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Alone Together, Reverie and HBO’s Succession are just three of the series coming to Showmax in August. They’re available nowhere else in SA, so subscribers are in for a real treat this month. There’s also the latest episodes of Younger, Season 5, first on Showmax, with the finale coming express from the States, and Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger episodes express from the US broadcast. Plus, Showmax is the only SVOD service in SA to bring you the fifth season of Vikings. As usual, there’s a line-up of interesting and fan favourite movies, plenty to keep the kids entertained and some smoking local shows also hitting screens. Here’s the full list of what to expect on Showmax in August.

International series

Alone Together, first on Showmax
Alone Together, first on Showmax. Image: ABC

Alone Together (First on Showmax)
LA is a tough town, but two friends have each others’ backs in this new comedy drama about reaching for your dreams while being a perfect 6. First on Showmax.
Planned release date: Tuesday, 1 August

HBO’s Succesion (Exclusive to Showmax)
Logan Roy has built a powerful company and must choose which of his children will take it over. But not everyone is happy with his plans… Exclusive to Showmax.
Planned release date: Monday, 6 August

Reverie (First on Showmax)
Dreams and reality mix in Reverie, a new virtual reality game. But when its players get stuck there, one woman is their only hope. First and only on Showmax.
Planned release date: Monday, 13 August

Dark Angel (First in SA on Showmax)
Mary Ann Cotton would do anything to escape her life in a small mining town, even murder. Experience the dark tale of one of England’s most notorious serial killers…
Planned release date: Tuesday, 1 August

Younger, S5: Episodes 5-12
Since Charles’s discovery, his and Liza’s relationship has entered a new phase. Follow the ups and downs in Liza’s life with the remaining episodes of Season 5, only on Showmax. Episodes 5 to 8 land on Tuesday, 1 August, episodes 9 to 11 on Wednesday, 29 August, with the finale coming express from the US.
Planned release date: Tuesday, 1 August

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Kevin is a total loser and hits rock bottom when he moves in with his sister. Then he learns he’s supposed to save the world in this hilarious new sitcom.
Planned release date: Tuesday, 1 August

HBO’s Here and Now, S1
They seem like a model family, but there are problems under the surface. A psychologist arrives to help, but only makes things crazier in this new dark comedy.
Planned release date: Tuesday, 1 August

Vikings, S5
The Vikings saga moves from Ragnar to his sons, who are slowly conquering the known world. Meanwhile, Floki is on a quest to find Asgard, home of the gods.
Planned release date: Tuesday, 1 August

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger: Episode 10 (First on Showmax)
It’s the explosive finale of the genre-defying superhero series about two teenagers who discover mysterious powers that work best when they’re together. Who will live and who will die? Find out, only on Showmax.
Planned release date: Friday, 3 August

Blood & Oil, S1
It’s all or nothing for a young couple who move to become rich on oil. But they face a ruthless oil tycoon set on taking everything they have…
Planned release date: Monday, 20 August

Movie additions

1 Over 1 first on Showmax
1 Over 1. Image: Gravitas

RED 2
Retirement is killing them, but these spooks have a new mission: save the world! Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins as olds dogs with plenty of tricks…
Planned release date: Thursday, 2 August

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Wallace has fallen for the alluring Lady Tottington, but he has some competition. No problem: he and his dog Gromit will just capture the giant rabbit terrorising the town!
Planned release date: Thursday, 2 August

Man Down
Gabriel is back from fighting in Afghanistan and now wants to find his estranged wife and child. But it brings up his own demons in this powerful and gritty drama.
Planned release date: Monday, 6 August

Gigli
A two-bit gangster has to kidnap someone for a mobster. When things go wrong, his boss puts another gangster on the case: the sexy Ricki, who distracts Gigli even more!
Planned release date: Thursday, 9 August

Rango
A pet chameleon accidentally lands in a small frontier town and is mistaken for the sherriff. He takes on the role, but bites off way more than he can handle!
Planned release date: Thursday, 9 August

Jenny’s Wedding
Jenny is gay, except her family thinks her girlfriend is just a roommate. When the two decide to get married, it catches everyone off guard in this heartwarming drama.
Planned release date: Monday, 13 August

Spy Kids
When their spy parents disappear, Carmen and Juni grab a bag of high-tech gadgets and use their wits to rescue mom and dad in this exciting adventure.
Planned release date: Thursday, 16 August

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
The kids are back and headed to a secret island for their latest mission. But they have to face off against rival spy kids in their greatest test yet.
Planned release date: Thursday, 16 August

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
An evil villain called the Toymaker has kidnapped one of the spy kids! Juni is on the case to help his sister in this exciting conclusion to the trilogy.
Planned release date: Thursday, 16 August

Coriolanus
Coriolanus is a powerful Roman general, but not popular with the people. When he is expelled from the city, he joins forces with a sworn enemy to destroy Rome.
Planned release date: Monday, 20 August

Hardcore Henry
Henry knows nothing, except that his wife was kidnapped and he is a powerful half-robot who can rescue her. Don’t miss this insane, one-of-a-kind movie where the action never stops!
Planned release date: Thursday, 23 August

