16 new series on Showmax in May 2019

2 May 2019

16 new series on Showmax in May 2019

Seven of these series have never been seen anywhere in Africa before, including two – the reboot of Charmed, and HBO’s eagerly anticipated period drama Gentleman Jack – that arrive on Showmax at the same time as they air on DStv, with new episodes every week. There are also fresh seasons of familiar favourites, from 2 Dope Queens to Casual, some Shonda Rhimes goodness in The Catch, three very bingeable seasons of Survivor and the critically acclaimed full season of Ben Stiller’s Escape at Dannemora.

Here’s the list of all the new series hitting Showmax this month.

A Discovery of Witches | First on Showmax

Historian Diana discovers an ancient manuscript that threatens the fragile peace between witches, vampires, demons and humans. She has no choice but to embrace her own status as a witch, and investigate the riddles in the text. Watch now »

Animals S3 | First on Showmax

From drunken rats who misplaced their car to stuck-up horses, the characters in the third season of the hilarious and fearless animated series continue to push the envelope in a post-apocalyptic New York devoid of human beings. Watch now »

Burden of Truth S1 | First on Showmax

Kristen Kreuk executive produces and stars as Joanna Hanley, a hot-shot lawyer who defends a pharmaceutical company but soon finds herself switching sides to fight for a group of sick girls. Watch now »

Fortitude S1-S2

With no violent crimes ever reported, the small Arctic town of Fortitude is deemed to be one of the safest in the world. But it seems that reputation is about to disappear. Starring Emmy winner Stanley Tucci. Watch now »

In The Long Run S1

It’s the 1980s and the Easmons are an immigrant family making a decent living in London. Then a family member from Sierra Leone, “funcle” Valentine, arrives on their doorstep and spices things up.

Casual S4

This is the comedy-drama’s final season, and those who have followed Alex, Valerie and Laura, a family looking for love from the very beginning, are in for a bittersweet ending. Watch now »

2 Dope Queens S2

The smart wit of hosts Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson is ever present as the duo interviews famous personalities such as Lupita Nyong’o and Daniel Radcliffe, and discuss everything from music and wealth to fashion and hair. Watch now »

The Catch S1-S2

LA’s top private investigator Alice Vaughn loses the love of her life, millions of dollars in savings and is about to lose her career too if word gets out that she was conned by her fiancé. She’s hellbent on getting payback.

The Good Fight S1-2


This spin-off of The Good Wife puts Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) at the centre of the action. After losing everything she’s spent her life working for, she has no option but to start over at a new firm in Chicago. Watch now »

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus S2

James Brown, Betty Davis and George Clinton are just three of the influential musicians who get the Mike Judge treatment in the second season of his HBO show featuring animated interviews with those who were close to the stars. Watch now »

Survivor S32, 33, 34

Jeff Probst has won the Outstanding Host Emmy numerous times for the hit reality show and it’s not hard to see why in the latest seasons of Survivor. He takes the outcasts to far-flung, exotic locations in Cambodia and Fiji. Watch now »

The Fixer S1-S6

Kerry Washington stars as the political mastermind Olivia Pope in this Emmy-winning drama series. There’s no problem or scandal too big for Olivia to fix, except for matters of her own heart when it comes to the President.

Charmed S1 

A reboot of the 90s hit show. After the death of their mother, three sisters – Mel, Macy and Maggie – discover they are “the charmed ones”, meaning they are powerful witches, and are able to protect humankind from demonic beings. Watch now »

Barry S2 | First on Showmax

Bill Hader is brilliant as hitman-turned-actor Barry. He swore he would give up his life of crime, but it seems it won’t be easy for him to make a clean break. Detective Moss is still missing and Barry has some explaining to do. Watch now »

Escape at Dannemora S1

Directed by Ben Stiller and starring Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette, the limited series tells the true story of two inmates who become romantically involved with a prison guard before escaping from a US prison.

Gentleman Jack | New episodes every week, same time as M-Net

Yorkshire, England, 1832. Landowner Anne Lister will do whatever it takes to save her ancestral home, and that includes marrying well – but not to a man. Based on the story of the real-life Anne and her search for a wife. Watch now »

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