Series Makes World Premiere At Leading Film Festivals This November

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

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

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

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

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

WORLD PREMIERE AT LEADING FILM FESTIVALS

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

EPISODE SYNOPSIS

Episode 1 – INVISIBLE STORIES: LIAN

Premieres: Sunday, 5 January at 10pm on HBO

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

Cast: Yeo Yann Yann, Devin Pan

Episode 2 – INVISIBLE STORIES: CHUAN

Premieres: Sunday, 12 January at 10pm on HBO

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

Cast: Wang Yu Qing, Aden Tan

Episode 3 – INVISIBLE STORIES: JUNE

Premieres: Sunday, 19 January at 10pm on HBO

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

Cast: Suchada Muller, Sunny Pang

Episode 4 – INVISIBLE STORIES: KEAGAN

Premieres: Sunday, 26 January at 10pm on HBO

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

Cast: Gavin Yap, Rosalind Pho

Episode 5 – INVISIBLE STORIES: SAYEED

Premieres: Sunday, 2 February at 10pm on HBO

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

Cast: Sudip Biswas, Sekar Sari

Episode 6 – INVISIBLE STORIES: NEXTBLKGRL

Premieres: Sunday, 9 February at 10pm on HBO

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

Cast: Regina Lim

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

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

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About HBO ASIA

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

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

PHILIPPINES, 30 OCTOBER 2019 – HBO has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, a “Game of Thrones” prequel co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal will partner as showrunners and will also serve as executive producers along with George R.R. Martin and Vince Gerardis, it was just announced at WarnerMedia Day by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen. Miguel Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal and Sapochnik will partner as showrunners on the series, which will be written by Condal.

“The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is so rich with stories,” says Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.” 

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON marks Sapochnik’s first project as part of an HBO overall deal where he will develop and produce content for both HBO and HBO Max. 

Miguel Sapochnik won an Emmy® for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series as well as the DGA Award for the “Game of Thrones” episode, “Battle of The Bastards.”  He was nominated for another Emmy® in 2019 for directing the “Game of Thrones” episode, “The Long Night” and won the Emmy® for Best Drama Series as an Executive Producer for the final season. In total, Sapochnik has directed six episodes of “Game of Thrones,” including “Hardhome” and “Winds of Winter,” in addition to the episodes previously noted. He also directed the film, “Bios” for Amblin Studios starring Tom Hanks which debuts in the fall of 2020.  Previously, Sapochnik directed episodes of “True Detective” for HBO and “Banshee” for CINEMAX.

Ryan Condal was the co-creator and showrunner of “Colony” for three seasons.  He was the writer of MGM’s “Hercules” and is currently adapting the graphic novel Analog as a feature for Lionsgate.

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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.

HBO and Home Box Office are service marks on Home Box Office, Inc. Used with permission.

PHILIPPINES, 7 OCTOBER 2017 – HBO Asia’s Original series, THE WORLD BETWEEN US 《我們與惡的距離》received 6 wins at the 54th Annual Golden Bell Awards which was held in Taiwan. Produced by Taiwanese broadcaster, Public Television Service (PTS), and jointly distributed by HBO Asia and CATCHPLAY outside of Asia, the ten hour-long-episode Taiwan drama series has won in the following categories:

  • Best Television Series (戲劇節目獎)
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series (戲劇節目女主角獎) for Alyssa Chia(賈靜雯)
  • Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (戲劇節目男配角獎) for James Wen(溫昇豪)
  • Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (戲劇節目女配角獎) for Pets Tseng(曾沛慈)
  • Best Directing for a Drama Series (戲劇節目導演獎) for Lin Chun-Yang(林君陽)
  • Best Screenplay for a Drama Series (戲劇節目編劇獎) for Lu Shih-Yuan(呂蒔媛)
     

Mr. Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, says, “We are honoured that the HBO Asia Original series, THE WORLD BETWEEN US, has received the prestigious recognition at the Golden Bell Awards, reaffirming our commitment to bringing quality local language productions and compelling Asian stories to a global audience.”

