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The circle of life brings Lebo M to reality TV in the next Showmax OriginalThe Showmax Original Lebo M - Coming Home is launching first on Showmax in November 2020. Nants' Ingonyama. Here comes a lion. 22 Sep 2020 Read more

Why critics are calling 'wildly original' Lovecraft Country 'a masterpiece'
  • Exec produced by Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Us, Get Out) and JJ Abrams (Star Wars, Cloverfield, Lost, Super 8, Westworld)
  • Developed by Misha Green, who co-created Black Reel-nominated historical drama Underground
  • Based on the 2017 World Fantasy Award-nominated cult novel by Matt Ruff
  • Stars Black Reel nominee Jonathan Majors (The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Da 5 Bloods), Teen Choice nominee Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Birds of Prey, Friday Night Lights), Emmy nominee Michael Kenneth Williams (When They See Us, The Night Of), Golden Globe nominee Courtney B Vance (The People Vs OJ Simpson, Law & Order) and Bafta winner Wunmi Mosaku (Luther, The End of the F*ing World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
  • #3 Most Popular TV on Rotten Tomatoes, with an 89% critics rating
  • #3, IMDb's Most Popular TV
  • "A masterpiece" NPR
 22 Sep 2020 Read more

#Emmys2020: Stream the winners of 34 awards on ShowmaxHBO's Watchmen was the big winner at the 2020 Emmy Awards, taking home 11 awards, including Best Limited Series, followed by Best Comedy winner Schitt's Creek with nine and Best Drama winner Succession and The Mandalorian, both with seven. 21 Sep 2020 Read more

Showmax announces co-productions: Megan Fox action movie and Canal+ epic in ancient Africa
  • Showmax is co-producing the Megan Fox action movie Rogue, releasing 2020
  • Showmax is co-producing epic African mythology series Blood Psalms with Canal+ for 2021 release
  • This follows the announcement of four other Showmax Originals in July 2020
 2 Sep 2020 Read more

8 African highlights to stream on Showmax, from Love Island in Cape Town to Sol Family in Kenya to Big Brother in NigeriaRafiki beats out Pain and Glory, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire and Brittany Runs A Marathon to win Glaad Media Award 27 Aug 2020 Read more

Showmax Pro goes live in South Africa, starting at R225 per monthShowmax Pro is all the entertainment you expect with the live sport you love. 20 Aug 2020 Read more

The most popular SA stand-up comedy on Showmax in 2020 so far, from Schalk Bezuidenhout to Tsitsi ChiumyaYou won't be able to laugh hysterically in a crowded comedy club anytime soon, but Showmax has stepped into the gap with an ever-growing binge-fest of laughs guaranteed to put a smile on your dial, even in 2020. Here are seven of the top 10 most popular local comedians on Showmax so far this year, in alphabetical order: 13 Aug 2020 Read more

Life With Kelly Khumalo in the age of Covid-19: single parenting with two banned businesses"The woman that you see in front of you is self-made," says Kelly Khumalo in the opening sequence of her reality show Life With Kelly Khumalo, now streaming on Showmax. "I can't say I have a point of reference when it comes to being a good woman. However, I am now ready to embrace the greatness that God has created me for." 7 Aug 2020 Read more

More Showmax Originals on the way, including Kelly Khumalo reality series and Tali's Baby Diary
  • Four more Showmax Originals on the way, building on record-breaking success of Tali's Wedding Diary, The Girl From St Agnes and Somizi & Mohale: The Union
  • Life With Kelly Khumalo launches 6 August 2020
  • Second season of record-breaking and Safta-winning Tali's Wedding Diary for 2021
  • 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist winner Amy Jephta writing Skemerdans murder mystery for 2021
  • Two-time Safta-winner Alex Yazbek writing and directing horror series Dam for 2021
 15 Jul 2020 Read more

What's new on Showmax in JulyDetective procedurals, druidic fantasies, World War Two dramas - that's all brand-new on Showmax in July. Plus, new movies include a Jordan Peele horror and a wrestling comedy featuring The Rock, while on the local front there's a dark bingeable series and a film about Sophiatown. Here are the highlights of what's new. 9 Jul 2020 Read more

Showmax launches new live-streaming serviceShowmax is launching a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. Showmax Pro features all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and PSL games, as well as a wide range of other live sport events. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after. 8 Jul 2020 Read more

Adult Swim gives us a reason to stay indoors this winter with the return of Robot ChickenRobot Chicken, season 10, part 2, is coming to Showmax on 29 June! 15 Jun 2020 Read more

Fresh content loading on Adult Swim! South Africans in for a treat with new seasons of Robot Chicken and Mr. Pickles...The Adult Swim block on Showmax is on a mission to unravel brand new content to add to its quirky, off-the-cuff and multi-award-winning lineup of shows. 10 Jun 2020 Read more

