PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 6, 2021 – Peacemaker, starring John Cena as the eponymous character, debuts on Thursday January 13 only on HBO GO. The official trailer and key art for the DC series written and directed by James Gunn were released today.

Peacemaker will explore the origins of the character that Cena first portrayed in James Gunn’s 2021 film, The Suicide Squad, currently available on HBO GO. Peacemaker is a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.

The series also stars Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Steve Agee as Economos, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn, and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith.

Gunn wrote all eight episodes of Peacemaker and directed five episodes. Gunn, Peter Safran and Matt Miller serve as executive producers on the series, with Cena as co-executive producer. Based on characters from DC, Peacemaker is produced by Gunn’s Troll Court Entertainment and The Safran Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Stream or download Peacemaker from January 13 but get introduced to the character first in Gunn’s 2021 film, The Suicide Squad, now available on HBO GO. Subscribe to HBO GO online at http://www.hbogoasia.ph/ or the mobile app via the App Store or Play Store for as low as ₱99.70/month. Or access HBO GO via Cignal, Globe and Skycable. HBO GO is also available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

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PHILIPPINES, 06 DECEMBER 2021 – The fear factor in horror fans across the Philippines got turned up once again as the second season of FOLKLORE is available exclusively on HBO GO and HBO from November 14 with new episodes every Sunday.

As the HBO Asia Original horror anthology series continues to explore cultural traditions and beliefs across Asia, an Erik Matti-directed episode set in the Philippines will release on HBO GO and HBO on December 5.

Formed over the course of our rich history, there are many different traditions, beliefs, and practices that have played important roles in Philippine culture. Even now, the belief in “pamahiin” – sayings and superstitions passed on from generation to generation – continues to influence our everyday lives.

While some beliefs might seem unconventional, many Filipinos continue to follow them due to the possible impacts they may have on our lives, our fortunes, and even our health. In anticipation of the FOLKLORE S2: 7 Days Of Hell, discover some unique Pinoy superstitions, and find out why they continue to be observed today.

  1. SAYING ‘TABI-TABI PO’ OUT LOUD WHILE OUTDOORS

The phrase “tabi-tabi po” translates to “excuse me,” which people say out loud when going through grassy areas, forests or mountains. The reasoning behind this is to avoid disturbing any elemental spirits or ghosts who might be inhabiting those spaces.

The phrase is also especially used upon encountering any anthills or termite mounds, as they are traditionally seen to be indicators of dwarves living nearby and invoking their ire could lead to misfortune or bad health.

  • WEARING A SHIRT INSIDE OUT WHEN LOST

In many parts of the Philippines, nature is often seen to be inhabited by spirits or elementals. Due to this belief, Filipinos are likely to be extra cautious when trekking or hiking in the mountains. For those who feel like they have gotten lost, it is customary to wear a shirt inside out to confuse any elementals who might be playing tricks, breaking any spells that prevent you from reaching your destination.

  • AVOIDING THE ‘WEDDING CURSE’

The word “sukob” refers to a superstition that warns couples about marrying in a year where either of these events happen: the marriage of a sibling, or the death of an immediate family member. The reason for the former is to prevent the splitting of luck between siblings, while the latter is to avoid bringing bad luck into a marriage.

  • DON’T GO HOME IMMEDIATELY AFTER A WAKE OR FUNERAL

The term “pagpag” is used to denote the act of taking a detour after attending a wake or funeral to shake off any evil spirits from following you home. It is generally believed that spirits can lurk around the dead and can bring bad luck to visitors, so the extra trip is supposed to let spirits wander off elsewhere.

Another common belief during wakes is that the direct family of the bereaved should never see off any visitors to avoid transferring any bad luck.

  • CONSULTING AN ‘ALBULARYO’ WHEN SICK

Especially in the remote provinces of the Philippines where medical doctors aren’t as accessible, seeking the help of an “albularyo” – a folk healer well-versed in herbal remedies and spiritual techniques – when sick remains to be a common practice today.

When a person falls ill due to an unknown sickness, an “albularyo” is usually called in to determine whether a person’s illness is caused by normal or supernatural circumstances and performs rituals and ceremonies to aid in healing.

While albularyos are usually seen as healers, opposing them are the “mangkukulam” and the “mambabarang” – witches and summoners who harm people using black magic, especially those have offended them in some way.

