Showmax has some exciting content coming to Subscribers this March. From Skhumba’s exciting new travel show to The Comedy Central Roast Of AKA, local content is king on the subscription service this month. However, there is lot of international series and movies being added this month as well. Want to know what you can expect on Showmax this March? Read this:

Showmax Originals

Trippin with Skhumba a Showmax Original reality series

Trippin With Skhumba, episodes 2 to 5
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 comedy road trip. New episodes land every Thursday.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Showmax Co-Productions

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Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax
Pearl Thusi makes history as the first black woman to be Roastmaster. Who better to put in the hot seat than her BFF’s baby daddy, rapper AKA? Watch (and squirm) as SA’s funniest take shots at the rapper (and each other).
Planned release date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019

International series

Ray Donovan S6 only on Showmax
Image: CBS

Ray Donovan S6 | First on Showmax
Fixer to LA’s most powerful, Ray Donovan’s actions have caught up with him, sending him to New York where he’s attempting to rebuild his shattered life. How did he get here? Binge-watch Seasons 1 to 5 on Showmax to recap.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Strike Back S6 | First on Showmax
The covert special-ops soldiers of the revived Section 20 uncover a conspiracy that threatens to push the world to the brink of global conflict.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Alone Together S2 | First on Showmax
These two misfits are friends with zero benefits. Ester wants to be a comedian, while Ben is a rich kid with shifting ambitions. As they muddle along together in LA, are they each other’s biggest cheerleaders or worst enemies?
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

SMILF S2 | First on Showmax
Damaged but determined single mom Bridgette is more career-focused than ever in the dramatic second season. But there are laughs aplenty thanks to Bridgette’s questionable decision-making, her intrusive mom and out-of-touch boss.
Planned release date: Monday, 25 March 2019

Crashing S3 | First on Showmax
After catching his wife cheating, aspiring stand-up comedian Pete’s life is flipped upside down. Now homeless, he “crashes” on the couches of various funny people who help him go after his goal of telling jokes for a living. Catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 on Showmax.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

True Detective S3
Unanswered questions surrounding an unsolved crime, the disappearance of a brother and sister, re-emerge three decades later when retired case investigator Wayne Hays engages with a true-crime documentary producer.
Planned release date: Friday, 8 March 2019

My Brilliant Friend
Elena, an elderly woman, has lost her closest friend, Lila, who’s mysteriously disappeared. She recounts their six-decade-long friendship, which began in 1950s Naples, by writing a story about their tumultuous relationship. New episodes land every Saturday.
Planned release date: Saturday, 9 March 2019

Suits S8B
With the naming partner saga behind them, will Alex and Samantha put their differences aside? And more importantly, what lies ahead for Donna and Harvey? Find out in the concluding episodes of this refreshed season of Suits.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Billions S1-3
Taking inspiration from real life cases, this highly addictive drama follows the high-stakes cat-and-mouse game in play between ruthless US attorney Chuck Rhoades and billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Binge the boxset only on Showmax.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

HBO’s Barry S1
SNL alum Bill Hader stars as ex-marine Barry Berkman. Barry, who works as a hitman, is depressed and lonely. Then a job (to kill an aspiring actor) takes him to LA, where he finds some kindred spirits on the theatre scene.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

HBO’s Vice Principals S1-2
When the principal (Bill Murray) at North Jackson High School retires, he ignores the two vice principals Neal Gamby and Lee Russell, who were vying for the job, and appoints outsider Belinda Brown. Neal and Lee plot her demise.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Divorce S1-2
After it comes out that Frances is having an affair (with a muesli-making New Zealander), she and Robert re-examine their personal goals as they enter into long, frustrating and painful divorce proceedings. Starring Sarah-Jessica Parker.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Zac and Mia S1
Likened to The Fault in Our Stars, this series follows two very different teenagers who bond over their battle with cancer while in hospital. Based on the novel by AJ Betts.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Will & Grace 2017 S1 (aka S9)
After more than a decade, not much has changed (and we’re thankful for it). Will and Grace are living under the same roof, Karen is the worst employee ever and Jack’s still looking for love in all the wrong places.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Mike Judge Presents Tales from the Tour Bus S1
The legends of iconic musicians such as Johnny Paycheck and Jerry Lee Lewis are recreated in this animated biographical series narrated by Mike Judge. It includes anecdotes shared by the people who were closest to the stars.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

HBO’s The Knick S1-2
It’s early in the 20th Century and the Knickerbocker Hospital is fighting to keep its lights on by offering groundbreaking medical procedures performed by Dr John Thackery, the head surgeon with a cocaine and opium addiction.
Planned release date: Friday,1 March 2019

