THE ROAST OF SOMIZI
Uncut and uncensored
Showmax is now screening an uncut, uncensored and extended version of The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi. Watch Somizi (and Ntsiki Mazwai) get roasted by the likes of Fikile Mbalula, Skhumba, Nomzamo Mbatha, DJ Fresh, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Joanne Joseph and Kurt Darren, not to mention Roast Master Gareth Cliff.
THE CROSSING S1
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Sundance Jury Prize winner Steve Zahn (Happy/Texas, Modern Family) plays Jude Ellis, sheriff of a small fishing town on the Oregon coast in modern-day America. His plans for a quiet life are upended when 47 refugees from a war-torn country wash up on his beach seeking asylum. The country they’re from is America… and the war they’re fleeing is 180 years in the future. Binge-watch now.
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Lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons and aging bedbugs having midlife crises – Animals centers on the downtrodden creatures of New York City. This adult comedy guest stars everyone from Aziz Ansari to Emilia Clarke and Jonah Hill to RuPaul, not to mention featured musical performances from the likes of Killer Mike, Big Boi, Kurt Vile, Ty Segall, A$AP Rocky, and A$AP Ferg. Binge-watch both seasons now.
NOW ON OR COMING SOON
NEED A FEMALE SUPERHERO?
Marvel’s Agent Carter S1-2
In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR), but she’s also working undercover for Howard Stark (aka Iron Man’s dad).
MISSING PHOEBE FROM ‘FRIENDS’?
The Comeback S1-2
Lisa Kudrow (aka Phoebe from Friends) was nominated for two Best Actress in a Comedy Emmy Awards for her role as an ex A-list celebrity attempting to rekindle her career.
NEED A LAUGH?
Insecure S2 (due 01/06)
Issa Rae was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy at the Golden Globes for the last two years in a row for her role as an awkward black girl in this stereotype-destroying, raunchy and hilarious series, which has a rare 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was a MTV Awards nominee for Show of the Year.
NEED A PEOPLE’S CHOICE-WINNING MURDER MYSTERY?
Castle S1-8 (due 01/06)
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard “Rick” Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team. Castle won four People’s Choice Awards for Favorite TV Crime Drama, with Nathan Fillion taking home Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor in 2016. The show was also nominated for three Emmys.
NEED SOME TIME WITH MEGHAN MARKLE?
Suits S7 (due 01/06)
Meghan Markle will become royalty this weekend when she marries Prince Harry on 19 May 2018. But for us, she’ll always be Rachel Zane in Suits. Love is in the air in season seven of this hit legal series… 88% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.6 rating on IMDB, where it’s one of the 200 top-ranked shows.
FEEL LIKE HANGING WITH THE ROCK IN VEGAS?
Ballers S3 (due 01/06)
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson returns as retired professional football star Spencer Strasmore in this Emmy-nominated HBO series. This season he has his most ambitious plan yet: to bring professional football to Las Vegas.
JUST FINISHED MARVEL’S ‘RUNAWAYS’?
Cloak and Dagger (due 08/06, express from the US)
Marvel’s new series is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened by newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. The first two episodes premiere 8 June 2018, with weekly episodes to follow.
THINK YOUR FAMILY IS COMPLICATED?
The Fosters S1-5 (S5 due 01/07, first and only on Showmax)
A lesbian couple raise a blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children. A Teen Choice Breakout Show and GLAAD winner, with a 97% critics rating and a 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Seasons 1-3 are already on Showmax, with season four due 1 June and season five 1 July. The Fosters is only available on Showmax in South Africa.
ALWAYS DREAMT OF BLACK MERMAIDS?
Siren (due 01/07, first and only on Showmax)
Siren takes us inside Bristol Cove — a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. Look out for Zimbabwean–South African actress Sibongile Mlambo in a leading role as one of the mermaids.
MISSING MONICA FROM ‘FRIENDS’?
Cougar Town S1-6 (due 01/07)
Courtney Cox (aka Monica from Friends) was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress In A Comedy or Musical for her role as a fortysomething divorcée with a teen son who considers reentering the dating pool, which just happens to be full of younger men… A three-time People’s Choice nominee.
NEED TO LAUGH ABOUT MARRIAGE?
Togetherness S1-2 (due 01/07)
Some people have it all figured out. These are not those people. In this hit comedy from the Duplass Brothers, a sputtering marriage becomes more complicated when the husband’s friend and the wife’s older sister move in. Melanie Lynskey (Heavenly Creatures) and Peter Gallagher (The OC) were both nominated for Critics Choice awards for their roles in Togetherness.
MISSING JON SNOW?
Gunpowder (due 01/07)
Kit Harington (Jon Snow in Game of Thrones) and Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings) co-star in Gunpowder, a three-part miniseries about British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics who plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.
WISHING YOU WERE STILL A TWENTY-SOMETHING?
Younger (due 02/07, first and only on Showmax)
Younger stars Sutton Foster as a 40-year-old single mom re-booting her career and love-life by pretending to be in her twenties. Hilary Duff and Miriam Schor co-star. 99% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes; People’s Choice comedy nominee 2017. The first four episodes will be available first and only on Showmax on 2 July, followed by episodes 5-8 on 1 August 2018, with the last three episodes express from the US.
AND SO MUCH MORE…
This is just a small selection of the confirmed series coming to Showmax; many more will be added as contracts are finalised in the coming weeks. Please note schedules are subject to change. Let us know if you need updated lineups or more information and high-res pictures on any of these titles.