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Your glorious holiday is around the corner and that means discovering new shows to binge-watch or perhaps revisiting all-time classics. And we’ve got you covered!

December is a huge month for Showmax with a brand-new Original show, Tali’s Wedding Diary, coming on 14 December. Made by the same people behind Suzelle DIY, this marriage mockumentary is already going viral before the launch.

There are awesome new series like HBO’s The Deuce and BBC’s The Durrels, as well as the latest episodes of Mr Robot S3 and South Park S21 Fresh from the US, plus a massive S1-12 of Grey’s Anatomy made for the binge.

Movie fans are in for a treat with an incredible HBO movie collection coming just for December so be sure to binge-watch them all! Check the full list below.

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Tali’s Wedding Diary

From the creators of SuzelleDIY comes a hilarious new mockumentary starring Julia Anastasopoulos as Tali, a Joburg princess who moves to Cape Town – and she’s getting married!
Planned release date: 14/12

Series Additions

The Deuce S1 – First on Showmax (HBO) 
Enter New York City’s Times Square in the 1970s, a world of sex, dreams and danger in this brilliant new drama series featuring an amazing cast and jaw-dropping style.
Planned release date: 04/12

The Durrells S1 (BBC) 
Louisa Durrell moves her family from England to a Greek island in 1935, but the locals are not ready for this strange and wonderful life-loving clan of misfits!
Planned release date: 04/12

The Missing S2 
A missing girl surfaces more than a decade after her disappearance, creating more questions than answers in this chilling new season of the tense crime thriller series.
Planned release date: 04/12

The Bible 
Ambitious and daring, this mini-series takes you from Genesis to Revelations, as we revisit one of the most influential books ever written with all of its drama, grace and wisdom.
Planned release date: 04/12

Mr Robot S03 E09 – First on Showmax. Weekly Episodes Fresh from the US.  
Things are ready to explode as Phase 2 closes in, Elliot’s multiple personalities grow stronger and nobody can trust anyone in this brilliant cat and mouse game.
Planned release date: 07/12

Frankenstein Chronicles S02 E1-6. Exclusive to Showmax. 
First and exclusive. The shocking events of the first season take John Marlott into the dark side of London, against the law and on the wrong side of life…
Planned release date: 07/12

South Park S21 E10 – Fresh from the US. 
Political correctness creeps into the town of South Park, turning everything on its head. But the kids are ready to fight back in this long-running and hilarious animated series.
Planned release date: 07/12

Grey’s Anatomy S1-12
Start at the beginning as Dr. Meredith Grey joins a top Seattle hospital. She’s there to save lives, but is she ready for the changes in her own life?
Planned release date: 11/12

Emerald City S1 
Enter the land of Oz as you’ve never seen before. Dorothy is transported to the realm ruled by the Wizard, but her arrival heralds the beginning of a dark prophecy…
Planned release date: 11/12

Billions S2 
Revenge may be on the backburner as Bobby and Chuck try to fix their empires, but the two arch-enemies can’t resist each other’s destruction in this new nail-biting season.
Planned release date: 11/12

Power S3 
Ghost has finally left the drug game, but as he expands his nightclub empire, it’s clear the game isn’t finished with him in this gripping new season.
Planned release date: 14/12

Madam Secretary S3 
It’s a new non-stop rollercoaster of politics unusual as Elizabeth and her team try to prevent Russia invading Croatia, rescue a kidnapped colleague and trap CIA weapons smugglers.
Planned release date: 18/12

Bosch S3 
Knowing the truth behind his mother’s death has only left Detective Harry Bosch more unpredictable and strange. Then the murder of a homeless vet threatens to push him over the edge…
Planned release date: 18/12

Elementary S5
An explosion starts this season with a bang as Sherlock and Watson face old and new threats across the world, including criminals who kidnap Sherlock for his services…
Planned release date: 18/12

Keeping Up with the Kardashians S13 
It’s that season, where a visit to Paris ends in Kim being robbed! The Kardashians are no strangers to drama, but can they get through this storm?
Planned release date: 18/12

Movie Additions

Walkout (HBO)
Conditions in America’s schools are so bad in 1968 that the students decide to walk out. Watch as hope and unity beat adversity and oppression in this gripping true story.
Planned release date: 01/12

