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Here are all the series, movies, kids’ shows and South African titles that are hitting Showmax subscribers’ screens in March 2019. There’s no doubt about it – it’s a bumper crop of delight.

Showmax Originals

Trippin with Skhumba a Showmax Original reality series

Trippin With Skhumba, episodes 2 to 5
Pack your padkos! Skhumba and six of his comedian friends go back to their roots, travelling to their hometowns, from Kempton Park to Empangeni and everywhere in between, in the ultimate South African comedy road trip. New episodes land every Thursday.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Showmax Co-Productions

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Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax
Pearl Thusi makes history as the first black woman to be Roast Master. Who better to put in the hot seat than her BFF’s baby daddy, rapper AKA? Watch (and squirm) as SA’s funniest take shots at the rapper (and each other).
Planned release date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019

International series

Ray Donovan S6 only on Showmax
Image: CBS

Ray Donovan S6 | First on Showmax
Fixer to LA’s most powerful, Ray Donovan’s actions have caught up with him, sending him to New York where he’s attempting to rebuild his shattered life. How did he get here? Binge-watch Seasons 1 to 5 on Showmax to recap.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Strike Back S6 | First on Showmax
The covert special-ops soldiers of the revived Section 20 uncover a conspiracy that threatens to push the world to the brink of global conflict.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Alone Together S2 | First on Showmax
These two misfits are friends with zero benefits. Ester wants to be a comedian, while Ben is a rich kid with shifting ambitions. As they muddle along together in LA, are they each other’s biggest cheerleaders or worst enemies?
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

SMILF S2 | First on Showmax
Damaged but determined single mom Bridgette is more career-focused than ever in the dramatic second season. But there are laughs aplenty thanks to Bridgette’s questionable decision-making, her intrusive mom and out-of-touch boss.
Planned release date: Monday, 25 March 2019

Crashing S3 | First on Showmax
After catching his wife cheating, aspiring stand-up comedian Pete’s life is flipped upside down. Now homeless, he “crashes” on the couches of various funny people who help him go after his goal of telling jokes for a living. Catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 on Showmax.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

True Detective S3
Unanswered questions surrounding an unsolved crime, the disappearance of a brother and sister, re-emerge three decades later when retired case investigator Wayne Hays engages with a true-crime documentary producer.
Planned release date: Friday, 8 March 2019

My Brilliant Friend
Elena, an elderly woman, has lost her closest friend, Lila, who’s mysteriously disappeared. She recounts their six-decade-long friendship, which began in 1950s Naples, by writing a story about their tumultuous relationship. New episodes land every Saturday.
Planned release date: Saturday, 9 March 2019

Suits S8B
With the naming partner saga behind them, will Alex and Samantha put their differences aside? And more importantly, what lies ahead for Donna and Harvey? Find out in the concluding episodes of this refreshed season of Suits.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Billions S1-3
Taking inspiration from real life cases, this highly addictive drama follows the high-stakes cat-and-mouse game in play between ruthless US attorney Chuck Rhoades and billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Binge the boxset only on Showmax.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

HBO’s Barry S1
SNL alum Bill Hader stars as ex-marine Barry Berkman. Barry, who works as a hitman, is depressed and lonely. Then a job (to kill an aspiring actor) takes him to LA, where he finds some kindred spirits on the theatre scene.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

HBO’s Vice Principals S1-2
When the principal (Bill Murray) at North Jackson High School retires, he ignores the two vice principals Neal Gamby and Lee Russell, who were vying for the job, and appoints outsider Belinda Brown. Neal and Lee plot her demise.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Divorce S1-2
After it comes out that Frances is having an affair (with a muesli-making New Zealander), she and Robert re-examine their personal goals as they enter into long, frustrating and painful divorce proceedings. Starring Sarah-Jessica Parker.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Zac and Mia S1
Likened to The Fault in Our Stars, this series follows two very different teenagers who bond over their battle with cancer while in hospital. Based on the novel by AJ Betts.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Will & Grace 2017 S1 (aka S9)
After more than a decade, not much has changed (and we’re thankful for it). Will and Grace are living under the same roof, Karen is the worst employee ever and Jack’s still looking for love in all the wrong places.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Mike Judge Presents Tales from the Tour Bus S1
The legends of iconic musicians such as Johnny Paycheck and Jerry Lee Lewis are recreated in this animated biographical series narrated by Mike Judge. It includes anecdotes shared by the people who were closest to the stars.
Planned release date: Friday, 1 March 2019

HBO’s The Knick S1-2
It’s early in the 20th Century and the Knickerbocker Hospital is fighting to keep its lights on by offering groundbreaking medical procedures performed by Dr John Thackery, the head surgeon with a cocaine and opium addiction.
Planned release date: Friday,1 March 2019

