Get Ready, Here’s a List of All The Exciting Movies coming to Showmax in May 2020

If you haven’t discovered the Showmax mobile option yet, don’t miss out! You could be paying as little as N1450 per month to binge-watch on your phone. Find out more.
Here are the editor’s picks for Showmax in Nigeria for May:
International Series
I’m Sorry S2 | First on Showmax | May 1
Comedy writer, wife, and mom Andrea is back with a new season of zero-filter, acid-sharp, and usually totally inappropriate humour, putting her foot in it in cringeworthy everyday situations that are at once laugh-out-loud funny and bitingly true. Bingewatch S1 and 2.
The Magicians S5 | First on Showmax | May 1

Based on the bestselling novels by Lev Grossman, The Magicians follows a group of New York magic students who discover a fantasy world that threatens our own. Spoiler alert: The fifth and final season finds Julia, Alice, Eliot, Margo, Penny and the rest of the gang coping with the tragic loss of Quentin as they navigate the return of magic. However, not only is magic back, but now there is way too much of it. The magicians must deal with the repercussions of this new magical surplus as they fight to prevent the literal end of the world. Watch all five seasons.
Run S1 | First on Showmax | Mondays from May 4
From the team behind Fleabag comes the brand-new series Run, a romantic comedy thriller about a woman, Ruby Richardson (Emmy winner Merritt Wever), who walks away from her ordinary life in the suburbs to revisit her past with her college boyfriend, Billy Johnson (Domhnall Gleeson). They made a pact 17 years earlier that if either one of them texted the word “RUN” and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything to meet in Grand Central Station and travel across America together.
The Plot Against America S1 | Mondays at 23:30 from May 11 | Same day as M-Net
From the award-winning creators of The Wire comes The Plot Against America, an alternate history story in which Franklin D Roosevelt loses the US presidential election of 1940 to Nazi sympathiser Charles Lindbergh. What follows is the terrifying and tension-building tale of the country’s turn to fascism, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey in the build-up to World War 2.
Deadly Class S1 | First on Showmax | May 11
King’s Dominion is an exclusive private school with a focus on special skills: specifically, the art of assassination and all the skills required to become the young heirs of the world’s most prominent crime families. Like any school, there’s a brutal curriculum and hectic social cliques, and it’s these that newbie Marcus will need to survive if he’s to prove his worth. It’s based on the comic book series by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig.
Bad Education | First On Showmax | May 1
Bad Education is based on the real-life scandal that went down at writer Mike Makowsky’s high school, where a student journalist uncovered the single largest public school embezzlement scheme in America’s history. The movie follows Frank Tassone (Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Oscar winner Allison Janney), whose reign over a prestigious school district is threatened by the embezzlement scandal, forcing Frank to take drastic steps to maintain order and secrecy.
Dumplin’ | May 7
Willowdean (‘Dumplin’), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow in her footsteps, revolutionising the pageant and their small Texas town. Danielle MacDonald (Unbelievable) stars as Dumplin’, with Jennifer Aniston as her mother.
Boy, Erased | May 7

Jared Hedges is the son of a Baptist preacher in a small town, who is confronted with an ultimatum after being forcibly outed to his parents: attend a church-sponsored conversion therapy programme, or lose his family, friends, and faith.
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw | May 14
Hobbs & Shaw sees Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and British military elite operative-turned-outlaw Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) forced into an unlikely alliance when anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) threatens to unleash a deadly virus on humanity.
But that’s not all …
From May 14, 2010, you can also binge the entire nine-movie Fast Saga, from its street racing beginnings to the most recent heist adventures. Stars include MTV Movie Award winners Vin Diesel and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), the late Paul Walker, and our very own Oscar winner Charlize Theron.
And why stop your action-fest there? From 21 May, Showmax will also have the entire Bourne Series: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Legacy, and Jason Bourne.
Good Boys | May 28
Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey that includes carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. This blast of an adventure comedy stars kids, but it gets pretty crude, and with a 16 age restriction, it’s very much not for kids – though it might take you back to some of the insane stuff you got up to at that mad age.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold | May 10

