April is a huge month in terms of entertainment and local streaming service, Showmax, promises some exceptional content for subscribers this month. Everyone is waiting for the brand-new episodes of Game of Thrones – and Showmax will ensure the episodes are loaded soon after their American premiere time on the streaming service for your viewing pleasure. Subscribers will also be able to stream the finale of the comedy-reality Original, Trippin With Skhumba, no fewer than three brand-new series you’ve never seen before, the boxset of The Good Wife, express episodes of the new kykNET drama Die Spreeus, new episodes of Isithembiso Season 3 straight from Mzansi Magic, all the Back to the Future movies and eHostela Season 1 for all those who missed it on DStv, and lots more.

Showmax Originals

Trippin With Skhumba on Showmax

Trippin With Skhumba episodes 6-7
Join Skhumba on his journey to visit Tumi Morake in her hometown of Bloem in episode 6 and then don’t miss the live show in episode 7, featuring seven of SA’s hottest stand-ups on one stage, along with up-and-coming comics from their hometowns.
Planned release date: 4 April 2019, 11 April 2019

International series

Game of thrones s8 on Showmax

Game of Thrones S8
One of the biggest shows in history concludes with six bumper episodes and an ending no one will see coming. In the eighth season of the epic award-winning fantasy series, disparate characters unite to fight a common enemy.
Planned release date: 15 April 2019

Billions S4
Revenge is the central theme this season, and it even brings enemies Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades together. Together with Wendy Rhoades, the trio has a sinister plan to take out those who’ve got in their way.
Planned release date: 10 April 2019

Future Man S2 | First on Showmax
Leave it to a gaming janitor to save the world and, well, he fails. Josh is back at it, this time in the year 2162. He and his misfit team try to save humanity from being exiled to Mars – if they can survive all the time travel.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

No Activity S1-2 | First on Showmax
Will Ferrell executive produces and stars in this hilarious cop series. Detectives Cullen and Tolbeck spend a lot of time on a very uneventful stake out. The lack of action allows for some of the funniest conversations on TV.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

Rig 45 S1 | First on Showmax
Andrea is sent to investigate a death at an oil rig when it’s hit by a hurricane that cuts all communication to the mainland. Andrea and the crew members fear for their lives when they suspect that there’s a killer among them.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

A Million Little Things
A suicide shakes up a group of friends who realise that they shouldn’t take their own lives for granted. Each of them takes steps to live a fuller life. An ensemble cast delivers deeply emotional performances.
Planned release date: 15 April 2019

HBO’s The Shop S1
Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Drake, Jimmy Kimmel and Ice Cube are some of the big names who step into barber shops across America to chat to LeBron James and Maverick Carter about sports, pop culture, world events, business and more.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

A Very English Affair
Hugh Grant portrays the real-life Jeremy Thorpe, who had tongues wagging in the 1960s. He was a Liberal Member of Parliament engaged in a secret affair with a man at a time when homosexuality was illegal. Based on the book.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

Quantico S1-2
Local lass Pearl Thusi shares the screen with Priyanka Chopra in this crime thriller. Priyanka plays Alex Parrish, an FBI recruit training at the Quantico base who’s later suspected of being a sleeper terrorist.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

Luther S5
Idris Elba reprises his Golden Globe-winning role as the titular character John Luther. The troubled detective works hard to solve grisly murders while dealing with his own demons. Speaking of which, Alice is back from the dead…
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

The Good Wife S1-7
Inspired by real-life political scandals involving married men, this smash-hit drama series follows Alicia Florrick, wife of a disgraced state’s attorney. She has to pick up the pieces of her family and revive her law career.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

International movies

Back to the Future on Showmax

Four Weddings And A Funeral
Hugh Grant’s performance as Charles earned him a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a place on the international movie circuit. Charles is an unlucky-in-love bachelor destined to stay that way as he attends five social occasions.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

