16 Great Series Coming To Showmax: October 2019 – Jan 2020

Great news bingers! There will be no shortage of series to watch on Showmax in the next few months. You can look forward to debut seasons of His Dark Materials, Watchmen, What We Do In The Shadows & a whole lot more.

Here are 16 of the best series coming to Showmax from October 2019 to January 2020:

1. Mayans M.C. Season 2

In this Sons of Anarchy spinoff, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes is a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the California / Mexican border. Once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp, EZ is trying to reconcile with his brother Angel.

Mayans MC

EZ is also searching for the truth behind their mother’s death. Meanwhile, their father, Felipe (Edward James Olmos), is struggling to lead his sons down the righteous path.

You can binge the first four episodes on the 1st of October 2019 on Showmax. New episodes will be released every Wednesday.

2. Harlots Season 3

The first two seasons of Harlots revolved around rival brothel owners, Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) and Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville). The first two seasons were set in 18th Century London. This was an era when one in five women earned a living as a prostitute in the city.

Harlots Season 3

At the start of Season 3, it seems that the Wells girls can finally free themselves of their mother’s feud. They are helped by allies like Lady Fitz (Liv Tyler). However, Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown Findlay from Downton Abbey) soon learns that running a lucrative brothel brings enemies as well as friends. There’s a new pimp in town called Isaac Pincher (2019 Emmy nominee Alfie Allen from Game of Thrones).

You can binge Harlots Season 3 from the 1st of October 2019 on Showmax.

3. Succession Season 2

In Season 2, the dysfunctional Roy family are struggling to retain control of their global media empire. The future looks increasingly uncertain, but the past threatens to ultimately destroy them.

Succession Season 2

Kieran Culkin was nominated for the Golden Globe as Roman, Matthew Macfadyen was up for a Critics Choice Award as Tom, and the impressive cast includes Golden Globe nominee Brian Cox (AdaptationX-Men 2Deadwood), Screen Actors Guild nominee Jeremy Strong (The Big Short) and multi-award winners like Hiam Abbas (RamyBlade Runner 2049) and Sarah Snook (The Dressmaker).

You can binge Succession Season 2 from the 14th of October 2019 on Showmax.

4. Godfather of Harlem 

In the early 1960s, infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Oscar winner Forest Whitaker) returns from 10 years in prison to find the neighbourhood he once ruled in a shambles.

Godfather of Harlem

The streets are controlled by Vincent ‘Chin’ Gigante (Emmy nominee Vincent D’Onofrio from Daredevil and Jurassic World) and the Italian mob. Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control.

During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X (Nigel Thatch from Selma). Godfather of Harlem shows how the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement collided during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.

Episodes of Godfather of Harlem will be added on Showmax every Tuesday from 15 October 2019.

5. What We Do In The Shadows

From Jemaine Clement (Flight Of The Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), the hit mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows is a look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires who’ve lived together for over 100 years on Staten Island, New York.

You can binge the whole first season of What We Do In The Shadows from the 1st of November 2019 on Showmax.

6. Perpetual Grace, Ltd.

This 10-episode modern noir drama follows a young grifter, James (Emmy nominee Jimmi Simpson from WestworldBlack Mirror and House of Cards), as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown (Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley).

Perpetual Grace, Ltd.

But the pastor and his wife Lillian (Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver from Silver Linings Playbook) – known to their parishioners as Pa and Ma – turn out to be far more dangerous than he suspects…

You can binge the whole first season from the 1st of November 2019 on Showmax.

7. The Deuce Season 3

Following the interconnected lives of Times Square’s barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police, mobsters, porn actors and producers, the eight-episode third season of The Deuce brings the series to a dramatic conclusion.

The Deuce Season 3

It’s 1985 and VHS has just overtaken film as the primary medium for porn production and distribution. The lure of the California sunshine, the city’s aggressive takeover of commercial sex properties in Times Square and the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic mark the end of an era.

Maggie Gyllenhaal (Golden Globe nominee for Season 1 and Critic’s Choice nominee for Season 2 of the series) returns as Candy, a porn director struggling to maintain her artistic integrity in an industry that is quickly devolving.

You can binge the whole season from the 1st of November 2019 on Showmax.

8. The Good Fight Season 3

Missing The Good Wife? Thankfully Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski in an Emmy-nominated role) and Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo in a Critics Choice nominated role) are back in the sequel, The Good Fight. The series picks up a year later as a financial scam wipes out Diane’s life savings and good reputation. This forces her to start from scratch at a historically black law firm, Reddick, Boseman, & Kolstad.

The Good Fight Season 3

Look out for a host of familiar faces from The Good Wife, including Kurt McVeigh (Emmy nominee Gary Steele), Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele) and Julius Cain (Michael Boatman), alongside the likes of Emmy winner Audra McDonald (Private Practice), Screen Actors Guild nominees Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Delroy Lindo (Get Shorty), and Golden Globe nominees Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) and Matthew Perry (aka Chandler from Friends).

