HBO Asia’s Invisible Stories will premiere on the channel beginning 5 January at 10pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD). The six-episode half-hour drama series will follow one resident as he or she navigates through everyday life and its challenges.
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, 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.
1 – INVISIBLE STORIES: LIAN
Cast: Yeo Yann Yann, Devin Pan
Premieres: Sunday, 5 January at 10pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD)
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.
2 – INVISIBLE STORIES: CHUAN
Cast: Wang Yu Qing, Aden Tan
Premieres: Sunday, 12 January at 10pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD)
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.
3 – INVISIBLE STORIES: JUNE
Cast: Suchada Muller, Sunny Pang
Premieres: Sunday, 19 January at 10pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD)
A tale of friendship between three sex workers operating a brothel out of a flat.
4 – INVISIBLE STORIES: KEAGAN
Cast: Gavin Yap, Rosalind Pho
Premieres: Sunday, 26 January at 10pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD)
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.
5 – INVISIBLE STORIES: SAYEED
Cast: Sudip Biswas, Sekar Sari
Premieres: Sunday, 2 February at 10pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD)
A bittersweet love story between a foreign construction worker and a foreign domestic worker that challenges the conventional notions of migrant workers.
6 – INVISIBLE STORIES: NEXTBLKGRL
Cast: Regina Lim
Premieres: Sunday, 9 February at 10pm on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411/ 431 HD)
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.