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With 13 new series hitting Showmax in the coming month, as well as 20+ movies and some eye-opening documentaries, there’s no reason at all to leave your couch in October. Here’s what to look forward to.

International series

Doctor Who S11 comes first and only to Showmax
Doctor Who S11 is first on Showmax. Image: BBC

HBO’s Camping | First on Showmax, express
Jennifer Garner leads a stellar cast in this HBO original about an obsessively organised woman who arranges a birthday camping trip where she tries to aggressively control everything. But the others have different plans…
Planned release date: Monday, 15 October 2018 (new episodes land every Monday, express from the US)

Doctor Who S11 | First on Showmax, express
The great Time Lord, Doctor Who, is back to travel the strange universe in the blue-box time machine called the TARDIS. For the first time the doctor is a woman and she’s not pulling any punches in the most exciting season yet!
Planned release date: Monday, 8 October 2018 (new episodes land every Monday, express from the UK)

AP Bio | First on Showmax
Jack is a brilliant philosophy professor, but his dream job is stolen. So he takes a job at a high school – but not to teach! No, he’s gonna use his genius students to get revenge and save his career in this hilarious new comedy.
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

Channel Zero, S2 – No End House | First on Showmax
The creepy horror anthology returns, this time with a tale about a woman looking for answers about her past in a strange house where every room is a nightmare – and there’s no escape… Don’t watch this alone!
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

The Royals, S1-3
At face value Queen Helena and King Simon are in charge of a classy royal family. But behind the scenes there is always trouble, especially when the heir to the throne dies in an accident. Power, intrigue, scandal, it’s all here!
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

Sleep Tight, S1
You won’t get a wink of sleep after watching this chilling new anthology. Technology and terror meet as a woman documents the creepy encounters of other people. But while she progresses, the horror starts coming after her too…
Planned release date: Monday, 8 October 2018

The White Queen
It’s 1464 and two British royal houses are caught in a blood feud over who should rule. Love, lust, dreams and ambition tangle in a bloody conflict where everyone is a pawn trying to be the kingmaker in this thrilling adult drama.
Planned release date: Monday, 8 October 2018

The Bold Type, S1
Three friends fought their way up the magazine world and are now finally making their mark. But that is just the start of a lot of drama, excitement and romance in this edgy, funny, intense and heartwarming comedy drama series.
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

Criminal Minds, S1-12
They are elite investigators, hunting down the most dangerous and predatory of criminals. Now enjoy this award-winning crime-forensics series from the start, with all the grisly twists and turns that made it a worldwide success!
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

Shut Eye
What happens when a con man gets a conscience? Charlie has been pretending to be a psychic when a blow to the head changes his mind – literally! Alas, that might be a problem with his shady boss in this excellent thriller…
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

HBO’s Westworld S2
Starting right after the bloody climax of the first season, the survivors of the Westworld massacre fight for survival! But the androids are now realising that things are not as simple as they thought in this brilliant new season.
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

Line of Duty, S1-4
The highly acclaimed and popular British crime thriller about AC-12, the police anti-corruption unit tasked with investigating others on the force, returns for a fourth season.
Planned release date: Thursday, 18 October 2018

International movies

The Five Year Engagement on Showmax
The Five-Year Engagement, starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel. Image: NBC

Scream
It started with a phone call, leading to the grisly murder of two teenagers. But this small town has no idea what’s to come or who will be the next victim of a sadistic serial killer in the modern classic that reinvented horror.
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

Scream 2
Surviving the brutal murders, Sydney goes to college and hopes to leave the massacres behind her. But a stage play revisiting those events opens old wounds… and sparks the return of Ghostface as the bodies start piling up.
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

Scream 3
Sydney has gone into hiding as the brutal murders of her past keep coming back after her. Yet she has no choice but to do something when a new movie, based on the deaths, causes the masked killer to rise and start the slaughter.
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

