8 October 2019

Top shows on Showmax Nigeria in October 2019

Here are all the series, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries arriving on Showmax subscribers’ screens in the month of October.

International Series

Mayans M.C. S1-2

In this spin-off of Sons of Anarchy, a once-promising young Mexican-American man is driven to become a member of the Mayans motorcycle gang by his desire for vengeance. The whole of Season 1 and the first four episodes of Season 2 land on 1 October, with new episodes starting from S2 Episode 5 coming every week express from the US from 2 October. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Harlots S3

Margaret is in chains and Lydia is vanquished and in an asylum. Can the Wells girls finally free themselves of their mother’s feud? They’re helped by allies such as Lady Fitz – but there are new enemies to be made, too. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Strange Angel S2

In the second season, the US is fully engaged in World War II, transforming Jack’s rocketry work into a lucrative business. While Jack’s career takes off, he and his wife Susan’s devotion to their new occult religion grows. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Empire S1 – 5

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. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Six S2

When an ex-SEAL turned private security contractor is kidnapped, his former teammates attempt to rescue him. But they uncover information about him that makes them question their mission. Inspired by actual events. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Sons of Anarchy S1-7

The lines between legal and illegal are easily blurred. Members of a California motorcycle club called the Sons of Anarchy take the law into their own hands as they fight to protect their hometown. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

American Housewife S1-S2

Katie doesn’t look, dress, sound or behave like any of the other cookie-cutter moms in Westport, but that’s just the way she likes it, much to her three children’s dismay. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

The Strain S1-S4

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. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Atlanta S1-S2

Three young hopefuls 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. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Outcast S1-S2

A man who has experienced demonic possession his whole life teams up with a priest to help a young boy who shows signs of being possessed. Through this work, he gains insight into his past. Planned release date: 4 October 2019

Modern Family S1-8

This multiple Emmy winner needs no introduction. In mockumentary style, Modern Family follows the Pritchett family, from patriarch Jay to the youngest grand-kids, as they tackle various funny situations. Planned release date: 4 October 2019

Criminal Minds S1-S13

An elite group of profilers working for the FBI try to get into the minds of the most dangerous criminals to put an end to their dirty deeds. Planned Release date: 7 October 2019

The Twilight Zone

Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele hosts this Emmy-nominated re-imagining of one of the most iconic series of all time. The classic anthology explores various tales of science fiction, mystery and horror. An ensemble cast stars. . Planned release date: 11 October 2019

American Horror Story S1-S7

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. Planned release date: 11 October 2019

Wayward Pines S1-S2

Nothing is as it seems in this little Idaho town. Secret service agent Ethan Burke goes in search of two federal agents who appear to have gone missing and soon realises that it is impossible to leave Wayward Pines. Planned released date: 11 October 2019

Da Vinci’s Demons S1-S3

Leonardo Da Vinci was an artist, inventor and dreamer. This series takes place when he’s in his 20s, living in Florence, dealing with his demons: a cruel father, political intrigue, affairs and a mysterious cult. Planned release date: 11 October 2019

Succession S2

Since Kendall’s betrayal in Season 1, it’s anyone’s guess who Logan will select as his successor at Waystar Royco. The Roys meet their liberal counterparts as Logan attempts to orchestrate his biggest acquisition yet. Planned release date: 14 October 2019

Teachers S1

There’s a saying that those who can’t do, teach … this hilarious show that follows the lives of six school teachers could be based on that theory. See what really goes on during staff meetings and after the home-time bell rings. Planned release date: 14 October 2019

Corporate S1

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. Planned release date: 14 October 2019

All Night S1

The seniors at Sherman Grove High School see the all-night, lock-in graduation party as an opportunity to take care of some unfinished business before they put their school days behind them. Planned release date: 14 October 2019

Godfather of Harlem

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. Planned release date: 15 October 2019


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. Planned release date: 21 October

The Mayor S1

Rapper Courtney Rose thought running for mayor in his hometown would help his failing music career. He never actually thought he’d win… Planned release date: 21 October

Better Things S1-S2

Single mom Sam is juggling motherhood, a busy acting career, an eccentric mother and an unreliable ex-husband. Better Things has been critically praised and has won several awards. Planned release date: 21 October 2019

International Movies

Papillon | First On Showmax

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charrière forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Hell Fest | First On Showmax

A group of friends plan a fun night out at a horror festival. But someone is killing people in plain sight and no one can tell whether it’s part of the show or not. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Wedding Planner Mystery

A wedding planner must prove her innocence when she becomes a crime suspect after one bridesmaid is murdered and another is abducted. Planned release date: 7 October 2019

