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February is a bumper month of HBO fabulousness, and there’s also the weekly release of new episodes of The Magicians Season 4 (and don’t forget about Siren Season 2, which launched at the end of January) to look forward to. You’ll only find these series on Showmax.

International series

Sharp Objects on Showmax
Image: HBO

Sirens S2 | Weekly express from the US | First on Showmax
Once nobody believed mermaids existed. But now the small town of Bristol seems to be full of them – and they are not happy with the humans. Can the peace be kept in this exciting new season?
New episodes every Monday from 28 January 2019

The Magicians S4 | Weekly express from the US | First on Showmax
Magic has been restored to the world, but at a terrible price to our heroes as their memories have been wiped out. And their skills have never been more needed, as a demon is on the loose in this nail-biting new season.
New episodes every week from Friday, 1 February 2019

Sally4Ever S1 | First on Showmax
When Sally is courted by the free-spirited Emma, she drops her boring fiancé for a wild affair. Emma might not be as harmless as she seems – but maybe that’s exactly what Sally needs. Quirky British comedy.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Confess S1
Her life in pieces, Auburn can’t afford any more mistakes. She falls for an enigmatic artist but soon discovers he has a secret that could destroy them both. And so could his confession…
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Sharp Objects S1
Amy Adams stars in her first major role on the small screen as a reporter investigating the murders of children in her hometown. But her family and the town have their own secrets in this tense new thriller miniseries.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

2 Dope Queens S1
Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson are the hilarious and provocative hosts of a podcast of the same name. Now they take their unique wit and insight to the stage in this critically acclaimed live show.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Enlightened S1-S2
Amy is successful, but self-destructive. When she finally goes off the deep end, she books herself into a retreat where she finds enlightenment. Alas, her friends and family back home aren’t a fan of this new, improved Amy.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Random Acts of Flyness S1
Witness the beauty and ugliness of contemporary American life in this hilarious skit show. The incredible cast tackles everything from the patriarchy to racism in a series like you’ve never seen before.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

The Leftovers S1-S3
Three years after an unexplained event caused millions of people to disappear, the residents of a small New York town try to cope with a new world where families are shattered, and belief systems have collapsed.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

High Maintenance Web Series
Meet The Guy, a marijuana dealer in New York who travels to his customers on his bicycle in this comedy series from HBO. While he makes deliveries we get to meet his customers, getting a glimpse at their weird and wonderful lives.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

High Maintenance S2
The intriguing and funny anthology drama returns, telling the stories of customers of a weed dealer in New York. Step into the lives of a variety of people with different problems, but all with the same love of a quick toke.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Silicon Valley S5
Erlich the serial investor is out of the picture, but Pied Piper is going stronger than ever (which isn’t saying much). In this riotous new season of the hit comedy, can Richard keep all those geek egos in line for a change?
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Strike Back S5
It’s still a dangerous world and the newly restored Section 20 has its work cut out, from inflitrating the home of a Belaruisan drug lord to uncovering a worldwide conspiracy. This is the most intense and action-packed season yet!
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Curb Your Enthusiasm S9
Try as he might, Larry just can’t seem to please those around him. Even simple tasks like firing his assistant or going to the doctor backfire on him. But Larry is his own worst enemy, which is why we all love this show.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

The Newsroom S1-S3
Genius writer Aaron Sorkin turns his focus to the fast-paced world of television news. A star-studded cast led by Jeff Daniels runs The Newsroom, a place where breaking news competes with personal drama and great ambition.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Vinyl S1
He’s a has-been producer and the music world is changing fast. But Richie Finestra still knows a hit when he hears it and finds a chance to revive his record label. Produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Once Upon a Time S1-S6
Emma was a hardened bounty hunter – until her son tells her she’s really Snow White’s daughter, trapped in the real world. She has to break an evil curse if she’s to save her family and all the fairy tale characters.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

International movies

Mojave
Film director Tom goes to the desert to get away from it all. But when he encounters a dangerous drifter, a game of cat and mouse ensues that only one of them can survive.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