Warm Springs (HBO)
Franklin Roosevelt fought many great battles in politics. But this stunning movie takes us to his greatest fight against a disease that threatened to destroy his world.
Planned release date: 01/12

Miss Evers’ Boys (HBO)
The Tuskegee study notoriously infected poor African Americans with syphilis. Only one nurse stood up against it and her voice blew the conspiracy wide open. This is her story…
Planned release date: 01/12

Taking Chance (HBO)
Lt. Col. Michael Strobl does not understand the price of war, until he volunteers to take a dead soldier’s casket back to the family in this beautiful film about life.
Planned release date: 01/12

Capturing Mary (HBO)
A concierge learns about the exciting, and sometimes dark, history of the mansion he looks after when an elderly visitor shares her experiences as a socialite in the early 1900s.
Planned release date: 01/12

Wit (HBO)
Emma Thompson is outstanding as a professor who discovers she has ovarian cancer. Go along with her lows and highs on her journey with this terrifying disease.
Planned release date: 01/12

Hello Ladies: The Movie (HBO)
Stuart’s ex is on her way to visit him, so he decides to make her jealous by pretending his tenant is his new fling. The plan can’t possibly fail…
Planned release date: 01/12

Elephant (HBO)
Cinematic master Gus van Sant takes us to school as never before, in a film that is as real and incredible as it is shocking. Not to be missed.
Planned release date: 01/12

The Cherokee Kid (HBO)
Revenge is the only thing on the mind of the Cherokee Kid, but first he has to change from wimp to lethal gunslinger… and he’s a whole lotta wimp.
Planned release date: 01/12

Bessie (HBO)
Queen Latifah steps into the shoes of Bessie Smith, the legendary blues performer who rose from nothing to rock the music world in the 1920s and 30s.
Planned release date: 01/12

7 Days In Hell (HBO)
No ego will be left unbruised in this hilarious mockumentary about two great tennis stars (Andy Samberg and Kit Harington) who play a match that lasts seven days.
Planned release date: 01/12

Muhammed Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO)
When Muhammad Ali refused to join the draft for the Vietnam War, he stepped into the ring with his biggest opponent ever: the United States government.
Planned release date: 01/12

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (HBO)
He is one of the all-time boxing greats, and is also known for his antics outside the ring. Now get to know Mike Tyson in his incredible one man show.
Planned release date: 01/12

Confirmation (HBO)
A judge is nominated to the highest court in the US, but a quiet law professor claims she was sexually harassed by him. Will she prevail in this suspenseful drama?
Planned release date: 01/12

Baby Mama
Tina Fey stars as a successful businesswoman who wants children, but is infertile. So she makes a deal with an unstable woman to be the surrogate in this hilarious comedy.
Planned release date: 04/12

The One
Get twice as much Jet Li in this explosive action ride. His twin from another dimension is killing all copies to be the strongest – and there’s only one left…
Planned release date: 04/12

Ella Enchanted 
As a child, Ella was enchanted by her fairy godmother to do everything she was told. But this becomes a problem and she sets out to have the curse removed.
Planned release date: 07/12

Space Chimps 
Chimpanzee astronauts travel through a black hole and discover an alien planet. But to get home, they need to overthrow the local tyrant in this hilarious animated feature.
Planned release date: 07/12

Space Chimps 2 
The chimps return to Planet Malgor, where the tyrant Zartog is plotting to capture them and take back the throne he stole. Don’t miss this fantastic family adventure.
Planned release date: 07/12

Hercules
Dwayne Johnson steps into the sandals of the greatest hero of them all, the mighty Hercules. Yet while he fights for humans, the gods have other plans.
Planned release date: 11/12

Doom 
Things have gone very wrong at a military science base on Mars and the marines go in to deal with it. What awaits them is beyond their worst nightmares…
Planned release date: 11/12

Couples Retreat 
They were hoping for a cheap tropical getaway, but when a bunch of friends have to attend mandatory couple’s counselling at the resort, all kinds of strange things start happening.
Planned release date: 14/12

Wanderlust
A light-hearted comedy about a city slicker couple who join a free-spirited community in an attempt to find themselves and say goodbye to stress… but even hippies have issues.
Planned release date: 18/12