Finding Your Feet

A rich, snobbish retiree discovers her husband of 40 years has been having an affair with her best friend. She seeks refuge with her free-spirited older sister who lives in a council flat in London. Planned release date: 7 October 2019

One for the Money

Desperate to make some cash after not working for six months, Stephanie gets a job at her cousin’s bail bonding company. Her first target is a former cop and murder suspect she happens to know from high school. Planned release date: 7 October 2019


Joe and his father arrive at their remote cabin expecting a relaxed weekend, but find heroin stashed there by drug traffickers. They have to fight for their lives when the traffickers return to claim their goods. Planned release date: 10 October 2019


Follow the scandal and mysterious events that led to the fatal car accident involving Ted Kennedy in 1969, an accident that claimed the life of campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne. Planned release date: 10 October 2019


Dwayne Johnson plays primatologist Davis Okoye, who has a strong bond with a highly intelligent gorilla. But an experiment gone wrong turns the ape into a violent and oversized killing machine. Davis must find a way to stop him. Planned release date: 10 October 2019

Based on a True Story

Delphine, an author of a bestselling novel based on her mother, is unable to put pen to paper again following the criticism of her previous novel. But then she meets and falls for Elle and everything changes. Planned release date: 14 October 2019


A 14-year-old genius is rejected by Harvard and ends up at Whittman College, where he meets a 41-year-old freshman who’s checked out of life for a while to study. The two strike up an unlikely friendship. Planned release date: 14 October 2019

Duck Duck Goose

Colourful and fun animated adventure. A bachelor goose forms a bond with two lost ducklings as they all migrate south. Planned release date: 17 October 2019

Please Stand By

Dakota Fanning and Toni Collette star in this quirky film about a young autistic woman who evades her caregiver to submit a manuscript to a Star Trek writing competition. Planned release date: 17 October 2019


In this eerie horror, a family mourning the loss of its matriarch makes some frightening discoveries about their ancestry. Planned release date: 21 October 2019

The Meg

Jason Statham is in full action-hero mode, but this time he’s out in the ocean trying to rescue researchers from the depths of the Pacific who are being hunted by the largest marine predator in history: the Megaladon. Planned release date: 24 October 2019

The Hollow Point

Gritty crime thriller. The new sheriff of a small American town investigates a harrowing drug cartel deal that went horribly wrong. Planned release date: 28 October 2019


A couple sets off on the adventure of a lifetime, sailing across the ocean. Little do they know that they are about to cross paths with a devastating hurricane. Based on a true story. Planned release date: 31 October 2019

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Based on the novel of the same name. A writer forms a strong bond with the residents of Guernsey Island while writing a book about their experiences during World War II. Planned release date: 31 October 2019

Documentary Additions

Jesus: His Life

This series tells the life story of Jesus, as drawn from a variety of historical and biblical sources. The drama is interspersed with commentary that puts the story in context. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story

In 2013, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson disappeared after cheerleading practice. When the bodies of her mother and brother were discovered, the massive manhunt widened. This is the chilling story. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart

Follow the journey of songstress Toni Braxton from obscurity to superstardom and all the challenges she faced afterwards. This includes a very public divorce, a battle with lupus, raising an autistic son and family feuds. Planned release date: 1 October 2019


The late singing sensation Whitney Houston’s journey to superstardom is brought to life in this documentary that chronicles her rise to fame and rocky relationship with Bobby Brown. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Kids’ Additions

School of Rock S1-2

Dewey Finn’s dream of becoming a rockstar is fading fast. To make some cash he poses as a substitute teacher and soon convinces his students to start a rock band. Based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Black. Planned release date: 1 October 2019

Escape from Mr Limoncello’s Library

An overnight stay in a new high-tech library turns into a daring, dangerous adventure of escape for a group of friends. Based on the bestselling book by Chris Grabenstein. Planned release date: 10 October 2019

Rufus 1

Manny’s struggling to fit in at a new school, but at least he always has his dog, Rufus. But when Manny finds a mysterious amulet and puts it on him, Rufus turns into a boy! His antics soon make him the most popular kid in class. Planned release date: 17 October 2019

Rufus 2

Rufus crushes on a new girl at school with a secret. When Manny and Paige get suspicious of her, Rufus thinks they have it all wrong. Meanwhile, a mysterious villain seeks out the magic amulet. Planned release date: 17 October 2019

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

The Sands family inherits a gothic castle in Wolfsberg, Romania. They hop on a plane to see their new place and meet the mysterious caretaker. To take over the castle, they have to go through a transformation. Planned release date: 21 October 2019

Nigerian Additions

Hustle S3

A comedy series that focuses on the lives of those living with a hustle spirit in the dynamic city that is Lagos, Nigeria. Planned release date: 1 October


