Indonesia’s director Joko Anwar directing new TV series for HBO Asia

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Joko Anwar
Joko Anwar

One of Indonesia’s prominent film directors, Joko Anwar, is writing and directing Halfworlds, an 8-part original series for HBO Asia.

Halfworlds, a dark fantasy thriller “that takes places in a version of modern-day Jakarta that is populated by supernatural creatures”,  is the fourth series produced by HBO Asia, after Dead Mine (2012), Serangoon Road (2013) and Grace (2014).

Twitchfilm wrote:

Production is well underway and now we have our first look at the show, described as a dark thriller that “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.”

Several big names are involved in this TV series, including newcomer Salvita Decorte, Arifin Putra (The Raid 2; Macabre), Reza Rahadian (Habibie & Ainun), Aimee Saras (Musical Onrop), Alex Abbad (The Raid 2), Ario Bayu (Soekarno; Serangoon Road), Adinia Wirasti (Tentang Dia; Laura & Marsha) and Hannah Al-Rashid (Ritual; V/H/S/2).

Halfworlds is expected to air by the end of the year.

UPDATE September 14 Check out its first trailers:

Someone’s angry… Wouldn’t you like to know why? #Halfworlds HBO Asia

Posted by Halfworlds on Saturday, September 12, 2015

Why so serious? #Halfworlds HBO Asia

Posted by Halfworlds on Sunday, September 13, 2015

 

UPDATE September 19 Joko Anwar’s new film, A Copy of My Mind (Chiccho Jerikho and Tara Basro), is the only Southeast Asian Film to be selected for the 2015 Venice Film Festival:

UPDATE September 26 HBO Asia announces Halfworlds premieres on November 29!

HALFWORLDS Trailer Open your eyes. It’s time to unveil the #Halfworlds…

Posted by Halfworlds on Saturday, September 26, 2015

 

Joko Anwar’s filmography

Joko Anwar's HBO Asia Series
Halfworlds: Joko Anwar’s HBO Asia Series
Joko Anwar's HBO Asia series
Halfworlds: Joko Anwar’s HBO Asia series
Joko Anwar's HBO Asia series
Halfworlds: Joko Anwar’s HBO Asia series

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Halfworlds: Joko Anwar's HBO Asia series
Halfworlds: Joko Anwar’s HBO Asia series

 

 

Halfworlds: Joko Anwar's HBO Asia series
Halfworlds: Joko Anwar’s HBO Asia series

 

 

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. wah keren juga ada sutradara indonesia yang bisa bikin tv series di HBO Asia. Semoga TV seriesnya nanti bisa booming di Asia dan mengharumkan nama Indonesia :)

  2. I Know him before as a brave naked man from twitter, but now im proud that Indonesian have this talented man as the best movie director .. proud !!!

  3. Wow..salut buat Joko Anwar atas terobosannya membuat serial TV di HBO Asia. Saya meyakini dibawah arahan sutradara muda cerdas & terkemuka Indonesia ini, film serial HalfWords mendapatkan banyak penggemar ! Maju terus Joko Anwar !

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