New series to stream on Showmax in August

Showmax is serving up some hot new international and local programming this August

Project Blue Book on Showmax.
Project Blue Book on Showmax.
Image: Supplied/Showmax

Here’s what to look forward to in August from Showmax. Plus, don’t forget that you can also stream selected sports events live - we’re especially looking forward to the live EFC fight on August 10. 

Our top picks are:


HBO’s Ballers season 5

Dwayne Johnson’s Spencer is expected to start the season off with guns blazing as he attempts to settle his score with the NCAA. He wants to see justice served following his brother’s suicide – will he manage to do that? New episodes land every Friday at 9.30pm from Monday, August 26.

Watch seasons 1 to 4 now »


Project Blue Book 

College professor Dr J Allen Hynek is recruited by the US Air Force to investigate UFO encounters in the 1950s. Inspired by the real-life top-secret Project Blue Book operation.

Project Blue Book is First on Showmax. Watch now »


Siren season 2B

Ben, Maddie and Ryn are doing everything in their power to keep the group of mermaids who’ve arrived in Bristol Cove safe and hidden. But most of their efforts are thwarted by factors outside of their control.

Siren is First on Showmax. Watch now »


Kidding season 1

Jim Carrey stars as Jeff Piccirillo, better known by his long-time children’s puppet show persona Mr Pickles. Jeff’s whole world starts to fall apart after the death of his eldest son.

New episodes land every Friday at 10.30pm from Friday, August 9. 


Zog is a young dragon determined to do well at Dragon School, where he learns about flying, roaring and breathing fire. But poor Zog experiences a few challenges along the way, many caused by his clumsiness. Zog is first on Showmax, where you can also find other delightful Julia Donaldson movies, such as The Gruffalo. Starts on Thursday, August 8.

More highlights 

  • Sweet Bitter season 1: A country girl tries to make it as a waitress in New York. Watch now »
  • Gangland Undercover seasons 1 and 2: The true story of a felon who goes undercover to take down a vicious motorcycle gang. Watch now »
  • Six season 1: A team of US Navy Seals must save a Marine kidnapped by jihadists in Nigeria. Watch now »
  • The Royals season 4: A soap opera featuring a scandalous version of the British Royal Family. Starring Liz Hurley. Watch now »
  • Radio Raps Live: Laat Ek You So Sê & Dingetjies en Goetertjies: Two of Jonathan’s  hilarious one-man shows. Starts on Thursday, August 8.
  • Stroomop: A support group learns valuable life lessons. Starts on Monday, August 12.
  • Tertjag Die Melktert Kommissie & Klapjag Live: Afrikaans bands team up for a special reunion. Starts on Monday, August 12.
  • Utatakho season 7: Nimrod Nkosi helps people find their biological fathers. Starts on Monday, August 12.
  • Isidima: A mother is charged with murder after killing the man who attacked her daughter. Starts on Thursday, August 15.

How to get Showmax

Sign up for a 14-day free trial at Showmax.com. Thereafter, access to a tonne of local and international series, movies and documentaries costs just R99 per month. 

DStv Premium subscribers get Showmax at no extra cost - visit the website to sign up. DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers can add Showmax to their subscription for only R49pm

This article was paid for by Showmax.

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