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What’s new on Showmax in April 2019
The first episode of the most anticipated TV show of 2019 lands on Showmax on April 15 at 22:00, at the same time as the DStv broadcast. And then you’ll have to wait a whole week for the next one. But not to worry – you’ll be spoiled for choice for things to stream between Game of Thrones episodes. Here’s the full list of new series arriving on Showmax this month.
Game of Thrones S8: New episodes every week, from 15 April 2019 at 22:00
One of the biggest shows in history concludes with six bumper episodes and an ending no one will see coming. In the eighth season of the epic award-winning fantasy series, disparate characters unite to fight a common enemy. Seasons 1 to 7 are also available to binge-watch on Showmax.
Billions S4: New episodes every week, from 10 April 2019 at 21:00
Revenge is the central theme this season, and it even brings enemies Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades together. Together with Wendy Rhoades, the trio has a sinister plan to take out those who’ve got in their way. New episodes arrive at the same time as the DStv broadcast, and Seasons 1-3 are ready to watch if you want to catch up.
Future Man S2 | First on Showmax
Leave it to a gaming janitor to save the world and, well, he fails. Josh is back at it, this time in the year 2162. He and his misfit team try to save humanity from being exiled to Mars – if they can survive all the time travel. Season 1 is also on Showmax, so you can stream from the beginning.
No Activity S1-2 | First on Showmax
Will Ferrell executive produces and stars in this hilarious cop series. Detectives Cullen and Tolbeck spend a lot of time on a very uneventful stake out. The lack of action allows for some of the funniest conversations on TV.
Rig 45 | First on Showmax
An oil company damage regulator is sent to investigate a fatality at an oil rig when it’s hit by a hurricane that cuts all communication to the mainland. She soon begins to suspect the death was not an accident, and realises she’ll have to find the killer among them. A tense thriller.
A Very English Scandal
Hugh Grant portrays the real-life Jeremy Thorpe, who had tongues wagging in the 1960s. He was a Liberal Member of Parliament engaged in a secret affair with a man at a time when homosexuality was illegal. Based on the book.
Local lass Pearl Thusi shares the screen with Priyanka Chopra in this crime thriller. Priyanka plays Alex Parrish, an FBI recruit training at the Quantico base who’s later suspected of being a sleeper terrorist.
HBO’s The Shop
Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Drake, Jimmy Kimmel and Ice Cube are some of the big names who step into barber shops across America to chat to LeBron James and Maverick Carter about sports, pop culture, world events, business and more.
A Million Little Things: From 15 April 2019
A suicide shakes up a group of friends who realise that they shouldn’t take their own lives for granted. Each of them takes steps to live a fuller life. An ensemble cast delivers deeply emotional performances.
Idris Elba reprises his Golden Globe-winning role as the titular character John Luther. The troubled detective works hard to solve grisly murders while dealing with his own demons. Speaking of which, Alice is back from the dead… Seasons 1 to 4 are also available on Showmax.
The Good Wife S1-7 | Boxset
Inspired by real-life political scandals involving married men, this smash-hit drama series follows Alicia Florrick, wife of a disgraced state’s attorney. She has to pick up the pieces of her family and revive her law career.
Follow five Vegas guys as they go about their business – which just happens to be taking women on dates. It’s a rare look into this often-overlooked industry, and promises a few thought-provoking insights, and a lot of abs.
What else is on?
Here are all the movies and series confirmed for the month of April so far. Our Plum Picks are in bold. Please note shows and dates were correct at time of publishing.
- Future Man S2 | First on Showmax
- No Activity S1 | First on Showmax
- A Very English Scandal
- Luther S5
- The Good Wife S1-7
- Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
- Meerkat Maantuig
Rig 45 | First on Showmax
HBO’s The Shop
20th Century Women (2016)
- Only the Brave (2017)
Back to the Future I-III (1985-1990)
Die Spreeus S1
Date My Family S7
The Herd S2
Leef jou Reis S7
- Billions S4
The Change-Up (2011)
The Zookeeper (2011)
Angelo Rules (Kids)
Penny Penny Ahee S3
- Game of Thrones S8
- A Million Little Things S1
Logan Lucky (2017)
Celeb Feasts with Zola Nene
The Shack (2017)
Everybody Wants Some (2016)
Disaster Movie (2008)
Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)
Van Wilder 2: Rise of the Taj (2006)
The Good Witch S4 (Kids)
A Night With My Ex
Song to Song (2017)
Die Siener S1
Everything Must Fall
The Giant is Falling
Stuur Groete Aan Mannetjies Roux
- The Big Sick