20th Century Women
This Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated quirky drama is set in 1970s California. A single mom (Annette Bening) who runs a boarding house enlists the help of her tenants to raise her son. Inspired by filmmaker Mike Mills’ childhood.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

Back To The Future
Teenager Marty McFly is friends with a mad scientist who’s converting a DeLorean into a time-travel machine. Marty is accidentally sent back in time, from the 80s to the 50s, where he meddles with his parents’ budding romance.
Planned release date: 4 April 2019

Back To The Future II
In this zany sequel, Marty and Doc hop back in the DeLorean for a trip to the future, where Marty discovers the joys of a flying skateboard. Meanwhile, Biff steals Marty’s get-rich-quick scheme and wreaks havoc along the way.
Planned release date: 4 April 2019

Back To The Future III
The trilogy’s final instalment is set in the Wild West, where the previous film ended. Marty heads back 70 years to warn Doc that his life is in danger. But the duo suffers a major setback in returning to the present.
Planned release date: 4 April 2019

Only The Brave
Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly and Andie MacDowell star in this heartbreaking biopic. It tells the story of an elite firefighting unit who risked their lives to stop one of the US’s worst wildfires.
Planned release date: 4 April 2019

Genius
Based on A Scott Berg’s book, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, this biographical film explores the complex relationship between book editor Maxwell Perkins and writer Thomas Wolfe. Starring Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman.
Planned release date: 8 April 2019

April And The Extraordinary World
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard voices April, who is orphaned when her scientist parents are abducted by a mysterious and powerful force. She continues their work years later only to end up at the centre of a conspiracy.
Planned release date: 8 April 2019

The Change-Up
Dave (Jason Bateman) and Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) learn the hard way that the grass is not always greener on the other side. They mysteriously switch lives after a drunken night that ends with them relieving themselves in a fountain.
Planned release date: 11 April 2019

The Zookeeper
Kevin James plays a soft-natured zookeeper who seems to have more in common with the animals he looks after than the opposite sex. When he decides to leave the zoo to find love, his furry friends find a way to keep him around.
Planned release date: 11 April 2019

Indignation
After receiving a scholarship to attend a conservative college in Ohio, Marcus leaves behind his family and avoids being drafted to fight in the Korean War. At school, he falls for Olivia, a beautiful but troubled student.
Planned release date: 15 April 2019

Logan Lucky
Channing Tatum and Adam Driver play two brothers in this high-octane comedy. Determined to break a curse that’s hung over their family for years, they plan an elaborate heist during a high-profile racing event.
Planned release date: 15 April 2019

Turbo
Forget what you think you know about snails, Theo is obsessed with speed and dreams of winning the Indy 500 one day. Featuring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L Jackson and Maya Rudolph.
Planned release date: 18 April 2019

Disaster Movie
The end of the world is imminent as everything from meteors to rodents threaten to wipe out the human race. Kim Kardashian makes her feature film debut in this spoof flick from the makers of Date Movie and Meet the Spartans.
Planned release date: 18 April 2019

Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
Harold and Kumar don’t really excel at anything in their lives besides smoking copious amounts of weed. One Friday night, the munchies sets the pair off on a quest for burgers that becomes an epic, life-changing road trip.
Planned release date: 18 April 2019

Van Wilder 2: Rise Of The Taj
After learning everything there is to know about making the most of your time at college from legendary party liaison Van Wilder, Taj heads to a university in England to show its stuck-up students how to let their hair down.
Planned release date: 18 April 2019

The Shack
After a father loses his youngest child, he turns his back on his faith. Then he receives a mysterious invitation to a deserted shack, where he meets three strangers who help him come to terms with what’s happened.
Planned release date: 18 April 2019

Everybody Wants Some
Featuring a killer rock soundtrack and talented cast, this comedy follows the on- and off-the-field antics of a college baseball team in the 1980s. Written and directed by Golden Globe winner Richard Linklater (Boyhood).
Planned release date: 18 April 2019