These practitioners of magic and mystical arts are showcased in FOLKLORE S2: 7 Days Of Hell, written by Michiko Yamamoto and directed by Erik Matti. Set in the Philippines, the story involves a righteous policewoman and mother who races against time to save her son when he falls dangerously ill from an unknown cause. When her son is given only a few weeks to live, she discovers that his illness is due to a powerful sorcerer’s curse and the only way for her son to survive is for him to apologise and make amends to the sorcerer.

Dolly De Leon (Lourdes), Roshson Barman (Eugene) and Dido Dela Paz (Mang Celso) star in the upcoming episode.

Stream or Download FOLKLORE Season 2 on HBO GO. Download the app at the App Store or Play Store on your device for as low as ₱99.70/month. You can also access HBO GO via Cignal or at https://www.hbogoasia.com/. HBO GO can be accessed via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

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PHILIPPINES, DECEMBER 2, 2021 – The ten-episode series AND JUST LIKE THAT…, from executive producer Michael Patrick King, will debut same time as the U.S. with two episodes on Thursday, December 9 only on HBO GO. The following eight episodes will premiere weekly on subsequent Thursdays.

And Just Like That…, the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series Sex and the City, from executive producer Michael Patrick King, follows “Carrie” (Sarah Jessica Parker), “Miranda” (Cynthia Nixon) and “Charlotte” (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

The series also includes previously announced cast members Sara Ramírez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson, and Evan Handler.

Episode rollout:

Episode 1

Debuts: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 on HBO GO

Written by Michael Patrick King; Directed by Michael Patrick King.

Episode 2

Debuts: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 on HBO GO

Written by Michael Patrick King; Directed by Michael Patrick King.

Episode 3

Debuts: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 on HBO GO

Written by Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky; Directed by Michael Patrick King.

Episode 4

Debuts: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23 on HBO GO

Written by Keli Goff; Directed by Gillian Robespierre.

Episode 5

Debuts: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30 on HBO GO

Written by Samantha Irby; Directed by Gillian Robespierre.

Episode 6

Debuts: THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 on HBO GO

Written by Rachna Fruchbom; Directed by Cynthia Nixon.

Episode 7

Debuts: THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 on HBO GO

Written by Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky; Directed by Anu Valia.

Episode 8

Debuts: THURSDAY, JANUARY 20 on HBO GO

Written by Rachna Fruchbom; Directed by Anu Valia.

Episode 9

Debuts: THURSDAY, JANUARY 27 on HBO GO

Written by Michael Patrick King and Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky; Directed by Nisha Ganatra.

Episode 10

Debuts: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 on HBO GO

Written by Michael Patrick King and Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky; Directed by Nisha Ganatra.

Executive producers Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky, John Melfi and Michael Patrick King.  Writers include King, Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, Keli Goff, Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky.  The HBO series Sex and the City was created by Darren Star and based on the book Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell.

Stream or download And Just Like That…, from December 9 or catch-up on all six seasons of Sex And The City as well as the two Sex And The City movies now available on HBO GO. Subscribe to HBO GO online at http://www.hbogoasia.ph/ or the mobile app via the App Store or Play Store for as low as ₱99.70/month. Or access HBO GO via Cignal, Globe and Skycable. HBO GO is also available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

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Immerse yourself in Christmas cheer with these Christmas Specials across HBO GO, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and WarnerTV this December! For more family-friendly viewing, don’t miss the Tom and Jerry movie and two brand-new series, Tom and Jerry in New York and Mechamoto. And spice up your end-of-year revelry with a mix of spine-chilling thrills in the final three episodes of Folklore Season 2 and suspenseful action in Chaos Walking.

Christmas Specials

Get into the holiday mood and enjoy these specially-curated Christmas shows on HBO GO, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and WarnerTV!

Santa Inc

Premieres Thursday, December 2 on HBO GO

In this new stop-motion animated series, a female elf working in Santa’s Workshop dreams of becoming Santa Claus someday. However, this is not your usual festive tale as it reveals the complex interplay of power struggles, manipulation and gender disparity in the North Pole. Definitely for mature viewers! Stars Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Leslie Grossman and Gabourey Sidibe.

