LIMITED SERIES MRS. FLETCHER DEBUTS 28 OCTOBER EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

PHILIPPINES, 20 AUGUST 2019 – Starring Kathryn Hahn (Emmy® nominee for “Transparent”; HBO’s forthcoming “I Know This Much Is True”) in the title role, MRS. FLETCHER, a seven-episode limited series debuting same time as the U.S. on Monday 28 October 10.30am (11.30am from 4 November), is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta. The episode encores at 11.30pm the same day on HBO. The series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

As the series begins, Eve Fletcher (Kathryn Hahn), a mid-40s single mom who works as the executive director of a senior centre, drops her only child off at college and returns home to a very empty house. Meanwhile, Eve’s son Brendan (Jackson White), a popular (though sometimes clueless) jock, finds college is a little more complicated than he expected and struggles to make connections with his more socially and politically aware fellow students. As mother and son find themselves alone for the first time, this sharp, provocative series navigates themes of parenthood, sexuality, love, and identity in a cultural moment when attitudes about gender and sex are evolving rapidly.

The cast also includes Owen Teague, Katie Kershaw, Domenick Lombardozzi, Cameron Boyce, Jen Richards and Casey Wilson.

MRS. FLETCHER was created by Tom Perrotta; based on the book written by Tom Perrotta; executive producer/writer Tom Perrotta; executive producer Helen Estabrook.

Watch the the 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 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, 19 AUGUST 2019 – HBO Asia has released the teaser trailer for the second season of the award-winning HBO Asia Original series, THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC. The eight-episode second season is scheduled to debut in Asia this October, exclusively on HBO.

THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC centers around Xiao Zhen (played by Kuo Shu-Yao), a high school student with the ability to see spirits who yearns to be like any normal teenager but has to juggle the pressures of teenage life – first love, academic success and peer pressure – with the demands of the spirit world.

Season two of THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC sees Xiao Zhen trying to pick up the pieces in the new school year following the tragedy she faced last year. As the new president of the drama club, Xiao Zhen focuses on recruiting new members, however there’s more to the two new members than meets the eye – cute newbie Zhang Yuxuan (played by Fandy Fan) and soft-spoken Zhan Xiao Tong (played by Wen Chen-Ling). At the temple, things get complicated when Teacher Kim’s (played by Chen Mu-Yi) family secret comes back to haunt him.

Kuo Shu-Yao 《郭書瑤》 reprises her lead role as Xiao Zhen while Wen Chen-Ling《溫貞菱》 (as Zhan Xiao Tong) and Fandy Fan 《范少勳》 (as Zhang Yu Xuan) join the cast in the second season. Golden Bell Award-winning actor Chen Mu-Yi《陳慕義》also reprises his role as Teacher Kim while other new cast membersinclude Li Xue 《李雪》and Yin Chao-Te《尹昭德》.

The first season of THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC won the Best Mini-Series (TV Movie) award and Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series (TV Movie) award at Taiwan’s 52nd Annual Golden Bell Awards 2017. The series also inspired the HBO Asia Original documentary, THE WORLD BEHIND THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC, which explores how the distinct blend of Taoist, Buddhist, Chinese folklore and indigenous belief systems continue to flourish in modern Taiwan.

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 16 Asian Original productions with more in the pipeline. THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC is also the second returning HBO Asia Original series after HALFWORLDS.

Follow THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (@theteenagepsychic) on Instagram for more updates on the second season of the series.

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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 towww.hboasia.com for more information.

HBO, Home Box Office and HBO Asia Originals are service marks of Home Box Office, Inc. THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC is a service mark of HBO Pacific Partners, v.o.f. Used with permission.

PHILIPPINES, 14 AUGUST 2019 – HBO Asia announced today that principal photography has begun in Taiwan for the eight-part hour-long Mandarin romantic comedy series, ADVENTURE OF THE RING. Shooting will take place in Taipei till October 2019. Set and filmed in Taiwan, the series is scheduled to premiere next year across HBO Asia’s 23 territories on their on-air, online and on-demand platforms.

