HBO Asia Renews Halfworlds

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HBO Asia has announced the renewal of the network’s dark action fantasy series, Halfworlds, with the filming for the eight-part third season commencing in the Philippines in January and set to premiere exclusively on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD) in 2020. This is the first time an HBO Asia series is shot entirely in the Philippines and this series marks the longest running series for HBO Asia.

Created by HBO Asia and helmed by Filipino filmmaker and director Mikhail Red, the third season ventures from the neon streets of Bangkok to the gun-stricken streets of Manila, where blood thirsty mythical creatures known as Engkangtos live out in the open amongst humans.

Alex, a half-human and half-Engkangto seeks to find the original source of the dwindling haven plant to heal all Engkangtos of their hunger for human flesh amidst the war between the Engkangto tribes over the coveted plant and power.

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

Director Mikhail Red And HALFWORLDS Season 3 Lead Bianca Umali

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

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

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

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