50+ Shows & Ridley Scott’s Taboo, First On Showmax This July

Firsts and exclusives including Ridley Scott’s gripping series Taboo starring Tom Hardy and new episodes of Kingdom straight from the US, which you can only see on Showmax.

HBO’s Westworld, The Night Of, South Park and Being Mary Jane. Plus an incredible comedy line up with Key and Peele, Whitney Cummings and Amy Schumer.

New Series

Revenge S1 – S4
Scandal and betrayal destroyed her family. So when Emily Thorne secretly returns to the wealthy enclave of the Hamptons, she has only one thing on her mind: Revenge.
Planned release date: 03/07

Westworld S1
Where do you draw the line between life and artificial intelligence? Prepare to have your mind blown in this incredible and unnerving show about man versus the machines we build.
Planned release date: 06/07

Being Mary Jane S1 – S3
Mary Jane is a successful television anchor, with all the glitz and glamour that goes with fame. But she needs something more to fulfil her life.
Planned release date: 17/07

Kingdom (New episodes) – FIRST & ONLY ON SHOWMAXThe smash hit MMA fighting series taking the US by storm is available exclusively on Showmax with newest episodes added just 24 hours after airing in the States.
Planned release date: 06/07

Brace yourself for a gritty, gruesome and irresistibly dark Ridley Scott drama featuring an unbelievable performance by Tom Hardy. Adventurer James Delaney, thought to be dead, returns to 19th-Century London to claim his inheritance. But, in this nail-biting series, his enemies have no idea how cunningly dangerous Delaney is.
Planned release date: 10/07

South Park S19, 20
No topic is taboo in South Park, the long-running animated series that always goes where others wouldn’t dare!
Planned release date: 10/07

Stay on the edge of your seat as a lawyer tries to right a miscarriage of justice, while her husband does everything to keep the truth hidden.
Planned release date: 13/07

Thicker Than Water: The Tankards
Ambition, wealth and religion all come together with the Tankards, a close family of music producers and entrepreneurs. But success does not come easily when relatives are involved!
Planned release date: 13/07

The Night Of S1
The fate of a student accused of murder may not lie in the hands of his lawyer, but of a fellow inmate, in this unmissable mystery thriller.
Planned release date: 17/07

MTV Shuga S1 – 4
Diverse African countries provide the perfect backdrop for this ensnaring drama about young people on the continent and the real problems they face on the road to a better future.
Planned release date: 20/07

Real Husbands of Hollywood S1 – S3
Kevin Hart leads this hilarious spoof on reality shows, showing how he and his friends navigate the difficult world of being wealthy and bored in Hollywood.
Planned release date: 24/07

New Movies

A Vegas magician uses his ability to see in the future to cheat at gambling. The FBI realises his talent could help find a terrorist nuke before it detonates.
Planned release date: 03/07

Soul Plane
Nashaw goes through the plane trip from hell, so he successfully sues the airline. Awarded millions, he decides to open his own hip-hop themed air travel service.
Planned release date: 06/07

School of Rock
Desperate for cash, Dewey takes a job teaching music at an exclusive private school. But the academy is not ready for his unique brand of rock ‘n roll fury!
Planned release date: 10/07

Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story
She is one of the most successful authors of all time. But how did JK Rowling rise from living on benefits to creating the most popular wizard in living memory?
Planned release date: 13/07

Man About Town
Hotshot agent Jack keeps a tell-all diary of his exploits to save his marriage. When an author steals the book, he must do everything to get it back!
Planned release date: 17/07

Coraline discovers a secret door in their new family home, with a dark secret behind it. Created by stop-motion genius Henry Selick, this is a must-see for animation fans!
Planned release date: 17/07

Blue Crush
Anne Marie hits the waves every day, intent on winning the upcoming Rip Masters competition. Then the hunky Matt appears and she becomes a little distracted…
Planned release date: 20/07

American Son
Being a soldier may have made him tougher. But during a four-day Thanksgiving visit, Mike has to confront the volatile family problems he tried to escape.
Planned release date: 20/07

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Step into this cult classic starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio, where a young man has to look after his incredibly dysfunctional family when a new love arrives…
Planned release date: 24/07