“Following the success of HBO Asia’s Mandarin Original Series including the award-winning THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC and THE WORLD BETWEEN US, we are pleased to bring yet another Mandarin production, ADVENTURE OF THE RING, to our audiences in Asia and around the world,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia. “The heart-warming tales in HBO Asia’s first romantic comedy series will resonate with many.”

ADVENTURE OF THE RING tells the stories of different couples who come in contact with an engagement ring. On a morning commute, the ring is misplaced by a man on the day of his proposal, threatening to disrupt all his plans. Chris Wang 《宥勝》 (“Time Traveler”, “Love Family”) plays Yi Zhi, the man who loses the ring and Allison Lin《林予晞》 (HBO Asia Original “The World Between Us”, “Family Time”) is Lisa, Yi Zhi’s intended bride. As the search for the ring continues, Yi Zhi and Lisa re-examine what love means to them as the ring travels through the hands of other couples and impact their lives.

Helmed by Nelson Yeh 《葉天倫》 (“Far And Away”, “Mad King Of Taipei”) and directed by Golden Bell nominated director, Kitamura Tayoharu《北村豐晴》 (“Running Man”, “Q Series – Love Of Sandstorm”), the series stars Chris Wang 《宥勝》 (“Time Traveler”, “Love Family”) and Allison Lin《林予晞》 (HBO Asia Original “The World Between Us”, “Family Time”).

This series is produced in partnership with Good Image with support from The Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, Taipei Film Commission and Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation.

HBO Asia started producing Original productions in 2012. To date, HBO Asia has aired 16 Original productions including award-winning series, movies and documentaries such as HBO Asia’s first Japanese drama series MISS SHERLOCK; the network’s first original documentary, THE TALWARS: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS; its first Chinese language drama series, THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC; two seasons of the network’s dark fantasy series HALFWORLDS; and a horror mini-series, GRACE.

Later this year, HBO Asia will premiere the second season of the award-winning series, THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC; a brand-new anthology series FOOD LORE, heartfelt stories told against the backdrop of Asian cuisine, as well as INVISIBLE STORIES, a drama series about the extraordinary stories hidden behind ordinary people.

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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.

PHILIPPINES, 29 JULY, 2019 – Created by Emmy®, Oscar® and WGA nominee Jesse Armstrong (“In the Loop”), SUCCESSION launches its ten-episode second season same time as the U.S. on Monday, 12 August at 9am exclusively on HBO with new episodes airing weekly. The episode also encores on the same day at 10pm on HBO. Beginning where season one dramatically left off, season two follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire, and while the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them.

The season two cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed. Holly Hunter, Cherry Jones, Danny Huston, Jeannie Berlin and Fisher Stevens join the cast for season two. Returning guest stars include James Cromwell and Harriet Walter.

SUCCESSION has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy® awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.

Watch the 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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New Episodes Premiere Same Time As The U.S., Every Monday At 9am Exclusively On HBO

PHILIPPINES, 5 JULY 2019 – The fifth episode of the new season of the Emmy®-winning HBO Original series BIG LITTLE LIES premieres same time as the U.S. on Monday, 8 July at 9am, exclusively on HBO. The episode will encore on the same day on HBO at 10pm. New episodes premiere every Monday. 

Episode 4 synopsis – She Knows

Celeste accuses Mary Louise of overstepping boundaries with Jane. Renata endures a prying court hearing with Gordon. Jane opens up to Corey at Amabella’s disco-themed birthday party. Madeline continues to try to make things right with Ed.

Episode 5 synopsis – Kill Me

Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon’s legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste. Bonnie relives painful memories of her mother.

Created by David E. Kelley, teleplays by David E. Kelley and story by Kelley and Liane Moriarty, and based on the novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty, the second season of BIG LITTLE LIES explores the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. The stellar cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz and Meryl Streep.

