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True Detective, Night Country, Fellow Travelers, Black Ops S1 and other international Titles Streaming on Showmax This April

Best International Series To Stream On Showmax This April

This April, the best international shows will be streaming on Showmax. From True Detective: Night Country to Fellow Travelers, Black Ops S1 and a host of other interesting titles. It is going to be a series fest.

Here is a list of some of the best international series on Showmax this month.

TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY | Binge from 22 April

When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace.

To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.

Night Country is the most-watched season of True Detective, as well as the best-reviewed, with a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Having topped IMDb’s Most Popular TV charts globally, it’s no surprise HBO has already ordered another season.

FELLOW TRAVELERS | First On Showmax | Stream from 26 April

Created by Oscar nominee Ron Nyswaner (PhiladelphiaHomeland), based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers is an epic love story and political thriller that chronicles the volatile romance of two very different men who meet in McCarthy-era Washington.

The story follows its central characters over the course of four decades, from the height of the Lavender Scare through the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s, the drug-fueled disco hedonism of the 70s, and the Aids crisis of the 1980s.

The show’s cast also includes Critics Choice nominee Allison Williams (Get OutGirlsM3gan) and Golden Globe nominee Linus Roache (Homeland).

BLACK OPS S1 | First On Showmax | Mondays from 29 April

Who said infiltrating a criminal gang was going to be easy?

Black Ops is set in East London and follows two inept community support officers, Dom and Kay, who join the Met Police in the hope of cleaning up their community but are unwittingly thrust into the murky world of deep cover infiltration as they become part of a powerful criminal enterprise.

The six-part BBC series is co-created, written and exec produced by Nigerian-British BAFTA winners Gbemisola Ikumelo (FamalamBrain In Gear) and Akemnji Ndifornyen (FamalamThe Queen’s Gambit), who star alongside award winner Hammed Animashaun (The Wheel of TimeCunk & Other Humans on 2019Pls Like).  

Already renewed for a second season, Black Ops was nominated for Best Comedy Performance (for Ikumelo) at the 2023 Talk Telly Awards, as well as the 2023 Royal Television Society, UK award for Original Score – Scripted.

THE CLEANING LADY S3 | First on Showmax | Binge 3 eps, then weekly

The Cleaning Lady centres on former surgeon Thony De La Rosa, who travels to America for medical treatment to save her son but encounters a system rigged against her, forcing her to become a cleaning lady for the mob.

Created by award-winning writer-producer Miranda Kwok (The 100Spartacus), based on the Argentine series La Chica que LimpiaThe Cleaning Lady won a Women’s Image Network Award for Best Drama Series.

In Season 3, the stakes are higher than ever as Thony has to go it alone, risking dangerous new alliances as Fiona (Martha Millan) faces deportation to the Philippines.

RESIDENT ALIEN S3 | First On Showmax | Binge from 16 April 2024

Alan Tudyk is back in his Critics Choice Super-nominated role as Harry Vanderspeigle, the no-longer-so-undercover alien posing as a human doctor in the town of Patience.

Resident Alien has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.1 score on IMDb, who call it “one of the funniest shows – about destroying the entire human race.”

Created by five-time Emmy nominee Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), Resident Alien is a Critics Choice Super Awards nominee for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series and was named Best Cable Series, Comedy at the Hollywood Critics Association Awards.

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM S12 | First on Showmax | Binge from 19 April

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm is back for its 12th and final season.

Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as an over-the-top version of himself in the HBO series. A tongue-in-cheek depiction of the writer/producer/comedian’s fictionalised life, the iconic comedy continues to prove how seemingly trivial details of one’s day-to-day life can precipitate a catastrophic chain of events. To keep the narrative spontaneous, the series is shot without a script and cast members are given scene outlines and improvise lines as they go.

The final season currently has a 95% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is in IMDb’s 25 Most Popular TV Shows globally, with an 8.8/10 rating after 12 seasons that puts it at #61 on their all-time Top-Rated TV list.

POWER BOOK II: GHOST S3 | Binge from 5 April

The first spin-off series in the award-winning Power crime drama franchise, Ghost stars BET Award nominee Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq St. Patrick, the son of drug dealer James “Ghost” St. Patrick.

Grammy winners Cliff “Method Man” Smith and Mary J. Blige are both back this season, while new faces include Black Reel nominee Keesha Sharp (American Crime StoryLethal WeaponGirlfriends), British-Nigerian Caroline Chikezie (Æon FluxThe Passage), and American-Nigerian Gbenga Akinnagbe (The WireThe Deuce) as billionaire Ron Samuel Jenkins.

Created by Emmy nominee Courtney A. Kemp (The Good Wife), Ghost has already been renewed for a fourth season.

You can watch all these and other exciting international titles including; Tokyo Vice S1,  Colin From Accounts S1, Chicago Med S8, Ten Pound Poms, Everything I Know About Love, Quantum Leap S2, The Lovers S1, Zerozerozero, Infiniti, Gordita Chronicles and Moonshine S1-2 on www.showmax.com.

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