Motherland: Fort Salem
  • Exec produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who produced Succession
  • Already renewed for a second season
  • Starring Cape Town actress Jessica Sutton as one of the three leads
  • 96% audience rating, Rotten Tomatoes
  • "A riveting supernatural drama" Den of Geek
  • "Ridiculously entertaining" AP
  • First on Showmax 5 Jun 2020 Read more

  • The 12 best international series on Showmax this JuneGolden Globe nominee Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy in Grey's Anatomy) and Alessandro Borghi (Suburra), who's won acting awards at Venice and Berlin, co-star in this adaptation of the bestselling book by Italian trader Guido Maria Brera - an insider's look at the world of millionaire bankers. 5 Jun 2020 Read more

    SA actress Jessica Sutton stars in Motherland: Fort Salem series; just renewed by Freeform
  • Exec produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who produced Succession
  • Already renewed for a second season
  • Starring Cape Town actress Jessica Sutton as one of the three leads
  • 96% audience rating, Rotten Tomatoes
  • "A riveting supernatural drama" Den of Geek 
  • "Ridiculously entertaining" AP
  • First on Showmax 4 Jun 2020 Read more

  • Hobbs & Shaw: The fast, furious, butt-kicking action-fest now on Showmax
  • Grossed $760m at the global box office
  • 88% audience score, Rotten Tomatoes
  • Nominated for four 2019 People's Choice Awards
  • Nominated for four 2020 World Stunt Awards: Best Fight, Best Work
  • with a Vehicle, Hardest Hit, and Best Stunt Coordinator 28 May 2020 Read more

  • Travel Africa with 26 iconic movies on Showmax this Africa MonthThe borders are closed, but that doesn't mean you can't explore your continent this Africa Day, thanks to this starter guide to classic African films on Showmax. 27 May 2020 Read more

    The 7 best South African hits to stream on Showmax nowThe 7 best South African hits to stream on Showmax now are: Gomora, How To Steal A Country, (Sh)e, Loving Thokoza, The Beautiful People and Kings of Mulberry Street. 26 May 2020 Read more

    The L Word is back - and Generation Q is already up for top LGBTIA+ awards
  • Nominated for 2020 Queerty and GLAAD Media awards
  • 82% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics consensus says Generation Q "has style and charm to spare and announces a new phase for The L Word that will please new and old fans alike."
  • "A glossy, bighearted show that's less soapy than the original series but delivers enough secrets, sex, and secret sex to keep the stakes high." Slate
  • First on Showmax 25 May 2020 Read more

  • The Magicians: Escape the pandemic to the magical land of Fillory
  • The fifth and final season has a 100% critics rating
  • "Harry Potter meets The Chronicles Of Narnia meets the cold, harsh realities of real life" The Verge
  • "The most entrancing fantasy available on television" Salon
  • "The funniest fantasy show on TV" Indiewire
  • "The most sexually aware show on TV" io9
  • "A fantasy show for people who love fantasy shows" AVClub
  • "Without a doubt a satisfying conclusion to an amazing five-year-series" TV Fanatic 22 May 2020 Read more

  • Andrea Savage's comedy, I'm Sorry, is the couch therapy you need right now
  • 81% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Created by and starring comedian Andrea Savage (Veep)
  • Recently renewed for a third season
  • "Blisteringly funny... Savage's remarkably delightful series should be your next laugh-out-loud binge." Mashable
  • "A sweet and filthy tribute to the messiness of being a constant comedian." IndieWire 21 May 2020 Read more

  • A must-watch this Freedom Day: Zupta documentary How To Steal A CountryThe Guptagate documentary How To Steal A Country is now streaming first on Showmax, just in time for the Freedom Day long weekend, with early reviews calling it "An excellent documentary, one of the best ever made in our country" (Leon van Nierop in Rapport); "Nothing short of remarkable... the definitive example of speaking truth to power so that this can never be allowed to happen again" (John Harvey, Dispatch news editor); and "Essential viewing for all South Africans" (Spling). 24 Apr 2020 Read more

    The 5 best local hits to stream nowThese are the five local hits to stream on Showmax now. 15 Apr 2020 Read more

    All the chills, all the feels, and the cop we've always wanted in Emergence, now on Showmax
  • One of five best-reviewed TV sci-fi and fantasy shows of 2019, Rotten Tomatoes
  • #48 Rotten Tomatoes' Best TV Shows of 2019
  • 94% critics' rating, Rotten Tomatoes
  • Starring Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman (Fargo), Teen Choice nominee Donald Faison (Scrubs) and child star Alexa Swinton (Billions) 12 Mar 2020 Read more

  • Somhale's wedding band designers on creating the one-of-a-kind ringsThe second episode of the Showmax Original Somizi & Mohale: The Union is now streaming, looking back at the road to the celebrity wedding of the decade. 11 Mar 2020 Read more

