HBO Asia starts production of drama Grisse | Programming | News | Rapid TV News
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Principal photography has begun on HBO Asia’s English language 19th Century period drama Grisse, an eight-part original series co-produced by Singapore-based Infinite Studios.

HBO Asia Grisse 14 May 2018Set in the colonial Dutch East Indies, the English language series will premiere later this year on HBO Asia’s broadcast and digital platforms.

The series chronicles the story of a group of unlikely individuals who lead a rebellion against a brutal governor and suddenly find themselves in control of a Dutch garrison town called Grisse. The stories revolve around a number of characters, each from diverse backgrounds who unite for the chance to free themselves from the yoke of tyranny.

“We are delighted to once again bring together many talents from Asia to produce this adaptation of a historical tale of a small town in Indonesia. Grisse promises to be action-packed with plot twists and interesting storylines that we hope will captivate our audiences in the region and beyond,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia.

The drama features actors based in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Europe. They include Adinia Wirasti (Halfworlds), 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).

Mike Wiluan (Buffalo Boys) is the show’s director and showrunner.