Thriller series Halfworlds shows underground society of demons existing in Jakarta



HBO Asia has revealed the first production stills from the new HBO Asia Original series, Halfworlds, an eight episode dark thriller series premiering exclusively on HBO networks at the end of this year.

Starring an ensemble cast of leading Asian actors and directed by Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar (Kala; Ritual) and 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 stars Indonesians Salvita Decorte in her breakout role, Arifin Putra (The Raid 2; Macabre), Reza Rahadian (Habibie & Ainun; Guru Bangsa: Tjokroaminoto), Aimee Saras (Musical Onrop), Adinia Wirasti (Tentang Dia; Laura & Marsha), Hannah Al-Rashid (Ritual; V/H/S/2); Tara Basro (Catatan (Harian) Si Boy; Pendekar Tongkat Emas), Alex Abbad (The Raid 2), Ario Bayu (Soekarno; HBO Asia’s Serangoon Road), and Verdi Solaiman (The Raid; Java Heat); as well as Singaporean Nathan Hartono and Malaysian Bront Palarae.

Guest starring 8-year old Malaysian Puteri Balqis, best actress winner of 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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