PHILIPPINES, 6 January 2020 – HBO received four wins, the most awards for the night, at the 77th annual Golden Globe® Awards held in Los Angeles last night. Both “Chernobyl” and “Succession” both won 2 Golden Globe® awards each, including Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Television Series – Drama respectively.

HBO’s Golden Globe® wins this year include:


Two wins for “Succession”:

  • Best Television Series – Drama
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Brian Cox)

Two wins for “Chernobyl”:

  • Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Stellan Skarsgård)

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“Chernobyl” and “Succession” tie with “Fleabag” for the most-nominated television program.

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 in 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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PHILIPPINES, 20 DECEMBER 2019 – Based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel of the same name, this six-part limited series imagines an alternate American history, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they watch the political rise of aviator-hero and xenophobic populist Charles Lindbergh, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism. THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA will premiere same time as the U.S. on Tuesday, 17 March at 9am on HBO with an encore telecast on the same day at 10pm.

The cast includes Winona Ryder (HBO’s “Show Me a Hero”), Zoe Kazan (HBO’s “The Deuce”), Morgan Spector (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and the upcoming “The Gilded Age”), Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson, Caleb Malis and John Turturro (HBO’s “The Night Of”).

THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA is based on the novel by Philip Roth and created by David Simon and Ed Burns; executive produced by Simon, Burns, Nina K. Noble, Joe Roth, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg and Jeff Kirschenbaum; co-executive produced by Philip Roth and Dennis Stratton.

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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 in 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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Created By And Starring Emmy® Nominee Larry David

PHILIPPINES, 12 DECEMBER 2019 – HBO Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning comedy series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM returns same time as the U.S. on Monday, 20 January at 11.30am exclusively on HBO. The episode also encores on the same day at 11.30pm.

Larry David is back – as Larry David – stumbling through one faux-pas after another in an all-new season of the award-winning, hit comedy series.

As candid, unsparing and outrageous as ever, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM revolves around a fictionalised, gleefully misanthropic version of David as a ubiquitous camera chronicles the private, often banal world of this (relatively) public man. The series continues to prove how seemingly trivial details of one’s day-to-day life – a cold cup of coffee, a stained shirt, a missing toothbrush – can precipitate a chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. To keep the narrative spontaneous, the series is shot without a script and cast members are given scene outlines and often improvise lines as they go.

Returning series regulars include Emmy® nominee Larry David (“Seinfeld”), Susie Essman (“Broad City”), Jeff Garlin (“The Goldbergs”), Emmy® nominee Cheryl Hines (“Suburgatory”), Richard Lewis (“Anything But Love”) and JB Smoove (“The Millers”).

Created by Larry David; executive producers, Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Jeff Schaffer, Gavin Polone; consulting producers, Carol Leifer, Jon Hayman; producer, Mychelle Deschamps.

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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 in 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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PHILIPPINES, 11 DECEMBER 2019 – Created by Armando Iannucci of “Veep,” AVENUE 5 which premieres same time as the U.S. on 20 January at 11am on HBO, is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business.

The series stars Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the confident and suave captain of “Avenue 5,” a space cruise ship with luxury amenities like gourmet buffets, a spa, an observation deck and yoga classes. As the series begins, Avenue 5’s eight-week journey around Saturn is underway and its systems are optimal. But when the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it’s up to Ryan and his crew to calm the disgruntled passengers and find a way to deal with unexpected events onboard – though they may or may not be equipped for the task.

The cast includes Hugh Laurie (Emmy® nominee for “Veep,” Golden Globe winner for “House M.D.”); Josh Gad (“Murder on the Orient Express”), Zach Woods (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”), Rebecca Front (“Poldark,” BAFTA winner for “The Thick of It”), Suzy Nakamura (“Dr. Ken”), Lenora Crichlow (“Being Human”), Nikki Amuka-Bird (CINEMAX’s “Quarry”) and Ethan Phillips (“Inside Llewyn Davis”).