Ms. Daphne Yang, CEO of CATCHPLAY, says, “We are deeply honoured to be involved in making THE WORLD BETWEEN US such a phenomenal success. These Awards add to the extremely rewarding feedback from the audience.” 

THE WORLD BETWEEN US《我們與惡的距離》premiered in March this year and was critically acclaimed throughout its broadcast. The celebrated show is the latest HBO Asia original content to be made available to U.S. audience.

HBO Asia’s original Taiwan drama series, THE WORLD BETWEEN US《我們與惡的距離》, is a ten-part hour-long series that follows the aftermath of a mass-shooting where all parties involved – the killer, the victims, the victims’ families, the media and the defense teams, whose fates are all intertwined.

The series features an all-star ensemble cast from Taiwan including Alyssa Chia (賈靜雯) (“The Prince of Han Dynasty”, “The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber”), James Wen (溫昇豪) (“My Queen”, “My Fierce Wife”) and Wu Kang-Jen (吳慷仁) (“A Touch of Green”, “Wake Up”).

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 17 Asian Original productions with more in the pipeline, including THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC which returns for its second season on 6 October exclusively on HBO.

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HBO, Home Box Office and HBO Asia Originals are service marks of Home Box Office, Inc.

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.

About CATCHPLAY

Founded in 2007, CATCHPLAY is one of the most cutting edge movie content companies in Asia Pacific with extensive engagement throughout the entertainment content value chain. Its businesses expanded from film distribution, content aggregation, linear movie channel operation to co-production and financing including involvements in international projects, The RevenantAssassin’s Creed by Hollywood Studio New Regency, and Silence bydirector Martin Scorsese. In March 2016, CATCHPLAY debuted its CATCHPLAY ON DEMAND Service in Taiwan followed by its launch in Indonesia and Singapore in the same year. Now the service is available in the three markets through web, app downloads from Android PlayStore, AppStore and through partnerships with leading operators including IndiHome, Telkomsel, First Media in Indonesia and StarHub in Singapore. CATCHPLAY prides itself on providing the best user experience and content selection for movie lovers by movie lovers. For further information please visit: www.catchplay.com

About Golden Bell Awards

The Golden Bell Awards (金鐘獎) is an annual Taiwanese television production award presented and held in Taiwan. It is one of the three major annual awards for entertainment presented in Taiwan along with the Golden Melody Awards (金曲獎) for music and the Golden Horse Awards (金馬獎) for movies and films.

PHILIPPINES, 27 SEPTEMBER 2019 – HBO presents, in association with Sky, the four-part limited series CATHERINE THE GREAT, premieres same time as the U.S. on Tuesday 22 October at 10am (11am from 5 November) exclusively on HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 10pm (11pm from 5 November) on HBO.

Oscar®-winner Helen Mirren stars in HBO’s latest historical drama, CATHERINE THE GREAT, as the tumultuous monarch and politician who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century. Over the course of four one-hour parts, the enthralling limited series charts Catherine’s reign as the intelligent, resourceful and utterly determined Empress who fights off threats to her crown, wages war with the Ottoman Empire and expands Russia’s borders as far as the Black Sea and Crimea, turning the nation into a great global power. But more than a political success story against all odds, CATHERINE THE GREATis a sweeping epic that follows the love affair between Catherine and Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), the most extraordinary woman and man of their age, who formed a singular and powerful relationship that helped shape the future of Russian politics.

Upcoming episodes:

“Episode 1”

Debut date: TUESDAY, 22 OCT 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Russian Empress Catherine the Great (Helen Mirren) faces challenges to her throne on all sides, as she meets the forthright and bold Lieutenant Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke).

Written by Nigel Williams; directed by Philip Martin.

“Episode 2”

Debut date: TUESDAY, 29 OCT 10:00-11:00 a.m.

A victorious Potemkin (Jason Clarke) returns from war to find Catherine (Helen Mirren) preoccupied, leading the two to speak candidly about their pasts and future, while a Cossack stirs discontent among peasants in the countryside.

Written by Nigel Williams; directed by Philip Martin.