My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood

Premieres Thursday, December 16 on HBO GO

Carrie Underwood celebrates the joy and hopefulness of the season, performing beloved traditional favourites as well as new original material from her first-ever full-length Christmas album. Featuring guests such as John Legend, with a live orchestra and choir conducted by Underwood’s long-time friend, Emmy® Award winning musical director Rickey Minor, viewers will also get to witness the recording of “Little Drummer Boy” with her son Isaiah.

8-Bit Christmas

Now streaming on HBO GO

This heart-warming tale centres on ten-year-old Jake Doyle’s herculean quest to get the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas. Filled with the familiar nostalgia that every 80s kid will recognise, Jake’s epic adventure is a comical, disaster-filled walk down memory lane. Stars Neil Patrick Harris, Winslow Fegley, June Diane Raphael, David Cross, and Steve Zahn.

So Much Xmas Magic on Cartoon Network

Experience joy, wonder and laughter as Cartoon Network shines a spotlight the magic of friendship from December 1-25, weekdays at 3pm with Looney Tunes Cartoons, We Bare Bears, We Baby Bears, Teen Titans Go, DC Superhero Girls and much more!    

12 Days to Christmas on Boomerang

Celebrate 12 Days to Christmas with specially-curated selections from December 13-24, daily from 6am to midnight! Tune in to catch all-time favourites such as Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Talking Tom and Friends, Shaun The Sheep, Kingdom Force, Looney Tunes, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and more!

Double Movies Nightly on Warner TV

Immerse yourself in back-to-back movies from 24-28 December and 29 December-2 January, from feel-good comedies Fighting with My Family, Four Christmases, and Life As We Know It to the iconic heist movies Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, and Ocean’s Thirteen, plus a good dose of action with Aquaman, Shazam! and Pokémon Detective Pikachu! Also, don’t miss the final three Harry Potter movies, together with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindenwald!

For the Young and Young at Heart

Take a break and have some great laughs with these family-friendly options on Cartoon Network, HBO GO and HBO.

Mechamato

Premieres Saturday, December 4, weekends at 3pm on Cartoon Network

A young new hero takes to the screen this month, as Amato, a kind boy, takes ownership of a destroyer robot called Mechabot, who has the ability to mechanize objects and turn them into high-tech devices. Together, Mechabot and Amato combine to become armoured hero Mechamato! With the help of Amato’s best friends, Mechamato fulfils his destiny to defeat and capture bad robots before they cause chaos in the city.

Tom & Jerry

Premieres Saturday, December 11 at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO

Witness cat-and-mouse action on a whole new scale when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century”, forcing a desperate event planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. Naturally, chaos ensues, threatening to destroy her career, the wedding and even the hotel itself! What’s more, a new threat emerges in the form of a diabolically ambitious staff member who conspires against all three of them, leading to the most unexpected course of action: working together to save the day. Also stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Ken Jeong, Rob Delaney and Colin Jost.

Tom & Jerry in New York

Premieres Monday, December 6, weekdays at 3pm on Cartoon Network

This brand-new series picks up immediately after the Tom and Jerry movie, with hilarious antics as Tom and Jerry enjoy life in a fancy hotel in Manhattan. However, their mayhem doesn’t stop at the hotel lobby – they continue their chase through Central Park, giant museums, department stores, subway cars and more.

Spine-thrilling Chills and Suspense

Tune in to HBO GO and HBO for spooky tales of the supernatural and a hefty dose of action with this selection!

Folklore Season 2

New episodes premiere Sundays on 5, 12 and 19 December at 10pm on HBO GO and HBO (Season 1 also available on HBO GO)

Don’t miss the final three episodes of this HBO Asia Original horror anthology, featuring fearful tales from the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. Each episode is helmed by a local director, namely Erik Matti, Billy Christian and Nicole Midori Woodford respectively. Alternatively, stay up all night and stream all episodes including Season 1 for a truly spooky experience!

Chaos Walking

Premieres Saturday, December 18 at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO

In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt discovers Viola, a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “the Noise” – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. With Viola’s life threatened, Todd vows to protect her, and in doing so he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets. Stars Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, Kurt Sutter, and David Oyelowo.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Premieres Saturday, December 25 at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO

Mythic adversaries Godzilla and Kong meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, together with Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. However, they find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The confrontation between the two Titans, instigated by unseen forces, is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth. Stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, and Rebecca Hall.

