Wondering which series is streaming on Showmax in August 2023? Keep on reading. I’ve got you covered. There’s something for everyone to stream in the 8th month of the year.
Here are 6 Series You Can Stream on Showmax in August 2023
1. Based on a True Story – Streaming on Showmax from 7 August 2023
Based on a True Story is the gripping tale of a realtor, a former tennis star and a plumber whose lives collide when they seize a unique opportunity to capitalise on America’s obsession with true-crime.
Triple-Emmy nominee Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant, The Big Bang Theory) and Critics Choice nominee Chris Messina (Sharp Objects, The Mindy Project) play Ava and Nathan, a married couple with a baby on the way.
They are facing the harsh realisation that their youthful dreams are not going to come true; that is, until they meet Matt (Tom Bateman from Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile), an enigmatic plumber who they quickly come to suspect is an infamous serial killer. Ava has a brilliant idea, which could end up costing them everything…
The Los Angeles Times calls the Peacock Original “a hilarious indictment of the public’s preoccupation with morbid crime and the media’s fire hose of content in service of that addiction.”
Based on a True Story’s Emmy-nominated creator Craig Rosenberg (The Boys) exec produces alongside Emmy winner Jason Bateman (Ozark) and Oscar nominee Alexander Buono (Russian Doll, Documentary Now!), who also directs two episodes.
2. The Righteous Gemstones Season 3
Nominated for a 2022 Emmy Award for its Stunt Coordination, The Righteous Gemstones tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work.
When the spoiled Gemstone children finally get their wish to take control of the church, they discover leadership is harder than they imagined and that their extravagant lifestyle comes with a heavy price.
Emmy nominee Steve Zahn (The White Lotus) and Emmy winner Kristen Johnston (Mom, 3rd Rock from the Sun) join the cast this season. Danny McBride (who also created, wrote and executive produces), MTV Movie Award and Teen Choice Award winner Adam Devine, Edi Patterson, Skyler Gisondo, Emmy winner John Goodman and Emmy nominee Walton Goggins all return to what Collider hails as “one of the greatest ensembles in comedic television.”
Season 3 has a 100% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics’ consensus says, “The Righteous Gemstones has its mixture of broad comedy and genuine pathos down pat, chapter and verse, and it preaches a riotously funny gospel in what might be its darkest installment yet.”
HBO has just renewed The Righteous Gemstones for a fourth season, after announcing that Season 3 is on track to mark a viewership high for the series, with episodes currently averaging 4.9 million viewers and growing. It is now Danny McBride’s most-watched HBO series, ahead of both Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals.
3. Minx Season 2
Set in 1970s Los Angeles, Minx follows Joyce, an earnest young feminist (Ophelia Lovibond from Feel Good, Elementary and This England) who joins forces with low-rent publisher Doug (Critics Choice nominee Jake Johnson from New Girl) to create the first erotic magazine for women.
Season 2 picks up as Doug and Joyce sell Bottom Dollar to a retired shipping magnate and Minx becomes a commercial success.
Under new leadership, Doug struggles to maintain his control within Bottom Dollar while Joyce loses sight of her core beliefs as she rises to stardom. As our Bottom Dollar misfits go mainstream, they start to question who they’re becoming and what they really want from this newfound success.
With five-time Emmy nominee Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Office, Love Life) among its exec producers, Season 1 was nominated for Best Comedy and Best Actress in a Comedy (Lovibond) at the 2023 Satellite Awards.
Season 2 has an 86% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics’ consensus says, “Still getting great mileage from its marriage of the feminist and the frivolous, Minx’s second season is smart, sexy, and fun.”
Look out for Elizabeth Perkins from Weeds and Sharp Objects joining the cast this season, which is rated 18SNL.
4. New Amsterdam Season 5 – Available to stream on Showmax from 1 August 2023
The fifth and final season of New Amsterdam returns us to America’s oldest public hospital, where Dr Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold from BlacKkKlansman, 90210 and The Blacklist) continues his fight to put saving lives above the bottom line.
Based on Eric Manheimeris’ book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, the medical drama was created by writer-producer David Schulner (Desperate Housewives), who was nominated for a 2022 award from the Writers Guild of America for Best Episodic Drama.
At the 2022 Hollywood Critics Association awards, New Amsterdam was again up for Best Broadcast Network Series, Drama – a category it won in 2021 – with Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Law & Order: UK) nominated for Best Actress and Sandra Mae Frank for Best Supporting Actress. The hit series holds an 8/10 score on IMDb.
This season, look out for Oscar winner Marlee Matlin (CODA, The L Word, The West Wing), who makes a guest appearance as Dr. Wilder’s former mentor, Dr. Bev Clemons.
5. A Millon Little Things Season 5 – Available to stream on Showmax from 7 August 2023
The farewell season of A Million Little Things is bringing all the feels to remind us that friendship isn’t one big thing, it’s a million little things.
Centred on a group of friends who are pushed to live fuller lives after the unexpected death of a close friend, A Million Little Things stars the likes of three-time Teen Choice nominee Grace Park (Hawaii Five-O), MTV Movie Award nominee Romany Malco (Weeds), David Giuntoli (Grimm) as Eddie, and three-time Kids Choice nominee Lizzy Greene (Nicky, Rick, Dicky and Dawn).
Black Reel nominee Bresha Webb (Run the World, Night School) joins the cast this season as Dr. Jessica Bruno, while Oscar and Emmy nominee JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, Kramer vs. Kramer) guests as Greta’s mom.
Decider calls the series “a love letter to friendship and a reminder that we don’t have to face our darkest days alone.”
6. Angela Black Season 1 – Streaming on Showmax from 14 August 2023
Three-time Emmy nominee Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey’s Anna Bates) stars in the title role in Angela Black, created by Emmy winners Harry and Jack Williams (Fleabag, The Missing).
Trapped in a relationship she cannot escape, Angela is approached out of the blue by Ed, a private investigator, who spills her husband’s darkest secrets.
Critics Choice Super nominee Michiel Huisman (Alex Sokolov in The Flight Attendant and Game of Thrones’ Daario Naharis) co-stars as her husband, Olivier, with BAFTA nominee Samuel Adewunmi (Secret Invasion, The Last Tree) as Ed.
The Guardian calls Froggatt’s performance “tremendous”, Financial Times says Adewunmi is “terrific,” and New York Post hails the series as “chilling.”
Well, there you have it, 6 series you can stream on Showmax in August 2023. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up HERE.
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