    Everything on Showmax in MarchEverything is awesome on Showmax this March (Yes! The Lego Movie 2 is coming!). There's something for all tastes and all ages, with new seasons of our favourite comedies, riveting dramas, sci-fi (Westworld season three is almost here!), and some of the most gobsmacking doccies you'll find anywhere. 11 Mar 2020 Read more

    Somhale wedding takes viewing crownSomizi and Mohale: The Union has taken the crown as the show with the most views ever on its first day on Showmax, bigger than any Hollywood blockbuster show. This demonstrates just how important local content is to succeeding in streaming video in South Africa, and why it's so significant that more than half of Showmax's catalogue is now made up of local shows. 28 Feb 2020 Read more

    Lockdown S5 now streaming on Showmax, first episode also on YouTube
    • Lockdown S5 is now on Showmax
    • S5 ep 1 also on YouTube
    • The first Mzansi Magic drama to reach a fifth season
    • The most awarded drama at the 2019 SAFTAs
    • "One of the best productions that has come out of this county" Azania Mosaka, 702
     31 Jan 2020 Read more

    Vida: Why critics adore this little Mexican-American drama about sisterhood
    • 100% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes
    • Time's 4th best TV show of 2019; also on top TV shows of 2019 lists by The Atlantic & AV Club
    • Audience Award winner, SXSW, 2018
    • Over 6m YouTube views for its trailers
    • "One of TV's smartest and sexiest shows" Time Magazine
    • "Reverberates with the aches and joys and conflicts of everyday life... elaborate, distinct, and beautiful" The Atlantic
    • First on Showmax
     17 Jan 2020 Read more

    Guilt - the blackly funny British crime drama that Line of Duty's creator is a fan of
    • Yet another great British crime show
    • Earned a Twitter shout-out from Emmy-nominated Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio
    • "The polar opposite to the trendy slow-burn box set."
    • First on Showmax
     16 Jan 2020 Read more

    6 of the best: South African highlights on Showmax this NovemberBuddha in Africa; Trackers; The Herd; Carnage; the winning Silwerskerm short films; Stroop; and more.. 26 Nov 2019 Read more

    "An almost perfect series" - What the critics are saying about Catch-22
  • #75 on Rotten Tomatoes' list of the Best TV Shows of 2019 So Far
  • Nominated for two Emmys, 2019
  • Produced by Oscar winners George Clooney and Grant Heslov
  • "Catch-22 is an almost perfect series. Every actor is bringing their A-game to the table and the writing is absolutely top-notch." Forbes
  • "Indisputably well-made", a "dizzying, daring triumph." The Guardian 21 Nov 2019 Read more

  • Stroop wins prestigious SAB Environmental Media AwardThe South African Breweries (SAB) along with its judging panel announced the winners of the annual SAB Environmental Media of the Year awards at its headquarters in Johannesburg last night. Stroop - journey into the rhino horn war took the Video Media (Long Form) award for 2019. 14 Nov 2019 Read more

    Harlots: both 'deliciously wanton' and 'a feminist triumph'Everyone agrees: Harlots is the most under-valued series on TV right now. The story of warring mid-18th century brothels has been called "the finest show no one is tuning into" in The Guardian; "the best erotic workplace drama you're not watching" in The Hollywood Reporter; "Hulu's most underrated gem" in Decider; and "one of serialized televisions under-discovered and appreciated entertainments" in Salon. 4 Nov 2019 Read more

    Godfather of Harlem: Forest Whitaker is 'phenomenal' in his first, long-overdue TV lead
  • Oscar winner Forest Whitaker stars as infamous real-life crime boss Bumpy Johnson
  • From the creators of Narcos, with John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, American Crime) directing
  • Swiss Beatz has curated "the television soundtrack of the year," according to The Los Angeles Times
  • 96% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes
  • Now on Showmax and 1Magic 1 Nov 2019 Read more

  • Sophie Ndaba not dead - currently shooting Lockdown Season 5
  • Lockdown Season 5 is now shooting in Johannesburg
  • Sophie Lichaba, aka Sophie Ndaba, joins the star-studded cast, who won two SAFTAs in 2019
  • Lockdown was the most awarded drama at the SAFTAs in 2019, winning Best Drama and more
  • Binge-watch Lockdown Seasons 1-4 on Showmax ahead of the Season 5 premiere on 31 January 2020 31 Oct 2019 Read more

  • Mayans M.C.: the biggest series since Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead?
  • This Sons of Anarchy spinoff had the third-biggest cable premiere of the year in the US, behind only Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead
  • 2019 Critics Choice nominee: Best Supporting Actor (Richard Cabral)
  • 100% critics score so far for Season 2 on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Stars JD Pardo (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II) & Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica)
  • First on Showmax 10 Oct 2019 Read more

