These are the new releases coming to Showmax in July

Mark these dates on your calendar, these are the most anticipated releases coming to Showmax in July.

From returning favourites such as Die Byl, to HBO’s much anticipated Chernobyl and Euphoria, these will be the series everyone will be talking about during the coming months.

Coming to Showmax in July

Series: HBO’s Chernobyl

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world’s worst man-made catastrophes.

Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, this highly acclaimed miniseries dramatises the catastrophic event that rocked Europe in 1986: the explosion of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

The cast

  • Jessie Buckley as Lyudmilla Ignatenko
  • Jared Harris as Valery Legasov
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina
  • Adam Nagaitis as Vasily Ignatenko
  • Emily Watson as Ulana Khomuyk
  • Paul Ritter as Anatoly Dyatlov
  • Robert Emms as Leonid Toptunov
  • Sam Troughton as Alexandr Akimov
  • Karl Davies as Viktor Proskuryakov
  • Michael Socha as Mikhail


Release date: Now streaming on Showmax

IMDb Score: 9.6

Film: Nommer 37

Randal Hendricks is a recent paraplegic, trapped in his apartment. After being given binoculars by his devoted girlfriend, Pam, he witnesses a powerful criminal commit murder.

Nommer 37 is a homage to the Hitchcock classic Rear Window. It was the only African movie competing at the South By South-West (SXSW) last year and went on to win two SAFTAs, among other accolades.

The cast

  • Irshaad Ally as Randal Hendricks
  • Ephram Gordon as Warren
  • Amrain Ismail-Essop as Alicia
  • Elton Landrew as Pastor White
  • Deon Lotz as Commander Gavin France
  • David Manuel as Lawyer
  • Monique Rockman as Pam Ismael
  • Danny Ross as Emmie
  • Sandi Schultz as Lieutenant Gail February
  • Matthew Van Leeve as Smiley


Release date: Streaming now on Showmax

IMDb Score: 6.2

Series: Die Byl (S2)

Die Byl is terug

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Posted by kykNET on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Loosely based on the real life South African super detective Piet Byleveld, who passed away in 2017, Col Piet van der Bijl is a brilliant detective who specialises in serial killers.

In Season 2, which is set five years later, van Bijl’s relationship with Advocate Nicky van As is on the rocks, while Evans is now married and mother to a young son.

The cast

  • Waldemar Schultz as Col Piet van der Bijl
  • Marvin-Lee Beukes as Sgt Juan Stuurman
  • Lika Berning as Capt. Lena Maree
  • Eric Nobbs as Dr Fritz Barnard
  • Tertius Meintjies as Gen Neels van As
  • Milan Murray as Adv Nicky van As
  • Barbara-Marie Immelman as Ellie Bonthuys


Release date: 15 July 2019.

IMDb Score: TBA

Series: Cloak & Dagger (S2)

Two teenagers from very different backgrounds find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while growing closer together every day.

Having come to terms with their superpowers and how they work better together, Tandy and Ty take a new approach to fighting evil. They also discover how to strengthen their powers.

The cast

  • Olivia Holt as Dagger
  • Aubrey Joseph as Cloak
  • Gloria Reuben as Adina Johnson
  • Emma Lahana as Detective Brigid O’Reilly
  • Andrea Roth as Melissa Bowen
  • J.D. Evermore as Detective Connors
  • Noelle Renee Bercy as Evita Fusilier
  • Miles Mussenden as Otis Johnson
  • Angela Davis as Auntie Chantelle
  • Andy Dylan as Nathan Bowen


Release date: 1 July 2019.

IMDb Score: 6.9

Series: HBO’s Euphoria

A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex, and violence.

A dynamic new HBO series that follows a group of high school students as they navigate a minefield of drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship in today’s increasingly unstable world.

The cast

  • Maud Apatown as Lexi Howard
  • Angus Cloud as Fezco
  • Eric Dane as Cal Jacobs
  • Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez
  • Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs
  • Barbie Ferreira as Kat Hernandez
  • Nika King as Leslie Bennett
  • Storm Reid as Gia Bennet
  • Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn
  • Aglee Smith as Chris McKay


Release date: 15 July 2019.

IMDb Score: 7.4

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