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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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Emmy® and Golden Globe Winner Sarah Jessica Parker Stars And Executive Produces

PHILIPPINES, 25 JUNE 2019 – Starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Emmy® and Golden Globe winner for HBO’s “Sex and the City”), who also serves as an executive producer, DIVORCE returns for its six-episode third season same time as the U.S. on Tuesday, 2 July at 10am, exclusively on HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 10pm on HBO. New episodes premiere every Monday at the same time. In the new season, Frances (Parker) and her ex-husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church), encounter several bombshell surprises that spin their post-divorce lives in completely unexpected directions.

DIVORCE also features Molly Shannon (Emmy®-nominee for HBO’s “Enlightened”) as Diane, Frances’ close friend, who is having to adjust to a humiliating new life since her husband, Nick, was arrested for embezzlement, and must now decide how independent she actually wants to be. Talia Balsam plays Dallas, Frances’ other close friend and confidante, who is grappling with her own full-blown mid-life crisis: “What’s next? Is this all there is?”

Becki Newton plays Jackie Giannopolis, Robert’s fiancée, whose life is no bed of roses as she deals with being sidelined and with her new blended family. Sterling Jerins plays Lila, Frances and Robert’s teenage daughter, who is enjoying her basketball team’s newfound success, and Charlie Kilgore plays Tom, their 17-year-old son, who is wrestling with his plans for the future, creating new conflicts between Frances and Robert.

Also appearing this season are Dominic Fumusa as Jeremy, Robert’s new overzealous coaching partner; James Lesure, as Henry, Frances’ even-keeled new love interest, who comes with a lot more baggage than expected; Timothy Britten Parker as Leo, Frances’ new eccentric boss; and Patricia Dunnock as Leo’s timid sister, Bev.

Returning are Amy Sedaris as Robert’s off-kilter sister, Cathy, who in just one quick visit manages to throw everything into chaos, and Tracy Letts as Diane’s imprisoned husband, Nick, who is using his time in prison for absolutely zero self-reflection or improvement.

Episodes include:

Season 3, episode 1: “Charred”

Debut date: Tuesday, 2 July at 10am on HBO

Having both moved on, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) discover that their new lives are much more complicated than anticipated. Diane (Molly Shannon) has her first face-to-face with Nick (Tracy Letts). Dallas (Talia Balsam) continues her quest to connect with her resentful son, Cole (Isaac Josephthal). Written by Liz Tuccillo; directed by Ryan Case.

Season 3, episode 2: “Miami”

Debut date: Tuesday, 9 July at 10am on HBO

Tensions escalate as Robert (Thomas Haden Church) and Jackie’s (Becki Newton) wedding approaches. Robert admits to pre-wedding jitters and Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) plans a quick weekend getaway with Henry (James Lesure). After a therapy session gone awry, Dallas (Talia Balsam) considers what’s next for her. Diane’s (Molly Shannon) future looks bright as she snags a big-spender at her new job. Written by Mark Steilen; directed by Shira Piven.

Season 3, episode 3: “Gaps & Bunches”

Debut date: Tuesday, 16 July at 10am on HBO

Tom’s (Charlie Kilgore) anti-college college essay causes Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) to come to blows regarding their co-parenting styles. Robert’s sister, Cathy (Amy Sedaris), shows up unannounced, wreaking havoc. Diane (Molly Shannon) bonds with a young woman at the store. Written by Adam Resnick; directed by Ryan Case.

Season 3, episode 4: “Bad Manners”

Debut date: Tuesday, 23 July at 10am on HBO

When Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Henry (James Lesure) share a meal with Robert (Thomas Haden Church) and Jackie (Becki Newton), things go from bad to worse and both relationships are strained. Frances has a big day at work. Dallas (Talia Balsam) must deal with yet another troublesome client. Diane (Molly Shannon) catches the attention of an older man. Teleplay by Lisa Albert & Liz Tuccillo; story by Lisa Albert; directed by So Yong Kim.

