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We’ve got one word for you: Fargo. Wait, make that four: and Call the Midwife. Okay, fine, we’ve got lots of words for you, because among the brilliant shows added to the Showmax line-up this week is the teen sci-fi romance Star-Crossed and Season 1 of BBC’s groundbreaking Planet Earth documentary, and more. Go forth and binge!

International series

Fargo, Season 3

Fargo Season 3 on Showmax
Image: MGM

Fargo returns with a new saga of crime, passion and murder. Ewan McGregor stars in this tale about a plan so good, it can’t go wrong. Or can it? Watch now »

Call the Midwife, Seasons 4-6

Call the Midwife on Showmax
Image: BBC

It’s the 1960s and change is in the air. As a new decade dawns in London’s East End, are the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House ready? Watch now »

Star-Crossed, Season 1

Star-Crossed on Showmax
Image: CBS

Can love survive prejudice? In this groundbreaking sci-fi show, a human girl and alien boy must stand against their people’s anger, or risk losing each other. Watch now »

Odd Mom Out, Season 2

Odd Mom Out S2 on Showmax
Image: NBC

Jill tries to get back into the magazine business, which should be a cakewalk compared to family, Hamilton theatre tickets and the world’s worst neighbours. Watch now »

International movies

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down on Showmax
Image: Miramax

In 1993, US soldiers went into Mogadishu to capture a warlord. Then a black hawk helicopter is shot down, starting a battle that will forever be remembered. Watch now »

Kids’ additions

Mr Bean, Season 2 – new episodes

Mr Bean S2 on Showmax
Image: Endemol

Nobody is safe as Mr Bean returns for more animated mayhem. No matter if it’s a toothache, getting a haircut or car trouble, Mr Bean always ends up in a hilarious disaster situation. Watch now »

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

The Prophet on Showmax
Image: Videovision

Don’t miss this incredible and mesmerising animated artwork which tells touching tales about love, life, good and evil, starring Liam Neeson and Salma Hayek. Watch now »

Jungle Beat, Seasons 1-2

Jungle Beat on Showmax
image: Sunrise Productions

In this family-friendly series of five-minute CGI-animated episodes, you’ll get to see some of the bizarre situations animals encounter in nature. It’s won awards all over the world, including Best Animation at the African Eye Animation Festival. Watch now »


Image: Sunrise Productions

Bokkie is a 3D animated super‐hero with special powers to perform amazing rugby moves and feats. Bokkie wishes that he could share his powers and talents with all his Springbok friends and fans so that they can experience the same love and passion for the Springboks and rugby. Watch now »

Non-fiction additions

Planet Earth, Season 1

Planet Earth on Showmax
Planet Earth on Showmax. Image: BBC

Enter the amazing natural world in this award-winning series of nature documentaries. From unbelievable footage to never-seen-before animals, this is the one nature series you can’t miss. Watch now »

South African additions

Point of Order, Season 1, episode 1

Welcome to the crazy world of Point of Order, where six of SA’s top comedians are joined by a special guest in a mock version of SA’s Parliament. New episodes arrive on Showmax every Thursday. This week, Khanyi Mbau is inducted as Minister of Champagne Affairs.

Boer Soek ‘n Vrou, Season 10, episode 14 – final episode

Don’t miss the final episode of Season 10 of this popular match-making show that sees some of the country’s most eligible farmers choosing their bride to be. After this week, every single episode of Season 10 will be ready on Showmax for re-watching, or bingeing for the first time!

Vinkel en Koljander, Season 1

Vinkel & Koljander on Showmax
Image: kykNET

Neesha cooks a mean Kaapse Malei dish and her daughter-in-law Cheryl is not bad at making food either. But if you think they’ll get along, you’ve got another think coming.

Die Camino, Season 1, episode 2

Elders Die Camino Showmax
Image: kykNET

Elders, the best-selling Afrikaans book about the Camino pilgrimage in Spain by writer, journalist and TV presenter Erns Grundling, is the inspiration behind this travel series, currently screening on kykNET, with episodes available the following day on Showmax, with English subtitles. Watch now »

Paradise Stop

Paradise Stop
Image: Mzansi Magic

Investigating a series of daring highway robberies, a lawman realises the criminal is none other than his best friend. Can he stop the crimes and still save his friend’s future?


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