HALFWORLDS: Watch The Trailer For Anwar's Dark HBO Fantasy

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HALFWORLDS: Watch The Trailer For Anwar's Dark HBO Fantasy
Indonesian director Joko Anwar - a long time favorite around these parts - makes the move to television with the upcoming HBO Asia original series Halfworlds. A dark fantasy tale about supernatural creatures living amongst us, Halfworlds hits the air November 29th with the debut episode streaming on Facebook shortly after the premiere so that, yes, everyone can see it. And with the premiere coming up soon the full trailer has arrived online!

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.

Check the trailer out below!

Open your eyes. It's time to unveil the #Halfworlds...

Posted by Halfworlds on Saturday, September 26, 2015
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scheherazadeSeptember 27, 2015 6:42 AM

Seems cool..

Sri Indra WidiyatmokoSeptember 27, 2015 9:22 AM

knp hrus bhsa inggris?

scheherazadeSeptember 27, 2015 10:06 AM

Karena original series HBO yg sebelumnya (Grace, Serangoon Road, etc) juga pake bahasa Inggris (walaupun projectnya kerjasama Singapore+Indonesia).. Trus kan HBO memang khusus utk yg film/serial dengan pelafalan Inggris.. Kalau pake bahasa asli Asia, biasanya ga utk tayang di HBO, tapi di Celestial Movies, kan memang khusus utk tayangan berbahasa asli Asia (Asia Timur dan Tenggara) yg gw dengar sih Halfwords bakal ada sedikit penggunaan bahasa Indonesianya, tapi selebihnya bahasa Inggris :) CMIIW..

MikeSeptember 27, 2015 2:26 PM

Did they ever confirm if it's airing in the US too? The fact that it's apparently in English seems promising.

Ron Wilson SimanungkalitSeptember 27, 2015 3:45 PM

Mirip the mortal instruments yaaa?

vonbraunSeptember 28, 2015 6:05 AM

This looks terrible.

vonbraunSeptember 28, 2015 6:06 AM

You're kidding? This looks terrible, it's geared towards Asian audiences which means the plot will be as thick as a paper towel.

scheherazadeSeptember 28, 2015 6:34 AM

Just wait and see (the first episode).. Maybe it will give us surprises

scheherazadeSeptember 28, 2015 6:36 AM

Kalau dari trailer rada mirip ya.. Moga di full episodenya banyak perbedaan :)

mercySeptember 28, 2015 9:43 AM

HalfWorlds Highlights:
- Abysmal special effects.
- Epilepsy inducing strobe-light techniques
- brain-damaging "music"
- Untalented creators turning desperately to lame bloody massacre imagery. Because they are not able to make up anything else.
- Joko Anwar and Gang better seek other jobs immediately, than the film industry.

Bawenang RukmokoSeptember 29, 2015 12:58 AM

Saying Joko Anwar as untalented is kind of ignorant. This kind of genre is his forte, actually. Like in the "Pocong" movie and "Kala" (or "Dead Time" in international market).

RestuSandika KamaruddinSeptember 29, 2015 4:31 AM

I'm SO--- VERY excited! Can't wait to watch the premiere episode! <3

Note to these haters: If you hate it so much then simply don't watch, or create better show yourself. Until then. *tongue pops*

scheherazadeSeptember 29, 2015 8:40 AM

Perasaan pocong bukan bikinannya bang Joko Anwar deh.. Tapi setuju banget dengan pendapat mas...

Anehnya mereka menilai berdasarkan trailer doang... (Memang sih trailer keren ga menjamin juga filmnya bakal keren, tapi setidaknya minimal nonton pilotnya dulu lah) Padahal belum tentu juga mereka udah nonton semua karya bang Joko yang sebelumnya..

ErikOctober 2, 2015 10:43 AM

Go watch The Forbidden Door (2009), then come back and apologize.

Saint StykaNovember 29, 2015 11:43 AM

No. This mindset of when people criticize, and get replied with "Make your own" is such a half ass defense of criticism. They are show creators, we are the consumer, we have the right to criticize if it's terrible. Unfortunately, it's terrible just by watching the trailer.

RestuSandika KamaruddinDecember 8, 2015 10:11 AM

1. Well, it got 4 stars on IMDB, so keep on saying it's terrible, if that really helps you sleep well at night. It's not like your opinion actually matters anyway.
2. Then don't watch.

Keep seething from behind your computer screen.

Saint StykaDecember 8, 2015 10:23 AM

So you honestly think 4 out of 10 is good ? I guess your comprehension for understanding the rating system is flawed. But who knows.. maybe a 4 is good enough for you, Im just hoping it wasnt on your academics and daily life as well.

I never said im going to watch anyway, why would I. But again, maybe you should.. its a 4 !

Hendra FuDecember 8, 2015 11:33 PM

4 out of 5 star !!! 7,8 out of ten !!! that's the rating imdb gave to Halfworlds... guess u never open imdb...

RestuSandika KamaruddinDecember 18, 2015 7:46 AM

If you want to throw shade over someone/somebody please do make sure that it doesn't get over yourself first. IMDB max rating is 5 stars. Halfworlds got 4 stars out of 5 stars in IMDB rating.

What kind of a retard are you anyway?

RestuSandika KamaruddinDecember 18, 2015 7:47 AM

Thank you, Hendra. School that retard.