PHILIPPINES, 4 MARCH 2019 – CINEMAX has renewed the action series STRIKE BACK for a seventh and final season, it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming. STRIKE BACK season 6 is currently airing with new episodes debuting, same time as the U.S., every Saturday at 11am with a same day encore at 10pm, on CINEMAX. The sixth-season finale is scheduled for Saturday, 30 March. The show follows the explosive escapades of Section 20, an elite, multinational, covert special ops team, as it spans the globe fighting a vast web of interconnected criminal and terrorist activity.

“STRIKE BACK established CINEMAX as a destination for adrenalized, entertaining action series nearly a decade ago,” noted Antholis. “It is with sincere gratitude for the service of all of the past and present members of Section 20 – both in front of and behind the camera – that we send the team of on one last mission to save the world from annihilation.”

Showrunner Jack Lothian adds, “I am delighted we’re coming back for a final season. STRIKE BACK is a show that’s always raised the bar for small-screen action, and we’re looking forward to doing that one last time. There are plenty of twists and turns ahead, but I can promise one thing — we’re going out with a bang.” 

Season six actors include Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson, Alin Sumarwata, Jamie Bamber, Yasemin Kay Allen and Varada Sethu. Among critical praise for the current season, FanSided noted, “Bamber and Allen light a new fire under the series, and Brown, MacPherson and Sumarwata are even better than they were last year.” ScreenRant lauded the series’ iconic explosiveness, commending this season’s “crazy stunts” and “truly technically impressive action sequences.”

STRIKE BACK is a CINEMAX Presentation in association with Sky; a Left Bank Pictures Production; executive produced by Andy Harries, Sharon Hughff, Jack Lothian and Richard Burrell; producer, Nuala O’Leary.

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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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In an interview with CNN’s Matt Rivers, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen confirmed her plans for run for re-election in 2020.

Speaking on her presidential plane as part of an upcoming half-hour special on Talk Asia, Tsai said she wanted to “complete her vision for Taiwan”

Tsai was the first woman to be elected leader of the self-governed democratic island in 2016, sweeping to power amid promises to overhaul the economy and lessen Taiwan’s reliance on mainland China.

Tsai has defied Beijing several times during her tenure and suffered bruising losses during local elections in 2018, prompting her to resign as chairwoman of the party. Reflecting on her Presidency so far, Tsai tells Rivers that despite criticism she has faced, she is “confident” in her ability to win in 2020.

Read the full story on CNN: https://cnn.it/2X9Mxsi


Key quotes from President Tsai Ing-wen:

On why she is seeking re-election:

“It’s natural that any sitting president wants to do more for the country and want to finish things on his or her agenda… I’m confident. It’s something I have to be prepared for.”

On criticisms she has faced during her first term:

“Again, it’s another challenge. Being President here, you’re not short of challenges. At good times you have challenges of one sort, and in bad times you have challenges of another sort. So, it’s always a challenge – one after the other.”


President Tsai was speaking to CNN ahead of an upcoming half-hour interview on Talk AsiaThe full interview airs on CNN International from Friday 22nd February at the following times:

Premieres on Friday February 22 at 18:30 PHT

Reruns on Saturday February 23 at 14:30 PHT

Sunday February 24 at 03:30 PHT and 20:30 PHT

Saturday March 2 at 20:30 PHT

Sunday March 3 at 14:30 PHT

Monday March 4 at 03:30 PHT

Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic will Once Again Headline the Network’s Multi-Platform Coverage Beginning at 7AM

An Exclusive Sneak Peek of Country Singer-Songwriter Kacey Musgraves’ Rainbow Music Video will Premiere During Live From the Red Carpet

Manila, February 08, 2019 – A-list music artists and celebrities will come together to commemorate music’s biggest night as Ryan Seacrest and E! News’ Giuliana Rancic return to co-host the network’s signature E! Live From the Red Carpet: The 2019 Grammy Awards bringing viewers the most spontaneous and entertaining interviews with music’s biggest stars and nominees, alongside What the Fashion co-host and E! News correspondent Zuri Hall and former TRL host and music expert Tamara Dhia. An exclusive sneak peek of country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgrave’s music video for Rainbow will also debut during the live telecast. E! will provide viewers with unparalleled multiplatform coverage on-air, on digital and across mobile and social live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Monday, February 11th as E!’s live coverage begins at 7AM.