HBO’s Looking S1-2
This critically acclaimed dramedy follows three gay men, Patrick, Dom and Augustin, who live in San Francisco. The friends support one another as they navigate life, relationships and family.
Planned release date: Friday,1 March 2019

Black-ish S1-3
The Johnsons are a typical upper-middle-class family living in the suburbs. A reality that irks dad Dre, who wants to teach his kids about African-American culture. The result is family sitcom gold. An award-show favourite.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 March 2019

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
In this gripping crime series, an aspiring young writer goes to visit his mentor, award-winning author Harry Quebert. When he arrives at Harry’s home, he discovers the literary icon’s been accused of murdering a teenage girl. Episodes 1 and 2 arrive at the same time as episode 1 on M-Net, with new weekly episodes every Wednesday.
Planned release date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019

International movies

The Italian Job
More of an homage to the original 1969 film than a remake. This time around, a band of thieves plots revenge against an ex-associate in the form of a high-stakes gold heist. Watch it for the epic car chase scene through LA.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 March 2019

In the Name of the King
Fans of the Dungeon Siege video game will see it brought to life in this action-packed fantasy film. A family man named Farmer is on a quest to take action against the evil Krugs who killed his son and kidnapped his wife.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 March 2019

Revolver
This Guy Ritchie cult thriller delivers a strong dose of physical action, cons, special effects and … a search for self-worth. Jason Statham is an ex-con who’s learned a formula while in prison to win any game.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 March 2019

Cowboys & Aliens
As the name suggests, this Western is part sci-fi. A man wakes up with no memory. He stumbles into the unwelcoming town of Absolution, where the townspeople have problems that are literally out of this world.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Oblivion
A masterpiece of cinematography, Oblivion places Jack Harper on a post-apocalyptic Earth where he’s tasked with retrieving the few remaining resources. But an encounter with a spacecraft crash survivor challenges his priorities.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Make It Happen
Lauryn dreams of being a dancer, but keeps striking out, until she discovers a new style of dance. She’s ready to succeed – no matter what it takes or how many people she offends.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 March 2019

The Numbers Station
Disgraced agent Emerson Kent needs to prove his worth on his next assignment: protecting Katherine, a code operator working at a secret CIA station. When the station is attacked, Emerson and Kate have to foil a deadly plot.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 March 2019

Pudsey the Dog: The Movie
Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey stars in this heartwarming comedy. Pudsey is fired from a movie set and finds a new family, but they can’t keep him and unknowingly give him to a woman who does horrible things to dogs.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 March 2019

Valiant
Valiant is a wood pigeon serving his country during World War II by flying across the English Channel to deliver messages to England’s allies. Featuring the voices of Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, John Cleese and Hugh Laurie.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 March 2019

Happily N’Ever After
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr and Andy Dick lend their voices in this animated film based on famous fairytales. Naturally, there’s a wizard, wicked stepmother and heroic princess with quirky sidekicks.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 March 2019

Identity Thief
Introverted businessman Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Bateman) travels across the US to confront the women (Melissa McCarthy) who stole his identity and has racked up mountains of debt in his name.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

An Education
In this witty romantic drama set in London in the early 60s, star-pupil Jenny is ready to go to Oxford. Then she meets an older man, the raconteur David, who introduces her to a world far away from her conservative upbringing.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Power Rangers
It’s Morphin Time! This reboot brings the hit kids’ show from the 1990s to the modern day. A group of high school misfits develop superpowers that they have to use to save the world.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Below Her Mouth | First on Showmax
Jasmine thought she had it all – a career and a fiancé – when she meets the daring Dallas, who pursues her and tempts her into a relationship. This quickly turns to steamy passion in this provocative movie for adults only.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 March 2019

Harry Brown
Harry Brown is retired, mourning his dead wife and waiting to die himself. Some local drug dealers decide to pick on him… only they don’t know how dangerous he really is. He takes the fight to them with bloody consequences.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

Seven Psychopaths
Stuck with a great title but no story, a writer hangs out with two criminals who steal dogs and then return them to their owners for the reward. But when they nab a gangster’s pooch, it spells big trouble.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

Bandidas
Two women team up to deliver justice when a ruthless banker steals peasant farms. Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek star as the tough bandidas in this non-stop action ride.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

Sahara
Two explorers set out to find a treasure ship that went missing in the Sahara after a flood. But when they meet an alluring scientist on the run from a crazy warlord, a simple expedition turns into a crazy adventure.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

Made in Dagenham
In 1968, hundreds of female workers at the Ford Dagenham plant downed tools (read: sewing machines) and staged a walkout campaigning for equal pay. Through fictional characters, Made in Dagenham tells their story.
Planned release date: Monday, 25 March 2019

Sunshine Cleaning
Rose and Norah are sisters in dead-end lives with no prospects. Then someone tells them about the lucrative field of crime scene cleanups, and Rose decides to go all-in, bringing her squeamish sibling along.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 March 2019

