Showmax in March presents a cool line-up of international shows for all of us to sit right back, put our feet up and enjoy. The line-up includes first seasons of Noughts + Crosses, Emergence and Press. Joining them are exciting new seasons of Westworld, Zac & Mia and The Orville. Showmax have been kind enough to offer us the opportunity to checkout the first few episodes of Westworld and we can’t wait, be sure to checkout our thoughts on that soon. Without wasting too much time, here’s the full list below:
ZAC & MIA S2
Zac & Mia, based on the multi-award-winning novel by AJ Betts, centres on two teenagers battling cancer in the same hospital. In the everyday world, Zac and Mia would have nothing in common, but in the hospital, where they’re the only teens on the ward, they develop an unbreakable bond.
In Season 2, Zac looks forward to things going back to normal as he returns home, but soon discovers that normal is not what it once was. Mia embarks on physiotherapy and is learning to adjust to life after her operation, but she has a long, hard road ahead of her. The one thing they have is each other, but could what brought them together become the thing that tears them apart?
Common Sense Media rates the show as 13+, saying Zac and Mia “examines the inner turmoil that comes with having a serious illness, but also the hope and clarity that can be found when people get real with one another.”
They also give the show kudos for “showing the mental health repercussions that come along with trying to be ‘strong’ for your family and friends, and how even the most stoic among us need the permission to fully express and experience our emotions.”
THE ORVILLE S2
Series creator Seth McFarlane (the Oscar-nominated creator of Family Guy and Ted) is Ed Mercer, captain of the exploratory space vessel The Orville. He faces intergalactic challenges and interpersonal dynamics along with his crew, 400 years in the future.
Inspired by classic series like Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, Season 2 of this irreverent space adventure promises more character-driven drama (and comedy), with The Orville on course to make first contact with new alien civilisations, return to Moclus, and confront the Krill.
Long Island police chief Jo Evans (Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman from Fargo) investigates a case involving a young child found unscathed at the site of a mysterious plane accident. The girl has no memory of who she is or how she got there, but her arrival is marked by unexplained phenomena and electronic disruptions.
First on Showmax, binge now
Staffers at two newspapers – a left-leaning broadsheet and a right-leaning populist tabloid – fight for truth, entertainment and the ultimate scoop as two British newspapers go head-to-head in a press world fraught with scandals, under pressure from the 24 hour news cycle, and constantly evolving in the digital age.
NOUGHTS + CROSSES
Express from M-Net; Thursdays from 12 March
The highly anticipated BBC sci-fi adaptation of the first book in Malorie Blackman’s best-selling young adult novel series is set in a dystopian alternate history where black “Cross” people rule over white “Noughts”. Against a backdrop of prejudice, distrust and rebellion, childhood friends Sephy and Callum must fight for more than simply the right to be together.
Same time as M-Net, express from the US, Mondays from 16 March
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”.
But wait, there more…
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE S6 – Comedy | Won two Golden Globes, for Best Comedy Series and Best Actor (Andy Samberg) | Binge now
SUPERSTORE S4 – Comedy | Teen Choice Award nominee for Choice TV Actress: Comedy (America Ferrera) | Binge now
To see everything on Showmax in March, click here. and as always, please note the schedule is subject to change.
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