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HBO Asia’s Brand New Original Series Stars Some Familiar Faces

The eight-part period drama is set to premiere later this year

HBO Asia has announced that its brand new original period drama GRISSE has commenced principal photography. Set in the mid 1800’s within the colonial period of the Dutch East Indies, the eight-part hour-long series chronicles the story of a group of unlikely individuals who lead a rebellion against a brutal governor. Finding themselves in control of a Dutch garrison town called Grisse, the unique characters each from diverse backgrounds and creeds must decide if they are going to stand united, for the chance to determine their own destiny from the yoke of tyranny.

Developed and produced by HBO Asia and together with Singapore-based Infinite Studios, GRISSE will feature an ensemble cast of actors who are based in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Europe. Singapore audiences might be familiar with Hossan Leong (“The Forbidden City”) and Jimmy T (“Robocop 3”). The international cast also include Adinia Wirasti (HBO Asia’s “Halfworlds Season 1”), Marthino Lio (“Sayang You Can Dance”), Michael Wahr (“City Homocide”), Edward Akbar (“Air Terjun Pengantin”), Jamie Aditya (“Sync or Swim”), and Toshiji Takeshima (HBO’s “True Blood”).

The English language series joins the expanding collection of HBO Asia Original productions produced by the network, and is scheduled to premiere end 2018 on HBO Asia’s on-air, online, and on-demand platforms.