Channel numbers for your reference:

  • Cignal: Ch. 74 (SD), Ch. 220 (HD), Sky Cable: Ch. 43 (SD), Ch. 178 (HD)
  • Cignal: Ch. 76, Sky Cable: Ch. 42
  • Cignal Ch. 235 and Sky Cable Ch. 34 (SD) and Ch. 197 (HD)
  • Cignal: Ch. 53 (SD), Ch. 210 (HD), Sky Cable: Ch. 54 (SD) and Ch. 168 (HD)

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Directed by Erik Matti, “7 Days Of Hell” premieres exclusively on HBO GO and HBO on December 5, 2021.

PHILIPPINES, 26 NOVEMBER 2021 – The Philippines is one of six Asian countries featured on FOLKLORE Season 2 which premiered exclusively on both HBO GO and HBO on November 14. To the delight of horror fans across the country, helmed by multi-awarded director Erik Matti, “7 Days Of Hell” – the Philippine episode of FOLKLORE Season 2 – will release on HBO GO and HBO on December 5.

With a rich history full of traditions, beliefs, and practices that have shaped our culture over generations, the Philippines is an ideal setting to be explored by the HBO Asia Original horror anthology series. From its stellar cast to its distinctly Pinoy take on horror, here are some standout things viewers can expect from “7 Days Of Hell”.

VISIONARY DIRECTION

When it comes to the horror and thriller genre, few filmmakers can boast a better track record than Erik Matti, whom many consider as the Philippines’ top genre visionary in today’s cinema. Known for his fearless brand of filmmaking, Erik always brings bold and strange flavors to the interesting narratives he brings to life. With its gritty mood and unflinching look into the motivations of the story’s central characters, “7 Days Of Hell” is no exception.

Erik is responsible for gripping crime thrillers like Honor Thy Father (2015), BuyBust (2018), and a number of spine-chilling horror stories including Pa-Siyam (2004), Kuwaresma/The Entity (2019) and Seklusyon (2016).

A GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL NARRATIVE

How far are you willing to go for someone you love?

That is the central question answered by Lourdes, a righteous police woman and mother who races against time to save her son Eugene from an illness of an unknown origin. When Eugene is given only a few weeks to live, she discovers that his illness is of supernatural origin and that a powerful sorcerer has cursed him. The only way for her son to survive is for him to apologise and make amends to the sorcerer. As the clock ticks, she sets out on a desperate quest to save her son and find out what he had done.

The episode cast includes Dolly De Leon (Lourdes), Roshson Barman (Eugene), Princess Amor Lucas (Eunice), Donna Cariaga (Tita Let), Mon Confiado (Jong), Jay Glorioso (Aling Mameng), and Dido Dela Paz (Mang Celso).

HORROR WITH ROOTS IN REALITY

“7 Days Of Hell” showcases the mystical side of the Philippines. Especially in the more remote provinces around the country, there are people who continue to believe in the powers of an “albularyo” (folk healer) as well as sorcerers called “mangkukulam” or “mambabarang”. They rely on their connections with both nature and the supernatural, as the former harness their gifts to heal ordinary illnesses and paranormal inflictions, while the latter two use their powers to cause harm in ways unimaginable. Written by award-winning screenwriter Michiko Yamamoto, the curse seen in the story is based on true accounts of black magic attacks.

Stream or Download Folklore Season 2 on HBO GO. Download the app at the App Store or Play Store on your device for as low as ₱99.70/month. You can also access HBO GO via Cignal or at https://www.hbogoasia.com/. HBO GO can be accessed via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

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Action-Comedy Animated series begins December 4

PHILIPPINES, November 25, 2021 – Mechamato – an awesome new cartoon fully loaded with action and comedy – is ready to power on to screens in the Philippines on Saturday December 4, only on Cartoon Network.

The star of the series is a boy named Amato who becomes the master of a destroyer robot called MechaBot with the ability to mechanize objects. Together they track down other robots escaped from a prison ship that crash landed on Earth.

“In amongst all the action and the jokes, Mechamato is a story about companionship, imagination and innovation,” says Leslie Lee, Head of Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific. “Kids are going to love it!”

The show is created by Monsta, based in Cyberjaya in Malaysia.