E!’s complete coverage kicks off at 7AM with E! Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2019 Grammy Awards featuring The Real co-host Jeannie Mai, comedian on E!’s Dating #NoFilter and Nightly Pop co-host Nina Parker, Tanya Rad from iHeartMedia’s KIIS FM, and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski, along with Fan Correspondent Tamara Dhia, as they count down the 18 most-anticipated moments to expect at the Grammys show and red carpet.

Fans can follow every moment as the event unfolds and get exclusive behind-the-scenes content on E! News digital at eonline.com, by downloading the E! News app, @enews across social platforms (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook), @e_news on Snapchat, and @eentertainment (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat). Style fans can also follow along @stylecollective on Instagram for a fashion-first approach to the night.

E! is seen on Sky Cable Ch.57, Cignal Ch.61 and other cable operators nationwide.

Complete Schedule:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH

7AM

E! Live From The Red Carpet: The 2019 Grammy Awards hosted by Ryan Seacrest and E! News cohost Giuliana Rancic, alongside E! News correspondent Zuri Hall and Tamara Dhia.

E!’s Live From The Red Carpet is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Wilshire Studios. Ryan Seacrest, Gary Snegaroff, Shaun Smith and Gerry Johnston are executive producers.

About NBCUniversal International Networks

NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 165 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include UNIVERSAL TV, SYFY, E! Entertainment Television, 13TH STREET, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, Bravo, DreamWorks and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe; the portfolio also includes Movies 24 in the UK and The Style Network in Australia. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operates CNBC and NBC News internationally.

NBCUniversal International Networks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About E! News

E! News is a leading multiplatform content brand serving high quality, engaging entertainment and lifestyle content driven through the lens of celebrity and pop culture. The brand’s robust programming slate includes E! News hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy; the daytime series Daily Pop, which provides your daily dose of insider gossip; E!’s latest topical late night talk series “Nightly Pop”; “The Rundown” and “What The Fashion!” on Snapchat; “Live From E!,” airing on YouTube and Facebook Live; and eonline.com the go-to destination for all things pop culture. E! News is also the largest entertainment media brand on social media with over 1 billion engagements per month.”

About Wilshire Studios

Wilshire Studios develops and produces a diverse slate of original unscripted programming for multiple platforms, aligning with award-winning producers and innovative storytellers to create compelling content that explores reality through a variety of formats. From USA Network’s “Real Country,” to “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell” for Netflix; Oxygen’s “Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers” and “Mysteries and Scandals;” to E!’s signature “Live from the Red Carpet,” “Busy Tonight” hosted by Busy Philipps and the debut “People’s Choice Awards,” Wilshire Studios produces series that are informative, revealing, thrilling and entertaining. Wilshire Studios is part of the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio.

About Ryan Seacrest Productions

Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) is an Emmy-winning entertainment production company creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces “E! Live from the Red Carpet” award shows, the E! hit cable series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and its spin-offs, as well as Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset.” Additionally, RSP produces “Insatiable” for Netflix. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”

THE PHILIPPINES, 10 JANUARY 2019 – The action-packed CINEMAX drama series STRIKE BACK will kick off its sixth season same time as the U.S. on Saturday, 26 January at 11am with a same encore at 10pm on CINEMAX.Shot entirely in Malaysia, the new season features returning stars Warren Brown (“Luther,” “The Dark Knight Rises”), Daniel MacPherson (“A Wrinkle in Time”) and Alin Sumarwata (“Neighbours,” “Burning Man”), along with new cast members Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Monday Mornings”) and Yasemin Allen (“Water and Fire”).

When a Russian bomber crashes in the South China Sea, the covert special-ops soldiers of Section 20 — Thomas “Mac” McAllister (Warren Brown), Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) and Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata) — are sent to investigate. There, they cross paths with Katrina Zarkova (Yasemin Allen), a rogue Russian operative with questionable loyalties.

Under orders of the new commanding officer, Col. Alexander Coltrane (Jamie Bamber), Section 20 pursues stolen contents of the Russian jet across Southeast Asia. They will work alongside the Malaysian police to shut down a Triad gang in Kuala Lumpur, uncover a corrupt plot by a wealthy Indian businesswoman running for Parliament and plunge into the jungles of the Golden Triangle in Myanmar, facing off against mercenary drug agents and terrifying warlords as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens to push the world to the brink of global conflict.

