Here’s what’s coming to ShowMax in February 2017

Every week, ShowMax adds fresh content so that its subscribers can binge on the biggest internet TV collection in Africa. Here’s what’s coming up on ShowMax in February:

The Fixer S1 – S4
People with power call Olivia Pope when they’re in trouble, because there’s no scandal so dirty she can’t clean it up. Don’t miss Shonda Rhimes’s juicy political drama.
Cast: Kerry Washington, Guillermo Díaz, Darby Stanchfield
Planned Release Date: 01/02

Nashville S4
Juliette Barnes and Rayna Jaymes, your favourite fictional country-music stars, celebrate new highs and face fresh challenges. Has Juliette finally “made it”? Will Rayna’s record label be taken seriously?
Cast: Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Hayden Panettiere
Planned Release Date: 06/02

Jane the Virgin S1 – S2
An award-winning satirical telenovela-style comedy about a good, Christian girl who’s vowed to save sex for marriage, but falls pregnant thanks to a modern-day miracle.
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni
Planned Release Date: 05/12

Ripper Street S4
It’s 1897, and the Ripper has long since left the streets of Whitechapel. Detective Reid is happily retired… until he’s asked to investigate one last murder.
Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring
Planned Release Date: 17/02

Hot in Cleveland S1 – S6
Melanie, Joy and Victoria are considered positively ancient in Hollywood. But then they find their mojo in the most unlikely city, with the help of a sassy old lady.
Cast: Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Betty White
Planned Release Date: 24/02

Real Housewives of Atlanta S1
For these five women, it’s all about feuds, fashion, faking it, fame and fabulousness. They’re the ultimate guilty-pleasure fix and this is the highest-rated of all the Real Housewives franchises.
Cast: NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks
Planned Release Date: 13/02

Keeping up with the Kardashians S1-5
Meet sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie, and their parents Kris (ex-wife of Robert Kardashian, OJ Simpson’s defence lawyer) and Bruce (Olympic athlete, now Caitlyn).
Planned Release Date: 20/02


Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Eight American soldiers are sent behind enemy lines during WWII to bring one of their own back home. This Oscar-winner is a modern classic, with violently realistic battle scenes.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore Director: Steven Spielberg
Planned Release Date: 03/02

Limitless (2011)
A struggling writer discovers a wonder drug that helps him finish his book, attract women, and strike it rich – but then finds himself in a strange and terrifying underworld.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish
Planned Release Date: 01/02

Astro Boy (2009)
After Toby is accidentally “disintegrated” by his father’s robot, his dad secretly creates a superhero-robot version of Toby called Astro Boy. Can he lead the revolution against President Stone?
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell
Planned Release Date: 01/02

Ghost (1990)
In this sexy fantasy thriller, Sam, a banker, is murdered by his partner after a deal goes bad. Sam’s spirit now needs to reach his lover to warn that danger is coming.
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
Planned Release Date: 06/02

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
This gloriously romantic film won seven Oscars, including Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow as fiery noblewoman Viola, object of Will Shakespeare’s passion) and Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth).
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush
Planned Release Date: 08/02

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
A fun romcom starring Kate Hudson as Andie, reluctant women’s mag writer, and Matthew McConaughey as Ben, ambitious ad exec, who become lovers drawn together by their ulterior motives.
Cast: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg
Planned Release Date: 10/02

Annie Hall (1977)
Diane Keaton shines as a woman who captures a neurotic comedian’s heart. Written, directed by and starring Woody Allen, this classic won 30 awards, including four Oscars.
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts Director: Woody Allen Writer: Woody Allen Planned Release Date: 10/02

Remember Me (2010)
A touching coming-of-age story. Tyler is a troubled college student whose family fell apart after his brother died. Then he meets Ally, who teaches him how to live.
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund
Planned Release Date: 13/02

Emma (1996)
A comedy about a meddling woman who finally sees the error of her ways. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma, it brings Jane Austen’s world to life with wicked humour. Based on the Jane Austen novel.
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi
Planned Release Date: 13/02

Morning Glory (2010)
TV-producer Becky is tasked with resurrecting a dying morning talk show by convincing a famous news anchorman to work for her. Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton.
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton
Planned Release Date: 15/02

