Published Oct 13
The best big series to watch online with Showmax right now
Based on the James Grady novel Six Days of the Condor and the 1975 film adaptation Three Days of the Condor, Condor follows young CIA analyst Joe Turner, who is drawn into a deadly terrorist plot that threatens the lives of millions. Watch it online.
On Becoming A God In Central Florida S1
Critics’ Choice winner and Emmy nominee Kirsten Dunst was nominated for both a 2020 Golden Globe and a 2020 Critics’ Choice award for Best Actress in this comedy-drama about a minimum-wage water park employee who lies, schemes, and cons her way up the ranks of the cultish, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin. Watch it online.
Years and Years
From award-winning writer Russell T Davies (A Very English Scandal, Dr Who), Years And Years is a six-part drama that follows the lives of a single family, the Lyons, over 15 years in a Britain rocked by unstable political, economic and technological change. Watch it online.
LA’s Finest S1
Gabrielle Union reprises her Bad Boys 2 role as Marcus’ sister Syd in this spinoff series. Syd’s now working for the Los Angeles Police Department, where she partners up with Nancy McKenna, a working mom, played by Golden Globe nominee Jessica Alba. Watch it online.
World-class thief Daisy ‘Jett’ Kowalski (Carla Gugino from The Haunting of Hill House) is just out of prison and already being forced back into what got her there by a group of eccentric and dangerous criminals. Watch it online.
Florida Girls S1
Inspired by series creator Laura Chinn’s real-life struggle growing up on the West Coast of Florida, Florida Girls follows four women on the wrong side of the poverty line, who are forced to confront their stagnant lives when their only ambitious friend moves away to follow her dreams. Watch it online.
Alex Rider S1
Alex is approached by Alan Blunt, head of a top-secret offshoot of MI6 known as The Department, who reveals that he’s been unknowingly trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage. Pressured to leave his old life behind, Alex goes undercover to investigate the connection between the deaths of two billionaires and a remote boarding school called Point Blanc. Based on the best-selling Alex Rider books by Anthony Horowitz. On Showmax from 15 October.
Into The Dark S1
In this horror anthology from Oscar-nominated producer Jason Blum (Us, Get Out), each episode is inspired by a holiday, from Halloween to Thanksgiving, Christmas to New Year’s Eve. On Showmax from 19 October.
Lovecraft Country S1
In the 1950s, Atticus, a young African-American, sets out on a road trip with his friend and uncle to find his missing father. This catapults the three into a struggle for survival against the dual terrors of Jim Crow-era America and terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a paperback written by pulpy horror author HP Lovecraft. Binge-watch ep1-8 now, eps 9-10 arrive on 20 October.
Enslaved is a six-episode docuseries that explores 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World. Executive produced and featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Enslaved tracks the efforts of divers as they use new methods of underwater archaeology to identify and locate these sunken slave ships for the first time in history. The series also traces Jackson’s DNA back to Gabon, where he visits in the first episode to locate his own ancestors in the Benga tribe. Watch the latest episode.
World on Fire S1
Set in 1939, on the eve of the German invasion of Poland, World on Fire follows the interwoven stories of ordinary people caught up in catastrophic global events beyond their control. Watch the latest episode.
I May Destroy You S1
I May Destroy You is about Arabella (Michaela Coel from Chewing Gum), a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked with a date-rape drug, she must question and rebuild every element of her life. Watch the latest episode.