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We’ve got two gorgeous series coming FIRST to Showmax, plus episodes of the brand-new Season 21 of South Park hitting your screens express from the US, as well as the acclaimed HBO miniseries Big Little Lies in September. We’ll also have all three Hobbit movies so you can binge on the epic adventure from the very beginning!

Don’t miss the launch of South African powerhouse series Suidooster and Saints and Sinners this month, plus some really exciting kids’ shows, including a new season of Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Quite simply, Showmax is the place to be in September, so settle in for a month of epic entertainment!

International series

Showmax

FIRST ON SHOWMAX: Tut (miniseries)
Danger and seduction hides around every corner in the court of Tutankhamun, the all-powerful pharaoh. But that power comes with great cost and many people want it…
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 4)
Jake and Holt lie low in Florida in witness protection. But soon their antics make them fugitives from the law! More non-stop hilarity in this comedy masterpiece.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

FIRST ON SHOWMAX AND EXPRESS FROM THE US: Younger (Season 4, episodes 11 and 12)
Will Liza finally hook up with her boss and reveal her secret? Find out in the penultimate and finale episodes, express from the US!
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September (episode 11) and Thursday, 14 September (episode 12)

Criminal Minds (Seasons 1-10)
To catch a criminal, you have to think like a criminal – or have a team who can outwit even the most clever and twisted minds.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

Power (Seasons 1-2)
A club mogul’s success hides his real business of selling drugs to the super rich. But can he keep his power, leave the game and go legit all at once? Produced by and starring 50 Cent.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 September

Big Little Lies (miniseries)

An addictive and suspense-filled series that reveals the dark underbelly that lies beneath the lives of three seemingly perfect moms and their perfect kids.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 September

EXPRESS FROM THE US: South Park (Season 21)
Express from the US! Join Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman as they poke fun at politics, political correctness and even more taboo subjects. New episodes will air on Showmax every Friday!
Planned release date: Friday, 15 September

The Honourable Woman (Season 1)
After inheriting her father’s business, Nessa changes it to help the world. But the death of a business partner triggers events that throw her into a dangerous game of secrets. This BBC spy thriller stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 September

Black Sails (Seasons 1-2)
Step onboard the ship of Captain Flint, legendary pirate, as he and his crew face off against enemy armadas and rival cutthroats in this spectacular action adventure!
Planned release date: Monday, 25 September

The Arrangement (Season 1)
Glitz and glamour come with a price as a young woman is offered a chance to marry a rich actor. This exposes her to a dangerous and secretive new world, in the E! scripted series.
Planned release date: Thursday, 29 September

International movies

Showmax

Spring Breakers
Four students go off the deep end and join a drug dealer in a crime spree during a sun-soaked spring break. A tense action thriller full of bods and firepower.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

Duplex
The perfect couple find the perfect house. But definitely not the perfect neighbour, so they have to take drastic measures before their lives are destroyed in this hilarious dark comedy.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

Jersey Girl
Ollie is a promoter at the top of his game, but then loses everything. Who knew it would be the little girl he never wanted who’d really change his life?
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

The Yards
Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and Joaquin Phoenix lead this tense thriller about an ex-con who tries to avoid trouble, but ends up on the wrong side of a mob family.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

The Animal
Marvin is a total loser who just wants to be a cop. When a scientist rebuilds him with animal parts after an accident, Marvin suddenly has much greater powers!
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

Seven Psychopaths
A screenwiter has a good title, but no story. Then his two friends kidnap a rich gangster’s dog… Don’t miss this fan favourite action comedy where insanity keeps you alive!
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

Proof
Dealing with the death of her genius father and pressure to leave her home, a young woman struggles under the strain in this powerful movie with a stellar cast.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

Happily N’Ever After
When her wicked stepmother joins forces with other evildoers to control the kingdom, Cinderella has to go beyond the fairytale to save everyone. An animated adventure for the whole family.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

Happily N’Ever After 2: Snow White
Cinderella’s father is in love – but his fiancee is an evil witch. Can Ella and her friends stop the wedding? Find out in this brilliant animated film.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

Bandslam
Vanessa Hudgens leads a talented cast in this foot-tapping story about a student band out to win a huge record deal. But not everyone wants them to succeed…
Planned release date: Monday, 11 September

Kate and Leopold
Kate hardly has time for relationships in this century, so babysitting a duke who literally time traveled from the 1800s will have to do in this funny romantic comedy.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 September

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown
A detective is framed for murder and goes up against an entire corrupt police department in this non-stop action ride.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 September

Dirty 30
Kate is turning 30 and her life is a mess. Her friends throw her a party, but things are about to go off the rails in this side-splitting comedy!
Planned release date: Monday, 11 September

All in Good Time
Getting married is easy, getting intimate is hard – especially when you live with your nosy father! Can these newlyweds save themselves from their family in this hilarious British comedy?
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 September

