Published Apr 09
What’s coming to Showmax in April?
There's no reason to leave the house when there's this much to stream from the comfort of your living room. Want an edge-of-your-seat thriller? Try the new Stephen King series The Outsider. Looking for something you can relate to? Issa Rae is back for Season 4 of Insecure, and we're getting episodes express from the US!
Then there's The Mercy & Ike Show and Judging Matters, two new reality shows from Africa Magic. Kids will be enchanted by Paddington 2 which, by some critics' estimation, is one of the finest movies ever made.
WHAT'S HOT ON SHOWMAX THIS MONTH?
I'm Sorry S1 | First on Showmax | From 1 Apri
Andrea is a seemingly-confident comedy writer, wife, and mom, with zero filters and a tendency to put her foot in it. I’m Sorry comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses in this laugh-out-loud series, inspired by the life of creator and star Andrea Savage.
McMillion$ | From 1 April
Revenge, drugs, greed and Ronald McDonald… HBO’s brand-new true crime documentary series constructs a detailed account of the McDonald's Monopoly game scam during the 90s that saw the contest’s promotion agency security head “Uncle Jerry” Jacobson and his accomplices rake in $24m in fraudulent profits. The story is told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners and the FBI agents involved.
Paddington 2 | From 9 April
Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where the bear has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr Gruber’s antique shop. He embarks upon a series of odd jobs to earn the money to buy it. But when the book is stolen, Paddington is framed for the crime.
The Case Against Adnan Syed | From 10 April
18 years after he was sentenced to life plus 30 years in jail, this true-crime investigation takes a fresh look into the case against Adnan Syed, who was convicted of the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The four-part HBO docu-series from Oscar, Emmy and Bafta-nominated director Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) follows on the success of the investigative journalism podcast Serial, which brought international attention to the trial and to Syed's continued insistence that he did not kill Hae.
Insecure S4 | On Mondays from 14 April
Created by A Black Lady Sketch Show exec producer Issa Rae and Black-ish exec producer Larry Wilmore, Insecure finds the funny in the black female experience. Written by Rae, and partly based on her acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl, Insecure centres on Issa and Molly, two friends dealing with life, love and the everyday challenges of young adulthood, along with the complex and often uncomfortable racial experiences they encounter.
Shazam! | From 19 April
Billy Batson is a teenage foster kid with a track record of running away and looking out for himself until he takes a stand against the school bully for his foster sibling Freddy, an act that leads to a strange encounter with an ancient wizard and some er… unexpected physical changes. Like turning into grown-up superhero Shazam, and discovering he now comes with an a la carte menu of superpowers. Of course, with great power comes the inevitable great enemy, and Billy, aka Shazam, needs to get a handle on his abilities ASAP if he’s to fight the evil Dr Thaddeus Sivana.
The Outsider S1 | On Thursdays from 23 April
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, HBO miniseries The Outsider follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn from Bloodline), who is still grieving the recent death of his own son when the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson is found in the Georgia woods.
The mysterious circumstances surrounding the horrifying crime lead Ralph to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo, nominated for two Oscars and two Golden Globes this year for Harriet), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.
Crawl | From 23 April
If the storm doesn't get you... they will. And by ‘they’, we mean a pair of six-metre alligators who take up residence in the crawl space of a run-down house in Florida, following a Category 5 hurricane. With the house rapidly flooding, competitive swimmer Haley and her estranged father, Dave, find themselves trapped in the maze of the basement, where every shadow conceals the waiting jaws of a brutal apex predator.
Mercy & Ike Show S1 | Starts 26 April
This Nigerian reality series from Africa Magic follows Mercy and Ike's relationship after Big Brother and their struggle to solidify their commitment to each other. Mercy’s sister Promise is the thorn in Ike’s journey to win Mercy’s heart. Will he win Promise’s respect and be the right guy for her little sister or will Mercy have to sacrifice one of them? Will Promise agree to the two lovers moving in together? And will Mercy break her culture and traditional beliefs to stay with a man?
Judging Matters S1 | Starts 27 April
Judging Matters is another Nigeria reality show from Africa Magic which helps to address legal issues using the arbitration system. It deals with real people seeking justice from a small claims court and is produced in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice. Starring Justice Olushola Williams, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.