Episodes include:

Season 6, episode 1

Debut date: Saturday, 26 January at 11am

Six months after their last mission, three members of the British special-ops team Section 20 – Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata), Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) and Thomas “Mac” McAllister (Warren Brown) – reunite for what they think is a routine “cleanup” exercise in Malaysia. Things get complicated when their new commanding officer, borderline burn-out Alexander Coltrane (Jamie Bamber), learns that a British operative, in possession of intel about a downed Russian plane, has been killed in Kuala Lumpur after meeting with Katrina Zarkova (Yasemin Allen), a covert Russian operative. The trail leads Wyatt, Mac and Novin to a Russian safehouse, where Katrina and her team of Russian soldiers are attempting to track a mysterious “package” stolen from the plane, which crashed into the ocean under suspicious circumstances. The confrontation turns bloody when members of a brutal Malaysian triad arrive, setting off a chain of dangerous encounters in the skies and skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. Written by Jack Lothian; directed by Bill Eagles.

Season 6, episode 2

Debut date: Saturday, 2 February at 11am

Section 20 forges an uneasy alliance with Zarkova (Yasemin Allen) in hopes of tracking down a stolen nuclear warhead in Kuala Lumpur. The group is frustrated when Police Inspector Amy Leong (Ann Truong), who has connections to triad leader Godfather Kim (Lim Teik Leong) and his henchman Laoshu (Tom Wu), pulls them off the job after a false alarm. High Commander McKitterick (Adrian Edmondson) finds himself in an untenable dilemma, while Novin (Alin Sumarwata) defies Coltrane’s (Jamie Bamber) orders to settle a score. Written by Jack Lothian; directed by Bill Eagles.

Season 6, episode 3

Debut date: Saturday, 9 February at 11am

Section 20’s search for the missing nuclear warhead leads them to Goa, India, where three scientists have been kidnapped by Gopan (Rudi Dharmalingam), a militant under orders from a mysterious “kingfisher.” When one of the scientists escapes, the team catches up to him and his daughter (Pallavi Sharda), gaining valuable intel on Anjali Vartak (Shivani Ghai), a rich Hindu with a personal vendetta against Muslims. S20 infiltrates a suspicious fundraiser as Coltrane (Jamie Bamber) and new S20 computer whiz Olivia Chetri (Varada Sethu) deal with a breach in security. Written by Jack Lothian; directed by Paul Wilmhurst.

Season 6, episode 4

Debut date: Saturday, 16 February at 11am

As Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) is tortured by Vartak’s (Shivani Ghai) henchmen, Mac (Warren Brown) presses her corrupt lawyer to hand over an encrypted hard drive that might hold clues to the whereabouts of a pair of “nuclear suitcases.” After being sorely tested in a deadly hostage standoff at an office building, the team is forced to lean on Zarkova (Yasemin Allen) to commandeer high-end Russian technology, crack the encryption code and make a final foray to a secret hideout, where Vartak, Gopan (Rudi Dharmalingam) and the nuclear packages await. Written by Jack Lothian; directed by Paul Wilmhurst.

Season 6, episode 5

Debut date: Saturday, 23 February at 11am

Following a high-speed jungle ambush in Myanmar, the suitcase nukes end up in the hands of Jean-Baptiste Zaza (Chris Obi), a brutal Rwandan drug lord with a jealous streak. Even as they continue to suspect Zarkova’s motives, Section 20 journeys to the Punchan Province and connects with Lauren Gillespie (Victoria Smurfit), a DEA agent with inside intel on Zaza and Dagon (Fish Chaar), his second in command. With the suitcase on the verge of being sold to a jihadist, Coltrane (Jamie Bamber) tasks Novin(Alin Sumarwata) with impersonating the buyer in order to ascertain the WMD’s location. Meanwhile, Colonel Beshnov (Marek Vasut), the Russian Alpha Group leader, surprises Pavel (Alec Newman) with a revelation about Zarkova (Yasemin Allen). Written by Jack Lothian; directed by Steve Shill.

Season 6, episode 6

Debut date: Saturday, 2 March at 11am

After ditching the seaplane they hijacked, Novin (Alin Sumarwata) and Zarkova (Yasemin Allen) find themselves at the mercy of corrupt police, while Mac (Warren Brown) and Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) take temporary refuge in a local village. Coltrane(Jamie Bamber) finally learns the location of the suitcase nukes, but the revelation comes at a high price. Finally, Section 20 tracks down Zaza (Chris Obi) and the nukes – as well as an unexpected interloper – in a remote compound, and all hell breaks loose. Expecting the worst, Wyatt makes a call back home, while Pavel (Alec Newman) forces Zarkova to come to terms withwhat happened to Alpha Group. Written by Jack Lothian; directed by Steve Shill.