Season 3, episode 5: “Away Games”

Debut date: Tuesday, 30 July at 10am on HBO

Robert (Thomas Haden Church) and Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) are thrown together for a weekend as they chaperone Lila’s (Sterling Jerins) away game. Robert has his hands full trying to keep rowdy teens in line, while also clocking Frances’ new flirtation. Diane (Molly Shannon) considers a proposition from Gordon (Harris Yulin). Dallas (Talia Balsam) discovers that she and her fellow therapists share a problem. Written by Adam Resnick; directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

Season 3, episode 6: “Knock Knock” (season finale)

Debut date: Tuesday, 6 August at 10am on HBO

As both their relationships reach a moment of truth, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) face the reality of post-divorce life. Frances urges her new colleagues to break out of their comfort zones. With her career in jeopardy, Dallas (Talia Balsam) discovers what she really wants. Diane (Molly Shannon) reconsiders her relationship with Gordon (Harris Yulin). Written by Liz Tuccillo & Mark Steilen; directed by Ryan Case.

DIVORCE was created by Sharon Horgan; executive produced by Liz Tuccillo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson, and Aaron Kaplan. Thomas Haden Church serves as producer. Liz Tuccillo serves as showrunner for season three.

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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 Poignant Documentary Will Also Encore On HBO SIGNATURE.

PHILIPPINES, 24 JUNE 2019 – HBO remembers Gloria Vanderbilt with an encore presentation of the poignant documentary NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT & ANDERSON COOPER, which is available for streaming exclusively on HBO GO. The documentary will also encore on HBO SIGNATURE on 23 and 26 June, 2.30pm and 6pm respectively.

Debuting in 2016, the feature-length film intertwines archival footage and previously unseen home videos spanning eight decades with present-day scenes to paint an intimate portrait of one of America’s most fascinating families. In a series of candid conversations, Cooper and Vanderbilt tell the story of their past and present, losses and loves, and show how, in life, patterns repeat themselves in the most unexpected ways.

NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT & ANDERSON COOPER is a Moxie Firecracker Films production; a film by Liz Garbus; directed by Liz Garbus; executive producer, Anderson Cooper. For HBO: senior producer, Nancy Abraham; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.

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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 Episodes Premiere Same Time As The U.S., Every Monday At 9am Exclusively On HBO

PHILIPPINES, 24 JUNE 2019 – The third episode of the new season of the Emmy®-winning HBO Original series BIG LITTLE LIES premieres same time as the U.S. on Monday, 24 June at 9am, exclusively on HBO. The episode will encore on the same day on HBO at 10pm. New episodes premiere every Monday. 

Episode 2 synopsis – Tell-Tale Hearts

Renata faces an uncertain future when Gordon lands in legal trouble. Corey asks Jane out on a “practice” date. After a challenging therapy session with Dr. Reisman, Celeste opens up to Mary Louise about her relationship with Perry. Bonnie’s mom Elizabeth arrives. Ed confronts Madeline about her secrets. Teleplay by David E. Kelley; Story by David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty; Directed by Andrea Arnold.

Episode 3 synopsis – The End of the World

Mary Louise tries to get closer to Jane. Rather than address her troubles at home, Renata focuses her wrath on Principal Nippal. Madeline is forced to confront her issues at a couples therapy session with Dr. Reisman. Celeste remains conflicted by her memories of Perry. Teleplay by David E. Kelley; Story by David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty; Directed by Andrea Arnold.

Created by David E. Kelley, teleplays by David E. Kelley and story by Kelley and Liane Moriarty, and based on the novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty, the second season of BIG LITTLE LIES explores the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. The stellar cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz and Meryl Streep.