Created by Armando Iannucci; teleplay by Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche; story by Armando Iannucci; executive producers, Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Will Smith; co-executive producer, Peter Fellows; produced by Steve Clark-Hall. 

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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 in 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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“Chernobyl” Ties For Most-Nominated Television Program

PHILIPPINES, 11 DECEMBER 2019 – HBO received 15 Golden Globe® nominations for the upcoming 77th annual Golden Globe® Awards, which were announced today in Los Angeles. The Golden Globe Awards will be presented Jan. 5 in Los Angeles.

HBO’s Golden Globe® nominations this year include:


*4 nominations for “Chernobyl”: Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television; Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Jared Harris); Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Stellan Skarsgård); Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Emily Watson).

*3 nominations for “Succession”: Best Television Series – Drama; Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Brian Cox); Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Drama (Kieran Culkin).

Catch the encore marathon of season two on 28 and 29 December at 11am and 10.55am respectively on HBO SIGNATURE.

*3 nominations for “Big Little Lies”: Best Television Series – Drama; Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (Nicole Kidman); Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Meryl Streep).

Catch the encore marathon of season two on HBO SIGNATURE on 21 December at 10.25am.

*3 nominations for “Barry”: Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy; Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Bill Hader); Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Henry Winkler).

*1 nomination for “Game of Thrones”: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Kit Harington).

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*1 nomination for “Catherine the Great”: Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Helen Mirren).

The following series that has been nominated for 2 Golden Globe® Awards is also available on HBO GO.

*2 nominations for “Catch-22”: Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television; Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Christopher Abbott).

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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 in 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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PHILIPPINES, 10 DECEMBER 2019 – HBO received 33 Critics’ Choice Award nominations for the upcoming Critics’ Choice Awards, which were announced today in Los Angeles. The Critics’ Choice Awards will be presented on 12 January 2020 in Los Angeles. This is the most nominations any television network has received.

 
HBO’s Critics’ Choice Award nominations this year are:

*4 nominations for “Game of Thrones”: Best Drama Series; Best Actor in a Drama Series (Kit Harington); Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage); Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Gwendoline Christie).

*4 nominations for “Watchmen”: Best Drama Series; Best Actress in a Drama Series (Regina King); Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Tim Blake Nelson); Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Jean Smart).

Catch the season finale of WATCHMEN same time as the U.S. on 16 December at 10am on HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 10pm on HBO.

*4 nominations for “Barry”: Best Comedy Series; Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader); 2 for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Anthony Carrigan, Henry Winkler).

*4 nominations for “Chernobyl”: Best Limited Series; Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television (Jared Harris); Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television (Stellan Skarsgård); Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television (Emily Watson).

*3 nominations for “Succession”: Best Drama Series; Best Actor in a Drama Series (Jeremy Strong); Best Actress in a Drama Series (Sarah Snook).

Catch the encore marathon of season two on 28 and 29 December at 11am and 10.55am respectively on HBO SIGNATURE.

*3 nominations for “Big Little Lies”: Best Actress in a Drama Series (Nicole Kidman); 2 for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Laura Dern, Meryl Streep).

Catch the encore marathon of season two on 21 December at 10.25am on HBO SIGNATURE.

*3 nominations for “Years and Years”: Best Limited Series; Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television (Russell Tovey); Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television (Emma Thompson).

*1 nomination for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”: Best Talk Show.

*1 nomination for “VEEP”: Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).

*1 nomination for “Euphoria”: Best Actress in a Drama Series (Zendaya).

Twiggs and company inform Wayne about backpack and shirt at Woodard’s. (Warrick Page/HBO)

*1 nomination for “True Detective”: Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television (Mahershala Ali).

Catch the encore telecast of the first episode of season three on 29 December at 11.30pm on HBO SIGNATURE.