“Episode 3”

Debut date: TUESDAY, 5 NOV 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Catherine (Helen Mirren) and Potemkin (Jason Clarke) experience growing pains in their relationship, as Potemkin’s push for expansion puts him at odds with Panin (Rory Kinnear).

Written by Nigel Williams; directed by Philip Martin.

“Episode 4” (Series finale)

Debut date: TUESDAY, 12 NOV 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Pressure from foreign powers leads to a bitter argument between Catherine (Helen Mirren) and an ailing Potemkin (Jason Clarke). Catherine works to change the line of succession as her reign draws to an end.

Written by Nigel Williams; directed by Philip Martin.

CATHERINE THE GREAT IS directed by Philip Martin; written by Nigel Williams; executive producers, Helen Mirren, Philip Martin, David Thompson for Origin Pictures and Charlie Pattinson and Christine Healy for New Pictures.

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 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 service marks on Home Box Office, Inc. Used with permission.

PHILIPPINES, 25 SEPTEMBER 2019 – Taiwanese actress Kuo Shu-Yao 《郭書瑤》 and co-star Fandy Fan 《范少勳》are in Kuala Lumpur today to launch the second season of the award-winning HBO Asia Original series, THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (#TheTeenagePsychic). The 8-episode season kicks off with double back-to-back episodes on Sunday, 6 October at 9pm, exclusively on HBO. A new episode will premiere on subsequent Sundays at the same time.

Kuo reprises her role as Xiao Zhen, a teenage psychic who is juggling the pressures of teenage life – first love, academic success and peer pressure – with the demands of the spirit world. Fan joins this season as new student Zhang Yuxuan, who is tired of the parental restrictions placed on him on account of his poor health.

Kuo is back in Kuala Lumpur to promote the second season of the award-winning series. At the exclusive media event, Kuo said, “I am very thankful for the chance to reprise my role in the HBO Asia production which I am proud to be part of. This season has allowed me to explore the different facets of my character, especially with the change in dynamics from introduction of new characters, including Xiao Zhen’s mother and new friends from her school. Fans can look forward to more exciting adventures and heart-warming stories this season.”

Meanwhile for Fan, it is his first time in Malaysia. “It’s a privilege for me to visit Malaysia and to experience the enthusiasm of Malaysian fans. I am very grateful to HBO Asia for giving me the opportunity to participate in an international production. I’ve learned so much from my outstanding fellow actors, and gained a lot of valuable experience. I hope you’ll all enjoy watching the second season as much as I enjoyed filming it!”

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 is 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.

Season two cast also include Wen Chen-Ling 《温貞菱》Chen Mu-Yi 《陳慕義》, Li Ying-Hong 《李英宏》, Wu Hong-Xiu 《吳宏修》, Lin He-Syuan 《林鶴軒》, Chun Hong 《洪群鈞》, Xiang Cheng-Yu 《向承寓》, Yin Chao-Te《尹昭德》, Lotus Wang《王彩樺》, Li Xue《李雪》, Vera Chen《陳雪甄》,Chen Bor-Jeng《陳博正》, Ina Tsai《蔡亘晏》, Huang Di-Yang《黃迪揚》, Simon Lian《晨翔》, Chen Zhao-Ru《陳昭如》, Heaven Hai《海裕芬》, Queenie Fang《方宥心》, Frankie Huang《黃鐙輝》and Vicci Pan《潘之敏》.

THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC GIFs

In response to the popularity of this series, HBO Asia has created a set of 15 THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC GIFs which are now available on Facebook and Instagram for fans to use on their social platforms. The GIFs can be found in the GIF search engine, under Instagram stories, Instagram direct message, Facebook comments section and within Facebook messenger.

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

Please see the attached documents for more information about the second season of THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC. Follow THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (@theteenagepsychic) on Instagram for more updates on the second season of the 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 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, 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.

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

Game Of Thrones Leads With Most Number Of Wins With 12 Primetime Emmy® Awards Followed By Chernobyl With 10 Primetime Emmy® Awards

PHILIPPINES, 23 SEPTEMBER 2019 – HBO received 34 Primetime Emmy® Awards at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards®, the most of any network this year.

