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It’s been pretty apocalyptic around the country this week, so we totally understand if you just want to hole up for the weekend and forget reality for an hour … or 12. With no less than seven new international and local series, plus new movies and the groundbreaking Cassper Nyovest music documentary having launched on Showmax this week, your escape from the real world is sorted.

New series: Vampire Diaries, Season 7

Still reeling from Elena leaving them through her sacrifice, everyone tries to pick up the pieces. New love blooms, but a misguided feud attracts a powerful enemy to Mysic Falls…

New series: Limitless, Season 1

A mysterious drug turns Brian into the world’s smartest person. He uses his skills to solve crime, but can he keep his secret from the FBI … and the world?

New series: Vikings, Season 4

Ragnar and his forces have taken Paris. But as rumours spread that the Viking king is not well, different factions ready themselves to take the throne and rule the Vikings.

New movie: Robin Hood

Part history, part fantasy, this version of the legend is an explosive spectacular, with Russell Crowe lending weight and weariness to the lead role and Cate Blanchett shining as Marion.

New movie: Good Boy!

Dogs are not our best friends, but actually invaders from outer space who have forgotten their mission. But that might change as the evil dog overlord heads to Earth.

Editor’s Choice movie: Step Up 2

Get your date night grooving with epic dancing! The snobs at a prestigious dance school won’t give newcomer Andie a break, so she enters The Streets, an underground dance contest.

Editor’s Choice SA series: Liefste Kayla

She’s a young star with big dreams … follow her journey to fame in this sweet series.

New Afrikaans series: Marita Kook, Season 1

Join renowned author Marita Van Der Vyver as she visits the south of France and its food, dispersed with her own culinary adventures and experiences.

New SA music documentary: Cassper Nyovest: Fill Up the Dome

Experience the incredible show that nobody said could be done. Cassper Nyovest proves he is a superstar, playing an immortal show to a sold-out crowd at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome!

New SA reality show: Real Jozi A-Listers, Season 1

Catch some of Jozi’s most famous and infamous celebrities in this parody reality show that gives a tongue-in-cheek glimpse of fame in the city of gold.

New SA series: Ayeye, Season 1

A coming-of-age story set in a Joburg ad agency and following the lives of three friends, Neo, Lebo and JK, who hustle in the work-hard-play-hard ad industry

New SA series: Something’s Cooking, Season 1

Sink your teeth into this unique cooking show experience, as we join superstar group Micasa’s J’Something in his own kitchen, gleaning his culinary skills as well as meeting his friends.

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