The plum picks in this roundup are gathering flies. View the freshest plums here:
Everything coming to Showmax South Africa in May 2021
We’re especially excited for The Luminaries, the show based on the award-winning novel, as well as the film version of The Goldfinch, and, of course, brand-new episodes of the smash-hit South African telenovela Gomora.
Plus, new episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale S4 will continue landing every Thursday on Showmax, which means we’re sorted for excellent entertainment for the whole of the month ahead.
Life With Kelly Khumalo S2 | Showmax Original | Weekly episodes from 13 May
“Fans have been asking for Season 2 of Life With Kelly Khumalo since it first aired last August, so we’re delighted to be able to deliver it nine months later,” says Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s head of content. “Life With Kelly Khumalo became the fastest Showmax Original to top one million views, so renewing the series was an easy decision to make.”
Life With Kelly Khumalo S1 was recently nominated for a South African Film and Television Award for Best Soap Structured Reality TV Show, where it’s competing against two other Showmax Originals: Lebo M: Coming Home and Somizi & Mohale: The Union.
The two biggest talking points this season are expected to be Kelly starting to date again, and the return of her mother, Ntombi Khumalo.
Special episode: Rick and Morty in The Eternal Nightmare Machine | Stream from 1 May
Season 5 of Rick and Morty starts on 21 June 2021, express from the US, on the Adult Swim corner on Showmax. To keep fans going until then, a Rick and Morty special, Rick and Morty In The Eternal Nightmare Machine, will launch on Saturday, 1 May. In this new and original 8-bit animated adventure, the simulation is corrupt; repair the core!
Rick and Morty won its second Outstanding Animated Program Emmy in three years in 2020 and is currently the 13th highest rated series of all-time on IMDb, with a 9.2/10 rating from nearly 400 000 fans. That makes Rick and Morty’s second highest rated animated series of all time, behind only Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Rick Sanchez is a sociopathic genius scientist who lives with his daughter Beth’s family, constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and inherently timid grandson Morty on insanely dangerous adventures across the multiverse.
One of the most-binged series on Showmax, all previous seasons are currently available on the streaming platform.
Warrior S2 | Binge from 1 May
Shot in Cape Town, Warrior is set in the ruthless world of late 19th-Century San Francisco, where rival Chinatown tongs fight for dominance amidst the growing anti-Chinese fervor that threatens to destroy them all.
“Warrior feels like if Peaky Blinders starred Bruce Lee and was set in 1870s Chinatown. It’s great,” says Vox – a claim backed up by an 8.4/10 rating on IMDb and a 100% critics rating for Season 2 on Rotten Tomatoes. Season 1 was named among Rolling Stone’s Best New Television Shows of 2019, with The Ringer calling it “a supremely kick-ass and criminally underappreciated martial arts Western” and Inverse hailing it as “the most underrated action series of the century”. Warrior was nominated for Best Action Series at the 2021 Critics Choice Super Awards, where lead Andrew Koji was also up for Best Actor. The Emmy-nominated show was also up for a 2021 Visual Effects Society Award.
Recently renewed for a third season, Warrior is based on the writings of martial arts icon Bruce Lee. The series is created by Jonathan Tropper (Banshee).
Look out for the likes of Olivia Cheng (The Stand), Dianne Doan (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Vikings), and multi-award-winner Jason Tobin (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), as well as South Africa’s own Langley Kirkwood (Inconceivable, Banshee). Local cast with recurring roles include SAFTA nominees Robert Hobbs (The Girl from St. Agnes, District 9) and Jacques Bessenger (Lioness, Dwaalster); Fleur du Cap winners Nicholas Pauling and Emily Child; and familiar faces like Kenneth Fok (Rogue, Five Fingers for Marseilles) and David Butler (Black Sails, Life is Wild).
A Confession S1 | Binge from 1 May
2020 BAFTA-nominated British crime drama A Confession is based on the true story of Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher’s investigation into the 2011 murder of 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan, and the lengths he went to in order to catch her killer.
Written and executive produced by Oscar nominee Jeff Pope (Philomena) with BAFTA-winning Broadchurch director Paul Andrew Williams, the six-episode mini-series has a 93% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the critics’ consensus calling it “gripping.”
Nominated for a 2020 BAFTA in the miniseries category, A Confession stars Golden Globe nominee Martin Freeman (Sherlock, Black Panther, The Lord of The Rings), Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (The Crown, Harry Potter), and BAFTA nominee Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Downton Abbey), with supporting actor Joe Absolom (The Bay, Doc Martin), who nabbed the show’s second BAFTA nomination last year.