GAME OF THRONES led with most number wins with 12  Primetime Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, followed by CHERNOBYL with 10 Primetime Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Limited Series. BARRY took home 3 wins including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and 2 wins for SUCCESSION including Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

The list of HBO Primetime Emmy® Awards include:

12 wins for GAME OF THRONES

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Outstanding Main Title Design

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

Watch the encore marathon of the final season of GAME OF THRONES on 28 and 29 September from 11am and 10.15am respectively on HBO SIGNATURE.

10 wins for CHERNOBYL

Outstanding Limited Series

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama

Directing for a Limited Series

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie

Watch the encore telecast starting every Sunday from 10 November at 11.40pm till 2 December 2019 on HBO SIGNATURE.

3 wins for BARRY

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

2 wins for SUCCESSION

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Catch the last four episodes of Season 2 same time as the U.S. on Mondays at 9am exclusively on HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 10pm.

4 wins for LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series

1 win for LEAVING NEVERLAND

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

1 win for WHEN YOU WISH UPON A PICKLE: A SESAME STREET SPECIAL

Outstanding Children’s Program

1 win for THE SENTENCE

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

In addition, Primetime Emmy® winner THE HANDMAID’S TALE which took 3 wins is also exclusively available on HBO GO.

3 wins for THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More)

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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.

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

PHILIPPINES, 20 SEPTEMBER 2019 – Filming has begun on the four-episode second season of the CINEMAX and BBC One series C.B. STRIKE, titled LETHAL WHITE.  Stars Tom Burke (“The Souvenir,” “The Musketeers”) and Holliday Grainger (“The Capture,” “Patrick Melrose”) will return, along with Robert Glenister (“Live by Night”), Natasha O’Keeffe (“Peaky Blinders,” “Sherlock”) and Kerr Logan (HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “Alias Grace”) for the fourth story based on J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Cormoran Strike crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. 

In the grips of psychosis, a young man named Billy Knight (Joseph Quinn) arrives in private detective Cormoran Strike’s (Tom Burke) office telling the story of a child he saw strangled many years ago.  Strike is simultaneously hired by government minister Jasper Chiswell (Robert Glenister) to investigate Billy’s brother, Jimmy Knight (Nick Blood), who is blackmailing him.  As Strike and his partner Robin (Holliday Grainger) work to determine how the cases might be connected, Robin goes undercover in the House of Commons.  

However, Robin’s private life is unravelling as her relationship with Matthew (Kerr Logan) feels the full strain of her commitment to Strike and her work. At the same time, Strike has his own issues, a girlfriend who confesses she loves him and his complicated ex Charlotte (Natasha O’Keeffe) who is pregnant and back in the frame.

This is the second season of the C.B. STRIKE series for CINEMAX. THE CUCKOO’S CALLING, THE SILKWORM and CAREER OF EVIL comprised CINEMAX’s first season. 

Sue Tully will direct all four episodes of CINEMAX’s LETHAL WHITE, produced in association with BBC One. J.K. Rowling executive produces through her Bronte Film & TV production company; Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC also executive produce.  Produced by Jackie Larkin based on a script by Tom Edge. 

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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, 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 – The highly anticipated HBO Original series HIS DARK MATERIALS premieres same time as the U.S. on Tuesday, 5 November at 10am exclusively on HBO, with same day encore at 10pm. New episodes premiere every Tuesday at the same time.

Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the series follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.

Other series regulars include: Ruth Wilson (Golden Globe winner for “The Affair”) as Mrs. Coulter, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award winner for “Hamilton”) as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy (Golden Globe nominee for “Atonement”) as Lord Asriel, Clarke Peters (HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme”) as The Master of Jordan College, James Cosmo as Farder Coram and Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, with Will Keen as Father MacPhail and Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal.

HIS DARK MATERIALS is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema for HBO and BBC One.  Executive producing the series are: Dan McCulloch, Jane Tranter, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Otto Bathurst; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for BBC One.

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.

PHILIPPINES, 10 SEPTEMBER 2019 – HBO has renewed the comedy series THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES for a second season, it was announced by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming.