  • Rea Moeti starts shooting next Showmax Original comedy in Maboneng
    • Directed by multi-award-winning 30-year-old Rea Moeti (Mma Moeketsi, Lockdown)
    • Introducing newcomer Laura Lee Mostert as Martie
    • Starring Zandile Lujabe (Ayeye, Isidingo) as Amandla
    • Key cast include The Funny Chef Lebogang Tlokana; two-time Comics Choice winner Ebenhaezer Dibakwane; SAFTA nominee Yule Masiteng and Fleur du Cap winner Kiroshan Naidoo
    • Set in Maboneng - one of Forbes' "12 Coolest Neighbourhoods Around The World"
    • Coming 12 December 2019, first on Showmax
     9 Oct 2019 Read more

    'Wonderfully peculiar' critics' favourite Los Espookys now streaming on ShowmaxLos Espookys, one of Rotten Tomatoes' 10 best reviewed shows of 2019 so far, is now streaming first on Showmax. 25 Sep 2019 Read more

    Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Fleabag win big at Emmys; Showmax has most winners
  • Series on Showmax are the biggest winner, with eight awards; followed by Prime Video & Netflix with six each
  • Game of Thrones wins Best Drama; sets records
  • Chernobyl takes home Best Limited Series
  • Fleabag named Best Comedy 25 Sep 2019 Read more

  • The surprise box office hit 'Ellen: Die storie van Ellen Pakkies' is now streaming on ShowmaxEllen: Die Storie van Ellen Pakkies, South Africa's entry for the foreign film category of the 2019 Golden Globes, is now streaming on Showmax. 30 Aug 2019 Read more

    Stream these true crime docciesStream the best of true crime, including two brand-new HBO documentaries, on Showmax and DStv Now. 22 Aug 2019 Read more

    New series on Showmax in AugustExpect a new crop of exclusives, as well as a bunch of shows that are fresh from DStv. Top international series and, of course, exciting local programming - it's all ready to stream. 14 Aug 2019 Read more

    Zog, Triggerfish's latest award-winner, is now streaming on ShowmaxZog:
  • is based on Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book
  • is animated in Cape Town by Triggerfish (Oscar nominee Revolting Rhymes)
  • is co-directed by South African Daniel Snaddon (Stick Man)
  • stars Kit Harington (Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones)
  • won Best Animation, Shanghai International TV Festival, 2019
  • won Audience Award: 3-6 year olds, New York International Children's Film Festival, 2019
  • is based on a book named one of Booktrust's '10 Of The Best Feminist Books For Children'
  • now streaming first on Showmax in Africa 13 Aug 2019 Read more

  • Award-winning Thuli Madonsela doc arrives on Showmax just in time for Women's MonthWhispering Truth To Power, Shameela Seedat's documentary about Thuli Madonsela's last year as South Africa's public protector, is now streaming first on Showmax. 12 Aug 2019 Read more

    5 reasons Kanarie is a gem, even if you're not Afrikaans
  • Starring Schalk Bezuidenhout in a breakout, jersey-less, SAFTA-nominated lead performance
  • Winner of 15 international awards
  • 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes
  • "A winning combination of thoughtfulness and exuberance." The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Rich, poignant and finely observed." The Los Angeles Times 8 Aug 2019 Read more

  • 3 reasons to binge the most talked about teen show of 2019HBO's adults-only teen show:
  • Is #2 on IMDb's list of the most popular shows on TV
  • Has been renewed for a second season
  • Pushed four of its cast into the IMDB Top 100, and Zendaya to #3
  • "Visually stunning" Entertainment Weekly 5 Aug 2019 Read more

  • Triple Teen Choice 2019 nominee Good Trouble now streaming in SAGood Trouble, currently up for three 2019 Teen Choice Awards, is now streaming first and only on Showmax in Africa. The hit Freeform drama series is nominated in the Drama TV Show and Drama TV Actress categories, with leads Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez nominated for the ninth and fourth time respectively. 2 Aug 2019 Read more

    'The most important superhero series on the air' is back, first on Showmax
    • "The most important superhero series on the air"
    • Leads Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph are both nominated for 2019 Teen Choice Awards
    • Emma Lahana as both Detective Brigid O'Reilly and Mayhem has hurtled into IMDB's Top 500
    • "The best superhero show on TV" Den of Geek
    • 87% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes
     1 Aug 2019 Read more

    16 Emmy nominees to binge now on ShowmaxThe 2019 Emmy Awards nominees have been announced, and three of the five most nominated shows are available to binge now on Showmax: HBO's epic fantasy Game of Thrones, which broke a 25-year-record with 32 nominations, including Best Drama; HBO's historical drama Chernobyl, which racked up 19 nominations, including Best Limited Series; and HBO's dark comedy Barry, which scooped 17, including Best Comedy. As expected, HBO was the most nominated network overall, with 137 nominations. 31 Jul 2019 Read more

