August Highlights On Showmax


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Two-time Oscar-nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) and 2016 and 2017 BAFTA nominee Lesley Manville (River, Mum) star as rival brothel owners in 18th century England, where one in five women made their living selling sex. Premieres 7 August 2017.


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After a revelation three seasons in the making, Liza’s future at Empirical Publishing is hanging in the balance. Meanwhile, Kelsey (Hilary Duff) is surprisingly entwined with Josh (Nico Tortorella) – both finding solace in their shared betrayal. As Liza (Sutton Foster) draws closer to Charles (Peter Hermann), her desire to stop lying to the people she loves slips further and further away. Premieres 3 August 2017.


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The final episode of the third and final series premieres on Showmax on 3 August 2017, express from the States. Brace yourself for the hardest-hitting season of the MMA drama yet, where the fights are brutal inside and outside the cage. Teen Choice and People’s Choice winner Nick Jonas stars alongside Frank Grillo (Warrior, Captain America), Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights) and Jonathan Tucker (Parenthood).


Acclaimed series and films

  • Golden Globe winners like The Big Bang Theory (S9 due 21/08) and nominees like Insecure (trailer above; S1 due 14/08)
  • Emmy and International Emmy winners like Shameless (S6 due 21/08), Shaun The Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas (due 03/08, with S5); South Park (S19-20 due 17/08), Curious George (S7-9 due 31/08) and Mike The Knight (S3 due 21/08), as well as nominees like Vikings (S4B due 24/08); The Flash (S2 due 03/08); and The Whispers (S1 due 10/08)
  • Image Award winners like Being Mary Jane (S1-3 due 24/08), Real Husbands Of Hollywood (S1-3 due 28/08) and True Jackson, VP (S1 due 07/08) as well as nominees like Ballers (S2 due 10/08) and The Haunted Hathaways (S1 due 10/08)
  • Acclaimed African films like Mbithi Masya’s Toronto International Film Festival International Critics’ Prize winner Kati Kati (due 03/08); Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner God Grew Tired Of Us: The Story Of The Lost Boys Of The Sudan (due 21/08); Jahmil Qubeka’s controversial, SAFTA-winning Of Good Report (due 31/08) and Leila Djansi’s Africa Movie Academy Award-winner Ties That Bind (due 03/08)
  • Classic international movies like Charlize Theron’s Oscar-winning Monster (due 03/08); John Hughes’ 80’s cult favourite The Breakfast Club (07/08); and Kids Choice winner Big Fat Liar (14/08)
  • BAFTA winners like Doctor Foster (S1 due 17/08)
  • People’s Choice nominees like Arrow (S4 due 07/08)
  • Award-winning local TV series like MTV Shuga (S1-5 due 28/08) and Donkerland (S1 due 03/08)

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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: Instagram: IMDb: