Wednesday, September 30, 2015

HBO Asia announced the premiere date of the HBO Asia Original dark thriller series Halfworlds. Making its debut across Asia on HBO this November 29, 2015, the eight episode series starring an ensemble cast of leading Asian actors and directed by Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar (Kala; Ritual) will premiere new episodes weekly.

For the first time, HBO Asia will be releasing selected Halfworlds content first on Facebook (, including streaming the first episode immediately after its November 29 HBO premiere. The first Halfworlds trailer will be unveiled on September 26, 2015 at Jakarta Comic Con and on Facebook before it airs on HBO. Special behind the scenes material, teaser trailers and other exclusive footage will also be available on the online social networking site.

The cast and director of Halfworlds will be on the panel at the inaugural Jakarta Comic Con on September 26, 2015 at JIExpo Kemayoran. Joining HBO Asia’s Head of Programming and Production Erika North and director Joko Anwar on the panel are Arifin Putra (The Raid 2; Macabre), Aimee Saras (Musical Onrop), Adinia Wirasti (Tentang Dia; Laura & Marsha), Tara Basro (Catatan (Harian) Si Boy; Pendekar Tongkat Emas), Alex Abbad (The Raid 2), Ario Bayu (Soekarno; HBO Asia’s Serangoon Road), Verdi Solaiman (The Raid; Java Heat), and Malaysian Bront Palarae (Terbaik Dari Langit; Psiko: Si Pencuri Hati).

Created by HBO Asia, Halfworlds reveals a hidden universe in the alleys and backstreets of present day Jakarta where an underground society of demons known as the Demits have lived among us for centuries. As the series unfolds, this delicate balance is disrupted and will bring mortals and demits hurtling towards their destiny.

Halfworlds also stars Indonesians Salvita Decorte in her breakout role, Reza Rahadian (Habibie & Ainun; Guru Bangsa: Tjokroaminoto), Hannah Al-Rashid (Ritual; V/H/S/2), as well as Singaporean Nathan Hartono (Musical Spring Awakening) and guest stars 8-year old Malaysian Puteri Balqis (Balqis) who won the Best Actress award at the 2014 Asian Television Awards.

Halfworlds is HBO Asia’s fourth Original production after Dead Mine (2012), Serangoon Road (2013) and Grace (2014).

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