Season six credits: executive produced by Andy Harries, Sharon Hughff, Jack Lothian and Richard Burrell; producer, Nuala O’Leary.

The action-packed CINEMAX drama series STRIKE BACK will kick off its sixth season same time as the U.S. on Saturday, 26 January at 11am with a same encore at 10pm on CINEMAX.

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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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NEW SEASONS OF FOUR HBO AND CINEMAX ORIGINAL SERIES TO PREMIERE ON HBO AND CINEMAX THIS JANUARY

PHILIPPINES, 9 JANUARY 2019 – New seasons of four HBO and CINEMAX Original Series will be premiering same time as the U.S. this January on HBO and CINEMAX. On Monday, 14 January, the third season of the crime series TRUE DETECTIVE starring Oscar® winner Mahershala Ali will premiere, followed by the third seasons of CRASHING and HIGH MAINTENANCE premiering back-to-back a week later on Monday, 21 January. The latest action-packed season of the CINEMAX Original Series, STRIKE BACK Season 6, which was filmed entirely in Malaysia, will premiere later that same week on Saturday, 26 January. All series will have a same day encore the same evening with new episodes premiering at the same time weekly.

TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3

Premiering same time as the U.S., the series will debut with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, 14 January at 10am and have a same day encore at 10pm on HBO. A new episodes will premiere on subsequent Mondays at the same time. View the trailer here.

Question RONNIE BOYLE with his Parents,Teenagers out in the field. (Warrick Page/HBO)

The eight-episode new season tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

Created by Nic Pizzolatto (“The Magnificent Seven”, “Galveston”), the series stars Academy Award® and Golden Globes® winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”, “The 4400”) as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”, “The Purge: Anarchy”) and Stephen Dorff (“The Power Of One”, “Backbeat”) also star.

STRIKE BACK Season 6

Premieres same time as the U.S. on Saturday, 26 January at 11am, with a same day encore at 10pm, exclusively on CINEMAX. New episodes premiere every Saturday at the same time. View the trailer here.

Filmed entirely in various locations in Malaysia, the ten-episode sixth season of the CINEMAX original action series follows the explosive escapades of Section 20, an elite, multinational, covert special ops team, as it spans the globe fighting a vast web of interconnected criminal and terrorist activity.

Returning cast includes Warren Brown (“Luther”), Daniel MacPherson (“A Wrinkle In Time”), Alin Sumarwata (“Sea Patrol”) and Jamie Bamber(“Battlestar Galactica”). Yasemin Kay Allen (“Water and Fire”) also star.

CRASHING Season 3

Premieres same time as the U.S. on Monday, January 21 at 11am, with a same day encore at 11pm, exclusively on HBO. A new episode premieres every Mondays at the same time. View the trailer here.

Created by and starring Pete Holmes (“Comedy Central Presents: Pete Holmes”), the eight-episode third season of CRASHING finds Pete reinvigorated – and no longer crashing on people’s couches – as he reenters the NYC stand-up comedy world following his college tour.

Executive produced by Pete Holmes, Judd Apatow (HBO’s “Girls” and “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling”), Judah Miller (“Playing House”) and Igor Srubshchik (“Master of None”), the series draws on Holmes’ own experiences as a comedian, providing a nuanced, hilarious look at the state of comedy today.

HIGH MAINTENANCE Season 3

Premieres same day as the U.S. on Monday, 21 January at 11.30pm, exclusively on HBO. New episodes premiere on Mondays at the same time. View the trailer here.

A photo from the production of “High Maintenance” in New York, N.Y., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Photo: David M. Russell/HBO ©2018 HBO. All Rights Reserved

Created by Katja Blichfeld (Emmy®-winning casting director of “30 Rock”) and Ben Sinclair (“Home Again,” “Sisters”), the nine-episode third season profiles everyday people whose stories of success, failure, love and loss intersect across New York, while delving deeper into personal life of The Guy (played by Sinclair), who is spending less time on his iconic bicycle and more time in “Steve RV,” a set of wheels gifted to him last season.