Hurst arrives, Bullock arrests him – exit The Gem. (Photo by Warrick Page/HBO)

*1 nomination for “Deadwood: The Movie”: Best Movie Made for Television.

Catch the encore telecast of the movie on 11 December at 8.10pm on HBO SIGNATURE.

*1 nomination for “Brexit”: Best Movie Made for Television.

*1 nomination for “Native Son”: Best Movie Made for Television.

Catch the encore telecast of the movie on 12 December at 8.20pm on HBO SIGNATURE.

*1 nomination for “Ramy Youssef: Feelings”: Best Comedy Special.

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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 in 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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PHILIPPINES, 4 DECEMBER 2019 – The HBO comedy series HIGH MAINTENANCE, created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, returns for its nine-episode fourth season same time as the U.S. on Saturday, 8 February 2020 at 12pm exclusively on HBO GO. The series is also available on the same day at 10pm on HBO SIGNATURE. The critically acclaimed show uses The Guy (Sinclair), a marijuana dealer, to tell a variety of distinctly authentic, empathetic and insightful stories about the New York Community, including his own.

Season four credits: created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair; executive producers, Katja Blichfeld, Ben Sinclair and Russell Gregory; producers, Willy Friedman, Gwen Bialic and Emi Irikawa. 

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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 in 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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Directed By Mikhail Red And Starring Bianca Umali And Sam Concepcion, The Series Will Premiere Exclusively On HBO In 2020.

PHILIPPINES, 29 NOVEMBER 2019 – HBO Asia announced today the renewal of the network’s dark action fantasy series, HALFWORLDS, with the filming for the eight-part third season commencing in the Philippines in January and set to premiere exclusively on HBO in 2020. This is the first time an HBO Asia series is shot entirely in the Philippines and this series marks the longest running series for HBO Asia.

Created by HBO Asia and helmed by Filipino filmmaker and director Mikhail Red, the third season ventures from the neon streets of Bangkok to the gun-stricken streets of Manila, where blood thirsty mythical creatures known as Engkangtos live out in the open amongst humans. Alex, a half-human and half-Engkangto seeks to find the original source of the dwindling haven plant to heal all Engkangtos of their hunger for human flesh amidst the war between the Engkangto tribes over the coveted plant and power.

HBO Asia’s Senior Vice President of Original Productions, Jessica Kam, said, “As we expand the fictional world of HALFWORLDS, we are very excited to continue transcending geographical boundaries to work with talents from the various countries in the region to produce our longest running Asian original series.”

Led by Filipino stars Bianca Umali (SahayaBarbi D’ Wonder Beki) and Sam Concepcion (Shake, Rattle & Roll 13Indak), season three of HALFWORLDS is produced by HBO Asia in partnership with Cignal TV. The series will also see returning cast from the previous seasons.  

“Cignal TV is honoured and privileged to work with HBO Asia,” said Jane J. Basas, President/CEO of Cignal TV. “The literary development was thought provoking as it leveraged the strengths of the stories in Seasons 1 and 2. The whole creative and production team is excited to kick-off the principal photography,” Basas added.

About HALFWORLDS

HALFWORLDS first premiered on HBO Asia’s on-air, online and on-demand platforms on November 29, 2015, to critical acclaim across Asia. The HBO Asia’s dark fantasy series has won numerous accolades at the Asian TV Awards in 2016, and the Apollo Awards for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017.

Season one follows a young street artist who uncovers her true origins when she finds herself unwittingly caught in a battle between humans and demons.

The second season follows a tenacious researcher who is trying to uncover the secret world of demons that live amongst us, while looking for an ancient artefact of great power.

The first two seasons of HALFWORLDS are also part of the slate of HBO Asia original content that was made available to the U.S. audience earlier this year.

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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 in 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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Here are the program schedules of your favorite channels for the month of December. Simply click the links below to download.

PHILIPPINES, 20 NOVEMBER 2019 – Created by Armando Iannucci of “Veep,” AVENUE 5, debuting in January exclusively on HBO, is a new HBO comedy set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business.