A tale of revenge, twisted sorrow, pain, and intrinsic ambition to become king and the struggles and journey of the oppressed indigenes of Egodi Kingdom. Planned release date: 1 October


An ambitious politician has a skeleton in his cupboard which he tries to keep hidden. But with each attempt, his secrets spin further and further out of control. Planned release date: 1 October


A casual extra-marital affair soon becomes a nightmare for an adulterer as he discovers that his free-spirited conquest wants more from the affair and will go to great lengths to get what they want. Planned release date 1 October


A troubled therapist seems to have everything together until she stumbles across a secret that causes things to spin out of control. Planned release date 1 October

Dance To My Beat

A jobless lady of high standards pressures her man, a civil servant with a meagre salary, to marry her or face the consequences if he does not. Planned release date: 1 October

Memoirs of 4

When four friends who are turning 30 realise that all they’ve pursued in life is their careers, they decide to turn things around. But it’s not so easy to change their ways. Planned release date: 1 October


A young man is stuck in a toxic relationship with his crazy girlfriend. He decides to end the relationship, but she is not ready to let him go without causing any havoc. Planned release date 1 October

200 Million

Two disenfranchised men go into crime as a means to make ends meet. However, something happens that leaves a permanent mark on their entire existence. Planned release date 1 October


A lady refuses all suitors that come for her hand in marriage until she meets the unexpected one. Planned release date: 5 October

Sweet Sour

A fashionista decides to employ a photographer to assist with her fashion show but ends up falling in love with him. Planned release date: 6 October


A millionaire gives a group of young adults a task to complete. As part of their efforts to win the prize, some of the group members disguise themselves as the opposite sex to find the clues they need. Planned release date 7 October

My Neighbor

After relocating with her daughter, a single mother and hotel manager falls in love with an aloof father and music producer from next door. Planned release date 7 October


A father’s world turns upside down after he discovers that one of his twin daughters is not his. Planned release date: 7 October


An overworked and underpaid hustler at a night club decides to rob her boss. Planned release date: 7 October

Happily Ever After

Tragedy strikes a wedding after a near-fatal accident leaves the groom crippled and the bride blind. Planned release date: 7 October

Perfect Stranger

A young man finds a woman whom he thinks is perfect for him, but he ends up being tormented by the same woman. Planned release date: 7 October


For the first time in history, an Ibo man and a Hausa woman get together and fall in love. It becomes headline news, in this hilarious comedy. Planned release date: 7 October

Twisted Love

A married woman begins to experience the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Her husband must decide whether to stick by her side, despite the challenges she’s facing. Planned release date: 12 October


A young woman’s world is torn apart when she discovers that those closest to her are actually responsible for her misery. Planned release date 13 October

My Silence

My Silence follows the story of a womanizer who finds pleasure in battering his submissive wife. Planned release date: 14 October


Three brothers come together to clean the mess left behind by their now-deceased parents. Planned release date: 14 October

When a Man Weeps

This film explores issues faced by young couples in marriage and how their resolutions sometimes threaten to shake the foundation of their love. Planned release date: 14 October

Heaven on My Mind

A charming man gets married to three wealthy women and engaged to another. He thinks he can take them all for granted – but the woman soon come together to plot against him. Planned release date: 14 October


When a man finds out about his wife’s infidelity, all hell breaks loose. Planned release date: 14 October

Learning Love

A woman refuses to get pregnant because of her career. This decision causes problems in her marriage. Planned release date: 14 October


A woman falls in love with a man, only to discover another side of him. Planned release date: 20 October


A man loses his fiancee, and also finds out he has a terminal illness. How will he go on? Planned release date: 21 October

Fateful Day

A man wakes up on his birthday to a series of problems he is unable to solve. Planned release date: 21 October

24 Hours to My Wedding

Barely 24 hours before his wedding, a man’s ex-girlfriend surfaces from nowhere. Her presence causes a lot of drama for the groom. Planned release date: 21 October


What is supposed to be a joyful birthday celebration turns out to be the worst nightmare. Planned release date: 21 October

Blind Surge

An entertainer who is also a ladies’ man continually fights with his wife as she believes he is cheating on her. Planned release date: 21 October

What Just Happened

A journey to Ibadan that was supposed to take one hour turns into a long disastrous day. Planned release date: 21 October

Back Door

A woman who has been married for five years without a child to call her own reunites with her high school love. However, this union changes her story. Planned release date: 26 October

House Arrest

The interference of a total stranger reveals the hidden secret of a couple. Will the secret tear them apart or help them rediscover their bond? Planned release date: 27 October

Please note that dates and titles are subject to change.

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