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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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THE PHILIPPINES, 18 December 2018 – Starring Oscar® winner Mahershala Ali and created by Emmy® nominee Nic Pizzolatto, TRUE DETECTIVE returns for its eight-episode third season with two episodes debuting back-to-back on Monday, 14 January at 10am, with a same day encore at 10pm, exclusively on HBO, followed by single episodes subsequent Mondays at the same time.

1980: Will and Julie Purcell, the children of feuding parents Tom and Lucy Purcell, go missing a week after Halloween in West Finger, Ark.

2015: Retired detective Wayne Hays, who originally investigated the crime, is asked to look back on the twists of the unsolved case with a true-crime documentary producer.

Playing out in three separate time periods, the third season tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades. Mahershala Ali (Oscar® winner for “Moonlight”) stars as state police detective Wayne Hays, with Stephen Dorff (“Somewhere”) starring as Roland West, the detective who investigated the case with Hays, and Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”) starring as schoolteacher and writer Amelia Reardon.

In 2015, retired detective Wayne Hays, his memory failing, looks back at the disappearance of 12-year-old Will and ten-year-old Julie Purcell, recalling the days and weeks immediately following the 1980 crime, as well as developments in 1990, when he and his former partner, Roland West, were subpoenaed after a major break in the case.

Filmed at locations throughout northwest Arkansas, the new season of TRUE DETECTIVE was written by series creator Nic Pizzolatto, except for the fourth episode, which he wrote with David Milch (HBO’s “Deadwood”), and the sixth episode, which he wrote with Graham Gordy (CINEMAX’s “Quarry”). Pizzolatto is also making his directorial debut with two episodes; other directors are Jeremy Saulnier (“Hold the Dark”) and Daniel Sackheim (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”).

Episodes include:

Episode #17 (season 3, episode 1): “The Great War and Modern Memory”

Debut date: Monday, 14 January at 10am

The disappearance of a young Arkansas boy (Phoenix Elkin) and his sister (Lena McCarthy) in 1980 triggers vivid memories and enduring questions for retired detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali), who worked the case 35 years before with partner Roland West (Stephen Dorff). What started as a routine case becomes a long journey to dissect and make sense of the crime. Written by Nic Pizzolatto; directed by Jeremy Saulnier.

Episode #18 (season 3, episode 2): “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”

Debut date: Monday, 14 January at 11am

Hays (Mahershala Ali) looks back at the aftermath of the 1980 Purcell case in West Finger, Ark., including possible evidence left behind at the Devil’s Den, an outdoor hangout for local kids. As attention focuses on two conspicuous suspects – Brett Woodard (Michael Greyeyes), a solitary vet and trash collector, and Ted LaGrange (Shawn-Caulin Young), an ex-con with a penchant for children – the parents of the missing kids, Tom (Scoot McNairy) and Lucy Purcell (Mamie Gummer), receive a cryptic note from an anonymous source. Written by Nic Pizzolatto; directed by Jeremy Saulnier.

Episode #19 (season 3, episode 3): “The Big Never”

Debut date: Monday, 21 January at 10am

Hays (Mahershala Ali) recalls his early romance with Amelia (Carmen Ejogo), as well as cracks in their relationship that surfaced after they married and had children. Ten years after the Purcell crimes, new evidence emerges, giving him a second chance to vindicate himself and the investigation. Written by Nic Pizzolatto; directed by Daniel Sackheim.

Episode #20 (season 3, episode 4): “The Hour and the Day”

Debut date: Monday, 28 January at 10am

Hays (Mahershala Ali) and West (Stephen Dorff) see a possible connection between the local church and the Purcell crimes. As the detectives search for one suspect and round up another for interrogation, Woodard (Michael Greyeyes) is targeted by a vigilante group. Written by David Milch & Nic Pizzolatto; directed by Nic Pizzolatto.

TRUE DETECTIVE was created by Nic Pizzolatto; executive producers, Nic Pizzolatto, Scott Stephens, Daniel Sackheim, Jeremy Saulnier, Steve Golin, Richard Brown, Bard Dorros; producer, Peter Feldman.

Watch trailer here.

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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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THE PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 29, 2018 – MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS, chronicling the exploits of legendary music artists, begins its eight-episode second season same time as the U.S. on Saturday, November 3 at 10am exclusively on CINEMAX with a same day encore at 9.30pm. New episodes debut every Saturday at the same time.