AVENUE 5 stars Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the confident and suave captain of “Avenue 5,” a space cruise ship with luxury amenities like gourmet buffets, a spa, an observation deck and yoga classes. As the series begins, Avenue 5’s eight-week journey around Saturn is underway and its systems are optimal. But when the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it’s up to Ryan and his crew to calm the disgruntled passengers and find a way to deal with unexpected events onboard – though they may or may not be equipped for the task.

The cast includes Hugh Laurie (Emmy® nominee for “Veep,” Golden Globe winner for “House M.D.”); Josh Gad (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as billionaire Herman Judd, the mercurial face and name behind Avenue 5; Zach Woods (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) as head of customer relations Matt Spencer; Rebecca Front (“Poldark,” BAFTA winner for “The Thick of It”) as strong-willed passenger Karen Kelly; Suzy Nakamura (“Dr. Ken”) as Iris Kimura, Judd’s right hand woman; Lenora Crichlow (“Being Human”) as engineer Billie McEvoy; Nikki Amuka-Bird (CINEMAX’s “Quarry”) as Rav Mulcair, head of Judd Mission Control; and Ethan Phillips (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Spike Martin, a space enthusiast and former astronaut.

Season 1 guests include Andy Buckley (“The Office”) as Karen’s husband Frank; Jessica St. Clair (“American Housewife”) and Kyle Bornheimer (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) as feuding couple Mia and Doug; Neil Casey (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) as Cyrus, an Avenue 5 engineer; Matthew Beard (“The Imitation Game”) as Rav’s deputy Alan Lewis; Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”) as stand-up comedian Jordan Hatwal; Paterson Joseph (“Timeless”) as Judd’s business rival Harrison; and Daisy May Cooper (“This Country”) as Sarah, a member of the bridge crew.

Created by Armando Iannucci; teleplay by Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche; story by Armando Iannucci; executive producers, Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Will Smith; co-executive producer, Peter Fellows; produced by Steve Clark-Hall. 

Armando Iannucci has written, directed and produced numerous critically acclaimed television and radio comedy shows. “Veep,” the HBO comedy series created by Armando, has picked up numerous awards including three Emmys® for Outstanding Comedy Series. In 2017 he published Hear Me Out, a new book on classical music, and released the feature film “The Death of Stalin,” which was nominated for two BAFTAs and won Best Comedy at the European Film Awards. Armando’s latest film “The Personal History of David Copperfield” to be released in the U.S. in 2020, has received eleven British Independent Film Award nominations.

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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 in 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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Series Makes World Premiere At Leading Film Festivals This November

PHILIPPINES, 11 NOVEMBER 2019 – HBO Asia’s newest Asia Original, INVISIBLE STORIES shines light into dark corners and tells untold stories from the heartlands in a fictional neighbourhood housing estate in multi-cultural Singapore. Filmed entirely on location in Singapore, the six-episode half-hour drama series premieres 5 January at 10pm on HBO.

Each episode follows one resident as he or she navigates through everyday life and its challenges. These stories include the ups and downs of a mother and her autistic son; a taxi driver by day and a spiritual medium by night; and a banker who is a father and husband who harbours a secret that comes to life late at night.

INVISIBLE STORIES also showcases Singapore’s inclusive multi-cultural identity with a regional cast from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore. Golden Horse Award winner Yeo Yann Yann (‘Wet Season’ and ‘ILO ILO’) and Taiwanese newcomer Devin Pan appear in the first episode. Veteran Singapore actor Wang Yu Qing (‘Hello From The Other Side’ and ‘Reach For The Skies’) plays the taxi driver in the second episode.