Monsta’s Chief Content Officer and Mechamato showrunner, Anas Abdul Aziz, added: “Mechamato is about the friendship between Amato, a boy with crazy ideas, and MechaBot, a robot with the ability to materialize those ideas into cool mechanizations. The show is packed with action, humour, and tons of interesting characters and robots. We hope Mechamato will encourage kids to be more creative and innovative in their daily lives.”

Mechamato is exclusively available on Cartoon Network (Skycable Ch 43 SD/178 HD & Cignal Ch 74 SD/220 HD) from Saturday December 4, 2021 at 11:45 AM on weekends.

Expect plenty more Mechamato action on screens and fan-art competitions in 2022.

More about Mechamato 

Mechamato is story about a kind and creative young boy named Amato, who finds a prison spaceship containing bad robots that crash landed on Earth. One of the robots is MechaBot who has the ability to mechanize everyday objects into high-tech devices. 

Amato manages to outsmart MechaBot and has now become MechaBot’s master. MechaBot and Amato work together to locate and capture the other escaped robots.

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About Cartoon Network Asia Pacific

Cartoon Network, the leading kids’ channel in Asia Pacific, offers the best in original animated content including the multi-award-winning global hits Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Tom and Jerry and We Bare Bears; and Asia Pacific originals including Monster Beach and the International Emmy-nominated Lamput.

The brand is known for putting its fans at the centre of everything by applying creative thinking, fun and innovation across multiple platforms. Cartoon Network also reaches millions more through its websites, apps, games and streaming services including HBO GO. In Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network, companion brand to Boomerang and POGO, is distributed by WarnerMedia International.

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PHILIPPINES, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 – From creator Julian Fellowes, (“Downton Abbey”) HBO’s The Gilded Age debuts same time as the U.S. on Tuesday, January 25 at 10am exclusively on HBO GO and HBO, with a same day encore at 10pm on HBO. Written by Julian Fellowes and Sonja Warfield and directed by Michael Engler and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, the nine-episode drama series stars an ensemble cast of Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Louisa Jacobson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel, Jack Gilpin, with Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.

The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, HBO’s The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Baranski) and Ada Brook (Nixon). Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbours, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Spector) and Bertha Russell (Coon). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?

The series also stars Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Kelley Curran, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Amy Forsyth, Michel Gill, Ward Horton, Bill Irwin, Sullivan Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, John Douglas Thompson, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Erin Wilhelmi.

Created, written and executive produced by Julian Fellowes, the series is also executive produced by Gareth Neame and David Crockett. Michael Engler and Salli Richardson-Whitfield are directors and executive producers while Sonja Warfield is a writer and co-executive producer. The Gilded Age is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

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PHILIPPINES, November 19, 2021 – Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other esteemed cast members across all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which premiered exactly 20 years ago.

The retrospective special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will tell an enchanting making-of story through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time. The highly-anticipated retrospective streams first on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2022 on HBO GO.

Alumni of the film franchise will join the memorable tribute, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, and Ian Hart, among others. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will honour the magic behind the making of the films and the beautiful family created at Warner Bros. Studios London two decades ago. It will also celebrate the unparalleled legacy of the Harry Potter film franchise and its indelible impact on the hearts, minds, and imaginations of families and fans around the world.

“It has been an incredible journey since the debut of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film, and witnessing how it has evolved into this remarkable interconnected universe has been magical to say the least,” said Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. “This retrospective is a tribute to everyone whose lives were touched by this cultural phenomenon—from the talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into this extraordinary film franchise to the passionate fans who continue to keep the Wizarding World spirit alive 20 years later.” 

“There’s magic in the air here with this incredible cast, as they all return home to the original sets of Hogwarts, where they began 20 years ago. The excitement is palpable as they prepare to take their fans on a very special and personal journey, through the making of these incredible films,” said executive producer Casey Patterson. 

Fans can jumpstart their Wizarding World celebration and gear up for the retrospective by checking out the 20th anniversary hub content on WizardingWorld.com. For more from the Wizarding World, watch a brand-new four-part competition event, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, which streams weekly from Monday, November 29, first on HBO GO.

The bracket-style quiz competition, hosted by Helen Mirren, will feature fans competing to take home the Tournament of Houses championship trophy and will feature magical cameos by Harry Potter film alumni Tom Felton, Simon Fisher-Becker, Shirley Henderson and Luke Youngblood, as well as superfans Pete Davidson and Jay Leno.

In addition, stream all eight Harry Potter movies on HBO GO. And the first four of the Harry Potter 8-movie series on Cartoon Network on Saturdays at 8pm in November and December. The final four titles will debut on Cartoon Network in early 2022.

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About HBO GO

WarnerMedia’s HBO GO is a regional streaming service in eight territories in Southeast Asia, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. Programming includes award-winning HBO Original series, movies and documentaries, Max Originals and HBO Asia Originals which tell compelling stories from around the region. This is supplemented by exclusive, first-run content from major Hollywood and independent studios that offers a mix of originals and acquired content – including kids and family content from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation – available to download or stream anytime, anywhere. Log on to www.hbogoasia.com for more information.


About Wizarding World

In the years since Harry Potter was whisked from King’s Cross Station onto Platform nine and three quarters, his incredible adventures have left a unique and lasting mark on popular culture. Eight blockbuster Harry Potter films based on the original stories by J.K. Rowling have brought the magical stories to life and today, the Wizarding World is recognised as one of the world’s best-loved brands. 

Representing a vast interconnected universe, it also includes two epic Fantastic Beasts films, (the third releasing in 2022), Harry Potter and The Cursed Child – the multi-award-winning stage-play, state-of-the-art video and mobile games from Portkey Games, innovative consumer products, thrilling live entertainment (including four theme park lands) and insightful exhibitions. 

This expanding portfolio of Warner Bros. owned Wizarding World experiences also includes Harry Potter New York – a brand new flagship store, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, and the Platform 9 3⁄4 retail shops. 

The Wizarding World continues to evolve to provide Harry Potter fans with fresh and exciting ways to engage. For the worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, it welcomes everyone in to explore and discover the magic for themselves. 

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PHILIPPINES, NOVEMBER 16, 2021 – Filipinos can look forward to the ten-episode series And Just Like That…, from executive producer Michael Patrick King, which will debut same time as the U.S. with two episodes on Thursday, December 9 only on HBO GO. The following eight episodes will premiere weekly on subsequent Thursdays.

And Just Like That…, the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series Sex and the City, from executive producer Michael Patrick King, follows “Carrie” (Sarah Jessica Parker), “Miranda” (Cynthia Nixon) and “Charlotte” (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

The series also includes previously announced cast members Sara Ramírez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson, and Evan Handler.

Executive producers Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky, John Melfi and Michael Patrick King.  Writers include King, Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, Keli Goff, Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky.  The HBO series Sex and the City was created by Darren Star and based on the book Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell.

Stream or download And Just Like That…, from December 9 or catch-up on all six seasons of Sex And The City as well as the two Sex And The City movies now available on HBO GO. Subscribe to HBO GO online at www.hbogoasia.ph or the mobile app via the App Store or Play Store on your device for as low as ₱99.70/month. Or access HBO GO via Cignal, Globe and Skycable. HBO GO is also available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

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WarnerMedia’s HBO GO is a regional streaming service in eight territories in Southeast Asia, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. Programming includes award-winning HBO Original series, movies and documentaries, Max Originals and HBO Asia Originals which tell compelling stories from around the region. This is supplemented by exclusive, first-run content from major Hollywood and independent studios that offers a mix of originals and acquired content – including kids and family content from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation – available to download or stream anytime, anywhere. Log on to http://www.hbogoasia.com for more information.

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PHILIPPINES, November 2, 2021 – Break out your wands and ready your best spells, charms and potions as Cartoon Network and HBO GO mark the 20th anniversary of the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

For the very first time, the first four of the Harry Potter 8-movie series will air on Cartoon Network (Skycable Ch 43 SD/178 HD & Cignal Ch 74 SD/220 HD) every other weekend, starting with the one that started it all on Saturday, November 13 at 8pm. Mark these dates to follow the amazing tale of The Boy Who Lived and his battles against Voldemort:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, November 13

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, November 27

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, December 11

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, December 25

All movies are also available to stream on HBO GO. The final four titles will debut on Cartoon Network in early 2022.

And if that’s not enough magic for you, check out the brand-new Wizarding World competition event, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, which streams on Monday, November 29, exclusively on HBO GO.

