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Bringing you a comedy superstar’s Emmy-nominated performance on stage; Tom Hardy’s must-watch portrayal of a 19th-Century adventurer in a period drama you’ll see only on Showmax; a gorgeous film about one of the world’s most successful author’s rags-to-riches story; a new season of a delicious local reality show; and so much more, Showmax is where it’s at this weekend.

International new additions

First and only on Showmax: Taboo

Adventurer James Delaney, thought to be dead, returns to 19th-Century London to claim his inheritance. But, in this nail-biting, gorier-than-most BBC series, his enemies have no idea how cunningly dangerous Delaney is. This gritty, dark period drama was produced by Ridley Scott, co-created by Tom Hardy, who plays Delaney with simmering menace and gruff tones, and it also stars plenty of celebs you’ll recognise from Game of Thrones. Watch now »

New crime series: Undercover, Season 1

Stay on the edge of your seat as a lawyer tries to right a miscarriage of justice, while her husband does everything to keep the truth hidden. Watch now »

New drama series: Thicker than Water: The Tankards

Ambition, wealth and religion all come together with the Tankards, a close family of music producers and entrepreneurs. But success does not come easily when relatives are involved! Watch now »

New comedy movie: School of Rock

Desperate for cash, Dewey takes a job teaching music at an exclusive private school. But the academy is not ready for his unique brand of rock ‘n roll fury! Watch now »

New family movie: Magic Beyond Words – The JK Rowling Story

She is one of the most successful authors of all time. But how did JK Rowling rise from living on benefits to creating the most popular wizard in living memory? Watch now »

Editor’s Choice movie: Adventures of Tintin

The famous comic character is brought to life in this brilliant and groundbreaking 3D animated film. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it’s a thrill ride for the whole family! Watch now »

New non-fiction: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo

Comedy megastar Amy Schumer takes no hostages in her HBO special, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2015. Expect an hour of comedy iron punches wrapped in a velvet glove, delivered by one of the sharpest comediennes to ever stroll onto stage. Watch now »

South African additions

Jan Braai vir Erfenis – new season

South African braaimaster Jan hits the road again, taking his fiery talents with him. Join him as he travels to exotic spots on the map and cooks up a storm. Watch now »

Faan se Trein

This touching movie with an all-star cast is about a simple-minded, train-obssessed chap called Faan who lives with his father in a tiny Karoo town in the 50s. When his father dies, Faan’s inheritance attracts the attention of a manipulative young woman – and Faan has is completely unable to deal with it. Watch now »

My Perfect Proposal

Go behind the scenes as ordinary men and women prepare for one of the biggest moments of their lives – popping the question to their beloved. Watch now »

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