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From the HBO documentary that got viewers’ blood boiling all over the world when it first aired, to 17 new series, including the first six seasons of fan-favourite The Fixer, some all-star movies and fiery African additions, there’s no doubt about it – Showmax continues to raise the binge-watch bar in the month of May!

International series

A Discovery of Witches | First on Showmax

Historian Diana discovers an ancient manuscript that threatens the fragile peace between witches, vampires, demons and humans. She has no choice but to embrace her own status as a witch, and investigate the riddles in the text.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Animals S3 | First on Showmax


From drunken rats who misplaced their car to stuck-up horses, the characters in the third season of the hilarious and fearless animated series continue to push the envelope in a post-apocalyptic New York devoid of human beings.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Burden of Truth S1 | First on Showmax
Kristen Kreuk executive produces and stars as Joanna Hanley, a hot-shot lawyer who defends a pharmaceutical company but soon finds herself switching sides to fight for a group of sick girls.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Fortitude S1-S2
With no violent crimes ever reported, the small Arctic town of Fortitude is deemed to be one of the safest in the world. But it seems that reputation is about to disappear. Starring Emmy winner Stanley Tucci.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

In The Long Run S1
It’s the 1980s and the Easmons are an immigrant family making a decent living in London. Then a family member from Sierra Leone, “funcle” Valentine, arrives on their doorstep and spices things up.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Casual S4
This is the comedy-drama’s final season, and those who have followed Alex, Valerie and Laura, a family looking for love from the very beginning, are in for a bittersweet ending.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

2 Dope Queens S2
The smart wit of hosts Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson is ever present as the duo interviews famous personalities such as Lupita Nyong’o and Daniel Radcliffe, and discuss everything from music and wealth to fashion and hair.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

The Catch S1-S2
LA’s top private investigator Alice Vaughn loses the love of her life, millions of dollars in savings and is about to lose her career too if word gets out that she was conned by her fiancé. She’s hellbent on getting payback.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

The Good Fight S1-2
This spin-off of The Good Wife puts Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) at the centre of the action. After losing everything she’s spent her life working for, she has no option but to start over at a new firm in Chicago.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus S2
James Brown, Betty Davis and George Clinton are just three of the influential musicians who get the Mike Judge treatment in the second season of his HBO show featuring animated interviews with those who were close to the stars.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Survivor S32, 33, 34
Jeff Probst has won the Outstanding Host Emmy numerous times for the hit reality show and it’s not hard to see why in the latest seasons of Survivor. He takes the outcasts to far-flung, exotic locations in Cambodia and Fiji.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

The Fixer S1-S6
Kerry Washington stars as the political mastermind Olivia Pope in this Emmy-winning drama series. There’s no problem or scandal too big for Olivia to fix, except for matters of her own heart when it comes to the President.
Planned release date: Monday, 6 May 2019

Charmed S1 | New episodes every week, same time as M-Net City
A reboot of the 90s hit show. After the death of their mother, three sisters – Mel, Macy and Maggie – discover they are “the charmed ones”, meaning they are powerful witches, and are able to protect humankind from demonic beings.
Planned release date: Saturday, 11 May 2019

Barry S2 | First on Showmax
Bill Hader is brilliant as hitman-turned-actor Barry. He swore he would give up his life of crime, but it seems it won’t be easy for him to make a clean break. Detective Moss is still missing and Barry has some explaining to do.
Planned release date: Monday, 20 May 2019

Escape at Dannemora S1


Directed by Ben Stiller and starring Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette, the limited series tells the true story of two inmates who become romantically involved with a prison guard before escaping from a US prison.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Project Blue Book | First on Showmax
College professor Dr J Allen Hynek is recruited by the US Air Force to investigate UFO encounters in the 1950s. Inspired by the real-life top-secret Project Blue Book operation.
Editor’s note: Project Blue Book will be launching on Showmax in July.

Gentleman Jack | New episodes every week, same time as M-Net
Yorkshire, England, 1832. Landowner Anne Lister will do whatever it takes to save her ancestral home, and that includes marrying well – but not to a man. Based on the story of the real-life Anne and her search for a wife.
Planned release date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019

International movies

The Foreigner
Jackie Chan plays a businessman in London who seeks revenge after his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. He crossed paths with a British government official (Pierce Brosnan) who appears to be linked to the terrorists.
Planned release date: Thursday, 2 May 2019

My Little Pony: The Movie
Twilight Sparkle and her pony friends, known as the Mane 6, set off on a magical adventure as they try to save their home, Equestria, from a dark force. Featuring the voices of Emily Blunt, Liev Schreiber, Sia and Uzo Aduba.
Planned release date: Thursday, 2 May 2019

Changing Lanes
Ben Affleck and Samuel L Jackson star as Gavin Banek and Doyle Gibson. Both are on their way to important meetings when their cars collide. Gavin flees the scene leaving Doyle in a difficult situation that quickly escalates.
Planned release date: Monday, 6 May 2019

A Bad Moms Christmas
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn reprise their roles as “bad moms” in this hilarious sequel. This time around it’s Christmas and the rebellious friends are unexpectedly visited by their own mothers.
Planned release date: Thursday, 9 May 2019

Fun Mom Dinner
Four very different women who are connected only by their kids, who all attend the same school, decide to go out for dinner one night. The evening takes a scary then funny turn that ends up bringing them closer together.
Planned release date: Thursday, 9 May 2019

