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The southeast Asian version of the global hit drama The Bridge will air on HBO Asia from November, following a distribution deal with its producer, the digital video platform Viu.

thebridge asia 28Aug2018From 26 November, The Bridge will be available on HBO Asia’s channels and digital services throughout Asia, as well as on Viu.

The over-the-top (OTT) service from PCCW and Vuclip is currently working with Double Vision to produce a Malaysia-Singapore localised, ten-episode adaptation of The Bridge. Starring Bront Palarae, Rebecca Lim, Cheryl Samad and Tony Eusoff, the series will be directed by Lee Thean-jeen and Jason Chong.

“HBO Asia is committed to quality original local programming and working with Viu on ‘The Bridge’ is another step towards that. This adaptation of The Bridge will add to our ever-growing line up of Asian Original content that will resonate with audiences in the region and around the world,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia.

Kingsley Warner, country manager Malaysia and executive producer of The Bridge, Malaysia and Singapore, added: “Our approach is not just to produce great content, but also continue investing in the local ecosystem by providing a platform for sustained growth. It is great to partner with HBO Asia on the Bridge, because they share our vision and passion when it comes to Original content”.

The Bridge will be available on Viu in all its markets, and on HBO, HBO GO and HBO On Demand in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

It is based on a Nordic series, also called The Bridge (Bron/Broen), which was created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt as a joint production of Sweden's Filmlance International, part of Endemol Shine Group and Denmark's Nimbus Film.