
He’s a has-been producer and the music world is changing fast. But Richie Finestra still knows a hit when he hears it and finds a chance to revive his record label. Produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Once Upon a Time S1-S6
Emma was a hardened bounty hunter – until her son tells her she’s really Snow White’s daughter, trapped in the real world. She has to break an evil curse if she’s to save her family and all the fairy tale characters.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

International movies

Mojave
Film director Tom goes to the desert to get away from it all. But when he encounters a dangerous drifter, a game of cat and mouse ensues that only one of them can survive.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

Permission | First on Showmax
They were each other’s first kiss, first love and first (and only) relationship. But on the verge of getting married, a silly comment makes them wonder if they should get some experience with other people first…
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Suffragette
In London in 1912, a timid woman is caught up in the fight for women’s right to vote. Initially reluctant, injustice spurs her towards radicalism in this searing historical drama.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Notting Hill
A chance encounter with a major movie star turns into a major affair, upsetting the humdrum life of an unassuming bookdealer. But, as this rom-com classic shows, you sometimes have to get out of your comfort zone when love calls.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Hours
When Hurricane Katrina knocks out the power of the hospital in New Orleans where his prematurely born daughter is fighting for her life, Nolan Hayes does everything in his control to keep her breathing, in this suspenseful drama.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Sing Street
As a high-schooler in Dublin in the 1980s, Conor knows that the best way to impress the beautiful Raphina is for him to start a band, and ask her to star in their music video. This feel-good musical has an irresistible soundtrack.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets
Based on the French comic books, this was the most expensive European film and the most expensive indie movie ever made. Expect stunning effects, a fun, fast-paced storyline, and appearances by the likes of Clive Owen and Rihanna.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 February 2019

Regression
In Minnesota in 1990, a teenager’s father admits to abusing her, but can’t remember it. So Detective Bruce Kenner enlists a psychologist to start recovered-memory therapy with the father. And that’s when things get strange.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 February 2019

Before I Fall
This teen drama is based on the bestselling novel of the same name. Sam had it all – until the day she died. Now she is forced to relive her final day on Earth over and over again. Will she find a way to end the loop?
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Blunt Force Trauma
In the world of underground duels in South America, a talented young shooter seeks out the game’s most feared player. On his search, he meets Colt, a woman who’s out to avenge her brother’s death at the hands of the same man.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Kids’ shows

My Little Pony on Showmax
Image: Hasbro

Floogals S1
Three little aliens move in with a human family to learn more about life on Earth. They have to stay hidden – but it’s not easy when you’re so different. Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

Fort Boyard: The Ultimate Challenge S5-6
Two teams have to beat each other to win. It’ll take brains and brawns for these teenagers to tackle the ultimate challenge: a series of physical and mental obstacles in this exciting reality show.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S6
Twilight Sparkle and her friends learn about friendship in the kingdom of Ponyville. They’ll need all their cleverness and magical powers to help solve problems and learn important life lessons.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Millie In-Between S1-2
Millie and her older sister navigate the world of step-parents and step-siblings. There are advantages – two Christmases! – but also a few pitfalls to get around.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Lolirock S1-2
Iris is just an ordinary teenaged girl – until she joins a pop music group and discovers that she and her bandmates are really super-powered princesses from another world.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 February 2019

The Basketeers S1-2
A team of teen boys and girls come together to play basketball under the watchful eye of NBA All-Star Tony Parker. They travel the US and the world hoping to beat the best on the court.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 February 2019

Non-fiction additions

Stand-Up Special – Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple
The Last Comic Standing finalist touches on a variety of topics with her blunt sense of humour and startlingly accurate impersonations of everyone from her own grandmother to Jenna Jameson.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Stand-Up Special – Wandy Sykes: Tongue Untied
In her second stand-up special, the inimitable Wanda Sykes discusses politics, marriage, strip clubs and bad sitcom ideas, with her biting wit and high-energy persona.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Cassette
Cassette inventor Lou Ottens digs through his past to figure out why the audiotape won’t die. Young bands and rock veterans release music on tape as Lou takes a trip down musical memory lane.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

South African additions

Jonathan: Die Movie
Radio Raps’s Jonathan stars in this wacky comedy. When his parents finally throw him out, a directionless man becomes a car guard. An older car guard takes him under his wing and teaches him about life and love.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