While the first season of the show spotlighted country musicians, the new season focuses on funk music greats, including George Clinton, Rick James, James Brown and Bootsy Collins. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Parliament-Funkadelic founder Clinton serves as consulting producer and provides original music for the series.

Marking a return to his roots in animation and as a musician, Judge (“King of the Hill”; “Beavis and Butt-Head”; Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Silicon Valley”) co-created, narrates and serves as an executive producer on the series, which recounts the raucous adventures of these musicians, as told by those who knew them best.

TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS features animated interviews with former bandmates, friends and other erstwhile associates, who share uncensored anecdotes about the artists, brought to life by animated reenactments, and woven together with live-action archival performance footage and photos.

 

Episodes include:

Episode #9 (Season 2, Episode 1): “George Clinton”
Debut date: Saturday, Nov 3 at 10am with a same day encore at 9.30pm on CINEMAX

A cornerstone figure in funk music, George Clinton went from singing a capella in a barbershop to chasing Motown glory in Detroit with his band, The Parliaments. But the introduction of LSD took him to the next level, as he built a funk empire with outrageous costumes, frequent band-name changes and an occasional bit of nudity. From his first hit, “(I Wanna) Testify,” to the smash anthem “Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk),” Clinton forged a lasting sound that went on to fuel a whole new genre: hip-hop.

Written by Mark Monroe and Mike Judge; directed by Mike Judge.

Episode #10 (Season 2, Episode 2): “Rick James Pt. 1”
Debut date: Saturday, Nov 10 at 10am with a same day encore at 9.30pm on CINEMAX

The self-proclaimed “King of Punk Funk,” Rick James came from humble beginnings in Buffalo before hooking up with Neil Young while dodging the draft in Canada. With a penchant for pyrotechnics, glitter, custom boots and marijuana, his quest to become a black rock star reached its apex when a throwaway song, “Super Freak,” topped the charts and gave him the fame he’d dreamed of.

Written by Mark Monroe and Mike Judge; directed by Mike Judge.

Episode #11 (Season 2, Episode 3): “Rick James Pt. 2”
Debut date: Saturday, Nov 17 at 10am with a same day encore at 9.30pm on CINEMAX

In the mid-‘80s, funk star Rick James was riding high on top of the music world. But between his rivalry with Prince, crusade against MTV and run-ins with the law, he fell further under the influence of cocaine. Even a shot at a comeback, when M.C. Hammer sampled his greatest hit, couldn’t pull James back from the brink.

Written by Mark Monroe and Mike Judge; directed by Mike Judge.

 

Returning for season two are executive producers Glen Zipper and Sean Stuart, along with writer and co-executive producer Mark Monroe. Joining the show is veteran music journalist Nelson George (“Finding the Funk,” HBO’s “Life Support”) as consulting producer.

Debuting on CINEMAX in Sept. 2017, the first season of TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS spotlighted country music legends, including Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings and Blaze Foley.

The Los Angeles Times described the series as “addictive,” while Decider called the show “unlike anything you’ve ever seen before,” Rolling Stone hailed it as “informative as it is hilariously raw” and A.V. Club termed the series “storytelling gold.”

MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS was created by Mike Judge, Richard Mullins and Dub Cornett; executive produced by Mike Judge, Glen Zipper and Sean Stuart; composer, John Frizzell.

 


 

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THE PHILIPPINES, 29 October 2018 – Telling tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel, the anthology series ROOM 104 will return for its 12-episode second season, debuting two episodes back-to-back, same time as the U.S. on Saturday, November 10 at 12.30pm, exclusively on CINEMAX, two new episodes will subsequent air every Saturday at the same time.

From creators and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass, the show tells a different story of the assorted characters who stay in the room in each episode, ranging from dark comedy and horror to poignant drama and musical romance. Filled with twists and surprises, ROOM 104 offers a new discovery from one episode to the next, telling tales of everyday people striving for connection and meaning inside a single room.

The stories and characters featured in season two include: a 30th birthday celebration sidetracked by a jealous sister; an internet first date between a famous Russian political technologist and a veterinary nurse; a woman who hears a voice inside the walls; two men who meet to fulfill an unusual fantasy; and more.

