Singapore– The first episode of the HBO Asia Original HALFWORLDS Season 2 will be available for free to all viewers across Asia*, both subscribers and non-subscribers alike, for a week on www.hboasia.com. The eight-part, hour-long dark action fantasy drama – the network’s first returnable series – follows a researcher who tries to uncover the secret world of demons as she searches for an ancient artefact of great power.
Season 2 widens the universe established in the first season, transiting from the alleys of Jakarta, to the neon light-bathed streets of Bangkok. Directed by renowned Thai filmmaker Ekachai Uekrongtham (Beautiful Boxer, Skin Trade), this season features a stellar cast of leading Asian actors from Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan.
HALFWORLDS Season 2 (#HALFWORLDS) premieres with double back-to-back episodes at 9pm exclusively on HBO on Sunday, January 22, 2017. A new episode will premiere on subsequent Sundays at the same time concluding with two back-to-back episodes on February 26, 2017. HALFWORLDS Season 2 will also be available on HBO GO.
In this season, Indonesians Reza Rahadian (Habibie & Ainun) and Arifin Putra (The Raid 2) reprise their roles as Tony and Barata. New cast members from Thailand include Peem Jaiyen (Hormones 3), Tia Tavee (Asia’s Next Top Model 2), Emma Grant (The Idol Game), Myra Molloy (Thailand’s Got Talent), Nicole Theriault (Phobia 2), Jeeja Yanin (Chocolate), David Asavanond (The Last Executioner) and Charlie Ruedpokanon (Only God Forgives). Filipino Jake Macapagal (Metro Manila), and Taiwanese Teresa Daley (Transformers: Age of Extinction), who also starred in HBO Asia’s GRACE, join the ensemble cast.