“Danny, Jody and David are among our favourite collaborators and we’re thrilled that their take on a family comedy has been met with such enthusiasm,” says Gravitt. “We cannot wait to share the next steps in the Gemstone family’s epic journey. Hallelujah!”

THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, starring Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine, kicked off its nine-episode season 19 August. Current season premieres same time as the U.S. every Monday at 10am exclusively on HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 11pm on HBO.

Telling the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work, the series was created by McBride (HBO’s “Vice Principals” and “Eastbound & Down”), who is an executive producer, director and writer. McBride collaborators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green also serve as executive producers and directors.

Well into the second generation of a grand televangelist tradition, the renowned Gemstone family is living proof that worship pays dividends in all sizes, including their megachurch. Danny McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone offspring, who looks to lead in his father’s footsteps, but finds his past sins jeopardizing the family ministry. John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam Devine, Walton Goggins, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams also star.

THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES marks the third HBO series for the Rough House Pictures team of McBride, Hill and Green, following “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals.” McBride wrote and directed the pilot, with Green and Hill splitting directing duties on the other eight episodes.

Season one credits: THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES is created and written by Danny McBride; directed and executive produced by Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green; executive produced by John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley and Brandon James; produced by David Brightbill; co-produced by Justin Bourret and Melissa DeMino; consulting produced by Grant DeKernion, Jared Hess, Kevin Barnett, Chris Pappas and Edi Patterson.

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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, 9 SEPTEMBER 2019 – THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, HBO Asia and Hulu Japan are shooting the first series by Àlex Pastor and David Pastor in Spain, more specifically in Tenerife. Directed by Jorge Dorado (“El Embarcadero”, “Mindscape”) for 12 weeks, this survival thriller is set in one of the remotest places on the planet – Antarctica. The shooting is taking place in the Canary Islands and Iceland.

The Pastor brothers and Jorge Dorado have worked with Ran Tellem (“Homeland”), Head of International Content Development of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, in the creation of this thriller.

The project, one of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO’s major investments, took its first steps in 2017 at the prestigious International Series Mania Forum, held in Paris. The Head was presented at a pitching session and aroused great interest among representatives from the media and entertainment sector.

Álvaro Morte (The Professor and mastermind behind the ambitious robbery in “Money Heist”, and a character that has earned him widespread international success; “The Pier”, “El secreto de Puente Viejo”, “To Love is Forever”), Tomohisa Yamashita (“Code Blue”), Laura Bach (”Sprinter Galore”, “Rita”), Mònica López (“Hierro”, “In the city”, “The uninvited guest”, “Acusados”), Alexandre Willaume (“Below the Surface”, ”Deep State”, “Tomb Raider”), Katharine O’Donnelly (“Mary, Queen of Scots”), John Lynch (“The Terror”) and Amelia Hoy (“Below the Surface”, “Killing Eve”) are part of the international cast of the series. 

According to Javier Méndez, Chief Content Officer of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, “The Head is an example of the direction we’re headed in, with ambitious and complex international projects based on great stories. The Head is a major step in the Studio’s strategy to guarantee that the best stories reach our clients around the world; to do so, we have excellent partner like Hulu Japan”.

Laura Fernández Espeso, Corporate Director and Co-Head of TV of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, commented: “The Head is the fruit of many months’ labor to meet deadlines when demand for content is huge. Having talent like Jorge Dorado and Àlex and David Pastor working from the beginning to build and shape this project, altogether with a great international cast and a prominent partner such as Hulu Japan, gives an idea of the magnitude of the project. It is a privilege for THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO to bring this amazing series to the audiovisual market”.

The dark, long months in Antarctica, the cold, the wind and the large stretches of ice, along with the feelings of loneliness and claustrophobia, are the distinguishing features of this six-episode series.

The plot of “The Head”, with dialogues in English and Danish, is set in the Polaris VI international base, in Antarctica. A small group of scientists from several countries will be in charge of the base during the long polar nights. But in the middle of winter, the base stops communicating with the outside world.

