The 12 most addictive series on Showmax right now
From new releases like Godfather of Harlem and HBO’s Watchmen to old faves like My Flatmates and Modern Family, these are the series that Kenya and Nigeria are binge-watching.
Creator Lee Daniels brings us twists and turns as a hip-hop mogul must choose a successor from his three sons who are battling for control of his multi-million-dollar company. Meanwhile, his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers. Watch it now.
A tale of revenge, twisted sorrow, pain, and intrinsic ambition to become king, and the struggles and journey of the oppressed indigenous people of the Egodi Kingdom. Start watching.
Who’s in it? Ramsey Nouah, Segun Arinze, Umore Imoh
Three young hopefuls who are trying to provide a better life for themselves and their families work their way up in Atlanta’s rap scene. Starring, directed and written by Donald Glover. Watch it now.
Who’s in it? Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino), Brian Tyree Henry (Daniel Carty in If Beale Street Could Talk), Lakeith Stanfield (Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton), Zazie Beatz (Domino in Deadpool 2)
This multiple Emmy winner needs no introduction. In mockumentary style, Modern Family follows the Pritchett family, from patriarch Jay to the youngest grandkids, as they tackle various funny situations. Binge-watch all 8 seasons now.
Who’s in it? Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen (Sarah Shephard on Lost), Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
An ambitious politician has a skeleton in his cupboard that he tries to keep hidden. But with each attempt, his secrets spin further and further out of control. Watch it now.
Who’s in it? Ramsey Nouah, John Dumelo, Desmond Elliot, Nadia Buari
An elite group of profilers working for the FBI try to get into the minds of the most dangerous criminals and put an end to their evil deeds. Watch all 13 seasons.
Who’s in it? Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, Shemar Moore (Diary of a Mad Black Woman), Matthew Gray Gobbler, AJ Cook
This multiple-award-winning anthology has spine-chilling storylines, breathtaking cinematography and an all-star cast, including Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates. Each season follows twisted events, some inspired by real life. Choose your horror story.
Who’s in it? Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters (Quicksilver in the X-Men series)
Matt and Jake are executives-in-training at Hampton DeVille, a multinational with a toxic culture. They’re at the beck and call of the tyrannical CEO and his sidekicks in this dark but funny take on corporate life. Binge-watch season 1.
Who’s in it? Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, Anne Dudek (Dr Amber Volakis in Mad Men), Adam Lustick, Aparna Nancherla, Lance Reddick
Crime boss Bumpy Johnson returns to Harlem after a decade in prison to find the neighbourhood in shambles and the Italian mafia controlling the streets. Based on a true story. New episodes weekly.
Who’s in it? Forest Whitaker, IIfenesh Hadara (Baywatch), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Nigel Thatch, Kelvin Harrison Jnr, Giancarlo Giuseppe, Alessandro Esposito (Gus in Breaking Bad)
A parasite wipes out all passengers on a flight to New York. During their investigations, a team of doctors discover four people who survived but are still infected. Worse yet, they realise the virus turns its host into a vampire. Watch it now.
Who’s in it? Corey Stoll (Peter Russo in House of Cards), David Bradley (Walder Frey in Game of Thrones), Mia Maestro (Carmen in The Twilight Saga), Kevin Durand (Martin Keamy in Lost)
The latest season in this comedy series about the lives of those living with a hustling spirit in the dynamic city that is Lagos. Watch the latest season.
Who’s in it? Seun Ajayi, Sola Sobowale, Maurice Sam, Elvis Poko, Deborah Anugwa, John Joshua, and Big Brother Naija Season 3 star Tobi Bakre
Who watches the Watchmen? This is the central question in this dark superhero HBO series based on the underground graphic novel set in an alternate modern era where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws. Start watching! New episodes weekly.
Who’s in it? Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jnr, Adelaid Clemens
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