7 of the best series on Showmax

7 of the best series on Showmax

Escape At Dannemora. Insecure S3. Good Trouble S1. Kidding S1. The Twilight Zone S1. And much more…

First on Showmax. Binge from 1 May 2019 

ANIMALS. focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth’s least-habitable environment: New York City. In Season 3, the late night cult favourite visits a human-less, post-apocalyptic Big Apple. Blending live-action and animated segments, the HBO series features arguably the strongest cast on TV this year, including Aisha Tyler (Archer), Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Infinity War), Awkwafina (Ocean’s Eight), Carol Kane (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), David Harbour (Stranger Things), Demi Moore (GI Jane), Edie Falco (The Sopranos), Jacob Tremblay (Room), John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge), Johnny Knoxville (Jackass), Lauren Lapkus (Crashing), Lucy Liu (Elementary), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) and many more… 

84% critics rating and 85% audience score, Rotten Tomatoes



Binge from 22 May 2019

A female employee (Oscar winner Patricia Arquette) at a maximum security prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates (Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano and Oscar winner Benicio del Toro) and helps them escape. Based on a true story, Escape At Dannemora is directed by Ben Stiller (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty). 

2019 Golden Globe: Best Actress in a Limited Series (Patricia Arquette)

2019 Directors Guild of America Award for Limited Series (Ben Stiller) 

Binge from 3 June 2019 

Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, Insecure follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.

Golden Globe Best Actress In a Comedy nominee (Issa Rae): 2017 and 2018

2018 Emmy nominee: Best Actress (Issa Rae) and Best Cinematography

Binge from 3 June 2019 

In Season 1, Howard (Oscar winner J. K. Simmons), a hapless UN employee, discovers the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension, where his other self is a top spy. Season 2 finds the Crossing closed and each Howard stranded in the other’s world. As a cold war escalates between worlds and deepens the divide, both men find themselves growing increasingly like each other.

Outstanding New Program nominee, Television Critics Association Awards, 2018

100% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes | 8.1/10, IMDB

Binge from 3 June 2019

After refusing to compromise his principles by joining an alliance with the filthy-rich Anderson brothers to move a football franchise to Las Vegas, Spencer (Dwayne Johnson from Jumanji) and his partner Joe (Emmy winner Rob Corddry) set out to expand their foothold in the client-management business, weighing an opportunity to purchase an extreme-sports LA outfit founded by Lance Klians (BAFTA nominee Russell Brand). 

Nominated for Emmys in 2017 and 2018

Nominated for three Black Reel Awards in two years, including Best Comedy and Best Actor In A Comedy (Dwayne Johnson)

First on Showmax. Binge from 1 July 2019

In this spinoff from the multi-award-winning The Fosters, Callie (six-time Teen Choice nominee Maia Mitchell) and Mariana Foster (three-time Teen Choice nominee Cierra Ramirez) move to Los Angeles and begin their lives as young adults. Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech and Callie faces the harsh realities of the federal legal system clerking for a federal judge. Faced with new neighbours, new challenges and, of course, new romances, the sisters must depend on one another to navigate the City of Angels. 

100% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes


Same time as M-Net. Weekly from 9 August 2019. 

Jeff, a famous children’s television icon, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart. Mostly directed by Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind), Kidding stars two-time Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey; Oscar nominees Frank Langella and Catherine Keener; and Judy Greer (Ant-Man). 

2019 Golden Globe nominee: Best TV Comedy & Best Actor (Jim Carrey)

83% audience rating, Rotten Tomatoes


One Dollar S1 – Murder mystery | 95% audience score, Rotten Tomatoes – due 1 May 2019
The Good Fight S1-2 – Legal drama | Best Drama nominee, TV Critics Association– due 1 May 2019
Burden of Truth S1-2 – Legal drama | 86% rating, Rotten Tomatoes – S1: 1 May 2019 | S2: 3  June 2019
2 Dope Queens S2 – Comedy-talk-show | Featuring Lupita Nyong’o & Daniel Radcliffe – due 1 May 2019
You’ve Been T@gged S3 – Teen thriller | Starring Katelyn Nacon (Walking Dead) – due 1 May 2019
Charmed S1 – Fantasy | CW’s reboot of the Alyssa Milano late-90s series about sisters who are witches – due 11 May 2019
Strange Angel S1 – Cult drama | 94% audience score, Rotten Tomatoes – due 3 June 2019
Get Shorty S1-2 – Crime comedy | 96% audience score, Rotten Tomatoes – due 3 June 2019
The Twilight Zone S1 – Sci-fi-fantasy-horror | Reboot from Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get OutUs) – due 21 August 2019

These are just a sample of what’s to come; more titles will be confirmed soon. Please note this release schedule is subject to change. 

To see everything coming to Showmax in April, click here.  

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