No story of a pig is better known than that of Babe, the oinker who showed the world that you should never judge a book by its cover!
Planned release date: 27/07

Kids Additions

Dora The Explorer S5-S6
Help Dora solve one of her great mysteries, along with her pal monkey Boots and her other friends in new seasons of this fun animated series!
Planned release date: 06/07

Dora & Friends S1
Dora’s older now, and has a few new friends at school in the city of Playa Verde! More strange mysteries, fun adventures and hidden treasures await.
Planned release date: 10/07

All Grown Up S1
The Rugrats have grown, but life is as crazy as ever! They may be older and wiser, but that only makes the gang’s adventures bigger and better!
Planned release date: 13/07

Haunted Hathaways
The Hathaways move into a house to start a new life and open a bakery. But they didn’t bargain on the family of ghosts already living there!
Planned release date: 17/07

Aaah Real Monsters S1
Ickis, Oblina and Krumm are in training at the Monster Academy. But that is only the beginning of their madcap adventures as they go outside and try to scare humans!
Planned release date: 17/07

Invader Zim S1
The cult favourite cartoon series has arrived on Showmax! Join Zim as he and his robot Gir try to take over Earth … no matter how crazy the plan.
Planned release date: 20/07

True Jackson S1
True Jackson may just be a teenager, but she is also in charge of a multinational youth clothing line! Fortunately, high school and corporate offices are not that different…
Planned release date: 20/07

The hugely popular Afrikaans stage show comes to Showmax in five exciting full-length instalments. Lollos and Lettie live in Lalaland, and kids love joining in with their high-energy songs and dances, while learning to count, how to eat healthily and their ABCs.
Planned release date: 20/07

Non-fiction Additions

Club Land Eps 51-60
Experience the passion, the hostility, the rivalry, the defeats and the victories of the greatest sports clubs in the world, from Football to Formula One.
Planned release date: 03/07

Kareem: Minority of One
World champion, six times MVP and the all-time top scorer in the NBA: there is no other basketball player like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the focus of this unique documentary.
Planned release date: 06/07

Key & Peele S1 – 2
From white zombies to a face-off over the best hat, Key and Peele are back to take the world to pieces, one strange and brilliant comedy skit at a time.
Planned release date: 10/07

Total Combat Presents One Championship – Eps 17 to 20
No punches are pulled in the full contact world of MMA! Watch top athletes from the One Championship league battle to be crowned the best fighter of them all!
Planned release date: 13/07

Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo
Comedy megastar Amy Schumer takes no hostages in her HBO special. An hour of comedy iron punches wrapped in a sassy and sharp velvet glove.
Planned release date: 13/07

Comedy Central Roast: James Franco
He can act, direct and rock the movie game. But can James Franco handle fiery comedy barbs from the likes of Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogan and Andy Samberg?
Planned release date: 17/07

Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend
Dating, sex, porn and having more money than him … Master comedienne Whitney Cummings lays it all out in her hilarious stand-up special, filmed exclusively for HBO.
Planned release date: 27/07

Local Additions

CC Presents David Kau Live At Parker’s
Local funnyman David Kau takes to the stage for this comedy special, where he takes all of South Africa’s sacred cows for a ride over the edge!
Planned release date: 03/07

204 – Getting Away With Murder
When business mogul Brett Kebble died in a hail of bullets as assassins fired at his car, it would uncover one of the most bizarre criminal conspiracies in SA’s history.
Planned release date: 03/07

Preacher’s Kids S1
They may be the children of preachers, but these children are not following in their footsteps! Meet the children who have left the flock and decided to follow different paths.
Planned release date: 03/07

Khuli Chana: Picking Up The Pieces
Khuli Chana was riding high in the hip hop scene, with awards and a booming career. Then the police shot at him in a sting gone horribly wrong.
Planned release date: 06/07

Vir Beter of Baie Beter S1
Boetie Botha is having a hard enough time just staying employed, but his family is going to drive him nuts! Then again, he drives them nuts too…
Planned release date: 06/07

MTV Base Meets Idris Elba
Get to know actor Idris Elba as he engages with five idealistic young people from South Africa. If you want to know what makes him tick, this is required watching!
Planned release date: 06/07

