What’s new to stream on Showmax this April

2020-04-09 15:50
All the latest on Showmax in April for the whole f

We may not be hitting the beach or going on holiday this April, but with all the public holidays, there’s time for relaxation and family. Luckily, chocolate’s an essential good - now all that’s missing is a few good shows for everyone in the family to relax with. 

For the kids 

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens of Bricksburg – or should we say, Apocalypseburg? – are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. 

All our favourite heroes are 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.

Paddington 2


The beloved bear returns, and this time, he’s in big trouble. It’s Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, and he finds the perfect gift. He embarks on a series of odd jobs to earn the money to buy it - but before he can, it’s stolen and poor Paddington is framed for the crime. It’s up to the Browns, some new friends and a foolproof plan to unmask the real thief. 

Paddington 2 was a huge hit, and Hugh Grant said in an interview with Vanity Fair: “I genuinely believe it may be the best film I’ve ever been in.” 


Every kid dreams of having superpowers. Billy Batson is a teenage foster kid with a poor track record until he takes a stand against the school bully, 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. 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. 

It’s a four-star Common Sense Media Selection, rated 12+. “This refreshingly delightful, lighthearted entry in the DC Extended Universe has enough charm for the whole family thanks to standout performances, broad humor, and positive messages.” Available from 19 April. 

For the grownups 

I'm Sorry S1 


Andrea is a seemingly-confident comedy writer, wife, and mom, with zero filters and a tendency to put her foot in it. This hilarious and often, frankly, filthy series, is inspired by the life of creator and star Andrea Savage (Veep, Step Brothers, Episodes). It scored 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s ready to binge-watch, first on Showmax.

Madam and Mercy S1

Evodia ‘Madam’ Mogase and her daughter, Mercy, totally stole the show when we first got to know them on The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, so fans were thrilled when it was announced they’d be getting their own spinoff. Evodia, a former teacher and caterer, is well-known for her lavish lifestyle and collection of luxury cars, while Mercy is herself a businesswoman and model. New episodes every Wednesday, express from Mzansi Magic.

Insecure S4 

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.

Rotten Tomatoes’ critics’ consensus calls the show “an insightful, raunchy, and hilarious journey through the life of a twenty-something black woman that cuts through stereotypes with sharp wit and an effusive spirit.” New episodes every Monday from 14 April, express from 1Magic.

Second Act 

Maya (Jennifer Lopez) is frustrated with her life, not having realised her dreams. She reinvents her life story and proves that street smarts are just as valuable as book smarts.

The Outsider S1


Here’s something to look forward to while you recover from your chocolate coma. HBO miniseries The Outsider is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King and follows police detective Ralph Anderson, who is still grieving the recent death of his own son when a child’s body is found in the woods. He brings in an unorthodox PI whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.  

This has had buzz around the world and is coming to Showmax from 23 April, express from M-Net. 

For the grandparents 

Sanditon S1


The once-sleepy village of Sanditon is changing fast, into a fashionable spa resort town. Changing alongside it is the impulsive and unconventional Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams from Reign), who swaps her quiet rural home for the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make. 

As Indiewire put it, “Sanditon is sexy escapism for winter, tart and political, gorgeous and honest. Austen would have loved it.” The whole first season is ready to binge on Showmax.



This sumptuous art-house drama is based on the true story of French novelist Colette (Keira Knightley). When she married penniless writer Willy, she got more than a husband - she also got a ruthless manager who forced her to write novels for which he took credit. Rotten Tomatoes critics consensus says, “A brilliant match for its lead, Colette is a thoroughly entertaining biopic and an overdue testament to Keira Knightley's underrated gifts.” Available on from 23 April

How to get Showmax from R49 per month

Sign up for Showmax mobile and get access to the full catalogue on one mobile device for R49PM. 

Until the end of June, get three months’ access to Showmax standard for R149 - that’s a 50% on the usual price of R99 per month. 

Other ways to get Showmax 

New customers get a 14-day free trial and then pay R99 per month. 

DStv Premium subscribers get Showmax free - go to showmax.com to sign up. DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers pay R49pm.

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