    Younger S6: the hit romcom reinvents itselfYounger:
  • is currently up for two Teen Choice Awards
  • stars Sutton Foster and Miriam Shor in Critics Choice-nominated performances, and Hilary Duff in a People's Choice- and Teen Choice-nominated role
  • features Hilary, a pop star, and Sutton and Miriam - both Broadway legends - singing together in the S6 premiere
  • is from Emmy-winning Sex & The City creator Darren Star 30 Jul 2019 Read more

  • Code broken on encrypted 200-year-old diary, revealing secrets of Britain's first lesbian marriage
    Gentleman Jack:
    • Based on decoded diaries of Anne Lister, who confounded society's expectations of women in 19th-century England
    • Stars BAFTA winner Suranne Jones in what Indiewire calls "one of the year's best performances"
    • Co-stars Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard) and Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones)
    • Created by four-time BAFTA winner Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley)
    • 8.2/10 rating on IMDB/89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
    • #40, Best TV Series of 2019 So Far, Rotten Tomatoes
    • Renewed by HBO for a second series
     29 Jul 2019 Read more

    Where to watch SA vs NZ rugby onlineShowmax subscribers will be able to livestream the Bokke taking on the All Blacks in Wellington on their screens at 9:35am on Saturday, 27 July. 25 Jul 2019 Read more

    3 reasons to binge gritty Cape Town cop drama, 'Die Byl'
  • Waldemar Schultz (7de Laan) and Lika Berning (Liefling) won the Huisgenoot Tempo Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress for their roles in Season 1
  • Inspired by "South Africa's very own super sleuth" - Piet Byleveld
  • Set in Cape Town, SA's murder capital
  • Produced by Marche Media (Kanarie)
  • Episode 1 directed by Quentin Krog (Die Boekklub, Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling, Vir Die Voëls) 16 Jul 2019 Read more

  • South African wins gold at Cannes ad awardsWith one of his first-ever TV commercials, Nare Mokgotho has won gold at the 20th Shots Young Director Awards held annually during the Cannes Lions Festival. The ad, which attracted the attention of the ASA when it aired in South Africa, is for the Showmax Zero Bucks Given campaign. 24 Jun 2019 Read more

    Showmax sport streaming - all the detailsAs of today, sport is officially up and running on Showmax in South Africa. Not only magazine shows and highlights clips, but a whole new capability to live-stream games. It's a first for Showmax that taps into the growing streaming-only customer segment. The price of Showmax remains unchanged at R99 per month. 18 Jun 2019 Read more

    What's My Name: Muhammad Ali now streaming on ShowmaxWhat's My Name: Muhammad Ali, HBO's two-part documentary on the three-time heavyweight champion of the world, is now streaming on Showmax, just a month after its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. 7 Jun 2019 Read more

    Arctic genre-buster Fortitude will give you the chills
    • All-star cast of British, US and European stars, including The Killing's Sofie Gråbøl, Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci, Game of Thrones' Richard Dormer, and many more...
    • Set on the edge of the Arctic Circle, in a town where there's never been a violent crime - til now
    • "I'd never had a nightmare in my life and I had three during filming." Richard Dormer
    • "The most ambitious British television drama ever - in both tone and scale." Sky
    • 84% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes
     6 Jun 2019 Read more

    5 reasons to binge Benedict Cumberbatch's BAFTA-winning Patrick Melrose
    • BAFTA winner for Best Mini-Series and Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch)
    • Nominated for five Emmys, including Best Limited Series
    • Nominated for the Best Actor Golden Globe (Benedict Cumberbatch)
    • On Best Of 2018 lists from Deadline, Esquire, The Guardian, Time, Vanity Fair and Variety
    • Based on Edward St Aubyn's much-loved novels
    • 90% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes / 8.2/10, IMDB
     5 Jun 2019 Read more

    Top new series on Showmax in JuneConcealing crimes, pursuing justice and fomenting revolution - the heroes of this month's top new series on Showmax are out to change the world. 5 Jun 2019 Read more

    10 HBO shows to watch post-GoTGame of Thrones may be over, but HBO has much more awesome entertainment where that came from. Here are some top shows to note. 24 May 2019 Read more

    7 of the best local hits to stream nowSeven of the best local hits on Showmax this month: 29 Apr 2019 Read more

    Will Ferrell's No Activity is Waiting For Godot in a cop car - but much funnier
    • CBS All Access' first original comedy; just renewed for its third season
    • Executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay (Vice, Succession) and Funny Or Die
    • US version of award-winning Australian comedy, with original director and star
    • Starring Oscar winner JK Simmons, Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk, and Emmy nominees Amy Sedaris, Jesse Plemons, Tim Meadows and Will Ferrell, not to mention Critics Choice and Teen Choice nominee Jake Johnson and many more...
    • "'Waiting For Godot' in a cop car... very funny; very moreish." The Guardian
    • 86% audience rating, Rotten Tomatoes
    • First two seasons now first on Showmax in Africa
     24 Apr 2019 Read more

