With over 25 000 series, movies, documentaries, kids’ shows and local favourites available to stream or download on South Africa’s very own video-on-demand service Showmax, it can be tough to choose what to watch. Don’t worry - we’ve got your back. Here are seven brand-new series launching on Showmax this month, so get ready to get your binge on immediately.
1. Die Bergs
Meet one of South Africa’s most talented, fun-loving families: the Bergs. This hybrid reality show introduces us to the everyday adventures and typical family drama that surrounds Afrikaans singer Charlize Berg and her family.
2. Resurrection, Seasons 1-2
In this supernatural thriller, a young boy called Jacob wakes up in the middle of a rice field in rural China. Nobody knows who he is or why he’s there. When he manages to lead an immigration agent (Omar Epps) right to his front door in his tiny hometown of Arcadia, Missouri, we find out that eight-year-old Jacob died 32 years ago. Shortly after his return, another Lazarus arrives in Arcadia, and warns that there are many more no-longer-dead residents who'll follow.
3. Fargo, Season 2
In 1979, a young couple, Peggy and Ed, try to cover up a hit-and-run, only to discover everyone, from state troopers to mobsters, is looking for the dead guy. The events of this season are a prequel of sorts to the first, though each season of this excellent black comedy is self-contained. Once again, an all-star cast graces our screens, with Kirsten Dunst as Peggy, Kieran Culkin as the victim of the crime, Patrick Wilson as the investigating state trooper and Ted Danson as the Rock County sheriff.
Planned release date: 08/05
4. Mistresses, Seasons 1-2
Four close friends living and loving in Los Angeles help each other through bad romances, unexpected scandals and life-changing revelations … but not without a little fun too! If you repeatedly rewatch Sex and the City and have binged on all three seasons of Younger, this one’s for you.
Planned release date: 15/05
5. Gangland Undercover, Season 2
Infiltrating one of the most dangerous biker gangs in history isn't a safe life choice. But it beats spending 20 years in jail. What else is drug dealer Charles Falco to do? Based on the real-life Falco’s memoir, this is the second instalment of his terrifying story as he narrowly escapes detection as a spy in the notorious Vagos gang.
Planned release date: 18/05
6. Satisfaction, Season 2
Things become more complicated for Neil and Grace, a couple committed to their marriage but also desperately bored. Unfortunately, their flings are taking a toll. How much longer will Neil manage to keep up his newfound escapades as a male escort?
Planned release date: 22/05
7. Beauty and the Beast, Seasons 1-4
Were you blown away by the Emma Watson big-screen adaptation of Disney’s classic? Now check out this sci-fi romance with a twist. A detective starts uncovering deadly secrets when she crosses paths with an ex-military doctor everyone thinks is dead.
Planned release date: 25/05
For just R99 per month, Showmax gives you access to a huge range of local and international shows. Alternatively, get incredible value with Showmax Select, at just R49 per month. Both options allow you to control your data spend and use of storage space by offering different quality and download settings.