6 unmissable HBO series now streaming

Big Little Lies 2 now showing. (Photo supplied: M-Net)
Big Little Lies 2 now showing. (Photo supplied: M-Net)

Cape Town - It may be one of the most Googled terms when it comes to TV series in this country: "Where to watch HBO shows in South Africa".

Well, here’s your answer - Showmax and DStv Now currently offer these critically acclaimed, brand-new, fan favourite HBO shows. These are all to whet your appetite for HBO content ahead of the highly anticipated Euphoria, which is coming first and only to Showmax on 15 July 2019!

1. Warrior (Showmax and DStv Now)

Set during San Francisco's Tong Wars in the 1800s, this gritty series follows martial arts prodigy Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy from China who becomes mixed up in the world of organised crime. New episodes land every Thursday on Showmax and DStv Now at 22:00.

IMDb: 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 74%

2. Chernobyl (Showmax) 

Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, this miniseries dramatises the catastrophic event that rocked Europe in 1986: the explosion of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The full series is now ready to binge-watch on Showmax.

IMDb: 9.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

3. Big Little Lies (Showmax and DStv Now) 

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz reprise their roles while Meryl Streep is added in a new season of the award-winning series. The women must face the consequences of Perry's death. New episodes arrive on Showmax and DStv Now every Monday at 21:00.

IMDb: 8.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

4. Gentleman Jack (Showmax and DStv Now) 

Yorkshire, England, 1832. Landowner Anne Lister will do whatever it takes to save her ancestral home, and that includes marrying well - but not to a man. Based on the story of the real-life Anne and her search for a wife. New episodes come to Showmax and DStv Now every Tuesday at 22:00 and the full boxset will be available to binge on Showmax from 18 July.

IMDb: 8.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

5. Veep (DStv Now) 

The Golden Globe-nominated antics on Capitol Hill return for the final season. In her new campaign, Selina (Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus) finds herself running against the person she least expected, while Gary, Amy and Kent grapple with Selina's enormous ego. Politics has never been so funny.

IMDb: 8.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

6. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver S6 (DStv Now) 

Livestream the award-winning news, politics and current affairs series hosted by the former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver every Sunday on M-Net on DStv Now at 21:55.

IMDb: 8.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%