The Luminaries S1 | First on Showmax | Binge from 14 May
Based on Eleanor Cattin’s Booker Prize-winning novel, The Luminaries is an epic story of love, murder and revenge set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand during the gold rush.
Starring Eve Hewson (The Knick, Behind Her Eyes, Robin Hood), Teen Choice nominee Himesh Patel (Yesterday, Tenet), and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (Penny Dreadful, Casino Royale), the six-part series was hailed by TIME as “enchanting, enthralling” and The Guardian as “simply addictive TV… glorious escapism… a must-see full of intrigue, opium and political machinations.”
Mr Mayor S1 | Binge from 1 May
In Mr Mayor, three-time Golden Globe winner Ted Danson (The Good Place, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Cheers) plays a wealthy businessman who becomes the mayor of Los Angeles.
Co-created by two-time Golden Globe winner Tina Fey and three-time Emmy winner Robert Carlock, the minds behind Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the comedy also stars Oscar winner Holly Hunter (Succession, The Big Sick, The Piano), and Saturday Night Live legend Bobby Moynihan. Also look out for guest stars like Golden Globe winner Beau Bridges, Golden Globe nominees Andie MacDowell, David Spade and Ed Begley Jr., and TV personality Chrissy Teigen.
“Danson takes the spotlight and shines once again, playing a character who’s clearly delighted by the job he ran for, and won, on a whim,” says NPR.
The Bleeping Robot Chicken Archie Comics’ Special | 24 May 2021
Finally, the teens at Riverdale High are gifted with their very own skewering stop-motion special with Adult Swim’s The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special. In the half-hour special, Archie faces the action-packed return of Josie and the Pussycats from outer space to Riverdale. The animated comedy features the origin story of Archie Andrews, as only the Robot Chicken writers can tell it!
The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special’s star-studded voice cast includes Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch (Glee, Criminal Minds) Golden Globe nominee Jared Harris (Chernobyl, The Crown), Emmy nominees like Betty Gilpin (Glow, The Hunt), Fred Armisen (Documentary Now!, Portlandia) and Amy Sedaris (Bojack Horseman, At Home With Amy Sedaris), and Teen Choice winner Rachel Leigh Cook (She’s All That), among others.
All ten seasons of Robot Chicken, which have won six Emmys, are available to binge on the Adult Swim corner on Showmax, which is also home to four other Robot Chicken specials: Star Wars Specials #1, #2 and #3 and The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking.
Tigtone S1-2 | Binge from 17 May
Adult Swim’s Tigtone S1-2 is the saga of a quest-addicted hero who slashes his way across a satirical fantasy universe with melodramatic ferocity, always obeying the letter of the law but never its spirit.
As Helpy, Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron, F is For Family) was nominated for Voice Acting at the 2020 Annie Awards.
Collider hails it as “visually hypnotic… both gorgeous and grotesque… No matter the quest, it’s bound to be violently bloody, unpredictably hilarious, and flat out insane,” while Animation World Network calls it, “Uniquely designed, oddly disquieting and extremely funny.”
Yolo: Crystal Fantasy S1 | Binge from 17 May
Adult Swim’s YOLO: Crystal Fantasy follows two rowdy Australian party girls, Sarah and Rachel, looking for fun times, new experiences, positive vibes, and hopeful horoscopes in the bizarre town of
Wollongong. Sarah’s quest is to find love, whereas Rachel hungers for chaos, often bringing them into conflict as they encounter surreal Australiana, strange bush creatures, and eccentric nomads.
Yolo is created by YouTube star Michael Cusack, who has over 45m views on YouTube and was chosen by Rick and Morty’s co-creator Justin Roiland to make a notorious Australian version of Rick and Morty: the infamous Bushworld Adventures, released on April Fools Day 2018, one year after the surprise premiere of Rick and Morty Season 3.
Look out for a cameo from three-time Grammy nominee Flying Lotus, guest starring as himself.
The Eric Andre Show S5 | Binge from 17 May
Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show takes the elements of a traditional late-night talk show and ruins them. Likely the world’s most inept and violent host, Eric Andre interviews A-list talent (such as Seth Rogen, Wiz Kalifa, Judy Greer and Jimmy Kimmel) with the help of co-host Hannibal Buress. Created by Eric Andre, he hosts the most chaotic, unorthodox and surreal comedy chat show around…
The Eric Andre Show has an 8.6/10 rating on IMDb, where it’s at #143 on their list of the top-rated TV of all time.
