HALFWORLDS: First Look At Joko Anwar's HBO Asia Series

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Here at ScreenAnarchy we are big fans of Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar, and were thrilled by the news back in May that he would be writing and directing Halfworlds, an 8-part original series for HBO Asia.

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."

Halfworlds, due to debut on HBO at the end of the year, stars newcomer Salvita Decorte in the lead, but features a host of faces familiar to fans of Indonesian Cinema, none more so than Arifin Putra, from The Raid 2 and Macabre, but also including Reza Rahadian (Habibie & Ainun; Guru Bangsa: Tjokroaminoto), Aimee Saras (Musical Onrop), Adinia Wirasti (Tentang Dia; Laura & Marsha), and Hannah Al-Rashid (Ritual; V/H/S/2).

Check out the gallery of images below and keep your eyes peeled for more news on Halfworlds in the coming months.
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MikeAugust 5, 2015 11:50 AM

Is this going to air in the US?

marshy00August 5, 2015 12:15 PM

I suspect so. The press release only says "premiering exclusively on HBO networks at the end of this year."