HBO Asia announces November launch for The Bridge | Programming | News | Rapid TV News
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The Asian adaptation of hit Danish/Swedish suspense format The Bridge is set to premiere on 26 November on HBO in Asia.
The Bridge Asia HBO Viu 14 Nov 2018
The Viu Original ten-part series, produced in association with HBO Asia and licensed by Endemol Shine Group, will be available on HBO channels and services 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.

The thriller starts with the discovery of a body exactly halfway between Singapore and Malaysia on the second link bridge between the two countries. The body is split in half and made up of two different women. Assigned to investigate the double murder are two detectives, Megat (played by Malaysia’s Bront Palarae) and Serena (played by Singapore’s Rebecca Lim).

“Throughout the investigation, the killer reveals that he will bring to light five issues that are causing rot on both sides of the border,” said HBO Asia. The issues raised are inequality, human trafficking, money laundering, violence against women and children, and child labour.

Directed by Lee Thean-Jeen and Jason Chong, The Bridge also stars Cheryl Samad (Malaysia) as Detective Megat’s wife, Erin Tajuddin, and Gavin Yap (Malaysia) as journalist, Daniel Chong.

It is based on a Nordic series, also called The Bridge  (Bron/Broen)  (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.

This latest version of The Bridge debuts with its first two episodes airing on 26 and 27 November at 10pm on HBO Asia. New episodes will follow at the same time every Monday and Tuesday. The series will also stream on HBO Go, and be available on HBO On Demand.