Song To Song
This romantic film follows two love triangles that exist between a couple of struggling songwriters, a music producer and a waitress. The ensemble cast includes Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman.
Planned release date: 22 April 2019

Home Again
After ending her marriage, Alice (Reese Witherspoon) and her two kids moves back to her family home in LA. While out celebrating her 40th birthday she meets three 20-something filmmakers, who end up crashing in her guest house.
Planned release date: 25 April 2019

2:22
An air traffic controller sees a mysterious flash of light, after which he witnesses fatal accidents every day at exactly 2:22. He must figure out what’s behind the pattern to maintain his sanity and his relationship.
Planned release date: 25 April 2019

The Big Sick
An aspiring stand-up comedian has a one-night stand with a student who watched his set. But it materialises into a relationship complicated by their different cultures, his traditional parents and her illness.
Planned release date: 29 April 2019

Kids’ shows

Angelo Rules S1-2
Eleven-year-old Angelo is wise beyond his years. Be it detention, unruly underwear, chores, pirates or a snack thief, there’s no challenge too big for the quick-thinking mastermind and his sidekicks Sherwood and Lola.
Planned release date: 11 April 2019

Local additions

Isithembiso is on Showmax

Meerkat Maantuig
When young Gideonette’s father is killed in a freak accident, she retreats to a dark place until her mother sends her to live with her grandparents. She makes a friend who shows her a new world and helps her overcome her fear.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

Jan S1
SA’s first Michelin-star chef, Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen, gives us a glimpse into his life. He takes viewers on a culinary adventure to Apricale, Italy, where he finds inspiration for his gourmet restaurant in France.
Planned release date: 1 April 2019

The Herd S1
Drama with a touch of the supernatural makes this one to watch. Witness the lengths one man will go to for love, power and money.
Planned release date: 4 April 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: 8 April 2019

Utatakho S4-6
Genetic discovery and the search for identity are the twin themes at the heart of this docu-reality series. The 13-part show is focused on resolving issues of paternity using DNA testing.
Planned release date: 8 April 2019

Isithembiso S3 | Express from Mzansi Magic
A gripping youth drama about two youngsters from rural South Africa trying to make it in the dazzling city of iGoli – but all that glitters is not always gold.
Planned release date: 9 April 2019

Die Spreeus S1 | Express from kykNET
Did you know that South African history is full of ghost stories? In this supernatural series, two investigators take a closer look into the country’s suspected paranormal criminal cases.
Planned release date: 10 April 2019

eHostela S1
This new action series is sure to split households with some viewers siding with Mndeni and others with his violence-prone brother Jama. eHostela is set in KZN’s KwaMashu township and explores the secrets shared by the family.
Planned release date: 11 April 2019

iKhaya S1
Eddie has secretly been living two lives as the head of two different families who aren’t aware of one another. But circumstances outside of his control threaten to expose his secret and turn his world upside down.
Planned release date: 15 April 2019

Kgarathlo
After losing her job, a woman finds a man willing to take care of her. What will he want in return?
Planned release date: 15 April 2019

Insika
This drama series is set in the fictional Xhosa village of Zithuthe in the Eastern Cape. It focuses on the community living here and the effects the modern world has had on their cultural traditions.
Planned release date: 15 April 2019

Ubabakhe
Follow the journey of a young girl who finds that the sport of boxing offers a way to get to know her father and to express herself.
Planned release date: 15 April 2019

Everything Must Fall
This multiple-award-winning documentary focuses on the #feesmustfall student protests that rocked South Africa in 2015. Four Wits University students and their vice-chancellor recount the story.
Planned release date: 25 April 2019

The Giant is Falling
Rehad Desai directs this documentary, which traces the unravelling of the ANC, starting with the Marikana Massacre. It looks at the party’s failure to deliver on its promises and how numbers are declining at the polls.
Planned release date: 25 April 2019

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