6 September 2019

Top shows on Showmax NG in September

Some great series, movies and documentaries are coming to Showmax Nigeria in September.

International series

American Princess | First on Showmax

Socialite Amanda is about to throw her dream wedding when she discovers her fiancé is cheating on her. After a dramatic outburst she runs off and ends up at a Renaissance Faire. Here she is forced to re-evaluate her life. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

HBO’s Los Espookys | First on Showmax

A group of friends turn their love for all things creepy and eerie into a peculiar business that introduces real horror into people’s lives. Starring, written and produced by SNL’s Fred Armisen. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Bosch S5 | First on Showmax

Bosch Season 4 on Showmax

It’s been just over a year since Bosch brought his mother’s killer to justice and now he’s facing trouble on two other fronts, one linked to an old case and the other a new case surrounding an opioid pill mill. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

HBO’s Veep S7

Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back as Selina Meyer. In this final season, she spends her time winning over rich donors and dodging threats from her challengers, with her on-again, off-again band of misfits at her side. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

New Amsterdam S1

Dr Max Goodwin takes over as medical director at the oldest public hospital in America. He bends the rules and challenges the status quo to provide the best medical care possible. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Younger S6 episodes 11-12 | First on Showmax

The final two episodes of Younger S6 land fresh from the US, and the story is far from complete. Millenial’s fate hangs in the balance – and so too does the fate of Charles and Liza’s relationship. Planned release date: 5 September 2019

The Rook | New episodes weekly

In this supernatural spy thriller, a woman wakes up in London surrounded by dead bodies and has no recollection of how she ended up there. Things get even more confusing when she learns she’s an agent with supernatural abilities. Planned release date: 9 September 2019

PEN15 | First on Showmax

From The Lonely Island comes this cringe-worthy comedy about two 13-year-old girls entering middle school in the year 2000, complete with dial-up internet hassles, school dance mishaps and the intimacy of shared Discmans. Planned release date: 20 September 2019

Revenge S1-4

Scandal and betrayal destroyed her family. So when Emily Thorne secretly returns to the wealthy enclave of the Hamptons, she has only one thing on her mind: Revenge. Planned release date: 20 September 2019

The Fosters S1-5

This foster family is ready to welcome anyone, but new girl Callie, who’s fresh out of juvie, pushes them to their limits. This highly rated drama series portrays the ups and downs of a modern blended family. Planned release date: 20 September 2019

The Real O’Neals S1-2

A devout Irish-Catholic family must rethink everything when all their secrets come out: Mom and Dad are getting a divorce, the oldest son is anorexic, the middle son is gay and the daughter is questioning her faith. Planned release date: 20 September 2019

International movies

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

Taraji P Henson plays Melinda Moore, a hard-working woman who supports her engineer husband while he works on his invention. When she discovers that he has betrayed her, it pushes her over the edge. Planned release date: 5 September 2019

The Odyssey

This biographical adventure film follows the life of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. In the 40s, he invented scuba gear that allowed him to breathe underwater and explore new worlds. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Walk of Shame

A reporter has a one-night stand the night before the biggest interview of her career. The next morning she finds herself stranded in downtown LA without a car, phone, ID or money, and only a few hours to get to the interview. Planned release date: 5 September 2019

Crazy Rich Asians

The Golden Globe-nominated romcom about a New Yorker who goes to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. She discovers that his family is insanely wealthy, and that every other young woman in the country wants her out of the way … Planned release date: 9 September 2019

Down A Dark Hall | First on Showmax

When Kit gets sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School, she finds that there are only four other students – all troubled young girls. But then she uncovers the school’s paranormal secret, and it all starts making sense. Planned release date: 12 September 2019

Traffik

A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains is accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. Planned release date: 12 September 2019

Beirut

Amid the chaos of the Lebanese Civil War, a former diplomat must return to Beirut to negotiate with terrorists for the life of a friend he left behind. Starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike. Planned release date: 16 September 2019