Strangerland
Catherine (Nicole Kidman), Matthew (Joseph Fiennes) and their kids move to Nathgari in the Australian outback. Then the kids disappear and all efforts to find them are thwarted by an epic dust storm that engulfs the town.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 March 2019

The Wrestler
Randy “The Ram” Robinson is a pro wrestler past his prime. A brutal beating forces him to retire, but as he takes stock of his life, Randy can’t resist the lure of getting back in the ring.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 March 2019

Kids’ additions

Lilybuds S1
Follow the adventures of the Lilybuds, tiny magical gardeners who work together to look after the garden they call home. They have loads of fun as they care for all the plants and animals nearby.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 March 2019

Transformers: Robots in Disguise S1-3
A new army of Decepticons is threatening to disturb the peace Bumblebee has been keeping for years. He leads a new team of Autobots to return to Earth and capture escaped Decepticon prisoners.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Mister Maker’s Arty Party S7
Mister Maker hits the road with his sidekick Scrappz to throw a party with the Mini Makers. He shows them how to make art around the theme of their celebration and ensures there’s non-stop fun and games.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

The Zoo S1
Ever wondered what animals would say if they could talk? The Zoo puts a fun twist on wildlife shows by giving the animals at Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts human voices and letting them do the talking.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Space Ranger Rogers S1
Chasing bouncy eyeballs, being chased by a T-Rex, finding a missing shoe or silencing annoying sounds – these are just some of the situations the little alien Space Ranger Roger has to face to help out his Earth friends.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 March 2019

Open Heart S1
Months after her dad disappears, 16-year-old Dylan Blake is caught in the act of breaking and entering. She’s sentenced to community service at her family’s Open Heart hospital, where she makes it her mission to find her father.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

South African additions

Funny People S1 | First on Showmax
This stand-up comedy series celebrates some of the best pan-African comedy the continent has to offer. Join Robby Collins, Eddie Kadi, Glen Biderman-Pam and many more hilarious comedians as they discuss life, love, and chickens.
Planned release date: Monday, 25 March 2019

Aya | First on Showmax
Aya thought she had found a way out of poverty. But her response to an online ad lands her in the hands of a ruthless human trafficker. Follow her terrifying ordeal as Aya survives a journey of unspeakable terror.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 March 2019

Whispering Truth to Power
This thought-provoking documentary follows former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela during her final year in the role as she works to eliminate corruption from the Presidency in South Africa.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Klikkerland S1-4
Huppel Hoepel, Tink Tinkie, Rimmel Rammel, Boebel Babbel and the rest of the colourful gang perform educational and uplifting songs and skits to keep young fans’ brains active and entertained, while honing their Afrikaans.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Imposter S2
A streetwise hustler discovers he has a recently deceased identical twin brother. He assumes his identity – and the fun begins.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Fanie Fourie’s Lobola
Guy meets girl, they fall in love, get married and live happily ever after, right? It’s not that simple in Fanie and Dinky’s case. Their relationship, which begins as a hoax, is complicated by their vast cultural differences.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Serpent | First on Showmax
A married couple’s romantic escape takes a dark turn when they become trapped in their tent with a black mamba. When it seems like they won’t both make it out alive, they decide to reveal some surprising truths.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

The Killing Floor | First on Showmax
At a turning point in his life, Melvin realises he has been a failure. But an unrelated hit on drug dealers by a vigilante group starts tangling him in a broader conspiracy that will change his world forever.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

Bang Bang Club
As the fight against apartheid hit a fever pitch in the 1980s, four photojournalists braved the battlegrounds of the townships to document atrocities that helped end the brutal segregation regime. This is their story.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 March 2019

U’Thando Nes’Thembu S1-2
If you haven’t heard about this reality show yet, where have you been? Businessman Musa Mseleku allows viewers into his polygamous marriage to four women. See how they navigate tradition in a modern world.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Hope One In A Billion
Gift Ngoepe was the first person from Africa to play major league baseball in the USA. Growing up, his only access to the sport was through his mother, who was the housekeeper at a baseball clubhouse. This is his story.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Sarafina
Sarafina! is a musical based on the student uprisings in Soweto during the apartheid years. Hollywood actress Whoopi Goldberg stars alongside Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba and John Kani.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Cry, The Beloved Country
A black preacher has to help his son who is accused of murder. He soon meets the father of the murder victim, a white supremacist. Yet as the two get to know each other, they become a symbol against apartheid’s brutality.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

End Game
What did it take to change the fate of a nation? As apartheid’s endgame loomed, a mining operation took a chance and secretly started talks between the government and groups fighting for liberation in this epic real-life drama.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 March 2019

Jock the Hero Dog
The timeless story about Jock the bushveld dog is brought to life in this fun animated family movie. A series of adventures puts his bravery to the test, but Jock and his friends are not stepping back for anything.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 March 2019

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