Jagveld
Deon Meyer’s thriller is brought to life in this tense movie. A group of drug dealers kill a policeman – and now they’re after the only witness. But Emma le Roux is a soldier’s daughter, and she won’t go quietly.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

Unmarried S1
Get ready for a fun, fresh and sexy new local drama: three women have to navigate careers, family, love and more as they work to make it in the big city. Luckily they have each other, even though they are in very different places.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

Fighting for Life
The Drakenstein Correctional Centre is a place for hardened criminals serving long sentences. But Dutch boxing coach Sharita van der Hulst gives them new hope with her rehabilitation programme in this incredible documentary.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

You Must Be Joking
Revisit Leon Schuster’s groundbreaking candid-camera slapstick movie, as he lures unwitting South Africans into ridiculous situations, watches them lose it and then takes off the mask. Still a classic more than 30 years later!
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

Oh Schucks, It’s Schuster
Leon Schuster returns with more candid-camera fun, again setting up funny pranks for unsuspecting members of the public. But just as they are about to go crazy, he reveals the con to smiles and laughter in this slapstick classic.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

Man on Ground
Successful London banker Ade starts looking for his estranged brother, a refugee in SA. As he pieces together his brother’s days to trace him, the realities of surviving as a stranger in a strange land become clear…
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

Glam Guru S11-12
Stylist Hannon Bothma and his team show viewers how easy it is to look and feel great. Every week, he turns someone’s life around by giving them a brand-new look.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Radio Raps S2 | First on Showmax
Be the first to see Radio Raps, the internet radio sensation, in the flesh as he debuts his TV show. Jonathan from the East Rand, as he’s also known, fearlessly explores all the crazy, funny things that are unique to SA.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Whale Caller
Based on the popular novel by Zakes Mda. A man who has always been able to communicate with whales gets caught between two worlds when a love on land starts drawing his attention. A bold, moving and stunningly made drama.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Parlotones: This is Our Story
They’re one of South Africa’s most popular bands but success didn’t happen overnight. Look behind the curtain in this dazzling documentary about how the Parlotones went from obscurity to international superstardom.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Aya | First on Showmax
Aya thought she had found a way out of poverty. But her response to an online ad lands her in the hands of a ruthless human trafficker. Follow her terrifying ordeal as Aya survives a journey of unspeakable terror.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Being Bonang S2
The fabulous, feisty, fierce Bonang is back with a new season, giving us an inside look into her life as a maverick entrepreneur and media personality. The good and the bad – meet the real Bonang.
Planned release date: Friday, 8 February 2019

Die Kasteel S1
A businessman loses nearly everything in a Ponzi scheme. All his family have left is their house, which they turn into a boutique hotel. Chaos ensues as the inexperienced hoteliers try to cope with their guests.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 February 2019

Abomama Bomthandazo
When circumstances force them against a dangerous criminal, four religious women have to pool their stokvel savings into a money-laundering scheme. But together they can outwit and outplay even the devil in this captivating drama.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 February 2019

Nkululeko
Nkululeko has a special talent for maths, which could help him escape the impoverished streets of Khayelitsha. But a fateful moment of passion might cost him everything in this gripping coming-of-age movie.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Uyang’thanda Na? S1
Some people go their entire lives in love with someone but never telling them. This show makes the move, helping them approach their crushes and declare their love. It doesn’t always work out, but life’s about taking chances.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Binnelanders S13
Live the ups and downs of the staff of the Binneland Clinic. It’s not just the patients who need healing – even the doctors could do with a little TLC as they deal with the dramas of life and love.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 February 2019

AFDA Collection
Celebrate local cinema by binge-watching these 16 ground-breaking movies by South African graduates, which have been selected for submission to film festivals around the world.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 February 2019

Hitched Congo
If you want to see the world’s largest dinosaur, you must travel to the Congo. Two cousins have always wanted to see it, so they set off in the most exciting way: hitchhiking over 110 days from SA to the centre of Africa.
Planned release date: Monday, 25 February 2019

Trippin’ with Skhumba Episode 1 | First on Showmax
Pack your padkos! Skhumba and six of his comedian friends go back to their roots, travelling to their hometowns, from Kempton Park to Empangeni and everywhere in between, in the ultimate South African road trip.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

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