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Showmax to Launch First Nigerian Original Feature ‘School Run’

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By Milcah Tanimu

Showmax, a popular streaming platform known for its trend-setting Originals, is set to release its first Nigerian Original feature titled ‘School Run.’ The platform is expanding its content slate across the continent, introducing a diverse lineup of shows starting in December.

The upcoming releases include ‘Trompoppie,’ a murder mystery series set in the competitive world of high school drum majorettes; a Nigerian legal drama ‘Agu’; a reality series named ‘Sports Wives’; and the platform’s first 2D animation titled ‘Twende,’ featuring an adorable boda-boda driving pangolin.

In addition to these, viewers can anticipate the second seasons of the record-breaking bromance ‘Adulting,’ the smash-hit reality series ‘Kwa Mam’Mkhize,’ and the Nigerian hit telenovela ‘Wura,’ along with the reunion of ‘The Mommy Club.’

Showmax is also set to release new episodes of their CANAL+ co-production ‘Spinners,’ the first African show ever selected for Cannesseries, every Wednesday until December 27.

This new content release is part of Showmax’s relaunch, which includes a refreshed logo and brand identity. The streaming service is gearing up for a significant year with a relaunch in February 2024, featuring a new look, a new app, and an entirely new product suite.

Showmax CEO Marc Jury expressed excitement about the relaunch, stating, “We can’t wait to share the new Showmax. We have an incredibly powerful new technology platform, a bold brand that truly represents our driving spirit, and a content slate that is unmatched.”

The new Showmax will offer three plans: Showmax Entertainment, Showmax Entertainment Mobile, and Showmax Premier League. The relaunch follows the partnership between Showmax and international media heavyweights Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky, promising an extensive supply of hit content from various global studios.

With the new Comcast partnership, Showmax aims to offer a diverse array of international titles, including projects like ‘The Super Mario Bros Movie,’ ‘Fast X,’ ‘Poker Face,’ and the King Arthur epic, ‘The Winter King.’

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