Everything on Showmax in March
Everything is Awesome on Showmax this March (Yes! The Lego Movie 2 is coming!). There’s something for all tastes and all ages, with new seasons of our favourite comedies, riveting dramas, sci-fi (Westworld Season 3 is almost here!), and some of the most gobsmacking doccies you’ll find anywhere.
Westworld S3 | Weekly episodes, express from the US from 16 March
- Winner of 7 Emmys, including Best Supporting Actress (Thandie Newton) in 2018
- Nominated for 4 Golden Globes, including Best Drama Series
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. And this season, they’re knocking it “out of the park”.
Returning for season 3 are Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Rodrigo Santoro, Ed Harris plus new faces that include Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Lena Waithe (Master of None) and Kid Cudi.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine S6 | Binge from 2 March
- Won two Golden Globes, for Best Comedy Series and Best Actor (Andy Samberg)
- Won two Emmys for its stunts and was nominated for a further seven, including three for Outstanding Supporting Actor for Andre Braugher
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back with a sixth season that’s as warm and off-the-wall funny as ever. Which means we get to find out whether Captain Holt got the job as NYPD Commissioner, how that’s going to affect the 99th precinct, and whether Jake and Amy will get their Mexican honeymoon.
Zac & Mia S2 | Binge from 1 March
- Winner of two Emmys (for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Writing in a Digital Drama Series)
- Writers Guild of America winner
Zac & Mia, based on the novel by AJ Betts, centres on two teenagers battling cancer in the same hospital. In the everyday world, Zac and Mia would have nothing in common, but in the hospital, where they’re the only two teens on the ward, they develop an unbreakable bond.
Emergence S1 | Binge from 2 March
- #48 Rotten Tomatoes’ Best TV Shows of 2019, and one of five best-reviewed TV sci-fi and fantasy shows of 2019, with a 94% critics’ rating
Long Island police chief Jo Evans (Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman, Fargo) investigates a case involving a young child found unscathed at the site of a mysterious plane accident. The girl has no memory of who she is or how she got there, but her arrival is marked by unexplained phenomena and electronic disruptions.
Superstore S4 | 2 March
- Teen Choice Award nominee for Choice TV Actress: Comedy (America Ferrera)
- Two consecutive Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (for Nico Santos)
The popular comedy about the employees at an American superstore returns. Amy and Jonah are back at Cloud 9 after being suspended, but now they have to deal with all the comments, jokes and questions about their sex video… and their relationship status. Both Amy and Dina are getting ready to have their babies this season, and while Amy wonders how she’ll juggle things between her, Adam and Jonah, Dina can’t wait to hand the baby over to Jerusha and Garret.
The Orville S2 | Binge from 2 March
- 2019 Emmy nominee for Best VFX
Series creator Seth McFarlane (the Oscar-nominated creator of Family Guy and Ted) is Ed Mercer, captain of the exploratory space vessel The Orville. He faces intergalactic challenges and interpersonal dynamics along with his crew, 400 years in the future. Inspired by classic series like Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, the irreverent space adventure has grown a following eager for more.
Press S1 | First on Showmax | Binge from 2 March
- 2019 Eastern Eye Award for Best Actress (Priyanga Burford)
Staffers at two newspapers – a left-leaning broadsheet and a right-leaning populist tabloid – fight for truth, entertainment and the ultimate scoop as two British newspapers go head-to-head in a press world fraught with scandals, under pressure from the 24 hour news cycle, and constantly evolving in the digital age.
Noughts + Crosses | Weekly episodes from 12 March
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”. Against a backdrop of prejudice, distrust and rebellion, childhood friends Sephy and Callum must fight for more than simply the right to be together.
The Sun is also a Star | 12 March
- 2019 Teen Choice Awards nominee for Choice Summer Movie Actor (Charles Melton) and Actress (Yara Shahidi).
Starring Yara Shahidi (Grown-ish) and Charles Melton (Riverdale), The Sun is also a Star is a coming-of-age love story based on the best-selling young-adult novel by Nicola Yoon, who also penned Everything, Everything.
Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha isn’t in the market for romance. In fact, she doesn’t even believe in love. Also, she’s about to be deported. Then a stranger saves her life on the street and, over coffee, tells her they’re meant for one another. It’s never going to happen, obviously, but Natasha’s willing to give him an hour of her time. Are they star-crossed, or was their meeting just a random coincidence?
Pet Sematary | 12 March
- Grossed $112.4m worldwide
- Nominated for three 2019 Saturn Awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, for Best Horror Film, Best Supporting Actor (John Lithgow) and Best Make-Up
This 2019 adaptation of the Stephen King novel follows Dr Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel who move to rural Maine with their two young children. When their daughter Ellie discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home, Louis is quick to put her at ease. But these woods belong to something else. Something that brings things back from the dead.
The House with a Clock in its Walls | 19 March
- Opened at #1 and grossed $131m at the global box office
Somewhere between Harry Potter and Goosebumps, there’s The House with the Clock in its Walls. Ten-year-old orphan Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) goes to live with his strange uncle in a creaky old house whose walls contain a mysterious tick-tocking magic. When Lewis accidentally disturbs the dead, the sleepy town comes alive with dark witchery.
The Hustle | 23 March
- 2019 People’s Choice nominee for Favourite Comedy Movie
In this gender-flipped remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Anne Hathaway (doing a wonderful toff) and Rebel Wilson (doing, well, Rebel Wilson) are lady con-artists, one high-brow, one low-rent, both masters of the fleece.
