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Let Showmax keep you warm through the bleak mid-winter with this blazing-hot line-up of brand-new and fan favourite series, plus brilliant local films, eye-opening documentaries and more.

Here’s the full list.

International series

Big Little Lies S2 | Weekly episodes, same time as M-Net

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz reprise their roles while Meryl Streep is added in a new season of the award-winning series. The women must face the consequences of Perry’s death.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 June at 21:00

The Handmaid’s Tale S3 | New episodes every week, one episode ahead of M-Net

After the heart-wrenching finale of Season 2 that saw June (Elisabeth Moss) give up the opportunity to escape Gilead, Season 3 is bound to have more shocking twists lined up. This season is said to be all about resistance. Episodes 1 and 2 land on Showmax at the same time as episode 1 on M-Net, with new episodes every Monday thereafter.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 June at 22:30

Patrick Melrose | First on Showmax

Patrick Melrose is a member of 1980s Britain’s upper class, having had a privileged but troubled childhood. Now, his problems extend beyond a growing drug habit. Multiple award winner starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June 

One Dollar S1 | First on Showmax

The stories of a group of strangers are revealed each time they come into contact with a dollar bill. The individuals are all connected to a shocking multiple murder that took place in a rustbelt town in post-recession America.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Strange Angel S1 | First on Showmax

Set in 1930s LA, the series is based on the bizarre true story of Jack Parsons, the man who pioneered America’s rocketry programme. Delve into his double life dabbling in the occult and performing strange rituals.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Burden of Truth S2 | First on Showmax

Kristin Kreuk reprises her role as tough-as-nails lawyer Joanna Hanley. A year after winning a lawsuit in her hometown, she’s working on a new case for a different law firm. But her client is about to turn her life upside down.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Fortitude S3 | First on Showmax

The third and final season of this thrilling series takes viewers to an even darker space. Sheriff Dan seems to have abandoned his moral compass completely and has found a loyal sidekick in Petra.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

You’ve Been T@gged S3

The mystery continues in Season 3 of this teen thriller about the dark side of social media. Rowan and Elisia don’t trust anybody as they attempt to uncover the identity of KingCobra, but things take an unexpected twist.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Ballers S4

British comedian Russell Brand joins the cast in the fourth season, which sees Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) and the gang settling down in LA. Spencer is considering the purchase of an extreme sports channel.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Insecure S3

Issa and Molly find themselves in unexpected situations: Issa on Daniel’s couch, following her break-up with Lawrence, and working to earn and save extra cash; and Molly at a new firm where she no longer stands out.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Marvel’s Inhumans S1
The Inhumans are a community of outsiders with superhuman abilities. They live in isolation on Attilan to protect themselves, but their existence is under threat as humans edge closer to discovering them.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD S1-4

The law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D is established in the aftermath of the clash between the Avengers and invading aliens. Led by Agent Phil Coulson, S.H.I.E.L.D is tasked with getting to the bottom of bizarre events.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Counterpart S2

As the war between the Prime and Alpha worlds rages on, JK Simmons’ two characters (Howard Prime and Howard Alpha) are trapped in each other’s worlds and slowly becoming more and more like their counterpart.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Get Shorty S1-2

A homage to the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, the series follows the antics of gangster Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) whose attempt at changing professions gets him tangled in a web of filmmakers and crime bosses.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

International movies

Unlocked
Alice is a CIA agent forced to stay in London as a caseworker after a botched capture of a terrorist. When she’s called upon to prevent an imminent attack her life, as well as that of all Londoners, is at risk.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Che Part 1 & 2
This biographical film by Steven Soderbergh tells the story of revolutionary Che Guevara. The first part, The Argentine, focuses on the Cuban revolution while part two, Guerrilla, explores Che’s attempt to revolutionise Bolivia.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 June

Sleepless
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx plays a dirty Las Vegas cop whose son is kidnapped by dangerous mobsters. He has to find a way to rescue his son, protect his corrupt dealings and get revenge on the mobsters – all in one long night.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 June

A Family Man
A father’s priorities are called into question when the promise of a promotion has him working longer hours and focusing on his career. He has a hard decision to make when his son’s health takes a turn for the worse.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 June

Wonder
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, this heartwarming drama is about a young boy with a facial deformity who attends school for the first time. Starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 June

Monster Family
In this animated film, a family keeps butting heads. Mom Emma thinks a night out at Halloween will bring them closer, instead they end up being cursed by an evil witch and transformed into monsters.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 June

The Outcasts
BFFs Mindy and Jody have endured years of ridicule by the mean girl at school. A humiliating prank is the final straw for the girls who hatch a plan to bring the outsiders together to fight back against their bully.
Planned release date: Monday, 17 June

The Commuter
Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga star in this nail-biting action flick. During his daily commute, insurance salesman Michael makes small talk with a mysterious woman who gives him a task to complete before getting off the train.
Planned release date: Thursday, 20 June

Wind River
An FBI agent and wildlife tracker work closely together to investigate the death of a young girl on the Wind River Native American Reservation. Starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen.
Planned release date: Monday, 24 June

Renegades
A group of Navy SEALS take on a covert operation to retrieve Nazi gold located at the bottom of a lake in Bosnia. But they’ll have to avoid a group of dangerous, greedy thugs.
Planned release date: Thursday, 27 June

A Mermaid’s Tale
Ryan is forced to move to a sleepy fishing village with her father to live with her grumpy grandfather, Art. Here she makes a new friend, Coral, but learns that she’s no ordinary girl – she’s a mermaid!
Planned release date: Thursday, 27 June

Documentary additions

What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali

This two-part documentary, directed by Antoine Fuqua, follows the challenges and triumphs of the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali and is told with recordings of his voice and archive footage, some of which has never been seen before.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Kids’ additions

Find Me in Paris S2 | First on Showmax
The time-travelling ballerina series is back. This season will mostly be set in the iconic Parisian Garnier Opera House and continue to follow young Lena’s journey to becoming the star of the ballet world in 1905.
Planned release date: TBC

Mega Man: Fully Charged S1
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: Monday, 3 June

Marvel’s Avengers S4: Secret Wars
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: Monday, 3 June

Disney’s Big Hero 6: The Series
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, 6 June

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, 6 June

South African additions

Don’t forget that along with the new additions below, Showmax also gets express episodes of your favourite local telenovelas and drama series, from The River and The Queen to Lockdown and The Herd, straight from the DStv broadcast!

