This February, streaming service Showmax, has various international TV shows that you can watch on the platform. They include the 1st seasons of The Last Of Us, Julia, East New York, This England, Let The Right One In, American Gigolo & Bump; The Cleaning Lady S2, Gossip Girls S2, among others.
Some of the International TV shows that are available on Showmax this February are below;
1. THE LAST OF US S1 | Binge episodes 1-2 now, with new episodes on Mondays at 10pm
HBO’s The Last of Us is set 20 years after modern civilisation has been destroyed. Joel is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. But what starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal journey as the pair cross the U.S., depending on each other for survival.
Co-created by Emmy winner Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and game creator Neil Druckmann, The Last of Us’s cast also includes Emmy winner Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Critics Choice winner Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets) and Teen Choice nominee Storm Reid (Euphoria).
HBO has already ordered Season 2, after The Last of Us had HBO’s second largest debut, behind only House of the Dragon after one full week of availability, and Episode 2 had the largest week-two audience growth of any HBO Original drama series in the history of the network.
2. JULIA S1 | Binge from 24 February 2023
Julia is inspired by Julia Child, the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even women.
BAFTA winner Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) plays Julia Child, with four-time Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce (Dr. Niles Crane in Frasier) as her husband Paul.
Also watch the documentary, Julia, which was nominated for two Critics Choice Documentary Awards, from 24 February 2023.
3. EAST NEW YORK S1 | First on Showmax | Mondays from 20 February 2023
East New York follows recently promoted police captain Regina Haywood, who leads a diverse group of officers and detectives, some of whom are hesitant to deploy her creative methods of serving and protecting.
Amanda Warren (NCIS: New Orleans) stars as Deputy Inspector Haywood, alongside the likes of Emmy winner Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue) and Emmy nominee Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Castle), and Screen Actors Guild winners Kevin Rankin (Breaking Bad) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange is the New Black).
It was created by Emmy winner William M. Finkelstein (The Good Fight, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, L.A. Law) and Black Reel nominee Mike Flynn (Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Queen Sugar).
4. YOUNG ROCK S2| Binge from 13 February 2023
Young Rock, the popular sitcom based on the life of Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock, aka Black Adam), is back for a second season, with the 2032 timeline (in which Dwayne is running for President) far more prominent this go-around, which means we’ll be seeing more of Dwayne himself.
Uli Latukefu (The Champion in Black Adam) steps into the spotlight early in the season to bring Dwayne’s doomed football career to a close, and look out for Oscar nominee Sean Astin (Stranger Things, The Lord of the Rings) and Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (Star Wars’ Saw Gerrera, Bumpy Johnson in Godfather of Harlem) among the cast this season.
5. THIS ENGLAND | Binge now
Co-written and directed by BAFTA winner Michael Winterbottom (The Trip, Greed, Welcome To Sarajevo), This England stars Oscar winner Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond (Minx) as Carrie Symonds.
The six-part Sky Original drama takes us inside the halls of power during Johnson’s tumultuous first months as Prime Minister, as he grapples with Covid-19, Brexit, and a controversial personal and political life.
6. THE CLEANING LADY S2 | Binge episodes 1-2 now, with new episodes on Thursdays
The Cleaning Lady follows a whip-smart Filipina doctor (Elodie Yung from The Hitman’s Bodyguard and The Defenders), who comes to the US for medical treatment to save her son. When the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she becomes a cleaner for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules.
Adan Canto (Designated Survivor) and Teen Choice Award winner Oliver Hudson (Nashville) return, with Emmy nominee Naveen Andrews (The Dropout, Lost) joining the cast this season.
7. GOSSIP GIRL S2 | Binge now
It’s the second semester of junior year, and Gossip Girl is leaving no stone unturned in her effort to control the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite. She’s learned a thing or two from her first go-round, namely: what her audience wants, they shall get. It’s time for her to turn the heat up on what’s been simmering (Julien, have you met Monet?) as well as look at her own impact, and how she can make it more catastrophic than it was before. Even if that means lying to do it. Old enemies, new allies, constantly shifting sands — this semester, there can only be one queen, and by the end of the school year, everyone will know where the bodies are buried, and just who was holding the shovel.
Season 2’s cast includes Jordan Alexander (Sacred Lies), Eli Brown (Wrath of Man, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Thomas Doherty (High Fidelity, Legacies, Descendants 2 & 3), pop-culture icon Tavi Gevinson, Young Artist Award winner Emily Alyn Lind (Doctor Sleep), model and surfing star Evan Mock, Zion Moreno (Claws), Ugandan actress Whitney Peak (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Savannah Lee Smith and Grace Duah. Guest star and Emmy nominee Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) reprises her role as Georgina Sparks from the multiple Teen Choice Award-winning original series, based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar.
8. RUN THE WORLD S1 | Binge now
Run the World follows a group of Black women who work, live, and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination, not just surviving but thriving together as they navigate relationships and the professional world.
The four best friends are played by Black Reel Award nominee Amber Stevens West (22 Jump Street) as Whitney, Andrea Bordeaux (NCIS: Los Angeles) as Ella, Corbin Reid (Blair Witch, How to Get Away with Murder) as Sondi, and Bresha Webb (Night School), who was nominated for a Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actress, Comedy Series for her role as Renee.
It has already renewed for a second season.
9. BILLIONS S6 | Binge now
New money means no mercy as Mike Prince takes the Axe Capital throne in Season 6 of Billions. Chuck Rhoades is convinced no one should have that much wealth – or power. As all the players seek out new alliances, only one thing’s for certain – wealth means war.