“After a process lasting two and half years, we at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO are proud to bring this unique story to the screen”, explained Tellem. “’The Head’” is about Good and Evil. Our story begins when a group of people find themselves completely disconnected from the world, in the frozen darkness of the South Pole winter. For the unknown killer among them, this is the perfect setting. For everybody else, telling good from evil just might be the thing that saves your life.”

He adds, “The moment Hulu Japan joined us, we felt it is more than just a regular collaboration. The opportunity to include a Japanese character in this international thriller was a challenge we embraced from the first moment. Having Tomohisa as part of our cast is a great addition to THE HEAD. Together with his acting abilities and charm, he brings a fresh approach, a new world rarely seen on European shows. We feel it will be a great impact for both the Japanese viewers of the series, as it will be to audiences in Europe and other regions of the world. We are excited and eager to meet Tomo on the set and get busy. We are also delighted that HBO Asia has come on board, so THE HEAD will get a wider distribution across Asia.”

“Following the success of MISS SHERLOCK, the first HBO Asia Original co-production with HULU Japan, we look forward to bringing yet another production in collaboration with HULU Japan,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia. “We look forward to adding the survival thriller, THE HEAD, to our slate of HBO Asia Originals and bringing it to audiences across Asia when it premieres.”

“In ‘The Head’, I made some contribution to the development, which is quite unusual,” director Jorge Dorado explains, “because directors normally join in at a much later stage. And this is very interesting, because this way, the story in a way becomes yours too.” The director also emphasizes the work of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO: “At the moment, no one else in Spain is doing projects of this magnitude and with such international ambition.”

Àlex and David, who have worked on the screenplays of “The Head”, along with Isaac Sastre, define the production as a “claustrophobic thriller with a central mystery.” “The series plays with two different times, because the idea is to find out who the murderer is, the reasons why they have done this, and if there is something else behind or beyond what seem to be a series of crimes,” they suggest.

The Pastor brothers have a brilliant track record in filmmaking with titles like “Carriers” and “The Last Days”, both written and directed by them, and “SELF/LESS”, written by them, directed by Tarsem Singh (“The Cell”) and starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds. They made their debut in the TV world with the series “Incorporated”, for the US channel Sy Fy, produced by Pearl Street Films, which is Matt Damon’s and Ben Affleck’s company. The Pastor brothers were in charge of the screenplay and the direction of the pilot episode. Recently, they have directed the film “Hogar” for Netflix.

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THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO

The mission of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, the content division of the MEDIAPRO Group, is to expand the creation, production and distribution of content globally, creating high-quality international content in association with the very best Spanish and international talent, including Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen, Isabel Coixet, Ran Tellem, Oliver Stone, Daniel Burman, Fernando León de Aranoa, Iván Escobar, Javier Fesser, Patricio Guzmán, Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José, Marc Cistaré, Manuel Huerga, Ernesto Daranas, Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn, Laura Belloso, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, with 58 offices distributed across four continents, 14 of which develop and produce content, launched 34 series in 2019 with a global investment of €200 million for the production of series, movies, entertainment programs, short-formats and documentaries. MEDIAPRO has partnered with key industry players worldwide including HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle Turner and Disney, which have earned international acclaim winning awards including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, multiple Goya awards and two Daytime Emmy Awards.

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.

ABOUT HULU JAPAN

Hulu Japan was originally launched in Sept 2011 by Hulu LLC and got acquired by HJ Holdings Inc, (a Nippon TV company) in April 2014. Over 2 million paying subscribers of Hulu Japan’s SVOD service have instant access to 60,000 videos, and its content line-up covers global-hit scripted series and feature films, local shows including popular dramas, animations, variety shows, documentaries, and Hulu Japan original series besides exclusive catch up and library from Nippon TV, which is the leading terrestrial network and the majority owner of HJ Holdings. Hulu Japan has been maintaining the leading position in the Japanese OTT market since its launch and is regarded as one of the most used services there. Besides Nippon TV, the shareholders include Hulu LLC, Yahoo Japan, TOHO, Yomiuri TV, and CHUKYO TV. 

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