Birds of Prey | 24 May
You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? The tenth biggest box office hit of 2020 globally, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only she can tell it. After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Birds of Prey was Rotten Tomatoes’ best reviewed comic book and graphic novel film adaptation last year, and one of its 10 best-reviewed wide-release films overall. Nominated for four People’s Choice Awards, including Favourite Movie, Birds of Prey won 10 awards, including Best Actress for two-time Oscar nominee Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, Bombshell) as Harley Quinn and Best Actor for Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, Fargo) as Roman at the 2021 two Critics’ Choice Super Awards’ superhero category, where Birds of Prey was also nominated for Best Superhero Movie and Jurnee Smollet (Lovecraft Country) was up for Best Actress as Black Canary.
In their four- star review, The Observer hailed Birds of Prey as “the movie equivalent of a fairground ride with all the bolts loosened and the safety booklet blazed long ago when someone ran out of Rizlas.”
The King of Staten Island | First on Showmax | 20 May
Coming-of-age dramedy The King of Staten Island is directed by Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This is 40, Trainwreck), who co-wrote and produced alongside Saturday Night Live writer Dave Sirus and star Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live, Big Time Adolescence and the upcoming The Suicide Squad).
The film follows Scott, who’s been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life. Pete, whose own father was a New York firefighter who died in the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11, was nominated for a 2020 People’s Choice Award for his starring role as Scott.
The King of Staten Island was nominated for the 2021 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy, as well as last year’s People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Comedy Movie. “The content can be raw, sometimes startling,” says the Wall Street Journal, “but before and after everything else the film is hilarious, and constitutes a cockeyed pantheon of comic performances. On top of that, it is beautiful.”
Oscar winner Marisa Tomei (Spider-Man and Avengers’ May Parker) co-stars, along with BAFTA nominee Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl, The Morning Show), Judd’s daughter Maude Apatow (Euphoria), Grammy-nominated stand-up comic and F Is for Family creator Bill Burr, and Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi (Fargo, Miracle Workers).
It: Chapter Two | 31 May
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the members of the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar) stars as the adult Beverly Marsh and Golden Globe nominee and multiple BAFTA winner James McAvoy (His Dark Materials and X-Men’s young Charles Xavier) plays Bill Denbrough. Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner Bill Hader (Barry, Saturday Night Live) received four separate awards nominations for his role as the adult Richie Tozier, while Bill Skarsgård (The Devil All the Time, Castle Rock) returns in his Teen Choice-nominated role as Pennywise.
Also reprising their roles from the first film is a stellar cast of youngsters, including Teen Choice nominees Sophia Lillis (I Am Not Okay With This), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (Are You Afraid of the Dark?), Saturn Award nominee Jack Dylan Grazer (Shazam!, We Are Who We Are), and Critics Choice nominee Jaeden Martell (Knives Out, St. Vincent).
It: Chapter Two won four Fright Meter Awards, with a further eight nominations. The film was also nominated for four 2021 Saturn Awards, including Best Horror Film, two 2020 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, and two IGN Summer Movie Awards. Empire Magazine calls it, “A psychologically merciless sequel,” saying, “everything here is as it should be: deeper, scarier, funnier. (Director) Muschietti in particular has stepped up, skilfully guiding us through a rollicking funhouse. It is obscenely entertaining.”
The Goldfinch | First on Showmax | 6 May
The Goldfinch is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s bestselling, Pulitzer-winning novel about a 13-year-old boy whose mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Directed by BAFTA winner John Crowley (Brooklyn), the multigenerational cast is led by Golden
Globe nominee Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault In Our Stars) as Theo Decker and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Undoing, Big Little Lies) as Mrs Barbour, supported by Golden Globe winners Sarah Paulson (Ratched, American Crime Story) and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld, The Hunger Games).
Cut Throat City | 13 May
Set after Hurricane Katrina, Cut Throat City sees four boyhood friends who are out of options reluctantly accept an offer to pull off a dangerous heist in the heart of New Orleans.
Chicago Sun-Times praised its “vibrant, rough-edged, impressive storytelling” and FilmWeek its “rich sense of place and an incredible cast of supporting actors.” Slant Magazine calls it “an ambitious and volatile film, an atmospheric survey of the thankless world of the rich and the damned,” while Los Angeles Times says it’s a “thoughtful and personal film, concerned with how systemic racism — and zoning ordinances — can kill more people than a gun.”
It’s directed by Emmy, BAFTA and Black Reel-nominated actor, filmmaker and rapper RZA (of Wu Tang Clan fame) who scored Kill Bill and starred in American Gangster, of whom the New York Times says, “RZA tells this story with deliberation and imaginative daring. With Cut Throat City, his third feature, he comes into his own as a director.”