Binge watch the whole season from the 1st of November 2019 on Showmax.

9. Catch-22

Based on the classic Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 follows the adventures and misadventures of a US air squadron in Italy in World War II.

Christopher Abbott (The SinnerGirls) is Yossarian, a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is “to come down alive”. His odds of success at such a simple aim keep getting worse. This is because Colonel Cathcart (Emmy winner Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights and Bloodline) keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly.


The real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military. The military inverts logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you willingly fly your missions, you’re crazy, and don’t have to fly them; all you have to do is ask.

But if you ask, that proves you’re sane, and so you have to fly them. Oscar winner George Clooney stars as the barking mad, parade-obsessed Scheisskopf and Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) is the mellow, slightly checked-out Major de Coverley.

Binge the whole season on the 1st of November 2019 on Showmax.

10. Watchmen

Inspired by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic DC graphic novel, Watchmen is set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws.

Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk, Seven Seconds) leads a strong cast as Angela Abar, alongside the likes of Oscar winners Jeremy Irons and Louis Gossett Junior, Golden Globe winner Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson (Oh Brother Where Art Thou), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) and Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby).

Watchmen Series

The series is created by Emmy winner Damon Lindelof (LostThe Leftovers), with Andrij Parekh (Succession), Nicole Kassell (The Following), Emmy nominee Stephen Williams (Westworld) and Oscar nominee Steph Green (The Americans) among the directors.

Episodes will be released on Showmax at the same time as the series airs on M-Net (Mondays at 9 PM). The series starts on the 4th of November 2019.

11. His Dark Materials

Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, setting off a quest through parallel worlds to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.

His Dark Materials

The fantasy’s cast includes child stars Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson as Lyra and Will, supported by Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The AffairLuther), Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy (X-Men), and BAFTA winner Helen McCrory (Harry PotterThe Queen). Oscar winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) is one of the directors.

New episodes weekly (express from the USA) from 6 November 2019 on Showmax.

12. Good Trouble Season 2

A spinoff from the multi-award-winning The FostersGood Trouble explores the trials and tribulations of the tenants of Downtown LA’s hippest residence, The Coterie.

This season, Mariana (Cierra Ramirez), Callie (Maia Mitchell) and the rest of The Coterie crew will continue to navigate their early twenties as they deal with breakups, demand equality, find happiness and discover what it means to fight for what you believe in.

Binge the season on Showmax from 2 December 2019.

13. The Righteous Gemstones

The Righteous Gemstones tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.

The Righteous Gemstones

Creator Danny McBride (Vice PrincipalsEastbound & Down) stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone offspring. He looks to lead in his father’s footsteps, but finds his past sins jeopardising the family ministry.

Golden Globe winner John Goodman stars alongside Teen Choice and MTV Movie Awards winner Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect, Modern Family) and Emmy nominee Walton Goggins (Justified).

Binge the first season on Showmax from 2 December 2019.

14. Silicon Valley Season 6

A collaboration between Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead) and Alec Berg (Barry), Silicon Valley takes a comedic look at the modern-day epicentre of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

Thomas Middleditch stars in an Emmy-nominated role as Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.

Binge watch the last season on Showmax on the 9th of December 2019.

15. Mrs. Fletcher

Starring Emmy nominee Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) in the title role, Mrs. Fletcher is a seven-part series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta (The Leftovers, Little Children).

Mrs. Fletcher

The series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

South African Liesl Tommy is part of the all-female directing team. The team also includes Oscar nominee Nicole Holofcener (Orange Is The New Black), nine-time Emmy nominee Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Transparent) and Gillian Robespierre (Silicon Valley).

Binge the first season on Showmax from 13 December 2019.

16. Vida Season 1 & Season 2

This half-hour drama focuses on two Mexican-American sisters from the East Side of Los Angeles. These sisters couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other.

Circumstances force them to return to their old neighbourhood. They are confronted by the past and discover that their deceased mother was in a lesbian marriage.

Binge it on Showmax from from 2 January 2020.

You can also look forward to the following releases on Showmax:

  • Sweetbitter Season 2 1 October 2019
  • Sons of Anarchy Season 1-7 – 1 October 2019
  • The Twilight Zone Season 1 – New episodes weekly from 11 October 2019.
  • South Park Season 23 – New episodes every Monday from 21 October 2019.
  • The Passage Season 1 – 1 November 2019.
  • New Girl – Season 1-7 – 1 November 2019.
  • Lost Season 1-6 – 2 December 2019
  • Glee Season 1-6 – 2 December 2019
  • Scrubs Season 1-9 – 2 December 2019
  • Bless This Mess Season 1 – 6 December 2019

Well, there you have it. Your guide to what’s coming to Showmax between October 2019 and January 2020. If you’re keen to watch these any of these TV shows, sign up for Showmax 14 day trial account HERE.

Watch this space for updates in the Television category on Running Wolf’s Rant.

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