The Godfather I, II, III
One of the most influential films of all time. Al Pacino plays a war hero who undergoes a stunning transformation to become a ruthless mob boss.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
Planned Release Date: 17/03

Schindler’s List (1993)
An award-winning epic that portrays the horror of the Holocaust. One man, a German entrepreneur with connections to the Nazis, saved over 1000 Jews by employing them in his factory.
Planned Release Date: 20/02

The English Patient (1996)
A plane crash victim is found during WWII. He has no name, no face, and no memory. A nurse tries to uncover his past while healing his wounds.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe
Planned Release Date: 22/02

12 Years a Slave (2013)
A spellbinding triple-Oscar winner based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup, a free New Yorker who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841.
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender
Planned Release Date: 24/02

Jobs (2013)
An absorbing biopic tracing the maverick entrepreneur’s journey to success, from dropping out of college, to his time with Apple, to launching the iPod. With Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad
Planned Release Date: 24/02

Cold Mountain (2003)
This Civil War-era romantic drama stars Renee Zellweger as rough Ruby Thewes, who helps city girl Ada on her farm, while Ada waits for her sweetheart, who’s deserted the war.
Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger
Planned Release Date: 24/02


The Garfield Show S1 (2008) Age 6+
Join the world’s laziest pasta-loving cat on his adventures, with his owner Jon Arbuckle and his dog pal Odi.
Planned Release Date: 03 Feb

Bobby & Bill S1 (2015) Age 5+
A laugh-a-minute animation about a dog and his boy who get up to crazy pranks. They’ve got the moves, the mischief, and they’ve also got Caroline the skateboarding tortoise.
Planned Release Date: 06 Feb

Minimighty Squad (2012) Age 7-10
The Minimighty Squad are ready to save the day with their powers, which others might think of as flaws, even if it’s just to help a friend.
Planned Release Date: 10 Feb

Quiz Time S1 (2011) Age 2+
Sally and Max have to solve some difficult problems by answering three strange questions correctly in this fun game show. The winner gets the day’s Big Prize.
Planned Release Date: 13 Feb

Cleo S1 (2013) Age 4+
Cleo the pully is the adorable narrator of this colourful animation. With her best friend, she teaches kids important lessons about living a healthy lifestyle and the value of friendship.
Planned Release Date: 15 Feb

The Darwinners (2015) Age 12+
Meet Blog, his wife Spam and their kids Url and Web. They’re the Darwinners, cave people who want to drag their neighbours into the more modern world of 40,000 BC.
Planned Release Date: 17 Feb

SamSam S1 (2008) Age 3+
Just because SamSam is tiny and doesn’t have superpowers, doesn’t mean he’s less super than his superhero parents. He loves flying his SamSaucer and showing the monsters who’s boss.
Planned Release Date: 20 Feb

Alisa Knows What to Do S1 (2016) Age 7+
A stunning animation about a 12-year-old girl who lives 100 years in the future, based on the popular sci-fi novels. Featuring cool inventions like hover boots and space jumpers.
Planned Release Date: 22 Feb

Kinky & Cosy S1 Age 12+ (2014)
Crazy, cool and completely OTT, these smart-mouthed twins keep the laughs coming. Strictly for tweens and teens, the award-winning Kinky & Cosy is filled with silly antics and sharp humour.
Planned Release Date: 24 Feb

Tooftuff S1 Age 8+ (2004)
Tootuff may be too cool for school, but he’s not too tough to look after his baby sister. Meet Manny, his nerdy best pal, and Nadia, his sweetheart.
Planned Release Date: 27 Feb


Living with Lincoln (2013)
Filmmaker Peter Kunhardt reveals his unusual inheritance in this HBO documentary. His great-grandfather, historian Frederick Meserve, collected 70 000 items of Abraham Lincoln photographs and memorabilia, which became Kunhardt’s legacy.
Planned Release Date: 03 Feb

ClubLand (2015)
Find out more about the driving force behind premier league football: club loyalty – from the traditions and the rivalries to the heroes and the villains.
Planned Release Date: 09 Feb

The Truth About (2016)
The sporting world attracts myths and conspiracies. But what’s fact and what’s fiction? Inverleigh explores a range of stories that give a new perspective to your favourite sports.
Planned Release Date: 23 Feb

(This article was originally published on ShowMax).

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