The best new series coming to Showmax this year
The Mercy and Ike reality show, Stephen King’s The Outsider, Westworld S3, The Plot Against America … there is so much to watch! Here’s what you can look forward to streaming on Showmax in the next few months:
<Famalam trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc5irBXOMxc
A zany, new comedy sketch show featuring an array of oddball characters and off-the-wall situations, ranging from a misunderstood superhero to Croydon’s leading witch-doctor, played by Samson Kayo. Watch it online from 1 April
<Hackerville trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF6j4lbkqfE
Set on the front-line of one of the biggest modern-day threats, the series follows a German cyber-crimes investigator sent back to her hometown of Timisoara, Romania to track down a brilliant hacker in a high-stakes hunt for the truth.
The Mercy & Ike Show S1
What happened to Mercy Eke and Ike Onyeama after Big Brother? This local reality show is about their relationship and struggles. Mercy’s sister Promise is a thorn in Ike’s side; he needs to earn her respect and show that he’s the right guy for her little sister. Or will Mercy have to sacrifice one of them? And will her culture and traditional beliefs get in the way of her commitment to Ike? Watch it on Showmax from 5 April.
Judging Matters S1
Judging Matters is a legal reality series that uses the arbitration system to help real people get justice from a small claims court. In partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, and featuring Justice Olushola Williams, and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. Watch it on Showmax from 6 April.
<Noughts + Crosses trailer> https://youtu.be/xTEJ4KJh4Ug
Noughts + Crosses
The highly anticipated BBC sci-fi adaptation of the first book in Malorie Blackman’s best-selling young adult novel series is set in a dystopian alternate history where black “Cross” people rule over white “Noughts”. Childhood friends Sephy and Callum must fight for more than simply the right to be together. Bingewatch it from 16 April
Streetwise 14-year-old foster kid Billy Batson can shout “SHAZAM!” and turn into the adult superhero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Watch it on Showmax from 19 April
<The Outsider trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNDKWr3Xmjk
The Outsider S1
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, The Outsider follows police detective Ralph Anderson, as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods. Start watching from 23 April, new episodes weekly.
<Magicians trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhKm43xao00
The Magicians S5
The new season finds Julia, Alice, Eliot, Margo, Penny and the rest of the gang coping with the tragic loss of Quentin as they navigate the return of magic. However, not only is magic back, but now there is way too much of it. Based on the bestselling novels by Lev Grossman. Bingewatch the new season from 1 May.
Sci-fi drama Westworld is a dark wild west odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. In Season 3, host Dolores meets construction worker Caleb (played by Aaron Paul), who challenges her beliefs about humanity. Bingewatch the new season from 6 May
<Plot Against America trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwMwrft7So8
The Plot Against America S1
An alternate American history story of the country’s turn to fascism told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey in the build-up to World War 2, as Franklin D. Roosevelt loses the U.S. presidential election of 1940 to Charles Lindbergh. Watch it from 11 May.
<Pikachu trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1roy4o4tqQM
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
When ace private eye Harry Goodman goes missing, his 21-year-old son Tim must team up with Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds. Watch it from 24 May.
<The Undoing trailer> https://youtu.be/zG1ZQERAlGQ
The Undoing S1
Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the perfect lives, then overnight a chasm opens: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a very public disaster, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her family. Start watching from 25 May.
Also coming in May:
My Brilliant Friend S2 (tbc)
Set in a dangerous but fascinating Naples, My Brilliant Friend is the story of a life-long friendship spanning 60 years. When the most important friend in her life seems to disappear without trace, Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house crammed with books, starts writing her own story, and that of Lila, her best friend, and her own worst enemy.
<Insecure trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxKK3rU2PP4
Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, Insecure finds the funny in the black female experience. Bingewatch the whole season from 1 June.
<Devils trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUALirUEngo
Patrick Dempsey and Alessandro Borghi co-star in a dark and twisted thriller based on the world of millionaire bankers.
<Run trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jwEiXdJGKM
Run is a romantic comedy about a woman, Ruby Richardson who walks away from her ordinary life in the suburbs to revisit her past with her college boyfriend, Billy Johnson. Together they made a pact that if either one of them texted the word “RUN” and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything and meet in Grand Central Station and travel across America together.
<Betty trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tQu2P5n4Bc
In this new HBO comedy, a diverse group of young women navigate their lives through the male-dominated world of skateboarding in New York City.
<Billions trailer> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgBUkn2S2So
In season five, Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Social impact pioneer Mike Prince poses a true threat to Axe’s dominance, and Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney.
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