    5 'Funny People' from Showmax's new stand-up comedy specialIf laughter is the best medicine, then Funny People Africa is just what the doctor ordered for South Africa at a time when Eskom is making us all feel sick and tired. 5 Apr 2019 Read more

    5 things to know about Schalk Bezuidenhout - this week's star in Trippin With SkhumbaIn the third episode of the Showmax Original, Trippin With Skhumba, the 2018 DStv Viewers' Choice Award: Favourite Comedian winner and 2017 Comics' Choice Comic of the Year, roadtrips with Schalk Bezuidenhout to where the Afrikaans comedian grew up: Kempton Park in Gauteng. 15 Mar 2019 Read more

    MultiChoice wins big at SAFTAsMultiChoice was the most awarded broadcaster at The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA), taking home 48 awards - more than half the total - from more than 150 SAFTA nominations. 5 Mar 2019 Read more

    6 things to know about Mashabela GalaneThe first episode of Showmax's third Original, Trippin With Skhumba, premieres this Thursday, 28 February 2019, building on the success of Tali's Wedding Diary, the most nominated comedy at this weekend's South African Film and Television Awards, and The Girl From St Agnes, which had more launch day views than any series on Showmax ever. 28 Feb 2019 Read more

    CSI rarely delivers, right? These Isibaya and Isithembiso SAFTA nominees would argue otherwiseCorporate social investment programmes are often treated with a healthy dose of cynicism. It's the kind of thing that looks good in a company's annual report, but how often do these schemes deliver real-world benefits? The recent announcement of the SAFTA nominations shows in the entertainment industry at least, corporate social investment does indeed have a role to play. 25 Feb 2019 Read more

    SA film students break into video-on-demand businessBroadcast TV isn't an option and using self-publish platforms like YouTube means competing with millions of videos from across the globe, so how do SA film students get their work noticed? A recent deal between the video-on-demand service Showmax and African film school AFDA is set to showcase local talent in an entirely new way. 14 Feb 2019 Read more

    20 SAFTA-nominated series and movies to stream onlineThe nominees for the 2019 South African Film and Television Awards have just been announced. The majority of nominations went to MultiChoice productions on M-Net, 1Magic, kykNET, Mzansi Magic and Showmax. Here's where to watch the shows and movies with the most nominations online. 13 Feb 2019 Read more

    Skhumba to host the first Showmax Original travel series
    • Trippin' With Skhumba is Showmax's first travel show - and first vernacular show
    • Trippin' With Skhumba is Showmax's third Original - and second of 2019
    • SA's top comedians will give Skhumba an insider's guide to their hometowns
    • Featuring Celeste Ntuli, Tumi Morake, Siya Seya and more
    • Season will end with an hour-long stand-up special
    • Produced by Diprente (Late Nite News With Loyiso Gola, Queen Sono)
    • Directed by Vincent Moloi (Tjovitjo, Skulls Of My People)
     7 Feb 2019 Read more

    The Girl from St Agnes is now streaming on Showmax"At St Agnes, the only saint is in the name" 1 Feb 2019 Read more

    The Comedy Central Roast of AKA is coming!A King Arises - AKA, the unstoppable "Supamega" of South African hip hop, is about to get a real grill. The Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax is coming to The Teatro at Montecasino on 21 February, 2019. 14 Dec 2018 Read more

    11 new series to bingewatch on Showmax in DecemberDecember is heating up with these 11 series hitting Showmax subscribers' screens. 6 Dec 2018 Read more

    Filming wraps on Showmax's first original dramaThe Girl From St Agnes, Showmax's first original drama, wrapped this week after filming in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and Johannesburg. The eight-part whodunnit premieres on Showmax on 31 January 2019. 30 Nov 2018 Read more

    7 female-centric series awarded the ReFrame Stamp for TVAll available to stream on Showmax. 21 Nov 2018 Read more

    Adult Swim now on ShowmaxTurner and Showmax deal brings top US millennial channel to local shores 16 Nov 2018 Read more

    How to get Showmax for free with VodacomShowmax has launched a new deal with Vodacom that gives you three months of Showmax for free, plus free data to binge-watch your favourite series in their new #zerobucksgiven campaign. 8 Nov 2018 Read more

    11 horrors to stream on ShowmaxIf you love shows that give you shivers down the spine, these are the perfect series and movies to get you into the Halloween spirit. 30 Oct 2018 Read more

    Climb SA's highest mountains in 9 Peaks Record, first and only on ShowmaxIn 9 Peaks Record, first and only on Showmax, we see how four athletes broke the record to climb the highest mountain in each South African province in July 2017. Tian Liebenberg, Alex Harris, Sean Disney and Adrian Saffy achieved the superhuman feat of scaling all nine peaks - which involved driving 3,500km and climbing 160 kilometres on foot - in four days, 15 hours and 58 minutes, beating the previous record by three hours. 23 Oct 2018 Read more