Charlie St Cloud
Charlie has the future ahead of him. But his little brother’s death keeps him stuck in the past. Can a new love help Charlie move on and realise his dreams?
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 September

Dredd
War has created giant cities full of crime where only the Judges are able to keep the peace. And one judge is feared more than anything: Judge Dredd.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 September

Red Cliff
In ancient China, when the southern states break away from the Han Dynasty, the emperor sends in the army. Vastly outnumbered, the southerners get crafty in this spectacular war epic.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 September

Pride
Flow along with this true story about a black inner city swimming team who face off against prejudice, naysayers and bullies to show they are the best in the water.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 September

Jadoo
Two chef brothers argue and literally split their recipe book. After 20 years of fighting each other, one of their daughters tries to reunite them in this sweet comedy.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 September

The Grandmaster
Ip Man was one of the greatest martial artists ever and he even trained the legendary Bruce Lee. Now discover the story of the master in this epic action movie.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 September

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille has a talent for perfume like no other and will stop at nothing to make his perfect scent in this mind-blowing cult classic thriller.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 September

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Bilbo Baggins lived a peaceful life until the wizard Gandalf convinces him to join a quest to reclaim the Dwarven throne. Soon he is facing armies, monsters and even dragons!
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 September

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The second in this adventure trilogy sees Bilbo and his fellow adventurers get closer to their goal, but not without orcs, giant spiders and worse standing in their way!
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 September

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Bilbo’s fantastic journey concludes, but not in a whimper. With a dragon to stop and an army attacking the adventurers, it’ll take a hobbit with a big heart to win!
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 September

Waist Deep
An ex-con just wants to have an honest life. But then a crimelord kidnaps his son during a hijacking. Now nothing, not even breaking the law, will stop our hero.
Planned release date: Monday, 25 September

Love in the Time of Cholera
A man tries to forget his past by having one steamy affair after the other. But it doesn’t erase the feelings for his lost love in this moving romantic drama.
Planned release date: Monday, 25 September

Repo Men
In the future, people live longer with artificial organs. But fail to pay for the goods and repo men will remove what was bought – even if it means death.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 September

Gracie
A talented player, Gracie is the only girl in her soccer-mad family. Then a tragedy prompts her to join the all-boys soccer team in this heart-warming true story.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 September

 

Kids’ shows

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise (Season 2)
In a new age of prosperity, many years after the war between the Autobots and Decepticons, Bumblebee is a galactic peace officer. But evil is about to rise again … Catch the second season on Showmax now!
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

Julius Jr (Season 2)
Join Worry Bear, Clancy, Sheree and of course the star of the show, Julius Jr, as they explore other dimensions by simply creating a door, in this sweet show for pre-schoolers and toddlers.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

Digimon Fusion (Season 1)
Mikey Kudo dreams of commanding his own Digimon army. Little does he know his dream’s about to come true, as he and his friends are transported to the Digimon world!
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

Ever After High: Way to Wonderland
Raven and friends accidentally end up at Wonderland High and meet the very charming Red and White Knights, but will they win against evil vice-principal Courtly Jester?Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

Ever After High: Dragon Games
Raven and Apple have to get over their differences and work together to save Ever After High from the return of the dragons and the Evil Queen.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

Ever After High: Epic Winter
The fairytale world is trapped in a never-ending winter. Will Crystal and friends be able to lift the curse and save Ever After from the cold?
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

Ever After High (Seasons 1-3)
Join Apple White, Raven Queen, Alistair Wonderland, C.A. Cupid and their friends at Ever After High, the school for the royal and rebel children of fairy tales!
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

New Teletubbies (Season 1)
It’s never a dull day with Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po around! The four friends are up to all kinds of things, learning about the world in new HD adventures!
Planned release date: Monday, 11 September

Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave
A number of accidents lead Thomas to investigate strange footprints in the area. But he will need to be brave if he wants to find out where they come from!
Planned release date: Monday, 11 September

Fireman Sam: Alien Alert
When the famous host of the TV show Alien Quest arrives in Pontypandy, UFOs start visiting, too. Fireman Sam gets on the case and goes on the hunt for aliens in this kids’ movie.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 September

Wellie Wishers (Season 1)
Once they put on their special boots, Willa, Kendall, Ashlyn, Emerson, and Camille are ready for any adventure. A delightful show full of stories, songs and jokes for everyone!
Planned release date: Monday, 18 September

Thomas & Friends: Sodors Legend of the Lost Treasure
The race is on between Thomas and the seadog Sailor John as they try to find lost pirate treasure. Arr! Join Thomas on this exciting movie full of adventure.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 September

Barbie: Dreamtopia
Join Barbie, Chelsey and the cute puppy Honey as they go into the world of dreams, full of imagination and fantasy, flowing rainbow rivers and floating candy clouds.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 September

