What to what to watch on Showmax from June to August 2018? Check out some of these series highlights.
Cloak and Dagger s1
Marvel’s new series is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened by newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. The first two episodes premiere 8 June 2018, with weekly episodes to follow.
The Crossing S1
Sundance Jury Prize winner Steve Zahn (Happy/Texas, Modern Family) plays Jude Ellis, sheriff of a small fishing town on the Oregon coast in modern-day America. His plans for a quiet life are upended when 47 refugees from a war-torn country wash up on his beach seeking asylum. The country they’re from is America… and the war they’re fleeing is 180 years in the future.
Episodes 6-9 coming 1 June 2018; last two episodes weekly, express
Siren takes us inside the mermaid-obsessed coastal town of Bristol Cove. Following the arrival of a mysterious girl, the battle between man and sea takes a vicious turn as the predatory mermaids return to reclaim their right to the ocean. Look out for Zimbabwean–South African actress Sibongile Mlambo (pictured above) in a leading role as one of the mermaids. 93% critics score and 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Binge from 1 August 2018.
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Insecure S2 (binge now)
Issa Rae was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy at the Golden Globes for the last two years in a row for her role as an awkward black girl in this stereotype-destroying, raunchy and hilarious series, which has a rare 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was a MTV Awards nominee for Show of the Year.
Nobodies S1-2 (binge now)
Three Hollywood writers try to land a famous actor for a feature script that they’ve developed. Oscar-nominee Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) co-stars.
Need a people’s choice-winning murder mystery?
Castle S1-8 (binge now)
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard “Rick” Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team. Castle won four People’s Choice Awards for Favorite TV Crime Drama, with Nathan Fillion taking home Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor in 2016. The show was also nominated for three Emmys.
Feel like hanging with the rock in Vegas?
Ballers S3 (binge now)
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson returns as retired professional football star Spencer Strasmore in this Emmy-nominated HBO series. This season he has his most ambitious plan yet: to bring professional football to Las Vegas.
Ready to be freaked out?
Freakish S1 (due 18/06)
A chemical explosion rocks a small town, leaving 20 students and a basketball coach trapped inside their school as the only survivors. Look out for YouTube phenomenon Liza Koshy as Violet Adams.
You’ve Been T@gged S1 (due 18/06)
High school students Hailey, Rowan and Elisia are tagged in a series of violent videos from an unknown user named ‘monkeyman.’ Are they the next vicims and how are they connected?
Think your family is complicated?
The Fosters S1-5 (S5 due 01/07, first and only on Showmax)
A lesbian couple raise a blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children. A Teen Choice Breakout Show and GLAAD winner, with a 97% critics rating and a 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Seasons 1-4 are now on Showmax, with season five due 1 July. The Fosters is only available on Showmax in South Africa.
Missing Monica from Friends?
Cougar Town S1-6 (due 01/07)
Courtney Cox (aka Monica from Friends) was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress In A Comedy or Musical for her role as a fortysomething divorcée with a teen son who considers reentering the dating pool, which just happens to be full of younger men… A three-time People’s Choice nominee.
Need to laugh about marriage?
Togetherness S1-2 (due 01/07)
Some people have it all figured out. These are not those people. In this hit comedy from the Duplass Brothers, a sputtering marriage becomes more complicated when the husband’s friend and the wife’s older sister move in. Melanie Lynskey (Heavenly Creatures) and Peter Gallagher (The OC) were both nominated for Critics Choice awards for their roles in Togetherness, which has a 90% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Missing Jon Snow?
Gunpowder (due 01/07)
Kit Harington (Jon Snow in Game of Thrones) and Liv Tyler (Lord of the Rings) co-star in Gunpowder, a three-part miniseries about British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics who plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century.
Wishing you were still a 20-something?
Younger (due 02/07, first and only on Showmax)
Younger stars Sutton Foster as a 40-year-old single mom re-booting her career and love-life by pretending to be in her twenties. Hilary Duff and Miriam Schor co-star. 99% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes; People’s Choice comedy nominee 2017. The first four episodes will be available first and only on Showmax on 2 July, followed by episodes 5-8 on 1 August 2018, with the last three episodes express from the US.
Just finished Brooklyn Nine-Nine?
Alone Together (due 01/08, first and only on Showmax)
Stand-up comedians Esther Povitsky (one of Variety’s “10 comics to watch in 2017”) and Benji Aflalo star as platonic friends who are both millennial misfits overlooked in Los Angeles’ vain and status-obsessed culture. Co-creators include Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andy Samberg and his Emmy-winning Lonely Island collaborators Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.
Trying to be a better person?
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World (due 01/08)
Every generation, 36 righteous souls are born who will save the world. The problem is that Kevin (Jason Ritter) is the only one remaining – and he’s just moved in with his sister after a failed suicide attempt. Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory), his messenger from God, might have a harder job than she expected…
What to watch on Showmax: Best Showmax series June to August 2018