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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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PRODUCTION BEGINS FOR HBO ASIA’S NEWEST ORIGINAL INVISIBLE STORIES

Filmed Entirely On Location In Singapore, INVISIBLE STORIES Tells The Untold Stories Of Everyday People

PHILIPPINES, 24 JUNE 2019 – HBO Asia announced today that principal photography for its latest Asia Original, INVISIBLE STORIES, has begun for the six-episode half-hour drama series. INVISIBLE STORIES, a series that shines light into dark corners and tells untold stories from the heartlands and a fictional neighbourhood housing estate in multi-cultural Singapore, is scheduled to premiere later this year on HBO Asia’s on-air, online and on-demand platforms.

INVISIBLE STORIES brings to life stories of everyday people – their joy, their struggles, their sacrifice, with each episode following one neighbour as he or she navigates through everyday life and its challenges. These stories include a man who is a taxi driver by day and a spiritual medium by night; and a banker who is a father and husband but harbours a secret that comes to life late at night.

Featuring a regional cast from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, Golden Horse Award winner Yeo Yann Yann (‘ILO ILO’, ‘881’ and ‘Singapore Dreaming’) and Taiwanese newcomer Devin Pan headline the first episode which revolves around the lives of a mother and her autistic son.

“With INVISIBLE STORIES, we are pleased to be able to bring to life these, seldom told, intimate stories of people who walk amongst us but are often invisible as we go about our busy lives every day,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia. “HBO Asia is glad to once again work with talented cast and crew from Singapore and the region to bring local stories to a global stage.”

Created by Singaporean Ler Jiyuan who also wrote the series with a team of local writers, INVISIBLE STORIES is produced by Singapore-based company Birdmandog as part of HBO Asia’s partnership with the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA). The two-and-a-half-year collaboration aims to develop the drama production capabilities of Singapore’s media industry and talent, where HBO Asia will conduct training workshops and work with local talent and companies on HBO Asia Original productions.

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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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About Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) leads Singapore’s digital transformation with infocomm media. To do this, IMDA will develop a dynamic digital economy and a cohesive digital society, driven by an exceptional infocomm media (ICM) ecosystem – by developing talent, strengthening business capabilities, and enhancing Singapore’s ICM infrastructure. IMDA also regulates the telecommunications and media sectors to safeguard consumer interests while fostering a pro-business environment, and enhances Singapore’s data protection regime through the Personal Data Protection Commission. For more news and information, visit www.imda.gov.sg or follow IMDA on Facebook IMDAsg and Twitter @IMDAsg.

Based on the bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty and starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoё Kravitz and Meryl Streep.

BIG LITTLE LIES returns for its second season same time as the U.S. on Monday, 10 June at 9am, exclusively on HBO. The episode repeats on the same day at 10pm on HBO. New episodes premiere every Monday at the same time.

The new season explores the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode…and the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.

HBO FILMS’ SHARE DEBUTS 28 JULY EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

Screened At Cannes Film Festival 2019, The Feature-Length Drama Is Based On The Award-Winning Short Film Of The Same Name.

PHILIPPINES, 7 June 2019 – The HBO Films presentation SHARE, which screened in official selection at Cannes Film Festival this year, debuts same time as the U.S. on Sunday, 28 July at 10am exclusively on HBO. The film encores the same day on HBO at 10pm.

Based on Pippa Bianco’s Cannes Film Festival award-winning short of the same name, this feature-length drama stars Rhianne Barreto as 16-year-old Mandy, who discovers a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember and must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout. SHARE also stars Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie, Nicholas Galitzine, Lovie Simone and Danny Mastrogiorgio.

At the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Pippa Bianco received the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and Rhianne Barreto won the Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting, both in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. The film was also featured this year as the closing night screening of MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films Festival, and most recently screened in official selection at Cannes Film Festival.

SHARE is an HBO Films presentation of an A24 and Loveless production; written and directed by Pippa Bianco; produced by Carly Hugo, Tyler Byrne and Matt Parker.

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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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