The show, hosted by Academy Award®-winning actress Helen Mirren, continues the Wizarding World spirit showcasing ultimate fan glory on a never-before-seen scale. Featuring hundreds of trivia questions and special guest surprises, this unforgettable event of a lifetime will unveil which fans know the vast, intricately detailed universe like the back of their hand as they compete to take home the Tournament of Houses championship trophy.

Here’s what else fans can look forward to before the end of the year and remember to follow and share all the excitement on social media with #20YearsofMovieMagic.

Discover More Magic Online

Fans are also invited to visit HarryPotterMovie20.com, and unpack exclusive content from the most iconic moments of the movie that started this global theatrical phenomenon.

Reminisce on the most iconic moments from the first film, test your knowledge with a host of quizzes, catch a glimpse of the work behind the scenes and learn more about everyone’s favourite boy wizard and his friends, fantastic beasts, magical items and so much more. Packed with fascinating facts and features, the site will make you fall in love with the Wizarding World all over again!

Fans will also be able to see if they’ve got the skills to be a seeker by trying out the new “Catch the Snitch” Wizarding World Instagram filter.

Top Up Your Hogwarts Trunk

Also, don’t miss the chance to grab some can’t miss collectibles, together with toys, accessories and DIY kits to transform your home and bring the Wizarding World to life, in your own special way.

Filipinos can get ready for spellbinding adventures with Spin Master’s Wizarding World collection of wands, playsets and dolls. Playout all your Hogwarts dreams by collecting and connecting the Magical Minis Hogwarts Castle, Magical Mini dolls and playsets. Get sorted into your own Hogwarts house, with 15 phrases, and full facial movements from the talking Sorting Hat toy. Available online at Shopee and Lazada or retail stores Toy Kingdom and Toys “R” Us.

If you are looking for activities to spend with your loved ones, Mattel has launched its special edition Harry Potter Scrabble that includes the unique vocabulary from the Wizarding World as well as 36 Hogwarts cards that bring an even more magical spin to the game. These special edition sets won’t be available for long, so grab yours online at Shopee and Lazada or retail stores Toy Kingdom and Toys “R” Us.

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ABOUT WIZARDING WORLD

In the years since Harry Potter was whisked from King’s Cross Station onto Platform nine and three quarters, his incredible adventures have left a unique and lasting mark on popular culture.  Eight blockbuster Harry Potter films based on the original stories by J.K. Rowling have brought the magical stories to life and today, the Wizarding World is recognised as one of the world’s best-loved brands.

Representing a vast interconnected universe, it also includes two epic Fantastic Beasts films, (the third releasing in 2022), Harry Potter and The Cursed Child–the multi-award-winning stage-play, state-of-the-art video and mobile games from Portkey Games, innovative consumer products, thrilling live entertainment (including four theme park lands) and insightful exhibitions.

This expanding portfolio of Warner Bros.  owned Wizarding World experiences also includes Harry Potter New York –a brand new flagship store, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London –The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, and the Platform 9 3⁄4 retail shops.

The Wizarding World continues to evolve to provide Harry Potter fans with fresh and exciting ways to engage. For the worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, it welcomes everyone in to explore and discover the magic for themselves.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s21)

About Cartoon Network Asia Pacific

Cartoon Network, the leading kids’ channel in Asia Pacific, offers the best in original animated content including the multi-award-winning global hits Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Tom and Jerry and We Bare Bears; and Asia Pacific originals including Monster Beach and the International Emmy-nominated Lamput.

The brand is known for putting its fans at the centre of everything by applying creative thinking, fun and innovation across multiple platforms. Cartoon Network also reaches millions more through its websites, apps, games and streaming services including HBO GO. In Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network, companion brand to Boomerang and POGO, is distributed by WarnerMedia International.

About HBO GO

WarnerMedia’s HBO GO is a regional streaming service in eight territories in Southeast Asia, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. Programming includes award-winning HBO Original series, movies and documentaries, Max Originals and HBO Asia Originals which tell compelling stories from around the region. This is supplemented by exclusive, first-run content from major Hollywood and independent studios that offers a mix of originals and acquired content – including kids and family content from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation – available to download or stream anytime, anywhere.

Log on to www.hbogoasia.com for more information.