    Critical darlings Raw and A Ghost Story come first and only to Showmax in SAJust in time for Halloween, both of these arthouse favourites have a 91% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. 16 Oct 2018 Read more

    'These are the sort of people who are controlling the way we see the world' - Succession creator Jesse Armstrong"I look forward to people getting to know this family," says creator Jesse Armstrong about the Roys, owners of one of the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerates in his hit new HBO show, Succession, currently streaming exclusively on Showmax in Africa. "I think they'll find them understandable and sort of terrifying if you think that these are the sort of people who are controlling the way we see the world." 31 Aug 2018 Read more

    BBC Studios to launch new series of Doctor Who in Africa at first-ever Comic Con AfricaBBC Studios in Africa has announced that it will be hosting a special Doctor Who experience for the series' regional launch at Africa's first-ever Comic Con next month, in partnership with Showmax. From 14 to 16 September 2018, Whovians and new fans from across the continent can come to Johannesburg and celebrate the return of one of the BBC's most successful franchises with an immersive TARDIS experience, ahead of the launch of the all-new series starring award-winning actress Jodie Whittaker. 30 Aug 2018 Read more

    Watch new sci-fi drama Reverie only on ShowmaxReverie is a virtual world, a program that lets you live out your ultimate fantasies. But sometimes people get lost and don't ever want to leave. That's where Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi, who you'll recognise from Sleeper Cell, which is also on Showmax) comes in. Her job is to find the lost ones and bring them home. And by saving them she might find a way to save herself - because she's also running away from a tragedy in her past. 15 Aug 2018 Read more

    HBO's hit series Succession now streaming, exclusively on Showmax"This is the thing about being rich: it's f*ing great," says Matthew McFadyen in HBO's latest hit, Succession, a show that suggests just the opposite in its skewering of the Roy family, one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. Watch it now » 8 Aug 2018 Read more

    HBO's Succession: 'Awful rich people make for awfully rich TV'On the day media mogul Logan Roy (Brian Cox) turns 80, he suffers a stroke that leaves him unable to function. His kids knew he was getting old, but he'd been strong as an ox for years. His sudden decline in health leaves them wrestling one another, their stepmother Marcia, the board and other execs for control of Waystar Royco, Logan's enormous empire, one of the biggest news and entertainment conglomerates in the world. 7 Aug 2018 Read more

    Hit mermaid horror Siren now streaming first on Showmax
    • "On Siren, The Little Mermaid grows up and fights back." Refinery29
    • The number one new cable drama for young adults in the USA
    • 94% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes
    • "The Vampire Diaries for mermaids" Forbes
    • Zimbabwean-South African actress Sibongile Mlambo (Teen Wolf, Lost in Space) stars as a mermaid
    • Now first and only on Showmax
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    The River is the local show you should be binge-watchingIf we had to pick a few shows to watch repeatedly, The River would be one of them. The plots, twists and turns are enough to make anyone fall in love with the drama series. Just when you think you've figured out what's going on, things quickly take an unexpected turn. And that's what makes good TV, right? Here's why we can't wait to binge-watch The River from the beginning. Watch The River now » 4 Jul 2018 Read more

    Experts reveal why people are obsessed with true crimeIt's an incredibly addictive genre for millions of people worldwide, but why are we so captivated by true crime shows, and what does that say about us? 27 Jun 2018 Read more

    No power? Download and watch your shows offlineEskom has warned South Africans that load shedding will continue as the strike affecting coal supply to key power stations is ongoing. "Customers are advised to keep checking their load shedding schedules on the Eskom and their municipal websites, and plan on the assumption that load shedding will take place," said the power utility. 19 Jun 2018 Read more

    New Game of Thrones spinoff series announcedHBO has officially ordered its first Game of Thrones spinoff show with reports saying there are five in the works. 19 Jun 2018 Read more

    Revolting Rhymes and The Highway Rat now streaming only on Showmax
    • Revolting Rhymes and The Highway Rat are both first and only on Showmax in Africa
    • Revolting Rhymes was nominated for an Oscar and won 15 major international awards
    • The Highway Rat is in competition for Best TV Film at Annecy next week
    • Revolting Rhymes and The Highway Rat both animated in Cape Town at Triggerfish
     13 Jun 2018 Read more

    11 rare African movies you need to watchAfrica Month may be ending, but Showmax has just released a collection of 11 classic African movies that are worth celebrating year-round, having been praised everywhere from Cannes to Ouagadougou, Sundance to Toronto. 1 Jun 2018 Read more

    Stream the AB de Villiers documentary nowHe will go down in history as one of the greatest players the game has ever seen, and it was a sad day for cricket fans worldwide when the legendary South African batsman AB de Villiers posted a video on Twitter announcing his retirement from international cricket. 31 May 2018 Read more