Season two actors include: Mahershala Ali, Joel Allen, Stephanie Allynne, Katie Aselton, Frank Birney, Josephine Decker, James Earl, Marlene Forte, Abby Ryder Fortson, Ginger Gonzaga, Judy Greer, Brian Tyree Henry, Anita Kalathara, Jennifer Lafleur, Tom Lenk, Phil Matarese, Sheaun McKinney, Natalie Morales, Kent Osborne, Zane Pais, Leonora Pitts, Mark Proksch, Pia Shah, Michael Shannon, Onur Tukel, Dolly Wells, Rainn Wilson, Mary Wiseman, Charlyne Yi and Katya Zamolodchikova.

Season two directors include: Patrick Brice, Josephine Decker, Mark Duplass, Gaby Hoffmann, Liza Johnson, So Yong Kim, Jonah Markowitz, Natalie Morales, Lila Neugebauer, Ross Partridge and Julian Wass.

Season two writers include: Lauren Budd, Josephine Decker, Mark Duplass, Esti Giordani, Liza Johnson, Onur Tukel and Julian Wass.

 

 

Episodes include:

Episode #13 (Season 2, Episode 1): “FOMO”
Debut: Saturday, Nov 10 at 12:30pm with a same day encore at 8:30pm on CINEMAX
Grace (Charlyne Yi) and her friends (Tom Lenk and Pia Shah) take a weekend trip to celebrate Grace’s 30th birthday, only to be surprised by the arrival of her uninvited sister (Jennifer Lafleur).

Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Ross Partridge

Episode #14 (Season 2, Episode 2): “Mr. Mulvahill”
Debut: Saturday, Nov 10 at 1pm with a same day encore at 9pm on CINEMAX
Jim (Rainn Wilson) reunites with Mr. Mulvahill (Frank Birney), his third-grade teacher, and challenges him to admit to an incident from the past that left Jim forever changed.

Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Ross Partridge

Episode #17 (Season 2, Episode 5): “The Woman in the Wall”
Debut: Saturday, Nov 24 at 12:30pm with a same day encore at 8:30pm on CINEMAX
Plagued by a host of ailments, Catherine (Dolly Wells) is comforted by a disembodied woman’s voice (Leonora Pitts).

Episode #15 (Season 2, Episode 3): “Swipe Right”
Debut: Saturday, Nov 17 at 12:30pm with a same day encore at 8:30pm on CINEMAX
A powerful Russian political technologist (Michael Shannon) arranges an internet first date with a veterinary nurse (Judy Greer), who tries to figure out the truth behind his shifting identity.

Written and directed by Liza Johnson

Episode #16 (Season 2, Episode 4): “Hungry”
Debut: Saturday, Nov 17 at 1pm with a same day encore at 9pm on CINEMAX
Two strangers (Mark Proksch and Kent Osborne) meet to fulfill an unusual mutual fantasy.

Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Patrick Brice

Episode #17 (Season 2, Episode 5): “The Woman in the Wall”
Debut: Saturday, Nov 24 at 12:30pm with a same day encore at 8:30pm on CINEMAX
Plagued by a host of ailments, Catherine (Dolly Wells) is comforted by a disembodied woman’s voice (Leonora Pitts).

Story by Esti Giordani; teleplay by Mark Duplass; directed by Gaby Hoffmann

Episode #18 (Season 2, Episode 6): “Arnold”
Debut: Saturday, Nov 24 at 1pm with a same day encore at 9pm on CINEMAX
After waking up soaking wet and with no memory of the previous night, Arnold (Brian Tyree Henry) tries to piece together the events that got him to Room 104.

Written by Mark Duplass & Julian Wass; directed by Julian Wass

Episode #19 (Season 2, Episode 7): “The Man and the Baby and the Man”
Debut: Saturday, Dec 1 at 12:30pm with a same day encore at 8:30pm on CINEMAX
A couple (Josephine Decker and Onur Tukel) hoping to conceive makes a video of their
emotionally-charged night for their future child.

Story by Josephine Decker; teleplay by Josephine Decker & Onur Tukel; directed by Josephine Decker

Episode #20 (Season 2, Episode 8): “A Nightmare”
Debut: Saturday, Dec 1 at 1pm with a same day encore at 9pm on CINEMAX
A woman (Natalie Morales) finds herself trapped in increasingly terrifying versions of the same nightmare.

Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Jonah Markowitz

Episode #21 (Season 2, Episode 9): “The Return”
Debut: Saturday, Dec 8 at 12:30pm with a same day encore at 8:30pm on CINEMAX
Grieving the death of her father months earlier in Room 104, a young girl (Abby Ryder Fortson) returns with her mother (Stephanie Allynne) in hopes of being able to communicate with him.