Following the Season 5 exit of Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis), Critics Choice nominee Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Ant-Man) steps into the spotlight as his successor, Prince, along with Black Reel nominee Daniel Breaker (The Good Fight, Mozart in the Jungle) as Prince’s right-hand man, Scooter Dunbar.
Also among the cast this season are Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards, Snowpiercer) and MTV Movie Award nominee Campbell Scott (Big Night, House of Cards), with a guest appearance from Emmy nominee Wendie Malick (Young Sheldon, Just Shoot Me!).
10. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN S1 | Binge from 27 February 2023
Inspired by John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel that has been previously adapted into two acclaimed films, Let The Right One In centres on Mark and his daughter Eleanor, whose lives changed 10 years ago when she was turned into a vampire. Eleanor (aka Ellie) leads a secluded life, able to go out only at night, while her father does his best to feed her the human blood she needs to survive. Now, they’ve returned home to New York City, desperate to find a cure.
Let The Right One In stars Oscar nominee Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight, A Better Life) as Mark and America’s Got Talent breakout child star Madison Taylor Baez as Eleanor. Critics Choice nominees Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) and Nick Stahl (Sin City), Grace Gummer (Mr. Robot, Dr. Death), Kevin Carroll (The Leftovers, Blindspotting), and Emmy winner Željko Ivanek (True Blood) co-star, with child actor Ian Foreman as Ellie’s friend Isaiah.
11. AMERICAN GIGOLO S1 | Binge from 6 February 2023
Exonerated after 15 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, former gigolo Julian Kaye (Jon Bernthal from We Own This City) tries to pick up the pieces as the detective who put him behind bars works to unravel the mystery that led to his incarceration.
Screen Actors Guild winner Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire, Mozart in the Jungle), award winner Lizzie Brocheré (War of the Worlds, American Horror Story), and Gabriel LaBelle (The Fabelmans) co-star, along with Emmy winners Rosie O’Donnell (The L Word: Generation Q, Russian Doll) and Wayne Brady (The Good Fight, Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
12. BUMP S1-3 | First on Showmax | Binge from 6 February 2023
In the Australian series Bump, the lives of a professional mid-40s couple on the brink of divorce are upended when their overachieving 16-year-old daughter Olly has a surprise baby. As the life-changing consequences of an impulsive teenage hook-up ripple out across a high school and three families, the show takes on modern parenthood, kids who never leave, what happens when strangers accidentally become family, and the terrible and great things that come out of one little tiny mistake.
Young Australian actors Nathalie Morris and Carlos Sanson star alongside the likes of Angus Sampson (Fargo, Our Flag Means Death) and series co-creator Claudia Karvan (The Other Guy), who was nominated for Best Lead Actress: Drama at the AACTA Awards as Angie Davis.
13. THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE S3 | Binge from 13 February 2023
Iris (Julia Goldani Telles from The Affair) relocates to London, leaving behind her family and a half-finished neuroscience degree. She begins a double life: working at a tech startup while providing the girlfriend experience at night.
The 18-rated series is executive produced by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Traffic), with Berlin International Film Festival winner Anja Marquardt (She’s Lost Control) directing this season.
14. CROSSFIRE S1 | Binge from 28 February 2022
From the makers of The Responder, Crossfire follows former police officer Jo, who takes her family on holiday to a resort in the Canary Islands, in the wake of her marriage falling apart. But their dream vacation turns into a nightmare as she and her family are thrust into a battle for survival when gunmen attack the hotel.
BAFTA nominee Keeley Hawes (The Durrells, Bodyguard, Line of Duty) stars as Jo, with Josette Simon (Anatomy of a Scandal), Anneika Rose (Line of Duty) and Lee Ingleby (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) among the cast.
15. THE REUNION S1 | First on Showmax | Binge from 10 February 2023
Set against the idyllic backdrop of the French Riviera, the psychological thriller The Reunion centres on a high school reunion where three estranged friends reconnect. But the upcoming demolition of a school gymnasium wall is set to unearth the 25-year-old secret that binds them.
Ukrainian actress Ivanna Sakhno (Pacific Rim Uprising), Teen Choice winner Ioan Gruffudd (Harrow, Ava), and award-winning French actor Grégory Fitoussi (Spiral) headline an international cast that includes award winners Rupert Graves (Sherlock, V for Vendetta), and Dervla Kirwan (Smother).
The series, based on Guillaume Musso’s international bestseller La Jeune Fille et la Nuit, is adapted by British Screenwriters’ Award nominee Marston Bloom (Marcella) and directed by Bill Eagles (Pennyworth, Beautiful Creatures).
16. I LOVE THAT FOR YOU S1 | Binge from 17 February 2023
Inspired by true events, I Love That For You follows childhood leukaemia survivor Joanna Gold as she chases her lifelong dream of becoming a home shopping channel host.
Shedding her “cancer girl” label, Joanna moves away from her parents, starts a budding romance for the first time in her adult life and befriends her idol, the charismatic star of the network (Emmy nominee Molly Shannon from The White Lotus S1 and 2020’s Will & Grace, who is up for a 2023 Film Independent Spirit Award for the role). But when a little white lie to her boss (Critics Choice nominee Jenifer Lewis from Black-ish) turns into a big snowy avalanche, Joanna finds that living the dream comes with a hefty price tag.
The cast also includes Teen Choice nominee Jason Schwartzman (Fargo, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Critics Choice winner Ryan Phillippe (Damages, 54, Cruel Intentions).