    Australia's toxic cricket culture revealed in new documentaryThe Australian tour to South Africa in 2018 was the most intense and personal test series ever played between these cricketing giants. 23 May 2018 Read more

    Watch Conor McGregor: Notorious first on ShowmaxThe court case looms for the notorious Conor McGregor who's currently facing three charges of assault and one charge of criminal mischief for his antics at a recent UFC media day in New York, where he threw various objects at a bus carrying other fighters. 22 May 2018 Read more

    The Crossing explores today's global refugee crisisThe creators of The Crossing were inspired by a current global crisis to create a unique and powerful series, which comes first and only to Showmax. 21 May 2018 Read more

    Watch the Roast of Somizi for freePrepare yourself for an epic binge - the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi is now streaming on Showmax. The full 106-minute uncut, uncensored version is strictly for over 18s - you've been warned. 10 May 2018 Read more

    Kim Dotcom - The man who got between America and its moneyIf you get between America and its money, you can bet your bottom dollar that the state will come after you, no matter where you go. 7 May 2018 Read more

    What is Bitcoin, and why should I care?The insane volatility of the cryptocurrency market is something the financial world has never seen before. 4 May 2018 Read more

    I have the power! Marvel's Runaways is first and only on ShowmaxSix childhood friends who've grown apart are brought back together when they find out, to their horror, that their parents are part of a secret evil organisation called The Pride in Season 1 of Marvel's Runaways (2017, first and only on Showmax). 17 Apr 2018 Read more

    How Warren Buffett became the world's richest investorThe Oracle of Omaha had an approach that didn't make him very popular with his fellow billionaires. Because in the end Warren Buffett decided to give away over 99% of his wealth to charity, and as it stands he's already given away well over $25 billion dollars with plans to increase that to over $100 billion. 16 Apr 2018 Read more

    Remembering Winnie Mandela, mother of a nation Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the warrior mother of South Africa and anti-apartheid hero, has died at age 81 after a long battle with illness, according to a statement released by the family. 11 Apr 2018 Read more

    The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi is coming to ShowmaxComedy Central in partnership with Showmax is excited to announce the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Somizi, coming to Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) on Monday, 7 May 2018 at 21h00 CAT, and available as an extended uncensored version to Showmax subscribers from Tuesday, 8 May 2018. 20 Mar 2018 Read more

    Adding Showmax to DStv Compact or Compact Plus: Your payment FAQs answeredSo, you're a DStv Compact or Compact Plus customer and you've heard that you get full, unlimited access to all the movies, series, kids' shows and documentaries on Showmax for the reduced price of R49 per month. 12 Mar 2018 Read more

    SMILF comes first and only to Showmax
    • SMILF was nominated for Best Comedy and Best Actress at the 2018 Golden Globes
    • Based on a Sundance winning short film - and creator Frankie Shaw's own experiences as a 20-something mom
    • Third biggest comedy premiere on Showtime ever
    • Multiple year-end best of lists, including Deadline, The LA Times and Vogue
    • Co-starring Emmy-winner Rosie O'Donnell in her first series regular TV role
      First and only on Showmax
     2 Mar 2018 Read more

    Stream Becoming Mrs Jones and more local gold on ShowmaxShowmax is now available for R49 a month for DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers. 27 Feb 2018 Read more

    How Trump won America: A documentaryThere's no question about it: the 2016 presidential race in the United States was one of the most fascinating and important events in the history of that country. 19 Feb 2018 Read more

    Everything coming to Showmax SA in FebruaryIt's going to be another big year at Showmax with more binge-worthy shows being added every single week! Series fans are in for a treat this February with shows like The Cleaner, Killjoys and The Handmaid's Tale - and all international series will be available from the 1st of the month, so no waiting for them to launch! On the movie front we're adding top class titles like The Borrowers, Grease and West Side Story. And be sure to check out Point of Order and the Radio Raps TV Show which are representing the local scene! 1 Feb 2018 Read more

    15 series that are first and only on ShowmaxLooking for something different, something you've never tried before? Of course you are. You've come to the right place: these 15 award-winning, critically acclaimed and fan favourite series are only available on Showmax. You'll find them all in the First on Showmax Collection. 1 Jan 2018 Read more

    Meet the cast of Tali's Wedding DiaryThe cast behind the hit bridezilla mockumentary is packed with gorgeous Capetonians that you mind find sipping a non-GMO avocado smoothie with activated charcoal along the Sea Point promenade. 19 Dec 2017 Read more

    The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on ShowmaxThe time: Oh, not so far from now. The place: Once known as the United States of America, it is now called the Republic of Gilead. The rule: A military dictatorship enforcing laws based on an extreme fundamentalist misinterpretation of The Bible. The show: The Handmaid's Tale (2017-current, Season 1 is on Showmax). 8 Dec 2017 Read more

    How do I watch Showmax on DStv?You've heard about Showmax and now you want to try it for yourself? Here's what you need to know. 12 Feb 2016 Read more