HBO’s Looking S1-2
This critically acclaimed dramedy follows three gay men, Patrick, Dom and Augustin, who live in San Francisco. The friends support one another as they navigate life, relationships and family.
Planned release date: Friday,1 March 2019

Black-ish S1-3
The Johnsons are a typical upper-middle-class family living in the suburbs. A reality that irks dad Dre, who wants to teach his kids about African-American culture. The result is family sitcom gold. An award-show favourite.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 March 2019

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
In this gripping crime series, an aspiring young writer goes to visit his mentor, award-winning author Harry Quebert. When he arrives at Harry’s home, he discovers the literary icon’s been accused of murdering a teenage girl. Episodes 1 and 2 arrive at the same time as episode 1 on M-Net, with new weekly episodes every Wednesday.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019

International movies

The Italian Job
More of an homage to the original 1969 film than a remake. This time around, a band of thieves plots revenge against an ex-associate in the form of a high-stakes gold heist. Watch it for the epic car chase scene through LA.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 March 2019

Cowboys & Aliens
As the name suggests, this Western is part sci-fi. A man wakes up with no memory. He stumbles into the unwelcoming town of Absolution, where the townspeople have problems that are literally out of this world.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Oblivion
A masterpiece of cinematography, Oblivion places Jack Harper on a post-apocalyptic Earth where he’s tasked with retrieving the few remaining resources. But an encounter with a spacecraft crash survivor challenges his priorities.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Identity Thief
Introverted businessman Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Bateman) travels across the US to confront the women (Melissa McCarthy) who stole his identity and has racked up mountains of debt in his name.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Power Rangers
It’s Morphin Time! This reboot brings the hit kids’ show from the 1990s to the modern day. A group of high school misfits develop superpowers that they have to use to save the world.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Kids’ additions

The Zoo S1
Ever wondered what animals would say if they could talk? The Zoo puts a fun twist on wildlife shows by giving the animals at Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts human voices and letting them do the talking.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Space Ranger Rogers S1
Chasing bouncy eyeballs, being chased by a T-Rex, finding a missing shoe or silencing annoying sounds – these are just some of the situations the little alien Space Ranger Roger has to face to help out his Earth friends.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 March 2019

Open Heart S1
Months after her dad disappears, 16-year-old Dylan Blake is caught in the act of breaking and entering. She’s sentenced to community service at her family’s Open Heart hospital, where she makes it her mission to find her father.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

South African additions

Funny People S1 | First on Showmax
This stand-up comedy series celebrates some of the best pan-African comedy the continent has to offer. Join Robby Collins, Eddie Kadi, Glen Biderman-Pam and many more hilarious comedians as they discuss life, love, and chickens.
Planned release date: Monday, 25 March 2019

Whispering Truth to Power
This thought-provoking documentary follows former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela during her final year in the role as she works to eliminate corruption from the Presidency in South Africa.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 March 2019

Klikkerland S1-4
Huppel Hoepel, Tink Tinkie, Rimmel Rammel, Boebel Babbel and the rest of the colourful gang perform educational and uplifting songs and skits to keep young fans’ brains active and entertained, while honing their Afrikaans.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Imposter S2
A streetwise hustler discovers he has a recently deceased identical twin brother. He assumes his identity – and the fun begins.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Fanie Fourie’s Lobola
Guy meets girl, they fall in love, get married and live happily ever after, right? It’s not that simple in Fanie and Dinky’s case. Their relationship, which begins as a hoax, is complicated by their vast cultural differences.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

U’Thando Nes’Thembu S1-2
If you haven’t heard about this reality show yet, where have you been? Businessman Musa Mseleku allows viewers into his polygamous marriage to four women. See how they navigate tradition in a modern world.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Hope One In A Billion
Gift Ngoepe was the first person from Africa to play major league baseball in the USA. Growing up, his only access to the sport was through his mother, who was the housekeeper at a baseball clubhouse. This is his story.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Brother
Faiz is a quiet man, happy to tend to his pigeons. But when his troubled brother commits murder, Faiz must reexamine his life and his relationship with his sibling.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

Fatima
Fatima’s traditional father has chosen her future husband. To follow her heart, she will have to defy her family, with devastating consequences.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

Liyana
Combining documentary scenes and animation, Liyana is described as a hybrid documentary. It follows the story of a young Swazi girl who attempts to rescue her twin brothers after they’re kidnapped. Inspired by real-life stories.
Planned release date: Sunday, 31 March 2019

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