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race
Thomas is invited to the Great Railway Show, where he can race against the fastest trains in the world. But they haven’t met Thomas and his friends yet!
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 September

Make It Pop (Season 1)
Feel the musical vibes when three teenage girls at boarding school together start their own K-pop group in this fun-filled, pop-loving comedy series with all the right beats!
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 September

Non-fiction additions

Showmax

Fight Stars (episodes 25-26)
Go beyond the ring to experience the highs and lows in the glamorous lifestyles of sport’s newest breed of stars, both men and women.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

Total Combat Presents One Championship (episodes 25-26)
Experience the best of One Championship’s premium MMA events. Each episode features back to back fights, including the pre-fight build up.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

Bernie Mac: I Ain’t Scared of You
A fascinating and funny documentary that pays tribute to comedian Bernie Mac and his journey from underground comedy clubs to Hollywood.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 September

Iconoclasts
Each episode pairs two creative visionaries who, in most cases, are close friends. We join them for discussions about their journeys, their inspiration, their challenges, and their art. Don’t miss the episode where Dr Jane Goodall chats to Charlize Theron.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 September

South African additions

South African series

Showmax

Suidooster (Seasons 1-2)
Three Cape Town families make their living in the shopping centre Suidooster, in the fictional suburb of Ruiterbosch. This soapie is about a multicultural community and their challenges and triumphs.
Planned release date: Thursday, 7 September

Getroud Met Rugby (Season 4)
Join the Stryders rugby team in Johannesburg, and get stuck into all the drama that happens off-field in the homes of the Stryders players and staff, in this new season.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 September

Saints and Sinners (Seasons 1-3)

A gripping family drama starring S’dumo Mtshali and other SA A-listers that will have you questioning your own moral code, and what it would take for you to ignore it.
Planned release date: Thursday, 14 September

Koekedoor (Seasons 1-2)
This beautifully filmed Afrikaans baking competition show, which became a mega-hit when it first aired, pits South Africa’s best home bakers against one another in Tulbagh. Look out for former Miss SA Rolene Strauss and TV legend Riaan Cruywagen in episode 1.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 September

Hotel (Season 1)
A kind of local tribute to Fawlty Towers, this mockumentary set in a small-town hotel in Mpumalanga deals with the old-school manager butting heads with the corporation that’s bought the hotel as they both try to put their mark on the establishment.
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 September

Jan Braai vir Erfenis (Seasons 5-6)
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.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 September

Non-fiction

Comedy Central Presents: Divine Live at the Lyric
Religion’s never been this funny: see SA’s top comedians debating their faiths at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg.
Planned release date: Monday, 4 September

Comedy Central Presents: Schalk Bezuidenhout Live at Parker’s
He’s the most hilarious man in dodgy jerseys with the worst moustache you’ve ever seen, and he’s doing his stand-up act live at Parker’s Comedy at Montecasino.
Planned release date: Monday, 11 September

Comedy Central Presents: Daniel Friedman (Season 2)
Known as Deep Fried Man, Daniel Friedman brings his sharp musical comedy (“stand-up with a guitar) to your screen in September.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 September

Hot Plate: Catering eKasi (Seasons 1-3)
In this reality show, we see how Mzansi caterers do it IRL. Get all their tips, tricks and recipes in Seasons 1 to 3 of the popular cooking series.
Planned release date: Monday, 18 September

The People vs The Rainbow Nation
This 2016 documentary questions whether 1994 was as big a watershed moment as it was touted to be. Are things really so different in modern-day SA compared to how they were in our dark past? And what does “the rainbow nation” actually mean? Does it exist?
Planned release date: Thursday, 21 September

Comedy Central Presents: Conrad Koch (Season 2)
You probably know him as the man behind the political pundit puppet that’s every politician’s (and Steve Hofmeyer’s) worst nightmare, Chester Missing – catch them both in this stand-up special.
Planned release date: Monday, 25 September

MTV Base Meets Idris Elba
One of the most acclaimed actors on our screens today – as well as being a DJ and recording artist – meets with African youth in this MTV Base special, to share the secrets to his success and his experience of fame.
Planned release date: Monday, 25 September

Movies

The Initiate (short film)
When Rethabile, a girl with high hopes for herself, finds out just before her Sotho coming-of-age ceremony that she is pregnant, she has to do whatever she can to keep the secret from her controlling father.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 September

The Fall of Ganesh (short film)
A young Indian woman wants to host a Diwali dinner to celebrate her engagement to her lover – but her friends and family do not approve of her union. This leads to violent conflict, and the sparks fly … in more ways than one.
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 September

A Cup of Sugar (short film)
Directed by Bongiwe Selane, this short movie was nominated for the Best Short Film or Online Video award at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards last year. It’s about Dipuo, new to the community, who gets a visit from her neighbour a few days after moving in. Martha, a divorced former housewife, needs to borrow a cup of sugar…
Planned release date: Thursday, 28 September

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