Other cast members include Thai actress and model Suchada Muller (‘Insect In The Backyard’ and ‘The Last Executioner’), Malaysian actor and director Gavin Yap (‘The Bridge’ and ‘Lion Mums 3’), Bangladeshi actor Sudip Biswas (‘Sutopar Thikana’ and ‘Café 999’), Indonesian actress Sekar Sari (‘SITI’). Cast from Singapore include Regina Lim (‘Not So Long Time Ago’, ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’), Aden Tan (‘Lion Mums’ and ‘Ah Boys To Men 3’) and Sunny Pang (‘Code Of Law’ and ‘Fly By Night’) as well as Singapore based actress Rosalind Pho (HBO Asia Original ‘Sent’, ‘Tanglin’).

Tunes from Singaporean singer-songwriter Leslie Low accompany the screenplay, and Leslie guest stars as a busker as well. Leslie was the former frontman of popular indie band Humpback Oak and previously fronted one of Singapore’s greatest musical efforts, The Observatory. Melancholic and reflective in nature, his songs are usually inspired by the personal, subjective, and introverted mindset of living in Singapore.

WORLD PREMIERE AT LEADING FILM FESTIVALS

The first episode,INVISIBLE STORIES: LIAN, will make its world premiere at the 2019 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival on 16 November, while the first two episodes, INVISIBLE STORIES: LIAN and INVISIBLE STORIES: CHUAN, have been selected by the Singapore International Film Festival to be presented on 28 November.

EPISODE SYNOPSIS

Episode 1 – INVISIBLE STORIES: LIAN

Premieres: Sunday, 5 January at 10pm on HBO

Lian is the story of a burnt out and financially-drained single mother struggling to cope with her 19-year-old son with autism, who displays aggressive behaviours during meltdowns following the sudden death of his grandmother, who was his main caregiver.

Cast: Yeo Yann Yann, Devin Pan

Episode 2 – INVISIBLE STORIES: CHUAN

Premieres: Sunday, 12 January at 10pm on HBO

Chuan is a taxi driver by day and “tangki” (spiritual medium) by night. He finds his sanity in peril when a malicious ghost begins to haunt him, pushing him down a path of self-destruction in search of the truth.

Cast: Wang Yu Qing, Aden Tan

Episode 3 – INVISIBLE STORIES: JUNE

Premieres: Sunday, 19 January at 10pm on HBO

A tale of friendship between three sex workers operating a brothel out of a flat.

Cast: Suchada Muller, Sunny Pang

Episode 4 – INVISIBLE STORIES: KEAGAN

Premieres: Sunday, 26 January at 10pm on HBO

A successful banker with a secret alter ego rebels against the life he leads and embarks on a journey of self-discovery that puts everything he has built at risk – his job, his family, his whole life. 

Cast: Gavin Yap, Rosalind Pho

Episode 5 – INVISIBLE STORIES: SAYEED

Premieres: Sunday, 2 February at 10pm on HBO

A bittersweet love story between a foreign construction worker and a foreign domestic worker that challenges the conventional notions of migrant workers. 

Cast: Sudip Biswas, Sekar Sari

Episode 6 – INVISIBLE STORIES: NEXTBLKGRL

Premieres: Sunday, 9 February at 10pm on HBO

An aspiring teenage influencer from a broken family seeks to change her life by diving into the spurious world of social media, only to find her own reality falling apart at the seams. 

Cast: Regina Lim

INVISIBLE STORIES is created by Singaporean Ler Jiyuan with a team of local writers and produced by Singapore-based production house Birdmandog. The series is produced as part of a two-year partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore. Through a series of workshops and collaborations with local companies and talent on HBO Asia Original productions, the partnership aims to develop the content production capabilities of Singapore’s media industry.

HBO Asia started producing Original productions in 2012 and has produced a range of Asian Original productions including series, movies and documentaries. To date, HBO Asia has produced and aired 19 Asian Original productions with more in the pipeline.

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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.

HBO and Home Box Office are trademarks of Home Box Office, Inc. Used with permission