Role Models
Danny hates life and Wheeler never wants to grow up. So becoming mentors for teens may seem like an odd choice for them, but not when the alternative is jail…
Planned release date: 28/12

Impy’s Wonderland
Join Impy the dragon and his friends in this animated adventure as they try to rescue a panda from an evil animal collector!
Planned release date: 28/12

Kids’ Shows

LEGO DC Superheroes on Showmax
LEGO DC Superheroes coming to Showmax. Image: LEGO

Barbie: Thumbelina
Join Barbie as she tells the wonderful story of Thumbelina, a fairy who overcame her fear to befriend a human girl and help save her forest.
Planned release date: 04/12

Barbie in Princess Charm School
Blair thinks her world is coming to an end when she is sent to the Charm College. Instead she finds a whole new world of fun, friends and adventure.
Planned release date: 04/12

LEGO DC Superheroes: Batman Beleaguered
All the heroes of the Justice League are disappearing! If Batman doesn’t get to the bottom of this, he might soon be the only hero left.
Planned release date: 04/12

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale
Merliah loves the sea, but she didn’t know she’s a mermaid princess. Then her mother, the Queen, is kidnapped and Merliah must return to save the underwater kingdom.
Planned release date: 07/12

Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses
The king sends a duchess to turn his 12 princesses into ladies. But instead she bans fun and dancing, so the princesses find a secret passage to a magical land…
Planned release date: 07/12

LEGO Marvel Superheroes: Maximum Overload 
Loki has found a way to “overload” supervillains and unleashes them on the Marvel universe. Can Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk and the rest of the superheroes defeat these monsters?
Planned release date: 07/12

LEGO Jurassic World: Indominus Escape 
The park’s scientists create a new dinosaur with a raging appetite for hot dogs. This becomes a problem when the park starts running low on the delicious snack…
Planned release date: 07/12

Barbie in The Princess and The Popstar 
Princess Tory wants to perform. Pop superstar Keira wants a break from her schedule. They can magically swap places, so they go for it. But the grass isn’t always greener…
Planned release date: 11/12

Barbie Island Princess (NBC) – LP Start 1 Dec
Surviving a shipwreck, Ro grows up on a deserted island with the help of her animal friends. Then a surprise arrival leads them on an adventure to save the kingdom.
Planned release date: 11/12

LEGO Marvel Superheroes: Avengers Reassembled 
The Avengers have no time to lose after Ultron takes control of Iron Man’s suit. Can they save him and stop Ultron’s plan to take over the world?
Planned release date: 11/12

Timmy’s Christmas Surprise 
Join Aardman’s Timmy and his friends in this holiday special. When they get snowed in at the nursery on Christmas Eve, they decide to create their own Christmas right there.
Planned release date: 14/12

LEGO FRIENDS of Heartlake City S1-S6 
Olivia is new to Heartlake City and wishes she was somewhere else. Little does she know of the wonderful adventures awaiting her once she meets Emma, Stephanie, Andrea and Mia.
Planned release date: 14/12

Documentary Additions

MANNY on Showmax
Manny Pacquiao. Image: NBC

Manny 
Eight times world champion, Manny Pacquiao is one of boxing’s all-time greats. Now meet the man and genius behind the champ in this provocative documentary.
Planned release date: 04/12

The Truth About E81-88
The sporting world attracts myths and conspiracies. But what’s fact and what’s fiction? Inverleigh explores a range of stories that give a new perspective to your favourite sports.
Planned release date: 07/12

The Hunt (BBC) 
It’s predator vs prey in this stunning new nature series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Get up close to see the fight between nature’s best hunters and most cunning survivors.
Planned release date: 07/12

The Hunt – Making Of (BBC) 
The Hunt is filled with some of the most incredible nature scenes ever shown on film. But how did they capture these moments? Step behind the camera and find out…
Planned release date: 07/12

Attenborough & Giant Dinosaur (BBC) 
Follow Sir David Attenborough to where the bones of the largest animal to ever walk the planet are being uncovered. This amazing documentary puts you right alongside these magnificent dinosaurs.
Planned release date: 11/12

Fed Up 
How bad is the obesity epidemic and what role do food companies play? This eye-opening documentary investigates the global health threat posed by crazy laws and food politics.
Planned release date: 14/12