Black Reel winner Shameik Moore (The Get Down and the voice of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Miles); Denzel Whitaker (The Great Debaters and Black Panther’s young Zuri), Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All Eyez on Me); and Keean Johnson (Euphoria, Spooksville) star alongside Oscar nominees Ethan Hawke (The Good Lord Bird, Training Day) and Terrence Howard (Empire, Hustle & Flow, Iron Man); and Black reel award winner and multiple MTV Movie Award nominee Wesley Snipes (Dolemite Is My Name, Blade). Also look out for Black Reel nominee and Grammy winner T.I. (Ant-Man, Genius: Aretha); Teen Choice winner Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries’ Bonnie); and Eiza González (Godzilla vs Kong, Baby Driver, Hobbs & Shaw).
The Good Liar | 17 May
In the crime thriller The Good Liar, Oscar nominee Sir Ian McKellan (The Lord of the Rings, Gods and Monsters) stars as career con man Roy Courtnay, who sets his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed and extremely wealthy Betty McLeish, played by Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren (The Queen, Catherine the Great). But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.
Directed and produced by Oscar winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Chicago, Dreamgirls), The Good Liar also stars Critics’ Choice nominee Russel Tovey (Years and Years), multiple Emmy nominee Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), and BAFTA nominee Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Kiri).
The Good Liar is nominated for a 2021 Saturn Award for Best Thriller from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. It was up for Best Actress (Mirren) at the Satellite Awards and for Best Film Performance (McKellen) at the 2020 Queerties.
Ordinary Love | 27 May
Oscar nominees Liam Neeson (Love Actually, Cold Pursuit) and Lesley Manville (The Crown, Phantom Thread, Harlots) star in the moving drama Ordinary Love, about a middle-aged couple in the midst of a cancer diagnosis.
London Evening Standard calls it a “scaldingly fine romance”, Metro (UK) “quietly extraordinary”, and The Hollywood Reporter, “Ravagingly honest and quite lovely.”
Last year, Ordinary Love won Irish Film and Television Awards for both Best Film and Best Supporting Actor (David Wilmot) and earned Manville and Neeson Best Actor and Best Actress nominations at the National Film Awards, among other honours.
Ordinary Love holds a 93% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with multiple critics praising the performances of its stellar leads, and Manville’s in particular, of which Los Angeles Times says, “she’s never been better than she is here.”
Also catch these modern classics:
Homer’s Iliad comes to vivid life in the Oscar-nominated 2004 historical war epic Troy, directed by Oscar nominee Wolfgang Petersen (1981’s Das Boot), written by David Benioff (Game of Thrones) and starring Brad Pitt, who won a Teen Choice Award for his role as Achilles.
The classic romcom The Wedding Singer was a 1999 Kids’ Choice winner and won Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn lead an all-star cast in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, which won both a People’s Choice Award and a Teen Choice Award
MTV Movie Award-winner Heather Graham stars in the 2019 drama The Rest of Us, which sees two mother-daughter duos sharing a house after the man who connects them dies. The film has a 91% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes
Calling all muggles, wizards and devotees of JK Rowling’s beloved all-time best-selling book series: Binge the complete Harry Potter boxset with all eight epic movies of the multiple Oscar-nominated fantasy saga: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Pt1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Pt2. Together, the Harry Potter movies are the third highest-grossing film franchise of all time, with a global gross of over $7.7 billion. On the small screen, it still holds the record for the most-watched franchise in TV history, with over 1.3 billion viewings to date.
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Caine lead an all-star cast in the Oscar-winning sci-fi movie Interstellar, which won a 2015 Oscar and is #29 on IMDb’s Top Rated Movies.
Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending film Inception, which won four Oscars and holds 13th place on IMDb’s Top Rated Movies, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Elliot Page (as Ellen Page) and Cillian Murphy.
Catch the Jackie Chan classics First Strike, the third-highest grossing domestic film in Hong Kong film history, and Rumble in the Bronx, which was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, and made Chan a household name in the West.
In crime comedy Get Hard, Emmy nominee Kevin Hart stars alongside Will Ferrell, who was nominated for 2016 MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance as a millionaire facing jail time in San Quentin.
Steve Carell stars as a bumbling spy alongside Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson and Alan Arkin in the 2008 action comedy Get Smart, winner of a Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedy.
Ahead of the upcoming fourth instalment’s release, binge the classic sci-fi action trilogy, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions, which made pop culture icons of Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving. Written, directed and produced by the Wachowskis (Cloud Atlas, V for Vendetta, Bound), The Matrix won four Oscars, and is still #16 on IMDb’s Top Rated Movies of all time.
