As we bid farewell to summer and welcome the colder months, South Africans look forward to spending more cozy nights in front of their screens. Fortunately, Showmax has created an exciting lineup of local content to keep viewers entertained throughout April. From heartwarming children’s series to thrilling action movies and gripping telenovelas, Showmax has something for everyone.
A Diverse Range of Shows
One of the standout shows in the collection is the award-winning children’s series, “The Smeds and the Smoos.” This show follows the story of two feuding families whose children, Bill and Janet, meet, fall in love, and then run away together. Daniel Snaddon and Samantha Cutler are responsible for the show’s direction. The show is a heartwarming tale of love and acceptance that will appeal to children and adults alike.
Another fascinating show is “Spinners”, which will air in the second half of 2023. It is the first African series to be selected for competition at Canneseries. The show follows the story of Ethan, a young driver working for a local gang. Ethan learns about spinning, a dangerous form of racing that allows him to put his driving abilities to greater use. At the same time, he pursues his goals of providing for his younger brother and escaping the gang lifestyle. The cast features some of the most brilliant performers, such as Cantona James, Chelsea Thomas, Dillon Windvogel, and Brendon Daniels, who won the South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA).
“DAM” is another critically acclaimed series that will keep fans enthralled. Three months after the Spring Festival, the program starts where it left off in the second season, created by Alex Yazbek, who has won the SAFTA award four times. The ceremonial sacrifice performed by the cult appears to have been successful, as the rain has completely changed the landscape. Yola had no recollection of anything when she returned home from her father’s funeral. Anyone interested in mysteries, precious stones, and exciting plot twists and turns should watch this show.
Must-Watch Movies and Telenovelas
The action-packed and tense survival thriller “Beast” occurs in Limpopo, the Northern Cape, and Cape Town in South Africa. The film depicts the tale of a father and his two teenage daughters whose therapeutic trip in the African wilderness becomes a terrible struggle for survival when a lion chases them. Idris Elba, nominated for an Emmy, and Sharlto Copley, a star in South Africa, play the leading roles in the film. Because it escaped the poachers’ savagery, the lion views all people as potential threats.
Finally, the telenovela “Gomora” has won several awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress, Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding Casting, and Editing. The young people of Gomora spiral out of control during the fourth and final season as fresh vultures circle, hungry for their piece of the action. In the middle of the mayhem, the town celebrates a long-awaited wedding.
Showmax has set the bar high with its diverse range of local content, from heartwarming children’s series to gripping thrillers and award-winning telenovelas. It is no wonder that Showmax is the go-to source of entertainment for South Africans. So, get cozy, grab some snacks, and settle in for an exciting month of streaming.