Dora has grown up in the jungle with her explorer parents, but now she faces a new challenge unlike any she’s survived before: high school! After a sudden, dangerous turn of events, Dora soon finds herself back on familiar ground as she and her best friend, Boots the monkey, must lead Diego, a mysterious jungle dweller, and a group of kids from her school on a perilous trek through the jungle to rescue her parents and uncover the truth behind the legend of the lost city of gold.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu | May 24
21-year-old insurance adjuster Tim Goodman lives in Ryme City, a place where humans and Pokémon co-exist in harmony. As a kid, Tim wanted to become a Pokémon trainer, but things didn’t work out that way. Then his dad, ace private eye Harry Goodman, goes missing, and Tim teams up with Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu – a wise-cracking detective who’s lost his memory. Golden Globe nominee Ryan Reynolds voices Pikachu, while Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) plays Tim.
Best of Local
The Johnsons S9 | Starting May 11 | Mon-Fri at 20:00 | Same day as Africa Magic
The first family of Lagos is back for a new season of hilarity. One of Nigeria’s firm faves, Mr Lucky and his wife Emu Johnson (played by veterans Charles Inojie and Ada Ameh) have their hands full, with their kids Jennifer, Efe (who narrates each episode), Tari and Blessing all figuring out who they are and what they want in life. Then there’s the hilarious Spiff (Samuel Ajibolo, who won an AMVCA for his role) who has been adopted into the Johnson household, and his dad Pablo (Kunle Bamtefa), who’s always looking to make money.
Tinsel S13 | Starting May 21 | Mon-Fri at 20:30 | Same day as Africa Magic
Tinsel is one of Nigeria’s longest-running TV shows and has had audiences enthralled with its high production value and daily dose of drama, scandals and intrigues. Set against the backdrop of the Nigerian film business, it tells the story of Fred Ade-Williams who owns REEL Studios, and his daughter Brenda Nana Mensah who owns Odyssey Pictures. The two go head to head, shaking up the whole industry.
Also on Showmax in May:
May 1The L-Word: Generation Q | Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce S1-5 | I Don’t Know How She Does It | Lego City Adventures | LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu S10
May 2
Heist* | Pages in Between*
May 3
She Devil*
May 7Everest | Kidnap | Khanyisa Bunu Comedy Special | S(he)
May 8
Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes | Women of Troy
May 9
The Mr and the Mistress* | Enemy Within*
May 10
A Mother’s Love*
May 11
Girl in Progress | The Loft House | Warcraft
May 14
Come and Find Me | Rage of a Lioness | Uthando Nes’Thembu S3
May 16
Wheel of Fate* | Up and Down*
May 17
Seed of Lust*
May 18
Auction Wild | Stratton: First into Action
May 21
Dillan Oliphant: Good Kid M.A.A.D Witty | The First Purge
May 23
Smoke* | A Boss Lady’s Nightmare*
May 24
Wife Material*
May 25The Journey
May 30
Music Republic*
May 31
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8 Hollywood Series You Can’t Afford to Miss on Showmax This April

First seasons of I’m Sorry and The Outsider; new seasons of Insecure and Westworld; Emmy-nominated true crime and more. There’s plenty to keep you entertained on Showmax this April, with some of the most anticipated series of the year making their debut.
Westworld S3 

Currently the most popular show on IMDb, sci-fi drama Westworld is a dark Wild West odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. And this season, they’re knocking it “out of the park”, with most of the action happening in the human world. New episodes of Westworld arrive express from the US every Monday.
I’m Sorry

Andrea is a seemingly-confident comedy writer, wife, and mom, with zero filters and a tendency to put her foot in it. This laugh-out-loud series is inspired by the life of creator and star Andrea Savage. Binge-watch the whole first season.
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Sanditon S1 

Jane Austen’s unfinished last novel is brought to life. Sanditon’s a place that’s changing fast. This once-sleepy fishing village is transforming into a fashionable spa resort. Changing alongside it is the impulsive and unconventional Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams from Reign), who swaps her quiet rural home for the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make. Binge-watch the whole season.

