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What’s new on Showmax – Watch now

 ·27 Feb 2024

It’s a bonanza for local Showmax viewers, including brand-new Showmax Original series, new seasons of fan favourites, and tons of new international hit series airing for the first time ever in South Africa.

Additionally, for ultimate comfort viewing, you can also now watch all of The Office and all of Parks and Recreation on your favourite streaming platform – Showmax.

Here’s the best of what’s new on Showmax right now.

Local originals

Catch Me a Killer

This true crime drama’s writers include SAFTA winner Amy Jephta (Skemerdans).

Forensic psychologist Micki Pistorius (Charlotte Hope) becomes South Africa’s first-ever serial-killer profiler during the mid-1990s.

Watch her enter the minds of monsters like The Station Strangler and Stewart ‘Boetie Boer’ Wilken.


In this long-running young adult drama from Homebrew Films (Trompoppie), four mismatched roommates in residence at the fictional Eike university take the leap into “adult” life and choices.

This show features Beata Bena Green, Celeste Loots, Kristen Raath, and Mienke Ehlers, as well as a killer soundtrack by Peach van Pletzen – including the last song that Angie Oeh recorded before her death in August 2023.

Other local originals include reality shows like The Real Housewives of Durban, The Mommy Club, Widows Unveiled, and Youngins.

International series – Only on Showmax

Halo S2

In this sci-fi game adaptation from executive producer Steven Spielberg, cybernetically-enhanced super-soldier Master Chief and his team of Spartans are back on the frontlines of the 26th-century war between humanity and the alien Covenant.

John searches for the only thing that’ll save mankind from extinction: the Halo.

Ted S1

In this prequel to the Ted movie, Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – the swear bear who was brought to life thanks to a wish by John (Max Burkholder) – is headed to school.

It’s the mid-1990s, John is 16, and Ted must navigate high school bullies and cliques alongside him, while trying to get expelled himself.

Classic comedies

The Office S1-9

Join the everyday work lives and cringe-worthy antics of the staff at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

Featuring Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski and Mindy Kaling, this is one of the best-loved comedies of all time.

Parks & Recreation S1-7

This multi-award winning mockumentary workplace comedy gets local politics spot on.

Perky mid-level bureaucrat Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is determined to make her small town just a little bit more fun through the Parks and Rec Department.

International movies

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is on a deadly race around the globe to track down a terrifying, all-powerful weapon before it falls into the wrong hands.

Featuring Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Hayley Atwell.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

This animated comic book action movie was the winner of Best Animated Feature at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards.

Brooklyn Spider-Man Miles Morales and Gwen Stacey meet the team of Spider-People – including coolest Spider-Man ever, Hobie Brown, aka Spider-Punk.

They’re charged with protecting the multiverse, but find themselves debating how to be a hero.

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