Coming To Showmax In April

ShowMax has a long list of series and movies coming this April.

New Series

The Young Pope S1
FIRST AND ONLY ON SHOWMAX
This acclaimed series sees Pius XIII, the first American Pope (Jude Law), steering a sinister new path for the Church. Diane Keaton plays Sister Mary, the nun who raised him.
Planned Release Date: 13/04

Silicon Valley S3
The sharpest tech-industry satire on TV gets even funnier in the latest season, with some big changes in store for neurotic Richard and the company he founded, Pied Piper.
Planned Release Date: 03/04

Wentworth S2 – S3
Released from the psych ward after killing her prison rival, Bea is set on getting revenge against Braydon Holt – but will have to escape to get her hands on him.
Planned Release Date: 03/04

UnReal S2
This clever series about the off-camera drama on a reality-TV dating show gets even more shameless, with Rachel trying to secure a new suitor while her bosses fight for control.
Planned Release Date: 06/04

Banshee S4
After years away, ex-con Lucas Hood returns to Banshee, Pennsylvania, to hunt down a serial killer. In this, the brutally violent hit show’s final season, Eliza Dushku joins the cast.
Planned Release Date: 10/04

Marvel’s Agent Carter S1 – S2
One of Marvel’s most dynamic heroines uses her job as secretary for the Strategic Scientific Reserve as a cover as she secretly works to clear Howard Stark’s name of treason.
Planned Release Date: 17/04

Once Upon a Time S1 – S4
This fantasy drama series about fairy-tale characters being banished to the real world is a hit, with its spellbinding special effects, strong performances by a stellar cast, and fast-paced plot.
Planned Release Date: 20/04

Married to Medicine S1
A fascinating reality show about seven women – three doctors and four doctors’ wives – struggling to balance their careers, families, social lives and relationships amid the fierce demands on doctors’ time.
Planned Release Date: 24/04

Line of Duty
Welcome back to police anti-corruption unit AC-12’s complex cases. This season, the team investigates Danny Waldron’s on-the-job shooting, while Lindsay Denton goes on trial for last season’s deadly ambush.
Planned Release Date: 27/04

New Movies

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
The funniest Frat-Pack comedy stars Will Ferrell as San Diego’s suavest newsman, with his cronies Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd, who are dumbfounded when a lady-person joins their 1970s newsteam.
Planned Release Date: 06/04

The Honeymooners
Planned Release Date: 10/04

Barnyard
A honky-tonk animated comedy for the whole family, about Otis the carefree cow who must take charge when the farmer’s away. With the voices of Courtney Cox and Kevin James.
Planned Release Date: 20/04

Gladiator
Roman general Maximus is stripped of everything he loves in a brutal power struggle. Forced into the Gladiator games, he vows to reach the top to deliver his revenge.
Planned Release Date: 24/04

Kids Additions

Barbie As The Princess & The Pauper 
Erika, a servant who dreams of becoming a singer, looks identical to Princess Annaliese. When Annaliese is kidnapped, Erika must live in the castle and pretend to be the princess.
Planned Release Date: 03/04

Barbie: Mariposa and her Butterfly Fairy Friends
When Queen Marabella is poisoned, shy butterfly fairy Mariposa has to learn to make new friends, as she uses the stars to find an antidote to save the Queen.
Planned Release Date: 03/04

Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow 
This is the third Barbie Fairytopia movie about Elina the fairy. Can Elina and her Fairy School apprentice friends defeat evil Laverna for good, and bring the rainbow to life?
Planned Release Date: 06/04

Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia 
In the sequel to the first Barbie Fairytopia movie, Barbie once again plays the fairy Elina. This time, she must save her merman friend Prince Nalu from the evil Laverna.
Planned Release Date: 06/04

Paw Patrol S1
Ryder and his pup pack, including firefighter-in-training Marshall and wannabe police-dog Chase, spring to action to save the day in Adventure Bay. Whenever you’re in trouble, just yelp for help!
Planned Release Date: 06/04

Haunted Hathaways 
Taylor Hathaway moves to New Orleans with her mom and little sister Frankie. But their new home is already occupied: by the ghosts of Ray Preston and his two sons.
Planned Release Date: 13/04

Spongebob Squarepants S8 – New Season
SpongeBob and his fellow Bikini Bottom residents are still up to no good, competing in a sled worm race and building a miniature golf course in SpongeBob’s pineapple house.
Planned Release Date: 10/04

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles S2 – New Season
In the second season, we’re introduced to the bizarre Mutagen Man, while Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo have to save April from Shredder’s Foot Clan and the formidable Karai.
Planned Release Date: 10/04

Dora The Explorer S5-S6 – New Seasons
Dora, Boots, Tico, Backpack, Map and Swiper are back, solving puzzles in Spanish and English, finding missing objects, and helping friends find their way home: but they’ll need your help.
Planned Release Date: 10/04

Kung Fu Panda – Legend of Awesomeness S1
Po is training to become a Dragon Warrior, while joining the rest of the Furious Five in protecting the Valley of Peace from villains like Scorpion, Fung and Temutai.
Planned Release Date: 13/04

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic S5 – New Season
Princess Twilight Sparkle carries on learning about friendship in Ponyville, with her beloved besties Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Rarity, and her funny little dragon Spike.
Planned Release Date: 18/04

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 4 – Legend of Everfree
At summer camp, Twilight Sparkle and her fellow Canterlot High students start developing superhuman powers amid a series of disasters. Could this be the work of the legendary forest spirit?
Planned Release Date: 18/04