1 Over 1 (First on Showmax)
Enter the mind of a rural teen in this unique and visually stunning movie. A different take on the normal coming-of-age story, this film will not let you go.
Planned release date: Thursday, 23 August

Bel Ami
Robert Pattinson plays a smooth schemer who seduces his way through the high society of Paris. But all that philandering threatens to catch up with him in this sexy thriller…
Planned release date: Monday, 27 August

 

Non-fiction additions

Rock and a Hard Place on Showmax
Rock and a Hard Place. Image: HBO

The Red Pill (First on Showmax)
A feminist filmmaker looks into the strange world of the Men’s Rights Movement and discovers far more than she bargained for in this captivating and provocative documentary.
Planned release date: Thursday, 9 August

Rock and a Hard Place
To fight the US’ expanding prison populations, a radical new boot camp for young offenders is making a difference. Along with Dwayne Johnson, step inside the prison that saves lives.
Planned release date: Monday, 13 August

Mermaids (First on Showmax)
Follow the stories of five extraordinary women who don tails to escape reality. This fascinating documentary examines the growing “mermaiding” subculture and its allure to people around the world.
Planned release date: Monday, 20 August

Princess Diana’s Wicked Stepmother
Raine Spencer was almost as famous as her stepdaughter, with whom she didn’t get along. But when Princess Diana’s marriage imploded, the two grew very close in a surprise friendship.
Planned release date: Thursday, 30 August

Kids’ additions

Peppa Pig Special: Golden Boots
Miss Duck has left with special golden boots, so Peppa and her friends set out to find them. They’ll cross lands, the sea and even go to space!
Planned release date: Thursday, 2 August

Nina’s World, S1
Nina and Star are always off on grand adventures, thanks to their vivid imaginations. They can go anywhere they dream of, while also celebrating family, diversity and wonder.
Planned release date: Thursday, 9 August

South African additions

Parlement Parlement on Showmax
Parlement Parlement

Parlement Parlement, S1
The hilarious chat show is back! Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp and her team invite SA’s funniest comedians to debate the matters of the day with a lighter side.
Planned release date: Thursday, 2 August

Reconciliation: Mandela Miracle
Once, South Africa stood at the brink of war, but Nelson Mandela helped turn that corner and dismantle apartheid. Now see what happened that saved a country.
Planned release date: Thursday, 2 August

Eoan: Ode Aan Die Opera-Era
The Eoan Group is one of South Africa’s oldest theatre companies and has a rich activism history. This amazing documentary revisits it with archive footage, interviews and heavenly music.
Planned release date: Monday, 6 August

Winnie
Get to know Winnie Mandela, the stoic freedom fighter who was as famous for her activism as the controversies that surrounded her.
Planned release date: Monday, 6 August

Mrs Mandela
This British movie starring Sophie Okonedo shows the transformation of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela from country girl to political prisoner, freedom fighter and loving wife.
Planned release date: Monday, 6 August

Strike A Rock
Two women stand against the mining company linked to the infamous 2012 Marikana massacre. Follow them as they fight for justice where little has changed despite all the bloodshed…
Planned release date: Monday, 6 August

Mma Moeketsi
This brave short film cuts to the heartache of the Marikana massacre. When Mma Moeketsi stops hearing from her son mining illegally at Marikana, she fears the worst…
Planned release date: Monday, 6 August

Boere Op Die Aardrempel
After the British defeated the Boer republic, refugees fled to Patagonia in Argentina. They are still there today, trying to keep their culture alive. This incredible documentary tells their story…
Planned release date: Thursday, 9 August

Die Boland Moorde, S2
No matter how mysterious a murder, André, Shane and their team are there with logic and smarts to find the criminals as this procedural drama returns for a second season.
Planned release date: Monday, 13 August

Point of Order, S3
What would happen if comedians replaced politicians and tried to make our laws? This hilarious, light-hearted parody of government and popular comedy show is back for another sitting!
Planned release date: Monday, 13 August

The Good Man
A young banker who accidentally kills a stranger and a young teenager looking to escape poverty cross each other’s paths and change their worlds forever in this striking drama.
Planned release date: Monday, 13 August

Shaka Zulu: Citadel
Learn the true story of the legendary warrior who united his people and then built a kingdom that stood against an empire.
Planned release date: Monday, 13 August

Neill Anthony: Private Chef, S1-2
Private chef Neill Anthony cooks for the world’s rich and famous. Now he opens the doors to his world and love for food in this delicious series.
Planned release date: 

Bitten: Sarah Graham Cooks Cape Town, S1
Sarah’s chatty, fun approach to cooking has earned her blog, cookbook and TV series many devoted fans as she invites one and all into her home and kitchen.
Planned release date: Thursday, 16 August

Ocean Adventurer, S1
An adventure-filled series that dives below the surface of Southern Africa’s diverse marine ecosystems and wildlife.
Planned release date: Thursday, 16 August

Love the One You Love
Three different people try to live and love in Cape Town. But they start to wonder if there is a strange conspiracy meddling with their romantic relationships…
Planned release date: Monday, 20 August

Hidden Heart
Chris Barnard became world famous for the first successful heart transplant. But behind his success stood an unknown black man: Hamilton Naki. This is his story…
Planned release date: Monday, 20 August

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