Four reasons you should be watching hit mermaid series Siren

PRESS RELEASE The first episode of Season 2 of Siren is now streaming on Showmax, express from the US, with new episodes coming weekly. The mermaid action-drama was nominated for a Teen Choice Award as the Breakout Show of 2018, after a successful first season that was both Freeform’s most-watched series and the number-one new cable drama […]

Showmax’s New Travel Show Has You Trippin’ With Skhumba

PRESS RELEASE Filming is underway on Showmax’s first travel show Trippin’ With Skhumba. In each 30-minute episode, the Comic’s Choice Comic of the Year 2017 will get down and dirty with a fellow South African comedian in their hometown, exploring places that won’t make any tourism brochures and stories that would be edited out of any […]


Nashville, Me Before You and Everything Else Coming to Showmax in January 2019

Since January always feels like the longest month of the year (when is payday, again?), Showmax brings you an absolute corker of a line-up to start 2019, with highly anticipated series you won’t find anywhere else, including the first Showmax original drama, and local gems such as kykNET’s brand-new Dwaalster and Mzansi Magic’s Lockdown S3! […]


Not in the Christmas spirit yet? Better Watch Out is the film for you

PRESS RELEASE Not in the Christmas spirit yet? Then Better Watch Out is the film for you. As Entertainment Weekly wrote, “If you want to gift yourself a holiday film that decks the halls with blood, this is one to put under the tree.” In this gleefully unhinged holiday horror-comedy, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge from The Visit) looks after precocious 12-year-old […]


Inxeba and Five Fingers For Marseilles Now Streaming on Showmax

Showmax has been steadily ramping up its selection of local content all year but they’ve saved the best for last: you can now stream this year’s Oscar-shortlisted drama The Wound and the African Movie Academy Awards’ Best Film of 2018, Five Fingers To Marseilles. Inxeba | The Wound, directed by John Trengove Premise: Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins […]

Six Reasons You Should Be Watching Vikings

The second half of Vikings season five is now streaming first and only on Showmax, with new episodes coming weekly every Thursday, express from the US. Here are six reasons you should be watching HISTORY’s breakthrough drama. You’ll rethink everything you know about vikings As Africans, we should know better than to trust histories written by the victors. As […]

Check Out The First Pics From Showmax’s New Original Drama

The Girl From St Agnes, Showmax’s first original drama, wrapped after filming in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and Johannesburg. The eight-part whodunnit premieres on Showmax on 31 January 2019. “Our first Original – last year’s light-hearted comedy Tali’s Wedding Diary – had the most successful launch day of any series on Showmax ever,” says Candice Fangueiro, head of […]


Indie Thriller Berlin Syndrome Now Streaming On Showmax

PRESS RELEASE Berlin Syndrome is now streaming first and only on Showmax, continuing the platform’s run of exclusive, critically acclaimed arthouse hit films like Rawand A Ghost Story, two of critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes’ highest rated films of 2017. While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photographer Clare (Teresa Palmer from I Am Number Four and Warm Bodies) meets Andi (Max Riemelt fromSense8), a charismatic […]