ShowMax is constantly adding new series and movies to its catalogue. There are more than 25 000 episodes, movies and kids shows so it can be difficult to choose what to watch. That's why we've put together a list of the new seasons and series to watch this January.
1. Luther S1 - S4
Don’t miss one of the best police thrillers modern television has to offer. Police dramas generally feature troubled yet genius detectives. But Luther stands apart as a series full of edge, action and brooding suspense. Idris Elba returns as the hero, a police detective from London who loves to hunt down serial killers. Except that his latest target, a cannibalistic killer, is clearly out to play games. Luther’s controversial methods may not only fall short, but even encourage the killer to go further. Watch now »
2. Younger S1 - S2
Liza’s ploy to pretend she is only 26 came to a head in her relationship with Josh in the first season. But don’t believe that's the end of it - especially when Liza’s daughter returns from a trip to India and ends up getting a tattoo … from Josh! Meanwhile, Liza’s work situation is getting crazier, plus she might have met someone closer to her real age. From the creator of Sex and the City, the brilliantly funny Younger returns for a second season, reminding us that you are only as old as you are willing to lie about. Watch now »
3. Red Band Society S1
Medical dramas always show us the lives of the doctors, nurses and the rest of the staff at a hospital. But what about the patients? What about a group of teenagers with different serious conditions, keeping them together in the pediatric ward? Kara, Charles, Emma, Jordi, Leo and Dash would never have been friends elsewhere, but at the hospital they find a way to get to know each other. They create the Red Band Society, named after the red hospital bands they all wear. A show that will make you laugh and cry, don’t miss this marvel produced by Steven Spielberg. Watch now »
4. Reign S1 - S3
Reign is a saucy and sexy show about a young queen and the alliances she has to forge to keep her power. Reign focuses on Mary, Queen of Scots, who ascended the throne at a young age. To secure her rule, she becomes engaged to Francis, the smouldering heir to the French throne. But can Mary survive the deadly politics of the French court, especially those of meddling queen Catherine? Watch now »
5. Hello Ladies S1
Stuart is a British web designer, but decides he needs more sunshine in his life. So he moves to Los Angeles, hoping for good weather, big parties and gorgeous ladies - perhaps even the woman of his dreams. But our man Stuart has one problem: he’s not the smoothest cat. In fact, he’s more like a blind dog walking into doors. But that won’t stop him from trying to make it in the city of angels. Starring Stephen Merchant, co-creator of many of Ricky Gervais’s shows, this dry, irreverent HBO comedy will have you in stitches over Stuart’s sad, sad adventures. Watch now »
6. Off the Map S1
A group of doctors head to a remote part of the South American jungle, where they work under the guidance of Dr Benjamin Keeton, a renowned humanitarian. But while they were a certain brand of doctor in urban hospitals, the jungle demands far more from these professionals. As they push the limits of their jobs, they also explore the tribulations and joys of their personal lives. You can’t run away from your past or your feelings, even in the jungle where you are Off The Map.
Planned release date: 13/01
7. How to Make it in America S1
Everything is still possible in America - if you know how to hustle. Ben and Cam are best friends, tired of seeing the world go ahead without them. They set their sights on New York’s competitive fashion scene, making up for their lack of knowledge with their street smarts, clever schemes and a bit of help from their friends. When the pair stumble upon a shipment of high-quality denim, they decide to create a line of high-fashion jeans. Hey, if you’re going to do something, go big! HBO series, so expect quality.
Planned release date: 18/01
8. Call the Midwife S1 - S3
Set in the working class neighbourhood of Poplar in London’s East End in the 1950s, Call the Midwife is based on the memoirs of a real-life midwife. The central character is new nurse Jenny Lee, who arrives at a midwives outfit to help deliver babies. She and her coworkers soon become intimately involved with the hardknock lives of their patients and community. A massive hit, this is one of the best, most heartwarming dramas on television.
Planned release date: 27/01
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