MTV Base Meets Nelson Mandela
Madiba needs no introduction, but you’ll love seeing Tata getting the MTV Base treatment.
Planned release date: 10/07

Toks En Tjops S2
Braai and rugby: two things made for each other! So every week guests join Toks and the team as they talk about the latest game news around the fire!
Planned release date: 10/07

Roast Battle Africa S1
They dish it out to others, but can they take it? SA’s comedians sharpen their tongues and attack each other with jokes where the top roaster takes everything but prisoners.
Planned release date: 13/07

Jan Braai Vir Erfenis S4
South African braaimaster Jan hits the road again, taking his fiery talents with him. Join him as he travels to exotic spots on the map and cooks up a storm.
Planned release date: 10/07

MTV Base Meets Sir Richard Branson
Self-made billionaire and serial entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson meets with five panellists from across Africa. Tap into the mind of this maverick and find out what drives him.
Planned release date: 13/07

Roast of Kenny Kunene
Famous and infamous, businessman Kenny Kunene is no stranger to controversy. But can he withstand the fiery jabs from South Africa’s top comedians and British funnyman Jimmy Carr?
Planned release date: 17/07

Roast of Steve Hofmeyr
Don’t miss one of the biggest and most notorious roasts ever filmed in South Africa. No punches are pulled as musician and activist Steve Hofmeyr faces SA’s most scathing comedians.
Planned release date: 17/07

Sterlopers S1
Fame and fortune await those who reach for it. But the world of entertainment is full of backstabbing and betrayal in this fast-paced drama about the lives of media dreamers.
Planned release date: 17/07

Egoli S8-18 (Full boxset)
Don’t miss a second of the love, laughter, drama and scandal of Egoli, one of South Africa’s most loved series and now available up to its massive finale.
Planned release date: 20/07

CC Presents Dusty Rich S2
Don’t let his moustache fool you: Dusty Rich is a perfectly normal standup comedian … until he starts talking. No topic is taboo, not even his name!
Planned release date: 20/07

Creative Union S1
It’s the battle of the imaginations! SA’s hottest creative talent go head to head with each other in this reality show where no idea is too wild to win!
Planned release date: 20/07

Behind The Story: Aka
SA hip hop’s most controversial superstar sets the record straight. Aka sits down with MTV Base and goes behind the story of his career, his love life and his feuds.
Planned release date: 24/07

Behind The Story: Cassper Nyovest
He rules the SA hip hop scene and has the power to Fill the Dome! Get to know Cassper Nyovest in this exclusive and personal interview with the man himself.
Planned release date: 24/07

All That BS S1
Hear what SA’s celebs think about every topic under the sun. As they let their hair down around fellow stars and say what they think, the cameras catch every moment!
Planned release date: 24/07

9 Maande S1
Pregnancy is full of ups and downs, as this eye-opening reality show reveals. It follows nine South African women as they nurture and give birth to new life.
Planned release date: 24/07

Die Nataniël Tafel S3
Forget your worries and join Nataniël for his unique outlook on the world. The star is back for a new season of wonderful meals, incredible decor and sharp conversation.
Planned release date: 27/07

Glam Guru S7
Find out the secrets that models and celebrities use with the help of Hannon Bothma, stylist to the stars. Watch as he helps his guests transform from fair to fabulous!
Planned release date: 27/07

Comedy Central Presents: Sex Live at the Lyric
SA’s funniest comedians take on the topic on everyone’s mind. Watch as John Vlismas, Celeste Ntuli, Trevor Gumbi, Anele Mdoda and Nik Rabinowitz battle over whose jokes are bigger…
Planned release date: 27/07

Forever Young S2 & S3
Life in the fast lane shifts gears in SA’s most followed reality show! Radu, Siyabonga “Scoop” Ngwekazi and Thomas Gumede’s business empire is growing, hard knocks and all.
Planned release date: 27/07

Cula Sibone S1 & S2
Perfect pitch takes on perfect brains as SA’s music lovers test their knowledge or their skills for cash and prizes!
Planned release date: TBC

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.

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