Wonder Woman

The origin story of Diana, Amazonian warrior in training, who leaves home to fight a war, discovering her true powers and her destiny along the way. Winner of the Critics Choice Award for Best Action Movie in 2018. Planned release date: 19 September 2019

Justice League

Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot and Batman’s Ben Affleck join forces with Superman, Cyborg and The Flash to stop the greatest enemy they’ve ever faced. Planned release date: 19 September 2019

I Feel Pretty

A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is gorgeous and capable. Her new confidence enables her to live fearlessly, but what will happen when she realises her appearance hasn’t actually changed? Starring the hilarious Amy Schumer. Planned release date: 19 September 2019

Early Man

In this stop-animated comedy, a caveman named Dug tries to win his home back after it gets invaded by challenging the invading tribe to a game of soccer. Planned release date: 19 September 2019

Tully

When Marlo (Charlize Theron) finds herself struggling to cope with her newborn baby on top of her two young children, she gives in to hiring a night nanny. Enter the young, insightful Tully (Mackenzie Davis), who is there not only to take care of the baby, but also of Marlo. Also starring Mark Duplass as Marlo’s brother, Craig. Planned release date: 23 September 2019

Hurricane Heist

As a Category 5 hurricane approaches the US, a gang of thieves decides to use the storm as a cover to break into one of the heavily guarded mints. Planned release date: 23 September 2019

Kin

Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection. Planned release date: 26 September 2019

Journey’s End

As the end of the Great War approaches, a group of British soldiers await their fate in a dugout in France under the command of their mentally unstable officer. Starring Paul Bettany and Tom Sturridge. Planned release date: 26 September 2019

Documentary additions

Menendez: Blood Brothers

In 1989, the world was shocked by the murders of José and Mary Menendez at the hands of their privileged sons Lyle and Erik. This film digs deeper into the history of abuse that led to the crime. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland

Based on the book written by the King of Pop’s personal bodyguards, this film follows Michael Jackson’s life in his final two years. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Surviving R Kelly

In this harrowing six-part documentary, women who were close to R Kelly, from fans to backing singers, make detailed allegations of the sexual, physical and emotional abuse he forced them to endure or witness. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1

The Air Jordan 1 is a symbol of a social and cultural revolution in sport, sneakers and fashion. Spike Lee, Michael B Jordan and DJ Khaled feature in this documentary celebrating the shoe that changed the world. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

Discover the rise to fame of gone-too-soon R&B singer Aaliyah, who, at the age of 15, married her mentor R Kelly. Six years later, at the peak of her career, she was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Britney Ever After

Pop sensation Britney Spears grew up in the spotlight. This unofficial biopic revisits critical points in her career, from her meteoric rise to fame to her messy relationships, mental breakdown and her unexpected comeback. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Kids’ additions

100 Things to Do Before High School

When CJ Martin’s brother tells her that high school isn’t much fun, she sets out to tick off some crazy adventures on her middle-school bucket list with her two best friends Fenwick and Crispo. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Fort Boyard: The Ultimate Challenge S5-6

Two teams have to beat each other to win. It’ll take brains and brawn for these teenagers to tackle the ultimate challenge: a series of physical and mental obstacles in this exciting reality show. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Disney’s Muppet Babies S1

Younger kids will love this sweet series starring toddler versions of the Muppets’ best-loved characters like Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fonzie, along with some new friends including cute Summer Penguin. Planned release date: 5 September 2019

Henry Danger S3-4

Henry’s friends think he’s just a timid guy. But he’s also Kid Danger, sidekick to the superhero Captain Man. Gadgets, adventures and saving the world – not a bad deal. Planned release date: 5 September 2019

Rags

Charlie has big musical dreams, but his family won’t let him reach for them. But then he meets pop star Kadee Worth on the street, and his whole life changes. This twist on the Cinderella story stars Keke Palmer and Max Schneider. Planned release date: 9 September 2019

Blaze and the Monster Machines S2-3

Blaze and AJ are back! AJ is Axle City’s top racer and Blaze is his powerful car. Together they go on many adventures, exploring science and math in fun ways that everyone will enjoy. Planned release date: 12 September 2019

Jinxed!

