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There are a variety of new reality shows, docu-series, and international series to choose from. In essence, there is a little something for everyone and here are seven of some of the best available this April.
- The Real Housewives of Lagos
Your life may be simple right now, but your weekend is about to get filled with drama, thanks to The Real Housewives of Lagos. The new reality show, which premiered on Friday, April 8, follows the opulent lives of six Lagos high-class women who work hard and play harder. Toyin Lawani-Adebayo, Iyabo Ojo, Chioma Ikokwu, Laura Ikeji-Kanu, Carolyna Hutchings., and Mariam Timmer
Fun Fact: RHOLagos is the first Nigerian instalment – and 16th international version – of the award-winning franchise, following the success of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and Durban.
Produced by four-time Oscar winner, Will Smith, the brand-new Fresh Prince-inspired series, Bel-Air, is a prequel to the hit 90s sitcom and full of surprises. Set in modern-day America, it brings a whole new take to Will’s life-altering journey from the streets of West Philly to the gated mansions of Bel-Air.
Jabari Banks stars as Will, alongside the freshly imagined Banks family, portrayed by Adrian Holmes (Arrow), Cassandra Freeman (Inside Man), singer-songwriter Coco Jones, Akira Akbar (Captain Marvel, Good Trouble), and Nigerian-American actor Olly Sholotan (Run Hide Fight) as the way-too-cool Carlton, with Jimmy Akingbola (Arrow) as Geoffrey.
- Comedy Nites
Get ready for another season of comedy’s finest. The talents are out and they’re shaking things up! Who’s up for some crazy laughs? It’s a half-hour of side-splitting stand-up comedy from a range of comedians.
Hosted by Ik Osakioduwa, the show promises to fill your weekend with rib-cracking, stomach-hurting jokes.
- The Cleaning Lady
Based on the Argentine series La Chica que Limpia, crime series, The Cleaning Lady follows a whip-smart Filipina doctor who comes to the US for medical treatment to save her son. When immigration system fails and pushes her into hiding, she becomes a cleaner for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules.
The crime series features Elodie Yung (The Hitman’s Bodyguard and The Defenders), Adan Canto, Lisa Weil (How to get away with murder) Eva De Dominici, Oliver Hudson (Scream Queens), and Martha Miller.
- Yellow Jackets
Part survival epic, part psychological horror and part coming of age drama, the series chronicles the story of wildly talented high school girls’ soccer players who survive a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness and their descent into a team of savage adults attempting to piece back what happened 25 years ago.
Fun fact: The series was named Best Horror (2021), won Critics Choice award for Best Actress in a Drama and a Critics Choice Super Award for Best Actress in a Horror drama.
- Boss Level
Boss Level stars Frank Grillo as a retired special forces soldier trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder as he tries to unlock the mystery behind his untimely demise.
The Sci-fi is packed with iconic actors including Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Michelle Yeoh and Ken Jeong.
- Last Blue Ride
This true-crime documentary recounts the harrowing 11-hour ride of university students, Hannah Cornelius and Cheslin Marsh in 2017. While Marsh survived a near-fatal assault, 21-year-old Cornelius was brutally raped and murdered. The case made international headlines.
Last Blue Ride features CCTV footage from the night alongside a recreation of that hell-ride, narrated by Marsh himself. There’s also footage from her funeral, emotional interviews with her family and friends, and the subsequent court case in the film that director Anthony Molyneaux says “intends to honour her memory”.
If you enjoyed these titles, check out other super interesting ones like Judging Matters, Somebody Somewhere, Flatbush Misdemeanors, American Rust, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ray Donovan, I’m Fine (Thanks For Asking), The Boy Behind The Door, The Reckoning, Mayday, The Alpinist, Phoenix Rising, Painting With John, Freddie Mercury, Ashley Banjo: Britain In Black And White, Waiting For Goldman, all on Showmax.
That being said, pay as low as #1,200 on Showmax to binge-watch this eclectic selection of movies this weekend. Visit www.showmax.com to get started.