Showmax is doing great things with a bevvy of fresh content set to hit our screens in August. Take a look at the latest offerings from SA’s premier streaming platform.
Showmax can do no wrong lately, not only did were they available in South Africa before Netflix, the company has also recently passed the 10 million views milestone, an impressive feat for a service which is less than a year old. Showing no signs of slowing down, the company is adding some of your favourite shows and movies to their content lineup in August. Want to become debt-free? Apply for a free debt review here.Did Jon Snow really die? Will everyone’s favourite character Tyrion be killed off? Mr. Robot Season 1From the producers of True Detective, Mr. Robot follows Elliot, a young and brilliant programmer who has perfected the art of computer hacking.Cast: Rami Malek, Christian SlaterPlanned Release Date: 05/08Downton Abbey Season 6We return to the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey for the sixth and final season of this internationally acclaimed hit drama series.Cast: Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis LoganPlanned Release Date: 01/08The Late Late Show With James Corden Season 2Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated late night talk show returns with episodes fresh from the US including all the viral Carpool Karaoke segments with superstar celebrities. Cast: James CordenPlanned Release Date: Daily Hustle Season 1A motley group of London con artists pull off a series of daring and intricate stings.Cast: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian LesterPlanned Release Date: 08/08The Office Season 1 – Season 2A hilarious mockumentary about a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behaviour and tedium. Starring the comedy genius Steve Carell.Cast: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna FischerPlanned Release Date: 10/08 Switched at Birth Season 1 – Season 4Two teenage girls' lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.Cast: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa MaranoPlanned Release Date: 12/08The Affair Season 2A struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives.Cast: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Joshua Jackson, Maura TierneyPlanned Release Date: 15/08Ballers Season 1A comedy drama centered around a group of football players and their families, friends and handlers.Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Rob CorddryPlanned Release Date: 17/08The Flash Season 1Barry Allen wakes up nine months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super-speed. Barry becomes "The Flash" and fights crime in Central City.Cast: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Tom CavanaghPlanned Release Date: 19/08Shameless Season 5We join the dysfunctional Gallagher family for a fifth season. Dad is a drunk and his six children have to do what they can do cope with the hardships of life. Cast: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Ethan CutkoskyPlanned Release Date: 19/08The Following Season 3 A brilliant and charismatic psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.Cast: Kevin Bacon, James PurefoyPlanned Release Date: 22/08The Big Bang Theory Season 8We join Leonard, Sheldon and their equally socially awkward friends, Wolowitz and Koothrappali for an eighth season – not forgetting their beautiful, aspiring actress neighbour Penny.Cast: Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley CuocoPlanned Release Date: 22/08Shades of Blue Season 1Harlee Santos, a single mother and New York police officer, is forced to work in the FBI's anti-corruption task force while dealing with her own financial problems.Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ray LiottaPlanned Release Date: 24/08 House of Lies Season 3Armed with sharp suits, quick wit and a remarkable skill for persuasion, the brilliant Marty and his winning team charm corporate fat cats into closing huge deals while spending a fortune.Cast: Don Cheadle, Kristen BellPlanned Release Date: 26/08 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer.Cast: Andy Samberg, Dirk BlockerPlanned Release Date: 26/08Everybody Loves Raymond Season 1 – Season 9The comical everyday life of a successful sports columnist and his dysfunctional family.Cast:Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris RobertsPlanned Release Date: 29/08*Release Dates May VaryGame of Thrones Season 6Jon Snow's corpse is found by Ser Davos. Thorne assumes command of the Watch. At Winterfell, Ramsay mourns for Myranda, while Sansa and Theon escape through the woods.Cast: Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Peter DinklagePlanned Release Date: 31/08