Ghost Rider 2
Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze and continues to struggle with the devil’s curse. Expect more action, flames and battles in this high-octane foray into the Marvel universe.
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Why Did I Get Married?
Tyler Perry turns his sharp wit towards marriage in this clever comedic drama where eight married friends meet for their annual reunion vacation. But as secrets and scandals come out, will they stay together?
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Star Trek: Into Darkness
A lone terrorists kills most of Starfleet’s leaders, so Captain Kirk and his crew go after the criminal. But they underestimate their opponent as an action-packed game of cat-and-mouse will decide humanity’s future!
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Victor
A young immigrant newly arrived in Brooklyn, Victor searches for a better life. When opportunity knocks with a local crew, he joins in but soon becomes entangled in the drug trade. Can he salvage his dreams before it’s too late?
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Greater
In this gripping and heartwarming true story, nobody believed that Brandon could play American Football. But he persevered, beating the odds and became one of the most respected players in the history of the sport.
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Casper
Based on the popular comic, an investigator moves into a haunted house to reach the spirits there. One of them, the boy ghost Casper, soon befriends his teenager daughter, Kat. But can the two stop Casper’s evil uncles?
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Creed
As the son of Apollo Creed, the great opponent of Rocky Balboa, Adonis Johnson has boxing in his blood. Never having known his late father, Adonis decides to find Rocky and ask him to be his trainer in this epic sports drama.
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Rocky
Get back in the ring with the Sylvester Stallone classic about Rocky Balboa, the small-time boxer who wants to be a champion and will fight for a chance to survive, becoming a true winner by facing the champ Apollo Creed.
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Rocky II
Rocky may have lost against Apollo Creed, but the world is suddenly very interested in him. Apollo isn’t too happy, though, and wants a rematch to show that only he can be the champ, setting the stage for an epic confrontation.
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Along Came A Spider
Morgan Freeman is David Cross, a detective with a knack for knowing how criminals think. He was happily retired, but then a dangerous predator pulls off a kidnapping, daring Cross to come after him in this gripping crime thriller.
Planned release date: Monday, 8 October 2018

Shutter Island
Martin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo in this creepy thriller, where they investigate the disappearance of an inmate from a mental hospital. But things are not what they seem in this strange isolated place…
Planned release date: Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Five-Year Engagement
Emily Blunt and Jason Segel are Violet and Tom, in love and ready to get married. Yet what seemed like a simple engagement keeps being delayed by new obstacles. Are they meant to be together? Find out in this hilarious comedy!
Planned release date: Thursday, 11 October 2018

8 Mile
Watch Eminem in his acclaimed role as Jimmy, a blue-collar loser who wants to escape his dead-end life. The only thing he can do well is rap, so he enters one of the toughest freestyle contests in Detroit in this epic story.
Planned release date: Monday, 15 October 2018

The Lovely Bones
From award-winning director Peter Jackson, experience the tale of Susie, who loved life until she was murdered by a neighbour. Her spirit lives on and she returns as a ghost to help her family – and get revenge on her killer!
Planned release date: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Tyler Perry’s Madea returns as the grandmother of Helen, whose 18-year marriage suddenly ends when her husband Charles moves in with someone else. But he’s about to learn what happens when you cross a woman…
Planned release date: Monday, 22 October 2018

Madea’s Family Reunion
It’s time for her family to reunite, which won’t be easy for Madea in this family comedy drama. Suddenly in charge of a rebellious teenager and trying to help her nieces, can Madea keep her family together during the holidays?
Planned release date: Monday, 22 October 2018

Paranorman
He can talk to the dead and even prefers their company, so everyone thinks Norman is just a weirdo! Then when an ancient curse comes true, he’s the only one who can save the town in the fantastic, fun-filled animated adventure!
Planned release date: Monday, 22 October 2018

World War Z
Gerry was just trying to get his family home when a zombie outbreak turns things upside down. Now he has to find the source of the infection in this non-stop thrill ride starring Brad Pitt.
Planned release date: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Dr Seuss’s The Lorax
In a town where there is no nature, Ted wants to woo the prettiest girl with a rare flower. But to get one, he needs to find the Lorax, a forest guardian who let greed take over in this modern retelling of the Dr Seuss classic.
Planned release date: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Hannibal
The vicious cannibal Hannibal Lecter is on the run and one of his victims wants to catch him. So they set up a trap, using the FBI agent Clarice Starling as bait in this edgy thriller that will keep you guessing…
Planned release date: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Red Dragon
Will Graham nearly lost his life capturing the dangerous Hannibal Lecter and left the FBI to forget. But a new serial killer forces him back to work – and back to talking to the man who very nearly had him for dinner.
Planned release date: Thursday, 25 October 2018

