HBO Asia’s original period drama Grisse premieres on Sunday, Nov 4, HBO Asia announced today (15 Oct). You can catch the eight episode series on HBO (StarHub TV Ch 601), as well as HBO GO and HBO On Demand (StarHub TV Ch 602), with new episodes debuting every Sunday. If you want to find out more about Grisse (Tell me more, tell me more!), read on.
Set in the mid 1800’s during the colonial period of the Dutch East Indies, the series chronicles the story of a group of unlikely individuals who lead a rebellion against a brutal governor. They suddenly find themselves in control of a Dutch garrison town called Grisse. We took a visit to the wonderful set earlier this year, which you can check out here.
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, Europe, Australia and the US. They include Adinia Wirasti (“Halfworlds Season 1”), Marthino Lio (“Sayang You Can Dance”), Michael Wahr (“City Homocide”), Edward Akbar (“Air Terjun Pengantin”), Jamie Aditya (“Sync or Swim”), Toshiji Takeshima (“True Blood”), Joanne Kam (“Kopitiam”), Zack Lee (“The Raid 2”), Tom Dejong (“Medisch Centrum West”), Ully Triani (“Stay With Me”), Rick Paul Van Mulligen (“A’dam E.V.A.”), Alexandra Gottardo (“Tanah Air”), Hossan Leong (“The Forbidden City”) and Jimmy T (“Robocop 3”).
Grisse’s Creator and Showrunner is Mike Wiluan (“Buffalo Boys”) who directed alongside Tony Tilse (“Serangoon Road”, “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”) and Ler Jiyuan (“Gone Case”, “The Love Machine”).
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Grisse will also be among HBO Asia’s productions that will be available in HBO Europe’s territories. Joining the period drama will be horror anthology series Folklore, Japanese drama series Miss Sherlock, and the first two instalments of martial arts anthology movie series, Master Of The Drunken First: Beggar So and Master Of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying. Grisse will also be available to HBO US subscribers.
“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,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia. “With five more HBO Asia Original productions being available in HBO U.S.’ and HBO Europe’s territories, we are proud and delighted to be able to share some of what Asia has to offer with the rest of the world through our global network.”
Grisse is HBO Asia’s 13th Asian Original to date, and is produced as part of a 2.5 year partnership with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
GRISSE premieres on Sunday, November 4 at 9pm exclusively on HBO (StarHub TV Ch 601). New episodes will debut at the same time every Sunday. The series will also be streaming on HBO GO and will be available on HBO On Demand (StarHub TV Ch 602).