Written by Mark Duplass; directed by So Yong Kim

Episode #22 (Season 2, Episode 10): “Artificial”
Debut: Saturday, Dec 8 at 1pm with a same day encore at 9pm on CINEMAX
A reporter (Sheaun McKinney) looks to uncover the truth about a woman (Katie Aselton) who claims to be a hybrid robot warning of an impending AI takeover.

Written by Mark Duplass; Directed by Natalie Morales

Episode #23 (Season 2, Episode 11): “Shark”
Debut: Saturday, Dec 15 at 12:30pm with a same day encore at 8:30pm on CINEMAX
A charismatic pool shark (Mahershala Ali) tries to convince his reluctant cousin (James Earl) to stay in the hustling game.

Written and directed by Mark Duplass

Episode #24 (Season 2, Episode 12): “Josie & Me” (Season finale)
Debut: Saturday, Dec 15 at 1pm with a same day encore at 9pm on CINEMAX
A woman (Mary Wiseman) asks her slightly-younger self to recreate the events of one night at a college frat party.

Written by Lauren Budd; directed by Lila Neugebauer

 

 

Among the critical raves for the first season, the Los Angeles Times called the series “wildly creative” and the New York Times noted that ROOM 104 “takes eager advantage of the possibility that any episode can go anywhere,” while Variety said the show “is to be lauded for its adventurousness” and TV Guide observed that the “tales are compelling, deeply engrossing and in a few cases so haunting that they’ll linger in your psyche.”

Filmmaking brothers Jay and Mark Duplass (along with Steve Zissis) were creators of the HBO comedy series “Togetherness.” They are also executive producers of HBO’s adult animated comedy series “Animals,” which concluded its third season in October.

Jay and Mark Duplass have written, directed and/or produced more than 20 films, including “Cyrus,” “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Baghead” and their 2005 Sundance Film Festival breakout hit, “The Puffy Chair.” Other films produced by the Duplass Brothers include the Independent Spirit Award-winning “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “Tangerine.”

Season two credits: ROOM 104 was created by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass; executive producers, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Sydney Fleischmann, Mel Eslyn; producer, Tyler Romary.

 

Watch the trailer here.

 


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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 http://www.hboasia.com for more information.

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THE PHILIPPINES, 12 OCTOBER 2018 – TRUE DETECTIVE will return for its eight-episode third season same time as the U.S. on Monday, January 14 at 10am, with a same day encore at 10pm, exclusively on HBO. New episodes will premiere subsequent Mondays at the same time.

The new season tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali stars as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff also star. Created by Nic Pizzolatto.

 


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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THE PHILIPPINES, 5 October 2018 – The anthology series ROOM 104 will return for its 12-episode second season, debuting two episodes back-to-back, same time as the U.S. on Saturday, November 10 at 12.30pm, exclusively on CINEMAX, two new episodes will subsequent air every Saturday at the same time.

From creators and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass, the show is set in a single room of a typical American chain motel and tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode, ranging from comedy to drama to horror.

Season two actors include: Mahershala Ali, Joel Allen, Stephanie Allynne, Katie Aselton, Frank Birney, Josephine Decker, James Earl, Marlene Forte, Abby Ryder Fortson, Ginger Gonzaga, Judy Greer, Brian Tyree Henry, Anita Kalathara, Anita Kalathara, Tom Lenk, Phil Matarese, Sheaun McKinney, Natalie Morales, Kent Osborne, Zane Pais, Leonora Pitts, Mark Proksch, Pia Shah, Michael Shannon, Onur Tukel, Dolly Wells, Jud Williford, Rainn Wilson, Mary Wiseman, Charlyne Yi and Katya Zamolodchikova.

Season two directors include: Patrick Brice, Josephine Decker, Mark Duplass, Gaby Hoffmann, Liza Johnson, So Yong Kim, Jonah Markowitz, Natalie Morales, Lila Neugebauer, Ross Partridge and Julian Wass.

Season two writers include: Lauren Budd, Josephine Decker, Mark Duplass, Esti Giordani, Liza Johnson, Onur Tukel and Julian Wass.

Season two credits: ROOM 104 was created by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass; executive producers, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Sydney Fleischmann, Mel Eslyn, Xan Aranda; co-executive producer, Ross Partridge; producer, Tyler Romary.

 

Watch trailer here.

 


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.

 

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