Interrogation
Thousands of lives are in the hands of a smart interrogator and an IT whizz. They are trying to extract information about a bomb threat received by the FBI but end up discovering a larger, more sinister plot.
Planned release date: Monday, 13 May 2019

Tracers
Taylor Lautner plays broke bike messenger Cam who meets and falls for a stranger after crashing into her. She introduces him to her crew who use parkour to pull off heists. He joins in with frightening consequences.
Planned release date: Thursday, 16 May 2019

Bedeviled
This horror flick will have you looking at your smartphone in a whole new light. A group of friends is terrorised by a paranormal presence after they download a mysterious app called Mr Bedevil.
Planned release date: Monday, 20 May 2019

Miss Sloane
Jessica Chastain stars as lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane. She’s always done whatever it takes to win, but when her conscience gets the better of her she switches sides to fight for gun control, a move that comes back to bite her.
Planned release date: Thursday, 23 May 2019

The Founder
McDonald’s started as a small fast food joint run by brothers Mac and Dick McDonald. Ruthless salesman Ray Kroc, brilliantly portrayed by Michael Keaton, spotted an opportunity to franchise the business and the rest is history.
Planned release date: Thursday, 23 May 2019

Armed Response
Highly trained soldiers are sent to The Temple, a military compound powered by artificial intelligence, to investigate the disappearance of the team protecting the compound. Once there, they make a horrific discovery.
Planned release date: Monday, 27 May 2019

The Sense of An Ending
This mystery drama is based on Julian Barnes’ novel of the same name. Tony lives a rather ordinary life, but when he inherits money from the mother of an ex-girlfriend he’s forced to revisit his past.
Planned release date: Thursday, 30 May 2019

The Magnificent Seven
An ensemble cast, including Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, leads this remake of the 1960s classic of the same name. Desperate townspeople commission seven outlaws to protect them from a greedy mining tycoon.
Planned release date: Thursday, 30 May 2019

Kids’ additions

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic S7
Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the Mane 6 continue their epic learning adventures in Ponyville. They discover new values of friendship, help out those in need and even appear in a fashion show!
Planned release date: Thursday, 2 May 2019

Transformers: Robots in Disguise S4
The Bee Team (lead by Bumblebee) finds that they are not as indestructible as they thought when they are attacked by a stunticon that fires guided missiles. And that’s just the start of their battles this season.
Planned release date: Thursday, 2 May 2019

Bajillionaires
There’s no age restriction on entrepreneurship. That’s what Max Graham and his friends will prove from Max’s parents’ garage, from where they run their invention start-up.
Planned release date: Monday, 6 May 2019

Kiri and Lou S1 | First on Showmax
Kiri is a feisty little dinosaur whose best friend is the gentle and thoughtful Lou. Together they navigate different feelings and teach their young viewers about kindness, empathy and getting along. Voiced by Jemaine Clement.
Planned release date: Thursday, 9 May 2019

Kappa Mikey
This funny animated series is a parody of Japanese anime. Mikey is an arrogant American boy who wins a role in a Japanese TV show. In Japan he meets his colourful and self-centred co-stars.
Planned release date: Thursday, 9 May 2019

Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood S4
Things are changing in Daniel’s home as Mom Tiger returns to work. Daniel will have to learn to entertain himself while his mother works, while also starting to understand that not everyone likes the same things as he does.
Planned release date: Thursday, 16 May 2019

Documentaries

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
This brilliantly directed documentary dives into the scandal that rocked Silicon Valley. Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest billionaire thanks to her blood-testing invention. But overnight, it all came crashing down.
Planned release date: Sunday, 5 May 2019

Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’
In her debut stand-up comedy special, Insecure star Amanda Seales gives her hilarious take on everything from high school romance and spirituality to what goes on when a woman removes her bra.
Planned release date: Sunday, 5 May 2019

Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists
Drawing on rare footage and interviews with family, friends and ex-colleagues, this documentary film highlights the incredible writing New York journalists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill produced during their colourful careers.
Planned release date: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Game of Thrones – The Last Watch | Same time as M-Net
As the world prepares to bid adieu to one of the biggest shows in history, we take a look back at where it all started, what went on behind the scenes and how we got here.
Planned release date: Monday, 27 May 2019

African additions

Selina S3-4
It’s another bumpy ride for our favourite girl from humble beginnings, Selina, as she struggles to clear her name. Meanwhile, there’s something stirring between Biko and Myra. Will he reveal his true intentions?
Planned release date: Thursday, 9 May 2019

My Flatmates S1
Four friends who share an apartment find themselves in some hilarious situations as each of them takes steps to better their lives.
Planned release date: Monday, 13 May 2019

Our Perfect Wedding KE S3-5
Follow 13 Kenyan couples as they try to pull off that nearly impossible feat – a flawless, completely perfect wedding.
Planned release date: Thursday, 16 May 2019

Knowzone
This educational show aimed at young Kenyans follows seven children as they go on adventures and work together to solve problems using their knowledge of maths, English and social issues.
Planned release date: Monday, 20 May 2019

Battleground S1
Serving up drama with storylines that include shady business deals, infidelity, dark secrets and power struggles, Battleground will keep you glued to your seat. See how a tragedy shakes things up for the Bhadmus family.
Planned release date: Thursday, 23 May 2019

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