Imagine going out for a burger and coming home with $1 million. That’s the tantalising prize McDonald’s offered its US customers in the ‘90s, and who could resist, right? But when you play and play and never seem to win big, it can start to feel like the game is rigged. Of course, you know it isn’t. Or is it?
Mcmillion$ is the story of the biggest scam in the history of fast food. It ran for over a decade, had links to organised crime and netted $24 million worth of illegal profits. Watch it now.
The Case Against Adnan Syed 

Eighteen years after he was sentenced to life plus 30 years in jail, this true-crime investigation takes a fresh look into the case against Adnan Syed, who was convicted of the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The four-part HBO docuseries from Oscar, Emmy and Bafta-nominated director Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) follows on from the breakout investigative journalism podcast Serial, which brought international attention to the trial and to Syed’s continued insistence that he did not kill Hae. Start watching.
Insecure S4

Created by A Black Lady Sketch Show exec producer Issa Rae and Black-ish exec producer Larry Wilmore, Insecure centres on friends Issa and Molly (Yvonne Orji). The show has a 97% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics’ consensus hails Insecure as “an insightful, raunchy, and hilarious journey through the life of a twentysomething black woman that cuts through stereotypes with sharp wit and an effusive spirit.” Binge-watch the first three seasons before you start season 4.
Noughts + Crosses

“Over 700 years ago, the Aprican Empire invaded Europe. Aprica colonised the continent and reached as far as Albion. Albion has been under Aprican rule ever since.” So begins Noughts + Crosses, a controversial six-part BBC One series based on Malorie Blackman’s multi-award-winning novel. Sephy and Callum are two star-crossed lovers in the tradition of Romeo and Juliet. Sephy is the privileged daughter of the Home Secretary, Kamal Hadley, while Callum’s mother, Meggie, is the Hadleys’ housekeeper. While Sephy and Callum grew up together, they may as well have lived in different worlds. Binge-watch the whole season.
The Outsider 

Repeatedly the most popular show on IMDb in March, HBO miniseries The Outsider is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King and follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn from Bloodline), who is still grieving the recent death of his own son when the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson is found in the Georgia woods. The mysterious circumstances surrounding the horrifying crime lead Ralph to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo, nominated for two Oscars and two Golden Globes this year for Harriet), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable. From 23:30 on Thursdays, from 23 April.  
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8 Awesome Movies You should be Streaming on Showmax

There’s something for everyone on Showmax, just add popcorn. Stay in and watch some of the newest, biggest Hollywood releases, plus there is something for the kids, too.
Here are our picks:
The LEGO Movie: The Second Part

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens of Bricksburg – or should we say, Apocalypseburg? – are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. Watch it now »
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

When the dormant volcano on Isla Nublar begins rumbling, Owen and Claire set a plan into motion to save the dinosaurs from extinction. But they uncover a bigger conspiracy on the island. Watch it now » 
The Hustle

Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway are a hilarious on-screen duo. They play a pair of con women who prey on men who’ve done women wrong in the past. Watch it now »
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Second Act

A big box store worker, played by Jennifer Lopez, reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do in this comedy-drama. Watch it now »
The House with a Clock in its Walls

Ten-year-old orphan Lewis Barnavelt goes to live with his strange uncle (Jack Black) in a creaky old house whose walls contain mysterious tick-tocking magic. When Lewis accidentally disturbs the dead, the sleepy town comes alive with witchery. Watch it now »
Pet Sematary

A family relocates to a rural area and discover a mysterious burial ground near their home. When tragedy strikes, it sets off a chain of events that unleashes evil on the family. A reimagining of the Stephen King horror novel. (The 1989 original is also on Showmax.) Watch it now »
Paddington 2

In this fun sequel, Paddington has settled into his life with the Browns. He picks up some odd jobs to make enough money to buy the gift he has picked out for his aunt. But when the gift is stolen, he has to find the thief. Watch it now »
Coming soon

Billy Batson is a teenage foster kid who can turn into grown-up superhero Shazam, complete with superpowers. Of course, with great power comes the inevitable great enemy, and Billy, aka Shazam, needs to get a handle on his abilities ASAP if he’s to fight the evil Dr Thaddeus Sivana. Coming 19 April.

If the storm doesn’t get you… they will. And by “they”, we mean a pair of six-metre alligators who take up residence in the crawl space of a run-down house in Florida, following a hurricane. Coming 23 April.
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