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Carla Moreno (On behalf of Cartoon Network and HBO GO)

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PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 12, 2021 – Emmy® award-wining HBO Original drama series Succession, about wealth, power and family in the ruthless world of the uber-rich, returns for a third season. The nine-episode third season premieres same time as the U.S on Monday, October 18 at 9am exclusively on HBO GO and HBO, with a same day encore at 10pm on HBO. A new episode will premiere every Monday at the same time. Stream or download the first two seasons on HBO GO.

Created by Jesse Armstrong, the second season won a total of seven Emmys®, including Outstanding Drama Series. Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of Season two, Logan Roy begins Season three in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.

Season three cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, J. Smith-Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Arian Moayed, Harriet Walter, James Cromwell, Natalie Gold, Juliana Canfield, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Zoë Winters and Jeannie Berlin. Additional cast includes Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae, Adrien Brody, Hope Davis and Dasha Nekrasova.

Executive produced by Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy and Will Ferrell. Jesse Armstrong serves as showrunner.

Subscribe to HBO GO online at https://www.hbogoasia.sg/ or the mobile app via the App Store or Play Store for as low as S$9.99/month. HBO GO is also available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

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WarnerMedia’s HBO GO is a regional streaming service in eight territories in Southeast Asia, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. Programming includes award-winning HBO Original series, movies and documentaries, Max Originals and HBO Asia Originals which tell compelling stories from around the region. This is supplemented by exclusive, first-run content from major Hollywood and independent studios that offers a mix of originals and acquired content – including kids and family content from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation – available to download or stream anytime, anywhere. Log on to www.hbogoasia.com for more information.

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PHILIPPINES, September 28, 2021 – A brand-new HBO Asia Original film GENSAN PUNCH will have its world premiere in “A Window on Asian Cinema” section (Competition) at the upcoming 26th edition of Busan International Film Festival, before premiering exclusively on HBO GO and HBO in the next few months. The Filipino-Japanese title in English, Japanese and Tagalog, is also one of seven Asian films nominated for the Kim Jiseok Award in Busan. In addition, the film will screen in the “Gala Selection” (non-Competition) at this year’s 34th Tokyo International Film Festival.

Inspired by the true story of Naozumi Tsuchiyama, GENSAN PUNCH is about a Japanese man with a prosthetic leg who goes to the Philippines to train and pursue his dream of becoming a professional boxer. The so-called Gensan Quarter of General Santos City has long been known for producing athletes including presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao. The film tackles the issue of discrimination towards the disabled, especially in competitive sport.

Filmed in both the Philippines and Japan, GENSAN PUNCH is produced and directed by Brillante Ma. Mendoza (Mindanao; Alpha: The Right To Kill;) and stars Shogen (Death Note; Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist), Ronnie Lazaro (Affliction; Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story), Kaho Minami (Dream Street; Hotaru), Beauty Gonzales (The Heiress; Angelito: Batang Ama) and Vince Rillon (3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon!; Ang Probinsyano).

Created and written by Honee Alipio, , GENSAN PUNCH is produced by Takahiro Yamashita and Krisma Maclang Fajardo and executive produced by Brillante Mendoza, Simon Crowe and Fumie Suzuki Lancaster.

The announcement comes shortly after the debut of On the Job, another HBO Asia Original from the Philippines. Now streaming on HBO GO, the series stars John Arcilla who won the Coppa Volti at the Venice Film Festival on September 11.

Stream or download GENSAN PUNCH when it premieres on HBO GO in the next few months. Enjoy other martial arts shows such as the six movie Rocky franchise, Tom-Yum-GoongOng-Bak, and the HBO series Warrior now on HBO GO.

Download the app at App Store or Play Store and get a free trial. Access HBO GO at https://www.hbogoasia.com/. HBO GO is available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

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About HBO in Asia

A subsidiary of WarnerMedia, HBO is the home of the latest movies from major Hollywood and independent studios; award-winning HBO Original series, movies and documentaries; and HBO Asia Originals that tell compelling stories from around the region. HBO GO is a regional streaming service that offers a mix of blockbuster movies, dramas and comedies as well as kids and family content – including originals from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. and HBO Max. HBO and Cinemax programming is also sold into more than 155 countries and territories worldwide. Stream or download HBO GO content anytime, anywhere. In Asia, companion channels and services include HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits, Cinemax, Warner TV, HBO On Demand, as well as Asian channel Oh!K.

New HBO Asia Original GENSAN PUNCH premieres and nominated at Busan Int’l Film Festival

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