Juliet, Naked | 26 March
Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded rocker, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the object of Duncan’s musical obsession. When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself in this comic account of life’s second chances.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part | 29 March
- Opened at #1 at the box office and grossed $192.3m worldwide
- Nominated for two 2019 People’s Choice Awards, for Favorite Family Movie and Favorite Animated Movie Star (Chris Pratt)
- Nominated for three Kids’ Choice Awards this year: Favorite Animated Movie, Favorite Female Voice Actor (Tiffany Haddish) and Favorite Male Voice Actor (Chris Pratt)
The highly-anticipated LEGO Movie sequel brings all our favourite heroes back to save their beloved city in a new action-packed adventure. Their quest will take them to unexplored (and occasionally musical) worlds, testing their courage, creativity and loyalty. And be warned, the new earworm is even more “catchy” than Everything Is Awesome.
Best of Africa:
The System | First on Showmax (coming soon)
Starring Raymond Ofula (Queen Sono), The System is a Kenyan political drama that revolves around the lives of the political elites of the fictional Republic of Katana, and the lengths they are willing to go to control the power.
Potato Potahto | 5 March
Potato Potahto follows a divorced couple who decide to share equal space in their former matrimonial home and soon realise that the ingenious idea is easier said than done.
The River S3 | Weekdays episodes
The River follows the lives of the Dikana and the Mokoena clans. They are two families from very different backgrounds brought together by the discovery of a diamond in Cullinan.
Somizi & Mohale: The Union | The Finale: The White Wedding | 16 March
It’s the episode we’ve all been waiting for – Somizi and Mohale’s super glamorous, gorgeous White Wedding! The fourth episode in the wedding special takes us right down the aisle with the couple on their big day. All the planning and buildup has lead to this. From 16 March, all four episodes will be available for one glorious binge session.
Matwetwe | First on Showmax | 5 March
3 Days to Go | First on Showmax | 5 March
South African Stand-Up Comedy Specials | 5 March
Frank & Fearless | 23 March
Watch live sports on Showmax in March, including selected English Premier League, Italy’s LaLiga and Spain’s Serie A matches, as well as shows and highlights covering soccer, rugby, cricket, golf, EFC and more, and you have loads of entertainment at your fingertips.
Three Identical Strangers | 5 March
- Won the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival
- Won a Critics’ Choice Documentary Award
- Nominated for three Emmys and a BAFTA
On the first day of college in New York in 1980, a young man who’d been adopted at birth discovered he had an identical twin. Then the boys learned there was a third. And then, after the fairytale reunion that made feel-good headlines across the world, the triplets started asking questions – and their quest to find out why they’d been split in the first place revealed an increasingly bizarre and sinister mystery.
The Planets | Binge from 5 March
Across five one-hour episodes, the wonderful Professor Brian Cox explores the dramatic history of the eight planetary siblings in our solar system, as it unfolded over 4.5 billion years. Using extensive computer-generated imagery and footage from space missions, including NASA’s Cassini–Huygens mission and the New Horizons probe, the series reveals the spectacular landscapes, apocalyptic weather systems and unbelievable science (on Saturn, it rains diamonds) of our neighbouring worlds.
Jungle Beat S1-3 | 2 March
Jungle Beat is a family-friendly comedy series of dialogue-free animated shorts, each focusing on a different animal character and the hilarious situations they encounter in nature. With its cast of zany, endearing characters, crazy comedy, wild adventures – and misadventures – and magical worlds on land and under the sea, it’s a hit favourite with even the youngest of viewers.
Also streaming on Showmax this March:
Four Weddings and A Funeral | GreyZone S1 | Hansie | Break Away AKA Baroudeur | Faith Like Potatoes | Born To Win | Shot Caller | The Choice | Dirty Girl | Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland | Victor | Greater | Fireman Sam: Set for Action! | Aliens Love Underpants and Panta Claus | Wildernuts S1
Liewe Lisa | Keeping Up With The Kardashians S12-15 | The Killer Affair S1 | License To Kill S1 | Captive State | Shock and Awe | Guilt Trip | Singularity | Monster High: Adventures of the Ghoul Squad S1 | Monster High Special: The Howliday | Enchantimals S1-2
Abobaba S1 | Mile 22 | Pitch Perfect 2 | Mamma Mia | Theory of Everything | Most Likely To Murder | Where’s Waldo S2 | Barbie in Rock ‘n Royals
Isibaya S7 | Uhambo | Pinky Pinky | Maskandi Queen | Prodigy | Malevolent | The Purge | The Purge: Anarchy | The Purge: Election Year | Step Up | Step Up 2: The Streets | Step Up 3D | The Dog Who Saved Halloween
Uyang’Thanda Na? S4 | Touching Base TI | Touching Base Switzz | Touching base Migos | Behind The Story S2 | Zombillenium | Kung Fu Panda 3 | Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax | Home | Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale | Barbie and Her Sisters in the Great Puppy Adventure
Yim’ lo S1-2 | The Children Act | The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Status Update | Liar, Liar | Gomora S1 | Cinderella and the Secret Prince | A Dog and Pony Show |
The Festival | Welcome Home | Puppy Swap | Pony with a Broken Wing
Ithuba | The Princess and the Dragon | Spider in the Web | The Exception | Unfriended | Rage