Halfworlds, Original Content by HBO Asia
Halfworlds is part of the slate of original programming produced and distributed by HBO Asia. Filmed locally in Jakarta, Indonesia the upcoming fantasy Horror series is set for its season debut on the 29th of November 2015. The eight episodic story is set against the backdrop of Jakarta, a world where an underground society of demonic creatures called; Demits are living covertly among humans. The synopsis to the television series “Halfworlds” reads as follows:
In the bustling streets and back alleys of Jakarta, a parallel world of bloodthirsty creatures from Indonesian mythology has lived alongside humans for generations. Taking on the appearance of humans themselves, the true identity of these “Demit” has been carefully concealed for centuries by a powerful family of mortals.
The arrival of a mysterious supernatural event known only as the “Gift” will bring this hidden world to the surface. As the day of the Gift approaches, a young street artist called Sarah unexpectedly finds herself in the eye of the storm. Once the Demit realise who Sarah really is, and what she must do, humans and Demit are set on a collision course that could change the balance of their two worlds forever.
“Halfworlds” is a modern supernatural concept co-written and Directed by Joko Anwar with Collin Chang collaborating as writer. The series stars; Alex Abbad, Salvita Decorte, Nathan Hartono, Bront Palarae, and Aimee Saras. With a cast of youthful talent coupled with action-Horror content HBO Asia hopes to cater to young adult demographic with the series, “Halfworlds”.
Jonathan Spink HBO Asia CEO shared his thought on the upcoming HBO Asia series “Halfworlds”:
“Halfworlds’ has been created with the scale to travel. This echoes HBO Asia’s collaborative commitment with creative talents across our region to develop premium Asian entertainment for regional audiences.”
The first episode to the fantasy Horror series, “Halfworlds” will be made available for free their Official Facebook page.