Ciara Bravo stars as Meg Murphy, a teen who is determined to end her family’s longtime curse of bad luck. Can she break the spell that a witch cast on one of her ancestors, even while she’s distracted by the gorgeous Brett? Planned release date: 16 September 2019

The Loud House S1-2

Lincoln is 11 years old, and the middle child in a family of 11 children! To make things worse, he’s the only boy in the family – and he’s right in the middle of all the chaos in this crazy animated series. Planned release date: 19 September 2019

Find Me In Paris S2 | First on Showmax | New episodes

The time-travelling ballerina series is back with new episodes. Season 2 is largely set in the iconic Parisian Garnier Opera House and continue to follow young Lena’s journey to becoming the star of the ballet world in 1905. Planned release date: 19 September 2019

Sam & Cat S1

Sam and Cat are two teenaged girls who are exact opposites. They start a super-fun babysitting service in their apartment building to make extra cash, and it’s a match made in bestie heaven. Starring Ariana Grande as Cat. Planned release date: 23 September 2019

African additions

Farewell Ella Bella | First on Showmax

Twenty-four-year-old Ella has sacrificed most of her adult life to look after her alcoholic father. His death leaves her feeling lost until she’s reunited with her nomadic godfather and discovers she has a bright future. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Fix My Love S1

Actress, dancer and fitness guru Khabonina Qubeka tries to rekindle the love between couples going through a rough patch. She does so with the help of a relationship expert who gives them solid advice then sends them on a date. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

LaSizwe S1

Get a glimpse into YouTube sensation LaSizwe Dambuza’s life in the spotlight as he rubs shoulders with hot local celebs. This reality show also features some personal moments as the star’s family comes to terms with his sexuality. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Gqom Nation S1-2

Gqom artists and DJs are the stars of this one-hour music show that will get you up on your feet and keep you there. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

The Big Secret S2

Secrets can keep people from living their best lives. In this show, contestants are encouraged to reveal their deepest, darkest secrets to the host before they share them with their friends and family. Planned release date: 2 September 2019

Looking for Love | First on Showmax

As she approaches 40, Buyi Dube (Celeste Ntuli) is under increasing pressure to find a man, but her dating pool is becoming shallower by the day. She reluctantly lets her friend find her Mr Right, with hilarious consequences. Planned release date: 5 September 2019

Isibaya S6

Set against the backdrop of SA’s taxi industry, this series tells the story of two lovers torn apart by their feuding families. Planned release date: 5 September 2019

Yobe S1-2

In this often emotional show, offenders engage with the families of their victims to seek redemption or explain their actions. Planned release date: 9 September 2019

Seng’khatele

What do you do if you realise you’re no longer in love with your partner? You sign up for this emotional reality show that gives couples the platform to tell each other they want out of their relationship. Planned release date: 9 September 2019

Marry Me Now

This reality show puts women’s futures in their own hands as they are offered the chance to surprise their partners by planning a proposal and a wedding – in only three days. Planned release date: 9 September 2019

A Night With My Ex

Broken-hearted lovers explore what might have been when they spend just one more night with their exes in this explosive reality show. Planned release date: 9 September 2019

Date My Family S2-4

Usually, you only meet the parents long after the first date. But the tables are turned in this exciting reality show as hopeful singles have to go out with the family before they can woo their crush. Planned release date: 16 September 2019

Our Perfect Wedding S4-5

Our Perfect Wedding introduces audiences to an engaged couple as the lovebirds make their final preparations ahead of their wedding day. Planned release date: 16 September 2019

Please note that dates and titles are subject to change.

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