Nisboere S2-3
Meet farmers who cultivate interesting crops (think: lavender, olives and exotic mushrooms), as well as those who breed unusual animals in this agricultural focused series.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Kom Ons Braai S7-9
Watch as South African couples who’ve never met before take turns hosting a braai where they show off their skills on the coals.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Kom Ons Braai: Familie en Vriende S1-5
Existing friendships and family ties are put to the ultimate test. Will the fires be put out forever? Will sparks fly? Watch what happens around the fire – and we’re not just talking about the food!
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Ingoma S1
Sino, Angel and Ezekial form a talented musical trio following their passion with dreams of making it big one day. Until then, they have to do what it takes to make ends meet.
Planned release date: Monday, 3 June

Susters
Jo, Cecile and Lexie are adopted sisters who head off on an insightful trip through the Karoo accompanied by a male nurse.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 June

Hotel S3
Prepare to laugh until you cry with the return of Hotel. Danny is still on a mission to get his career on the art scene going while Thomas and Ferdie work hard to mend their relationship.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 June

Kom Ons Kamp S1
In a South African first, this series crowns the ultimate campers. This exciting reality show will see three teams test their camping and survival skills to outwit and outplay the other teams.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 June

My Matriekafskeid S1-2
We experience the matric farewell first-hand via three matriculants from the same school in each episode. No detail is spared: the dress, the date, the budget, the arrival and the after party!
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 June

Die Kliek S6-8
Everyone is looking for love, but can they find the one with which they “kliek”? The dating show, hosted by the hilarious Schalk Bezuidenhout, is back with new seasons of fun chats, beautiful people and a chance to meet the one.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 June

The Colour of Wine
This eye-opening documentary uncovers the changing face of South Africa’s wine industry by focusing on the stories of four young black winemakers. It also traces the history of the country’s winemaking.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 June

Wedding Bashers S1-2
South African celebs who really know what it takes to pull off an epic celebration attend the weddings of strangers scoring them on food, decor, entertainment, outfits and overall experience. A luxury honeymoon is up for grabs.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 June

Celeb Feasts with Zola Nene S1
Celeb Feasts with Zola is an all-new cooking show with heart as it unveils the behind-the-scenes relationships between local celebrities and their real-life heroes who have positively influenced their lives and careers.
Planned release date: Thursday, 6 June

Iewers in Afrika S1
JP Keyter visits exceptional farmers across South Africa and keeps viewers up to date on the latest developments in the agricultural industry.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 June

Minki S1
The beloved Minki van der Westhuysen prepares for her next big role: TV talk-show host! In every episode, Minki chats to a high-profile guest and then surprises the guest with someone form their life.
Planned release date: Monday, 10 June

Nommer 37
After a drug deal gone wrong leaves Randal wheelchair-bound and unable to leave his apartment, he spies on his neighbours with binoculars his girlfriend gave him. He witnesses something that could change his situation.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 June

Dingetjies en Goetertjies
YouTube sensation Jonathan of Radio Raps presents his hilarious one-man stand-up comedy show, in which he relates to life and how to make sense of it all, especially those small, irritating things we all have to deal with.
Planned release date: Thursday, 13 June

Chin Up S1-3
Lara Lipschitz (Tali’s Wedding Diary) stars in this fun local series about life as an actor. She takes you behind the scenes, inspiring you to keep your “chin up” in spite of all the odds and not to take yourself too seriously.
Planned release date: Thursday, 20 June

Rooi Tamatie S1-2
Pretoria chef Renette Vosloo shows us how to make the dishes that are close to her heart and remind her of her childhood.
Planned release date: Monday, 24 June

Ibutho
A Zulu warrior who has lost his wife and child in a civil war takes refuge in a neighbouring village, where he plots his revenge. But his plans and perspective change when he meets an orphan who wants to become a warrior.
Planned release date: Thursday, 27 June

Nkosazane
When a princess’s father is murdered by her queen stepmother, the princess knows that she must find a way to save her kingdom from her evil clutches by returning to the palace and reclaiming her throne.
Planned release date: Thursday, 27 June

Isehlukaniso
Mzansi’s take on Romeo & Juliet, this film centres on the feud between two villages that share a river. Can the people living in these opposing villages ever come together? Love might just be the thing that makes this possible.
Planned release date: Thursday, 27 June

Nkanyezi
Three siblings are sent to live with their uncle and aunt following the death of their parents. They are abused and have their inheritance taken from them. It’s up to Melusi, the eldest of the siblings, to stand up to them.
Planned release date: Thursday, 27 June

1881
Despite the successes of a black farm worker and his colleagues after purchasing their ex-employer’s farm, things fall apart. Other farmers go to lengths to sabotage their farm and in-fighting erupts as a result of jealousy and greed.
Planned release date: Thursday, 27 June

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