Gomora S2 | New episodes
SAFTA winners Katlego Danke and Zolisa Xaluva are back for the second season of Gomora, the Mzansi Magic show that won Most Popular Soapie of the Year at the 2020 Royalty Soapie Awards, as well as jury prizes for Outstanding Directing Team, Supporting Actress (Sannah Mchunu as Zodwa) and Newcomer (Sicelo Buthelezi as Teddy). It’s also just been nominated for five SAFTAs: Best Telenovela, Most Popular TV Soap / Telenovela, Best Directing, Best Script, and Best Music.
The new season started on 26 April 2021 with a court case that sees the stars of the series at odds with each other. With fate finally catching up with Mam’Sonto (Connie Chiume), hijack expert Mazet (Siphesihle Ndaba) and Ntokozo (Ntobeko Sishi), viewers will see Gladys, played by Thembi Seete, setting out to seek revenge for the manner in which Mam’Sonto’s crooked ways have led to her son finding herself on the wrong side of the law. A shock death brings Thathi and Melusi (Zolisa Xaluva) closer than they were before.
“After Gomora raked in high viewership numbers in its debut season, viewers are in for a treat as the storyline looks set to raise emotions even higher as their favourites will find themselves squaring up against each other in this extraordinary tale of two families at the heart of Alexandra,” says Nomsa Philiso, the Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net, “Viewers are also in for a big surprise as one of the main characters in the telenovela will die to plunge the two families into chaos, heartbreak and pandemonium,” Philiso concludes.
A tragedy occurs that will change the dynamics between the two families like never before in a story of betrayal, a love triangle and crime. Will the two families find healing? Season 2 follows the pain of these two families, as they break apart and come together again.
The Bachelorette SA | Binge from 28 May
Whether you missed an episode or you’ve been saving yourself to binge our very own home-grown edition of The Bachelorette at your leisure, you’ll be wanting to book a date with your couch, a glass of bubbly and – take our word for it – a box of tissues.
Follow the highs and the heartbreaks, the glam, the tough choices and all the OMG moments as the gorgeous Qiniso Van Damme embarks on the romantic journey of a lifetime to try and find her Mister Right.
Love Fraud | 1 May
Co-directed by Oscar and Emmy nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp), this four-part docu-series follows the search of Richard Scott Smith, who used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon women looking for love. The story unravels in real time as Smith’s victims band together to seek sweet revenge.
Nominated for a 2021 Cinema Eye Honours and Independent Spirit awards, Love Fraud has a 92% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics consensus says, “Explosive, but never exploitive, Love Fraud tells a thrilling tale of online dating gone terribly wrong with expert precision and a welcome dose of empathy.”
The Vow S1 | First on Showmax | Binge from 1 May
In the HBO documentary series The Vow, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer (The Great Hack, The Square, Control Room) explore the self-improvement group, NXIVM, accused of sex trafficing and racketeering.
Number three on Entertainment Weekly’s round-up of the best TV of 2020 and nominated for a 2021 Cinema Eye Honours Award, The Vow “reveals the heartbreaking truth behind the ‘sex cult’ headlines,” according to Time Magazine.
As The Guardian put it, “By the end of the premiere, I wondered why this had been a big story. By the third, my jaw was on the floor.”
The Masked Singer S3-4 | 1 May
This super fun, mega-popular musical reality/game-show won the Outstanding Costumes: Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality category at the 2020 Emmys, where it was also nominated for Outstanding Competition Programme.
The mystery contestants hiding behind the fabulous costumes include one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, an Olympic record holder, four Hollywood Walk of Famers, and Grammy winning musicians.
As host, Nick Cannon was nominated for a 2020 Kids’ Choice Award. The panelists include
Teen Choice-nominated actor and comedian Ken Jeong, four-time Grammy nominee Robin Thicke, TV and radio personality Jenny McCarthy, and the lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger. Also look for special guest panelists Craig Robinson (Mr. Robot), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Wayne Brady.
Also on Showmax this month
Growing Up Hip Hop S7
Child 44 | Hard Kill | Ons koop ‘n Kar S1 | The Unfamiliar
The Last Stand | Megaboere S6 | Touching Base: Migos | Touching Base: Swizz Beats | Touching Base: TI | The Wishmas Tree
Military Wives | Slank S5 | Wedding Crashers | The Wedding Singer
Jungle Beat (Zulu version)
Disturbing the Peace | Money Plane
Brahms: The Boy II | The Brave One | Target Number One
Please note that dates and titles are subject to change.