POST GAME OF THRONES WOES? DON’T FRET

Catch THE LAST WATCH for one final hurray, stay tuned for fresh entertainment and celebrate the return of THE HANDMAID’S TALE and BIG LITTLE LIES.

PHILIPPINES, 24 MAY 2019 – Winter may be over, however the entertainment does not stop. Following the immense success of Game of Thrones, HBO Asia continues to bring new shows and award-winning entertainment to its viewers. From a documentary in conjunction with Game of Thrones’ final season, to returning seasons of award-winning series BIG LITTLE LIES and THE HANDMAID’S TALE. In addition, brand new HBO Original Series EUPHORIA, CINEMAX Original Series JETT and brand new series CATCH-22, will leave viewers spoilt for choice this May and June.

  1. GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH – For those that are still reeling from the last episode of GAME OF THRONES, do not miss the HBO Original documentary, GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCHwhich debuts same time as the U.S. at 9am on 27 May. The documentary delves deep into the mud and blood to reveal the tears and triumphs involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life in the very real studios, fields and car-parks of Northern Ireland. An up-close and personal report from the trenches of production, follow the crew and the cast as they contend with extreme weather and punishing deadlines. One final yay!
  2. BIG LITTLE LIES Season 2– The new season of the HBO Original series BIG LITTLE LIES will continue to explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. With a stellar cast of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz and Meryl Streep, season 2 will premiere 10 June same time as the U.S. at 9am exclusively on HBO. The episode encores that same night at 10pm on HBO with new episodes premiering weekly.
  3. THE HANDMAID’S TALE Season 3 – Season 3 makes its anticipated return with three episodes on 6 June exclusively on HBO GO. A new episode of the 13-episode third season will premiere every subsequent Thursday. This season is driven by June’s resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds. Startling reunions, betrayals, and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead force all characters to take a stand, guided by one defiant prayer: “Blessed be the fight.”
  4. EUPHORIA – This brand new HBO Original drama series begins its eight-episode season on 17 June same time as the U.S. at 10am on HBO. New episodes premiere weekly. Following a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media, the series will be executive produced by Drake, along with manager Future the Prince. The ensemble cast includes: actor and singer Zendaya, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney.
  5. JETT – For non-stop adrenaline and heart-pumping moments, the CINEMAX drama series JETT is expected to hit those notes. Staring Carla Gugino as world-class thief Daisy “Jett” Kowalski, fresh out of prison, she is forced back into doing what she does best, and a cast of morally ambivalent, dangerous and eccentric criminals, from budding femme fatales to compromised law enforcers, are determined to exploit her skills for their own ends. JETT begins its nine-episode season, same time as the U.S. at 10am, on June 15 on HBO GO and CINEMAX. 
  6. CATCH-22– The highly anticipated comedy drama is executive produced, directed and stars Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winning actor and producer George ClooneyFilmed in Rome and Sardina, Italy, CATCH-22 is based on the celebrated novel of the same name written by Joseph Heller which follows the adventures of a U.S. air squadron in Italy where the world is being torn apart by World War II and the abuse of power. While all six episodes were released earlier on HBO GO on 18 May, the series airs on HBO on 4 June at 9.15pm. New episodes premiere weekly.

Yearning for more fantasy series? Look out for the return of the award-winning HBO Original series WESTWORLD and a brand new HBO Original series HIS DARK MATERIALS coming soon to HBO. In HIS DARK MATERIALS, Philip Pullman’s fantasy series will come to life with leads James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. WESTWORLD Season 3, a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, returns in 2020 with Vincent Cassel joining the cast. Click on the hyperlinks for the trailers.  

At the same time, #throwback to your favourite screen moments on HBO GO. Subscribers have unlimited access to stream HBO’s complete library of original versions of all HBO Original content (series, movies and documentaries) from the U.S. and Asia, Hollywood blockbusters as well as all-time favourite kids programmes anytime, anywhere. Binge past seasons of GAME OF THRONES or catch up on WESTWORLD while eagerly awaiting the new season. Or re-watch one of the most lauded Mandarin dramas of 2019, THE WORLD BETWEEN US, which follows the aftermath of a mass-shooting where all parties involved – the killer, the victims, the victims’ families, the media and the defense teams, whose fates are all intertwined.

Full seasons of previous HBO Originals such as THE SOPRANOS, BAND OF BROTHERSENTOURAGETHE NEWSROOM and SEX AND THE CITY, blockbuster hits such as WONDER WOMANJUSTICE LEAGUEJURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT are also available on HBO GO.

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About HBO ASIA

Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), Singapore-based HBO Asia brings the best of Hollywood to Asia first through its exclusive licensing deals with major Hollywood and independent studios, including Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Lionsgate and DreamWorks Animation. HBO is available across 23 territories across Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts five 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels: HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits and Cinemax; an Asian movie channel, Red by HBO; internet streaming platform, HBO GO; subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, HBO On Demand; and a branded SVOD service in China, 鼎级剧场 (ding ji ju chang). HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst channel in the region. Log on to www.hboasia.com for more information.

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