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HBO Asia to launch new original period drama series ‘Grisse’

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The Jakarta Post

-  /  Sat, October 20, 2018  /  07:08 pm

HBO Asia has announced that it will release a new eight-part hour-long series. Titled Grisse, the series chronicles the struggle of rebels of what was known as the Dutch East Indies during the mid-1800’s.

Grisse is scheduled to be premiered on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. on HBO. Its new episodes are set to debut weekly at the same time every Sunday, and the series will also be streamed on HBO GO and available on HBO On Demand, according to a press release sent to The Jakarta Post.

Produced by HBO Asia and Singapore-based Infinite Studios, Grisse revolves around a number of characters from diverse backgrounds and creeds, who suddenly find themselves in control of a Dutch garrison town called Grisse, the show’s namesake.

“With an array of diverse cultures and rich histories, Asia has proven to be a melting pot of storylines that we are excited to bring to life and captivate our audiences in the region and beyond.” chief executive officer of HBO Asia Jonathan Spink was quoted as saying in the release.

The series stars HBO Asia’s Halfworlds season 1 actor Adinia Wirasti, Sayang You Can Dance actor Marthino Lio, City Homicide actor Michael Wahr, Air Terjun Pengantin actor Edward Akbar, Sync or Swim actor Jamie Aditya, True Blood actor Toshiji Takeshima, Kopitiam actor Joanne Kam, The Raid 2 actor Zack Lee, Medisch Centrum West actor Tom Dejong, Stay With Me actor Ully Triani, “A’dam E.V.a” actor Rick Paul Van Mulligen, Tanah Air actor Alexandra Gottardo, The Forbidden City actor Hossan Leong and Robocop 3 actor Jimmy T.

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The show’s creator is Hitman: Agent 47, Crazy Rich Asians and Buffalo Boys producer and actor Mike Wiluan, who directed Serangoon RoadMiss Fisher's Murder Mysteries” with Tony Tilse, and Gone Case and “The Love Machine” with Ler Jiyuan.

According to the release, Grisse was produced as part of a two-and-a-half-year partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore through a series of workshops and collaborations with Singaporean companies and talents. (acr/mut)

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