The Best of Top Gear (BBC) 
When Top Gear was relaunched in 2002, nobody expected what a behemoth it would become. Go back to the early days and experience all the drama, madness and power again.
Planned release date: 14/12

Top Gear S9-12 (BBC) 
From jalopies to building your own limo, Jeremy, James and Richard are back with their crazy antics and you’re invited to go along for the ride!
Planned release date: 14/12

Top Gear Specials (BBC)
While suburbanites worry when their SUVs get too close to the pavement, the Top Gear team buy used cars and try to drive them across the Kalahari desert. Madness!
Planned release date: 14/12

South African Additions

Four Corners on Showmax
Four Corners is coming to Showmax. Image: Netwerk24

Binnelanders S12 
The Binneland Clinic in Pretoria is the backdrop for this local soapie that tells the stories of the medical professionals who save their patients’ lives and do whatever they can to heal their hurts.
Planned release date: 04/12

Trouvoete 
Ella is smart, successful and creative, but her relationships are not as lucky. Louis, a doctor, has the same problem. Then they become online friends. But can it be more?
Planned release date: 04/12

Jan S01 E08 – Weekly Episodes 
We meet the Michelin-star chef Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen in Nice and travel to an Italian village where he finds inspiration for his boundless creativity.
Planned release date: 04/12

Semi-Soet 
A workaholic businesswoman needs to pretend she’s all about family to close a deal. So she hires a model as her pretend fiancé. But what sounded like a good plan…
Planned release date: 04/12

Liefling Die Movie 
All the stops are pulled for this musical sensation. Jan has his eye on the life-loving Liefling, but fate, jealous exes and many songs all conspire to keep them apart.
Planned release date: 04/12

Isibaya S3 
The Zungus and Ndlovus continue their vendetta for control and power, but the new generation wants to break with the past. Yet secrets and lies are always around the corner…
Planned release date: 04/12

Tell Me Sweet Something 
Moratiwa runs her bookstore with ambitions of being a writer. Then she meets Nat, a model who wants to be loved for his mind not body. But are they meant for each other?
Planned release date: 04/12

How To Steal 2 Million 
Released from prison, Jack can’t find work. His former buddy Twala offers him a job he can’t refuse, but can he trust his new partners in crime?
Planned release date: 04/12

Waterfront S01 E09 – Weekly Episodes 
A kykNET and Showmax co-production: three sisters return to Cape Town and their family business of building yachts in this new drama series full of scandal, intrigue and romance! New episodes every week.
Planned release date: 07/12

Boer Soek n Vrou S10 E10 – Weekly Episodes 
In the 10th season of this hit reality show, Minki van der Westhuizen returns to help 10 farmers find lasting love. New episodes every week!
Planned release date: 07/12

Tussen As en Hoop 
A preacher is devastated after the death of his family and becomes a recluse. Then a new social worker asks him to help stop the same disease that destroyed his family from hurting others.
Planned release date: 07/12

Igazi S1 
Being the heir in a powerful Xhosa royal family is not easy when nobody can be trusted. Don’t miss the drama and suspense in this truly South African series.
Planned release date: 07/12

Becoming Mrs Jones 
Join celebrity Minnie Dlamini as she prepared for the big day in this fabulous three-part wedding special.
Planned release date: 07/12

Die Republiek Van Zoid Afrika S2-3
Karen Zoid is back with two more seasons of great music and amazing guests, including Evita Bezuidenhout, Thuli Madonsela, Leon Schuster, Jack Parow, Marc Lottering and Nik Rabinowitz.
Planned release date: 11/12

Ons Sprokiesbruilof S1
Step into a fairytale as this brand-new hit reality show helps lucky couples create their perfect wedding! Presented by Sorina Erasmus, it’s all about that special day.
Planned release date: 11/12

Wonderboy for President 
A charming young man from the Eastern Cape is convinced to run for president by two dodgy characters. And when politics is involved, a scandal isn’t far behind.
Planned release date: 11/12

Anderkant die Stilte 
Tired of the stifling control of their old-age home, a group creates a secret stage play right under the nose of the staff in this star-studded comedy drama.
Planned release date: 14/12

Four Corners 
Ricardo is stuck in the ghetto. His chess talent can save him, but he’s being groomed to join a gang. Then his uncle, a reformed gangster, arrives from prison.
Planned release date: 14/12

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