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5 Best Series to Binge on Showmax this October


Showmax viewers have loads to look forward to this October and beyond. So, book a date with your couch and get ready to settle in because it’s going to be a stellar month of binge-worthy entertainment. Not sure where to start? Here are our picks for the top 5 beat series to binge on Showmax this month.

The Masked Singer Season 2

This super fun, mega-popular music reality game-show just won the award for Outstanding Costumes: Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality at the Emmys, where it was also nominated for Outstanding Competition Programme. Season 1 one of the smash hit included Grammy winners, pro athletes, video gamers and YouTubers and season 2 features even more undercover celebs, all concealed from top to toe in awesome costumes as they perform covers of famous songs and get us all guessing. Hosted by Nick Cannon, the show sees panellists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke taking their best shots (and often missing) at who the mystery contestants could be.

Available: 1 October.

Primal Season 1B

Adult Swim’s Primal has just won three awards for Outstanding Achievement In Animation at the 2020 Emmys, for storyboard artist Genndy Tartakovsky, art director Scott Wills, and character designer Stephen DeStefano.

From Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Hotel Transylvania), Primal follows a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction. The two creatures, one on the way out and one on the way in, become each other’s only hope of survival in a treacherous world.

Available: Every Monday from 5 October.

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Alex Rider Season 2

When Alex Rider learns that his Uncle Ian was killed in the line of duty as a British spy – and not a car accident like he’s been told – everything changes for this otherwise normal teen. Alex is approached by Alan Blunt, head of a top-secret offshoot of MI6 known as The Department, who reveals that he’s been unknowingly trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage. Pressured to leave his old life behind, Alex goes undercover to investigate the connection between the deaths of two billionaires and a remote boarding school called Point Blanc, aided by his classmate Kyra, best friend Tom, and his au pair Jack.

Available: 15 October.

Into the Dark Season 1

In this horror anthology from Oscar-nominated producer Jason Blum (Us, Get Out, The Purge, Paranormal Activity, and more), each episode is inspired by a holiday, from Halloween to Thanksgiving, Christmas to New Year’s Eve. Look out for the likes of Emmy nominee Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Teen Choice Award winner Josephine Langford (After), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, August: Osage County), and Harvey Guillén (Guillermo in What We Do In The Shadows).

Available: 19 October.

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Years and Years Season 1

From award-winning writer Russell T Davies (A Very English Scandal, Dr Who), Years And Years is a six-part drama that follows the lives of the Lyons family, over 15 years in a Britain rocked by unstable political, economic and technological change. Russel Tovey (Being Human) and two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) were nominated for Supporting Actor awards at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards, where Years and Years was also up for Best Limited Series.

Available: 1 October.

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