Fri 31 Aug 2018, 12:33
Watch online on DStv Now: fresh new content in September.
It is often said that Spring is the season of new beginnings. Fresh buds bloom, animals awaken and the earth seems to come to life again. DStv is no exception as September sees an array of fresh new content premiering across all genres with shows like the returning series The Sinner, which sees Cora being removed from the storyline and Detective Harry Ambrose moving on his next case and revealing the story behind the man. The official ‘Awards Season’ kicks off with the Emmy’s on E! Entertainment, as well as BET’s coveted Black Girls Rock award show.
International series this month
Trauma, Thursday 13 September at 22:00 on M-Net (Ch 101) and streaming live on DStv Now
A three-part drama set in the trauma unit of a London hospital, a grieving father blames a high-achieving trauma consultant for the death of his teenage son.
The Sinner, Thursday 27 September at 21:00 on M-Net (Ch 101) and streaming live on DStv Now
Season 2 drops Cora (played by leading lady Jessica Biel) but focuses on detective Harry Ambrose. By bringing Ambrose back for season 2, the USA drama opens itself up to answering some of the burning questions left dangling in the wind in 2017. Namely, what exactly is Ambrose’s own personal trauma. In the season 1 finale, Ambrose explains to Cora why he became so fixated on helping her the moment he interviewed her about Frankie’s death.
Empire, Thursday 27 September at 20:45 on FOX (Ch 125) and streaming live on DStv Now
Giselle is on the move. Nicole Ari Parker, who joined Empire in a recurring role midway through this past fourth season, has been promoted to a series regular for the upcoming fifth season. Parker, who appeared in 5 episodes last season, plays Giselle Barker, Eddie Barker’s (Forest Whitaker) beautiful trophy ex-wife. Season 5 finds Giselle stepping out of the shadow of her ex in an effort to seize power herself. Along the way she’ll tackle grudges, make unexpected alliances and find a surprising love interest, in Fox’s hip-hop-themed family drama.
Local series this month
uMoya, on Moja Love (Ch 157) and streaming live on DStv Now
uMoya is a new show, which helps ordinary people find healing, peace and closure, through connecting with the Spirit of the deseased. Thembi surpasses all doubt and skepticism, with her earthshattering and eye-opening encounters with the dead. Join Thembi Mabena on Moja Love’s new show uMoya.
Sheroes of Our Time, Monday 3 September at 20:11 on FOX Life (Ch 126) and streaming live on DStv Now
Award winning host, Anita Erskine brings a global audience to the thoughts and experiences of African personalities whose focus is to advocate for the positive socio-economic advancement of the 21st century African woman.
Movies this month
The Last Man, Sunday 15 September at 21:00 on M-Net Movies Premiere (Ch 104) and streaming live on DStv Now
Tov Matheson is a war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who perceives that the end of the world is coming. After establishing a relationship with a dubious Messiah, he leaves his normal life to begin the construction of a shelter underground and trains himself, in an extreme way, at the cost of everything in his life. When he also believes the Messiah, something extraordinary happens.
American Assassin, Sunday 23 September on M-Net (Ch 101) and streaming live on DStv Now
After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.
Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie, Sunday 16 September on BBC Brit (Ch 120) and streaming live on DStv Now
Documentary maker Louis Theroux travels to America to investigate the Church of Scientology, a religion he has long had a fascination with. Unsurprised when his request to enter the Church's headquarters or speak to members of the mysterious organisation is turned down, he instead tracks down former members of this controversial organisation and uncomfortably recreates some extreme experiences.
The Killer Beside Me, Saturday 8 September at 21:00 on Investigation Discovery (Ch 171) and streaming live on DStv Now
For most, the workplace should represent a safe environment where they can work comfortably alongside friendly colleagues. But for some unfortunate employees, their coworkers were the cause of their untimely demise. This compelling series exposes the dark and hidden evil lurking in the workplace, where sordid romances and power conflicts spark brutal and merciless killings. Each episode reveals a shocking tale of betrayal, leading to a workplace murder. With footage from testimonies to harrowing 911 calls, this series brings to life real work-life horrors, in an environment that is all too familiar.
LFTRC: The Emmy Awards, Tuesday 18 September, E! Entertainment (Ch 124) and streaming live on DStv Now
Hailed as the official beginning of 'Awards Season', The Emmy Awards recognise the very best of what Television has to offer. With over 40 awards relating to content that has been seen on DStv, we will be glued to our seats to see and cheer on the incredible artists who have brought us some of the most spell-binding and transporting entertainment of the year.
Black Girls Rock, Thursday 20 September on BET (Ch 129) and streaming live on DStv Now
Black Girls Rock is one of BET's biggest Awards shows, founded by former DJ and model Beverly Bond that honours and promotes women of colour in different fields including music, entertainment and entrepreneurship. Past recipients included Shonda Rhimes and Gladys Knight to name a few. The show also features musical performances by Kelly Rowland, Rigann, Missy Elliot and more.
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