Eerie and Birdshot director Mikhail Red will helm the third season of HBO Asia’s dark action fantasy series Halfworlds.
Produced by HBO Asia in partnership with Cignal TV, the series will start filming for its eight-part new season in January 2020. The show, which will see returning cast from previous seasons, will be shot entirely in the Philippines for the first time.
Halfworlds Season 3 is set to premiere exclusively on HBO GO and HBO in 2020.
Mikhail feels honored to be taking on the directorial job for the series. On Friday, he tweeted, “We’re not yet done 2019! Honored to be directing the first Philippine HBO
Originals Mini Series Halfworlds Season 3!”
According to a media release from HBO Asia, the third season “ventures from the neon streets of Bangkok to the gun-stricken streets of Manila, where blood thirsty mythical creatures known as Engkantos live out in the open amongst humans.”
“Alex, a half-human and half-Engkanto seeks to find the original source of the dwindling haven plant to heal all Engkantos of their hunger for human flesh amidst the war between the Engkanto tribes over the coveted plant and power,” it added.
Filipino stars Bianca Umali and Sam Concepcion will be playing the lead roles for the third instalment of Halfworlds.
HBO Asia’s senior vice president of Original Productions, Jessica Kam, said in a statement, “As we expand the fictional world of Halfworlds, we are very excited to continue transcending geographical boundaries to work with talents from the various countries in the region to produce our longest-running Asian original series.”
“Cignal TV is honored and privileged to work with HBO Asia,” said Jane Basas, president/CEO of Cignal TV. “The literary development was thought-provoking as it leveraged the strengths of the stories in Seasons 1 and 2. The whole creative and production team is excited to kick off the principal photography.”
Halfworlds first premiered on HBO Asia on November 29, 2015, and has won numerous accolades at the Asian TV Awards in 2016, and the Apollo Awards for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017.