PS I Love You
Holly’s world collapses when her husband Gerry dies from an illness. Then letters start to arrive – letters Gerry wrote before his death, knowing she’d need him even more when he was gone. Get the tissues out for this one!
Planned release date: Thursday, 1 November 2018

Pain & Gain
Based on true events, three gym muscleheads – played by Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie – kidnap a rich businessman in order to get rich themselves. If only they were as clever as their plan sounded…
Planned release date: Thursday, 1 November 2018

Kids’ additions

My Knight and Me on Showmax
My Knight & Me. Image: Cake Entertainment

Find Me in Paris | First on Showmax
Lena seems like your average teenage girl. But she’s actually a time traveller from 1905. While she tries to get back, she also has to fit in with ballet school.
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

My Knight & Me, S1
Henri of Orange is the protector of the kingdom, but not very good at it. Luckily he has his son, Jimmy, and Jimmy’s best friend, the rebel princess Cat, to help save the day from evil witches and dragons.
Planned release date: Monday, 1 October 2018

Junk Drawer Magical Adventures, S1
Learn a little magic to make your day fun and brighter with Akira and Walker. They use their tricks to get in and out of trouble, taking us along for the adventure.
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Peppa Pig Special: Pumpkin Party
Come join Daddy Pig’s big Halloween party, where everyone is dressing up. Peppa is a witch, George is a dinosaur, Rebecca is a carrot…gone bad, Richard is a Frankencarrot, Pedro is a superhero and Danny is a werewolf.
Planned release date: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Documentaries

HBO's Beware the Slenderman is on Showmax
Beware the Slenderman. Image: HBO

Fight for Space | First on Showmax
Why should we go to space when there are so many problems to deal with here on Earth? But the race to the stars helps us much more than we know. Discover the past, present and future of space travel in this excellent documentary.
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

War Child
Get to know Emmanuel Jal, who was once a child soldier in Sudan’s civil war. But today he is a hip hop superstar delivering a message of hope and peace to everyone, especially his war-torn country.
Planned release date: Monday, 8 October 2018

The Traffickers
Around the world, black-market goods are traded every day. Who are the people involved, what do they sell, and who is trying to stop them? Don’t miss this eye-opening documentary about a world that happens right under our noses.
Planned release date: Monday, 15 October 2018

Charged | First on Showmax
Eduardo Garcia thought his life was over when he was left maimed by an electrical accident. But despite losing one hand, ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life, he discovered a new purpose – and now shares that miracle with us all!
Planned release date: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Beware the Slenderman
Who is the Slenderman? This internet-created mythical creature may seem like a joke, but has led to terrible crimes, including the ritual murder of a teen by her friends. Learn more in this shocking, no-holds-barred documentary.
Planned release date: Monday, 22 October 2018

Mommy Dead and Dearest
When police found the body of a woman stabbed to death, they thought her disabled daughter was in danger. But as the truth surfaced, a twisted tale of abuse and mental instability would define this chilling murder.
Planned release date: Thursday, 1 November 2018

Kenyan additions

Image: AFL

Hullabaloo Estates, new episodes
Hullabaloo Estate is a comedy series that brings new meaning to the phrase “Love Thy Neighbour…Or Not”. Laugh out loud at the residents and the conflicts between them.
Planned release date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Stori Yangu, new episodes
Discover more about influential and notable personalities in Kenya with this in-depth look into their lives.
Planned release date: Thursday, 11 October 2018

Sue na Jonnie, new seasons
In this dramatic comedy series, Catherine Kamau plays Sue, a street-smart character who will do anything to get her daughter back even if it means becoming a girlfriend for hire. Sue finds herself in a dramatic mistaken identity twist when she is hired by Martin Githinji’s Jonnie to play his girlfriend after he lands a lucrative job meant for somebody else with the same name.
Planned release date: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Varshita, new seasons
This fun romantic comedy stars Eve D’Sousa and Maqbul Mohammed as a young couple from completely different backgrounds. Expect laughs and tears as two cultures collide.
Planned release date: Thursday, 25 October 2018

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