Magazine article Screen International

HBO Asia Unveils Slate of Six Original Productions

Magazine article Screen International

HBO Asia Unveils Slate of Six Original Productions

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Projects include Eric Khoo’s Folklore.

HBO Asia has launched a slate of six original productions, including horror series Folklore, which has Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo on board as creator and showrunner.

Eric Khoo

The 6x60-minute series takes place across multiple Asian countries, including Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, with each episode based on the country’s superstitions and myths. Other directors involved in the series include Joko Anwar (Indonesia), Ho Yuhang (Malaysia), Lee Sang-Woo (Korea), Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Thailand) and Takumi Saitoh (Japan).

HBO Asia, which unveiled the slate as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations in Singapore, is also producing Grisse, an 8x60-minute period drama set in the mid-1800s during the colonial period of the Dutch East Indies. Mike Wiluan is showrunner for the series, which tells the story of a rebellion against a brutal governor.

The Singapore-based network is also producing its first Japanese-language series, Miss Sherlock, in collaboration with Hulu Japan. The 8x60-minute show, premiering across 20 countries in April 2018, transposes the classic by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to contemporary Tokyo. …

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