Ready Jet Go S1 (Cake)- New Episodes
Jet Propulsion and his family are from the planet Bortron 7. They live in Washington disguised as humans. The only ones who know their secret are Jet’s Earthling friends.
Planned Release Date: 17/04

Dora and Friends S1
Our favourite explorer is now an adventurous tween who gives back to the community with the help of her talented gang of pals, her maps app and her magical bracelet.
Planned Release Date: 20/04

Aaah! Real Monsters S1
Meet Ickis, Oblina and Krumm, three monsters-in-training who go to school under a New York City dump and have to come above-ground to scare humans for their school assignments.
Planned Release Date: 20/04

Wonder Pets S1
Three classroom pets – Linny the Guinea Pig, Turtle Tuck and Ming-Ming Duckling – travel around the world to save animals who need to be rescued. Their only superpower? Teamwork.
Planned Release Date: 24/04

All Grown Up S1
The gang from the Rugrats is back, and, yip, they’re all big now! Angelica, Tommy, Dil, Chuckie and the others are in middle school, dealing with typical teenage issues.
Planned Release Date: 24/04

The Legend of Korra S1
The sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender is set 70 years later. Korra is the Avatar who came after Aang, and it’s now his job to keep Republic City safe.
Planned Release Date: 24/04

Invader Zim S1-2
This hilarious animation has won a tonne of awards and gathered a cult following. Zim, a clueless alien from the planet Irk, infiltrates the human race … or tries to.
Planned Release Date: 26/04

True Jackson S1
Teenager True Jackson is offered a job out of the blue: as the VP of her favourite clothing line. Can she win at office politics and the corporate high life?
Planned Release Date: 26/04

Jamillah & Aladdin S1
Jamillah finds an old lamp. She, rubs it, and a genie appears. Jamillah wishes for adventure, and the genie transports her back in time to the world of Aladdin.
Planned Release Date: 26/04

Non-fiction Additions

National Icons
See sport’s biggest names in the ultimate battle for supremacy! This fascinating documentary pits legends of all major sports head-to-head, from Agassi vs Nadal to Van Perssi vs Bergkamp.
Planned Release Date: 03/04

Deliver Us From Evil
The case of convicted paedophile Oliver Grady who, as a priest in northern California, molested the children of his parishioners, apparently with the knowledge of his superiors in the diocese.
Planned Release Date: 03/04

Total Combat Magazine Show – (Inverleigh)
Covering all disciplines of fight sports, including MMA, boxing and muay thai, this programme is the first of its kind, bringing combat sports in all its forms to passionate fans.
Planned Release Date: 18/04

Only Live Once (Inverleigh)
These urban sport warriors are fearless, and go to extremes to be better than the next guy. They all flirt with mortal danger as they fall, flip, fly, skate and bike on city streets.
Planned Release Date: 24/04

Local Additions

Die Boekklub S1
Winner of three SAFTAs, this series centres around Tom Niemandt, who takes an unexpected trip to the Karoo, and meets an eclectic group of people who change his life forever.
Planned Release Date: 03/04

Die Wonderwerker
Eugène Marais, well-known but enigmatic poet, arrives on the Van Rooyen farm on the verge of death. While he’s healing, he falls in love with teenaged Jane.
Planned Release Date: 09/04

Bakgat 3: Tot Die Mag
Wimpie Koekemoer decides to put his own rugby team together when he arrives in England, hoping to win the league prize money so he can pay for his wedding.
Planned Release Date: 10/04

Molly & Wors S2-3 – New Seasons
Brace yourself for new seasons of the beloved sitcom about the dysfunctional Visagies. What do seasons 2 and 3 have in store for Molly, Worsie, Vaatjie, Blapsie, Sjarmeney and Theunis?
Planned Release Date: 13/04

Binnelanders S11
In the Binneland Clinic in Pretoria, it’s business as usual, with the dedicated staff working round the clock to tend to their patients while grappling with their own personal challenges.
Planned Release Date: 17/04

Die Ballade Van Robbie De Wee
From crime writer Deon Meyer comes a chilling, suspenseful movie about a desperate music manager and his newest client: a young, naive, promising singer – who may also be a murderer.
Planned Release Date: 20/04

Hartland S1
This beautifully filmed series introduces us to four generations of an Afrikaner family. We soon discover that Ouma Cilliers and her descendents are hiding some juicy secrets from one another.
Planned Release Date: 24/04

Musiek Vir Die Agtergrond
When singer-songwriter Paul signs with a notorious music manager, he thinks his big break has finally arrived – until he realises how much of his dream he will have to sacrifice.
Planned Release Date: 27/04

Rockville
Rockville series lifts the lid on the dark side of Mzansi – the drama, sacrifices and subterfuge that it takes to get to the top in modern-day South Africa.
Planned Release Date: 13/04

Kota Life Crisis
Kota Life Crisis follows three half-siblings who inherit their father’s township house, complete with an adjoining tuckshop which they are forced to manage despite their differences
Planned Release Date: 10/04

Isibaya
Set on the backdrop of the taxi industry, with two young lovers who are torn apart by a century-old feud between two powerful families.
Planned Release Date: 20/04

Mandla & Lexi
Winner of Big Brother Mzansi Season 1, Mandla Hlatshwayo, returns to the screens alongside his girlfriend, Lexi van Niekerk, for their hit reality show, Mandla and Lexi.
Planned Release Date: 27/04

Kabelo’s Boot Camp
A reality show hosted by Kabelo Mabalane, that helps contestants from across South Africa to transform their lives for the better by shedding their excessive weight and personal demons.
Planned Release Date: 17/04

Published by Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za And IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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