Permission | First on Showmax
They were each other’s first kiss, first love and first (and only) relationship. But on the verge of getting married, a silly comment makes them wonder if they should get some experience with other people first…
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Suffragette
In London in 1912, a timid woman is caught up in the fight for women’s right to vote. Initially reluctant, injustice spurs her towards radicalism in this searing historical drama.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Notting Hill
A chance encounter with a major movie star turns into a major affair, upsetting the humdrum life of an unassuming bookdealer. But, as this rom-com classic shows, you sometimes have to get out of your comfort zone when love calls.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Hours
When Hurricane Katrina knocks out the power of the hospital in New Orleans where his prematurely born daughter is fighting for her life, Nolan Hayes does everything in his control to keep her breathing, in this suspenseful drama.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Sing Street
As a high-schooler in Dublin in the 1980s, Conor knows that the best way to impress the beautiful Raphina is for him to start a band, and ask her to star in their music video. This feel-good musical has an irresistible soundtrack.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets
Based on the French comic books, this was the most expensive European film and the most expensive indie movie ever made. Expect stunning effects, a fun, fast-paced storyline, and appearances by the likes of Clive Owen and Rihanna.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 February 2019

Regression
In Minnesota in 1990, a teenager’s father admits to abusing her, but can’t remember it. So Detective Bruce Kenner enlists a psychologist to start recovered-memory therapy with the father. And that’s when things get strange.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 February 2019

Before I Fall
This teen drama is based on the bestselling novel of the same name. Sam had it all – until the day she died. Now she is forced to relive her final day on Earth over and over again. Will she find a way to end the loop?
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Blunt Force Trauma
In the world of underground duels in South America, a talented young shooter seeks out the game’s most feared player. On his search, he meets Colt, a woman who’s out to avenge her brother’s death at the hands of the same man.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Kids’ shows

My Little Pony on Showmax
Image: Hasbro

Floogals S1
Three little aliens move in with a human family to learn more about life on Earth. They have to stay hidden – but it’s not easy when you’re so different. Planned release date: Monday, 4 February 2019

Fort Boyard: The Ultimate Challenge S5-6
Two teams have to beat each other to win. It’ll take brains and brawns for these teenagers to tackle the ultimate challenge: a series of physical and mental obstacles in this exciting reality show.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S6
Twilight Sparkle and her friends learn about friendship in the kingdom of Ponyville. They’ll need all their cleverness and magical powers to help solve problems and learn important life lessons.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Millie In-Between S1-2
Millie and her older sister navigate the world of step-parents and step-siblings. There are advantages – two Christmases! – but also a few pitfalls to get around.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Lolirock S1-2
Iris is just an ordinary teenaged girl – until she joins a pop music group and discovers that she and her bandmates are really super-powered princesses from another world.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 February 2019

The Basketeers S1-2
A team of teen boys and girls come together to play basketball under the watchful eye of NBA All-Star Tony Parker. They travel the US and the world hoping to beat the best on the court.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 February 2019

Non-fiction additions

Stand-Up Special – Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple
The Last Comic Standing finalist touches on a variety of topics with her blunt sense of humour and startlingly accurate impersonations of everyone from her own grandmother to Jenna Jameson.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Stand-Up Special – Wandy Sykes: Tongue Untied
In her second stand-up special, the inimitable Wanda Sykes discusses politics, marriage, strip clubs and bad sitcom ideas, with her biting wit and high-energy persona.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 February 2019

Cassette
Cassette inventor Lou Ottens digs through his past to figure out why the audiotape won’t die. Young bands and rock veterans release music on tape as Lou takes a trip down musical memory lane.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

African additions

Selina on Showmax

Selina S2
Selina is disappointed to see Nelson drifting towards Colette, so she takes matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Biko considers telling Zakayo of his plans to marry Selina.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 February 2019

Sue na Jonnie S10
The new season sees the dawn of a new era – and nobody is prepared for the new owners of the company. Shee must learn how to deal with the loss of her mother while coping with her boyfriend’s disappearance.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

40 & Single | First on Showmax
An invitation into the tumultuous life of Ebaner Temple (Marie Humbert), a single bridal fashion designer, as she negotiates life in the African city of Accra, Ghana, where race and racism have significant colonial roots.
Planned release date: Monday, 21 February 2019

New Beginnings S2-4
Sean’s body may still be recovering, but there’s nothing wrong with his heart. He starts falling for his nurse Natasha – which is the last thing Julia wants to see. Will the truth about Sean and Julia come out in this new season?
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 February 2019

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